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We’re Cruising! Dukan Part 2

New season’s asparagus from down the road with ‘Dukan Hollandaise’!

Ok so I’m nearly 5 weeks in now and the attack stage certainly fulfilled all its promises. I weigh over a stone less (actually 17 and a half pounds less) than I did at the start and my work trousers no longer dig in so badly that I lose feeling in my midriff, or get munched up my butt in such a highly embarrassing way. I don’t even have to grimace to get them done up. Read the rest of this entry

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The Smell of the Bratt Pan, the Roar of the Chef!

When I was growing up I wanted more than anything to go on the stage. The bug bit me at about 7 years old with my first ever line (in our nativity version of Macbeth?!) “When shall we three meet again? In thunder, lightning or in rain? When the hurlyburly’s done, when the battle’s lost and won! That will be ere the set of sun”

I’m sure the irony of being cast as a witch won’t be lost on my friends!!! Read the rest of this entry

Excuses excuses…

Octopus carpaccio with marinated potatoes, crispy onions and fried capers;  Grilled cornish mackerel with dressed mixed beets and green olive salsa;  Braised shoulder of lamb, crisp sweetbread, asparagus and jersey royals;  Lower Swell pressed pork, hodge podge crumble, apple sauce and parsley cress;  Slow cooked veal chop, lettuce peas and Read the rest of this entry