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By now most of you know that I have a day job. I don’t spend all day, every day puttering about in my kitchen and tippy tapping on my lap-top. Not quite. Some days you will find me teaching cancer nutrition at the brilliant Edinburgh Maggies’s Cancer Caring Centre. Many of the people I see have loads of …

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I love breakfast. No, make that I LOVE BREAKFAST. It is without question my favourite meal. As you can tell from this blog I love other meals too. A lot. But breakfast is sine qua non to my daily happiness. Although it is rarely elaborate, and often involving no equipment other than a knife and hot overhead …

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Just a quick – for me – post for you today. A simple, but deeply nourishing and seasonal soup to warm you up on this ‘bonnie, bricht bit awfie cauld’ day. Translation: ‘beautiful, bright but awfully cold’ day. I am slipping into old Scots vernacular for a reason. Tomorrow, the 25th of January, is the birthday celebration …

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You are not going mad. Yes, you have seen this before. I posted this recipe in September of last year. But it is so delicious that I am reprising it for a competition sponsored by Destinology, a luxury travel firm here in the UK. The idea of the challenge is to create a twist on a national recipe …

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I’m back. Finally on terra firma after being blown across the Atlantic on a the jet torrent (‘stream’ sounds too quaint). But I am not quite myself, having been awake all night variously thinking up plots for two novels (which will of course remain in my head.), noodling around on my Kindle (I know, I …

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The nearly needle-less tree lies forlorn at the curb; shiny baubles are carefully wrapped and stored away; work clothes are strewn in a messy heap on the bedroom floor. Gah! Nothing fits! Pick up a magazine: “New Year! New You!”…”Get Your Best Body Yet!” …””Drop 2 Pounds A Week With Our Celebrity Diet and Exercise App!” …

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In frosty January it is so tempting to cuddle up on the sofa with a bowl of carbs (mashed potatoes/spaghetti/brownies/mac and cheese/yada yada…). But yummy as this proposition is, it pretty much goes against the grain (geddit) of our inner urge to do a little January spring clean. And I’m not talking dusting. If you are …

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Greetings from Anna Maria Island, Florida, named by readers of Conde Nast Travel magazine as home to one of the best beaches in the world. The small evil bit in me had wished so much to be able to write something along the lines of “as I struggle to concentrate with the glare of the brilliant sun and …

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Greetings from Heathrow Airport! We are spending today {Boxing Day, the 26th} in transit: Edinburgh to London {7 hour layover!} to Washington DC, and then tomorrow on to my home state of Florida. I doubt very much we will be having anything desperately healthy, although Leon, The Perfectionist’s Cafe, {A Heston Blumenthal venture}, and The Gorgeous …

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I am not a gadget geek, but I do love my spiralizer. It is so loved that it has quickly earned its place on the countertop, along with my Froothie blender and juicer, my Magimix and of course my kettle (20 years and still going!). I have a small kitchen, so this is quite the honour. …

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