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Springing into summer!

The winter in London is a long, hard, slog but by the grace of All That Is Good it is finally over.  The blossoms are out in full force and I am feeling a spring in my step.  (Perfect springy photo above courtesy of  @lost.in.ldn’s lovely Instagram feed – go take a look for a few […]

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Strawberry Summer Cake.

 July 4th came and went in London pretty painlessly. Except for a broken water glass and a picnic blanket smeared with unrecognizable food things it was a heart warming day.  Girlfriends gathered, husbands (or husbands-to-be) joined and children played together running around, hiding, kicking balls over walls and finding any number of reasons to go […]

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Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho

Of course I know that there are seasons for food but there are really only a few rules to which I steadfastly stick:  Braised short ribs: only after Labor Day.  Crawfish:  late spring, early summer.  Ratatouille:  June to fall.  And, of course, Gazpacho:  Late summer.  Throw in Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho and you are really limited on time frame […]

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Barbados & Bajan Cocktails

The school year ends and we are on a plane before the janitor turns off the lights.  Sure, we love New Orleans but both Nick and I have itchy feet and come the end of May our suitcases are talking to us.   For two years  now we have seized summer vacation as an opportunity […]

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Autumnal Basil Pesto

New Orleans is different, but we’ve discussed that already.   And although there are a few things that probably pop into your mind that make it different, at this moment the big difference is the temperature.  Today is November 6th (where DID the year go???) and while my friends in New York are sending me […]

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