Ottolenghi

London Eats, Uncategorized

It’s the eve of the publication of the second Ottolenghi cookbook!! Tomorrow I head to Primrose Hill Books where they are saving a copy of “Plenty” for me as the first book, titled simply, “Ottolenghi,” flew off the shelves. Until now, these delightful cookbooks haven’t been available in the US, but I just checked Amazon…

Cobbler

Recipe

Dessert really isn’t my thing. I don’t crave it, like cooking it, or eat it very often. My heart doesn’t swell at the sight of melting chocolate or spongy cake – give me a nice glass of dessert wine and a cheese plate, please. But tomorrow I’m going to a friend’s house for dinner and…

Easter in London

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Easter is a big deal over this side of the Pond. It’s the Monday after and people are allowed to recover with a Bank Holiday (I love that term). Bellies full of Cadbury Cream Eggs, gammon roasts, and plenty of ale, pastel-colored eggs collected in baskets and straw bonnets worn, another holiday and symbol, to…

Ham & Bean Soup

Recipe

The days are suddenly longer, but the weather here in London has been miserable. Not at all spring-like. Our once in a lifetime harsh winter has delayed the daffodils’ blooming, the rhubarb ripening, and the lambs’ birthing. Meanwhile, my husband’s trip to Baghdad has blossomed from a 2 week sojourn to a 6 week camp.…