Monthly Archives: March 2012

How to Cook Without Recipes

I borrowed this book from the library. I haven’t read it from cover to cover as it’s more of a reference book. I have however read enough to like it enough to add it to my Amazon wishlist. It contains … Continue reading

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I’m Not Scared

I seem to have fallen out of the habit of watching a film in the evenings. I tend to read books or watch programmes these days. The last film I watched was Hanna, which is action-packed and good-looking but somehow … Continue reading

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Oliver!

Went to watch Oliver! at the Hippodrome last night. Really enjoyed it, in particular the sets. Some of the scenes of London were breathtaking. I wasn’t sure whether a Fagin by Neil Morrissey would work but he pulled it off … Continue reading

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One Day

I just finished reading this and I loved it. It was easy to identify with, because 1) it’s of my time and 2) I am also a female geeky sort. DN has got the balance just right: romantic without being … Continue reading

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Whatever You Love

This book was part of a display at the local library. My eye was drawn by the ‘Costa Book Awards, Shortlist 2010’ sticker on the front of it so I thought I’d give it a try. It was easy read … Continue reading

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We Need To Talk About Kevin

Two days ago it was Mothers’ Day. I was halfway through We Need To Talk About Kevin. While friends posted happily on Facebook about their special day celebrating the unique love between a mother and her children, my mind was … Continue reading

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Case Histories

I read this book twice; as soon as I reached the end I started it again. The story flits between past and present and is narrated by different characters. Sometimes the same segment of the story is told by different … Continue reading

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Atul’s Kochar’s simple recipes

Most of the Indian cooking I do is based on my mum’s recipes. The problem is that they are guidelines rather than recipes so I don’t get consistently good results. Besides, I’ve eaten my mum’s food for most of my … Continue reading

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Onion Soup

Usually onion soup is made with a dark stock such as beef, but the recipe I used called for chicken stock. The recipe was from this book:

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Dinner at Simpsons

We wanted to go out for a meal on a Monday night so were quite limited for choice of restaurant – most of the best are closed on Sunday and Monday. Surprisingly the Michelin-starred Simpsons was open. This was our … Continue reading

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