Crumpets and Sulking

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Crumpets should be made on a cloudy day. On a morning when you don’t have anywhere to be, and you don’t much feel like being anywhere, anyhow. They should be made when you are feeling sulky and broody and just need to wallow in your own pot of misery for a while. Because sometimes we […]

The Pasty

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I could not live for a year in Cornwall without telling you about the pasty. And before you start getting too excited – let’s just get something clear before I begin. A pasty (pronounced pass-tee) is a little meat filled turnover indigenous to the British Isles: specifically the West Country of England including the counties […]

Squash, Chickpea and Feta Quesadillas

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The other day we took the bus to Flushing. We kept glimpsing it across the bay on our evening walk along the water. Noticing it because of the peculiar way it always seemed to be illuminated in a sunbeam while everything around it was ensconced in gloom. If that alone wasn’t enough to intrigue our curiosity […]