Mumbai spiced cheese toastie

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“Boy, those French! They have a different word for everything.” ― Steve Martin So what’s your excuse, English? I speak the language and the Brits have different words for some things too. On a car the boot is the trunk, … Continue reading

Walnut and Raisin Bread

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This Walnut and Raisin bread sounded like it would be tasty, so I gave it a try. Actually, I’ve made this two times now with two different results. Both were delicious, but the first time the fruit and nuts were … Continue reading

Beans on Toast

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From what I’ve been told, this is a very popular light supper or late-night snack for Brits returning home after spending an evening in the pub. I think in the second case, the best way to soak up the alcohol … Continue reading

Chicken Tikka Masala

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What’s the most popular take-out food in Britain? I would have guessed that it was fish and chips—because who wants to make that at home?—but I would be wrong. It’s Chinese food, but that’s a recent change. For quite a … Continue reading

Bangers and Mash

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Happy New Year. I was watching some Barefoot Contessa shows on television last week. In one episode, Ina visits London, England with Jeffrey. They tour around the city (she rented a double-decker bus to haul them here and there) and … Continue reading

Mint and pistachio chocolate fridge cake

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I am very proud of how this recipe segues from last month’s topic (cooking from Ottolenghi Simple) into this month’s topic for the blog: Christmas cooking. I am also proud that I know how to spell segue! This is a … Continue reading