Category Archives: Recipes

Light and lazy supper: spinach, beet and shrimp salad

Tonight I got home late from work and didn’t feel like going to the grocery store to pick up fresh vegetables. But I managed to pull together a simple, healthy dinner from ingredients in my fridge and freezer. Although fresh … Continue reading

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The sky is falling

As Chicken-licken was going one day to the wood, whack! an acorn fell from a tree on to his head. “Gracious goodness me!” said Chicken-licken, “the sky must have fallen; I must go and tell the King.” It almost feels … Continue reading

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Three things

Tonight I ran 5 miles, learned where morals come from and made apple compote. I remember only 1 year ago, 5 miles was the furthest distance I’d ever run. And here I am today contemplating a marathon. It’s fascinating how … Continue reading

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All Hallows and butternut squash soup

One thing I love about Halloween in the States (as well as the fantastic house decorations) is pumpkins. New York magazine posted a great guide to squash, detailing varieties I had no idea existed. I hope to make something with … Continue reading

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At the farmers market

I recently paid a visit to the McCarren Park Greenmarket (I’m excited that my new home is very close). It’s quite a small market but has a good selection of fruit and vegetables, along with meat, cheese and a textile … Continue reading

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Baked peaches with amaretti biscuits

Summer is the perfect time to eat fresh soft fruit, such as peaches, plums and apricots. But these fruits are also great for baking to spice them up or make a dish for a dinner party. Here’s a really quick … Continue reading

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