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Spinach Soup and Blur

This simple soup begins with a buttery potato base and with the addition of an entire bag of spinach and fresh basil becomes a brilliant chartreuse bowl of comfort. As with many soups, this is even better the next day; it travels well and is a complete meal with the addition of a good crusty […]

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How to Win Friends and Influence People

Listen: sometimes the key to both winning and influencing someone doesn’t have to be grandiose. Sometimes you can achieve this effect by simply making them the best Caesar salad of life with grilled cheese croutons. Yes, grilled cheese croutons. As a former hater-of-croutons in any salad situation I was somewhat sceptical of this phenomenon until […]

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A Salad and a Song for the New Year

At the beginning of January I have usually reached my limit of culinary hedonism and alcohol-fuelled Tuesday mornings (only in December do I find rye and gingers to be a perfectly acceptable breakfast food). While I thoroughly enjoy eating my own body weight in eggs Benedict and ┬ácaramel croissant pudding I am now at the […]