Monthly Archives: January 2014

Blood Orange & Clementine Marmalade

Marmalade is the sophisticated and slightly aloof older sister of strawberry jam. Nobody can deny the cloying agreeability if the latter, but in small doses I’ve grown to prefer marmalade more and more with each bite of bittersweet rind. It … Continue reading

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Texas Chili Con Carne & Chili Con Cauliflower

One of the highlights of my London homecoming was a delightful housewarming dinner, loosely Southwestern themed as a tribute to warmer days to come and the shared appreciation of cacti (and succulent-derived tequila) amongst my wonderful flatmates. We just might … Continue reading

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Persimmons, Four Ways

One thing that mothers universally delight in is preparing all of your favourite childhood dishes upon a big homecoming. For my mum, this included two crates of persimmons. Until recently, I’ve only ever associated persimmons with my grandma’s house in … Continue reading

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