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Salt & Pepper Calamari with Rocket and Mango Salad & Balsamic Reduction

I created this Salt & Pepper Calamari salad recipe whilst camping in the Gulf of Trieste in Italy last summer.  The campsite was in Grado, Gorizia and it was located right on the beach with a very well stocked little supermarket selling fresh seafood.  Soon after spotting that they had fresh calamari in their seafood fridge, I started obsessing about trying …

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Afternoon Tea with a slice of nostalgia

Its been a very busy few weeks with the Easter holidays taking up a healthy chunk of April, my shopping this week was done with a sense of mild panic.   I took myself to Oxford Street, not  sure what I was looking for.  I don’t know about you, but for me, shopping without a purpose is a dangerous thing. As …

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Facing my M&S shopping fears

When I turned forty, I decided that perhaps it was  time to start buying  my clothes in M&S.  Dutifully, the next time I went shopping, I put M&S on the top of the list as the place to start.  It didn’t go well, I walked swiftly through the clothes section to the food and bought myself a slice of cheesecake. …

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Earn your stripes

My blog post is bit later than planned (again) due to some unforeseen dramas dumping on my  doorstep like the contents of a  rancid garbage truck.   I’d like to say that I have restful sleep at night for the good deeds I have done, but instead  insomnia has kicked in because I’m a little behind schedule.  On everything.  And also …