Tag archive for English

Happy 90th to Nan!

As the rest of Britain continues Diamond Jubilee festivities, my mind and heart turn to distant shores, where another blue-eyed, grey-haired English lady is also celebrating an impressive milestone. My grandmother, Mary, was born on 4th June 1922. She is 90 today.

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Crowned Coronation Chicken

In cooking, fusion has gone from being all the rage, to a bad word. A real f-word, you might say. I don’t know why that is, really, and it seems an awful shame. My whole life is about fusion, from the very beginning when my English mother…

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Lemon Layered Pancakes (Guest Post at Bite My Cake)

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Rustic Lemon Curd

Based on my English grandmother’s recipe, clearly homemade and all the more delicious for it. You’ll be eating it straight out of the jar by the spoonful!

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Pimm’s No.1 Cup Cocktail

The sun is shining, it’s unseasonably warm and, in case you hadn’t heard, we have a royal wedding to celebrate. It’s officially Pimm’s O’Clock in Britain.

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Beef Wellington

Happy Boxing Day! In case you’re unfamiliar with Boxing Day, here in the UK (and most of the Commonwealth) it is observed the day after Christmas.

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Nan’s Sherry Trifle

Do you remember that episode of ‘Friends’ where Rachel makes a ‘Traditional English Trifle’ with a layer of ground beef because she confused the recipe with Shepherd’s Pie? Luckily we’re not all as ditzy as Rachel and when recipes cross borders most people do get…

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