Monthly Archives: September 2013

Make Mine a… Blackberry Bellini

The Bellini is a classic cocktail first served in Venice in the 1930s. It combines peach purée and sparkling wine, and is generally served as an apéritif, although it’s also popular as an accompaniment to a leisurely breakfast or brunch. … Continue reading

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Blackberry Picking: And Blackberry and Apple Crumble

Blackberry-Picking Late August, given heavy rain and sun For a full week, the blackberries would ripen. At first, just one, a glossy purple clot Among others, red, green, hard as a knot. You ate that first one and its flesh … Continue reading

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Marrow Stuffed with Chorizo and Couscous

This is the second part of my short series of seasonal posts about marrow. (The first can be found here). I’ve mentioned previously that marrow isn’t my favourite vegetable, and as well as having to overcome the difficulties associated with … Continue reading

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Make Mine a… Ginger Mojito

There are lots of great ways to start a Friday evening, and enjoying a cocktail with friends definitely counts as one of them. I’ve already told you how much I enjoy a classic, traditional mojito but there are some wonderful … Continue reading

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