Recipe: Spiralized Courgette (Zucchini) with Chicken and Roasted Red Pepper, Basil and Tomato Sauce

Suffering from a love for gadgets inherited from my father and readily indulged by my husband, my most recent folly is a spiralizer. A what-ilizer? I hear you say. Well, let me explain. It’s the latest in my formidable arsenal of weapons against fat. I’ve tried everything (except regular exercise and healthy eating, obviously) to […]

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‘Beating the Heat; Dressing for a Destination Wedding’ – Published Confetti Magazine July 2014

Originally published here Today we’re back with our destination wedding planning series, this week focusing on how to keep your guests cool at your warm-weather destination wedding. Take it away, Rachael ! Given the unusual (but very welcome) heat wave we’ve been enjoying of late, I thought that this month we would address the sartorial aspect […]

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Book Review: ‘Sisterland’ by Curtis Sittenfeld

Well, I just finished ‘Sisterland‘ and if – and it’s a big ‘if’ – I ever run a marathon, I’m pretty sure I’ll feel the same way. Exhausted. It’s essentially a book about twin sisters who have a vague ability to predict the future. One becomes a flaky hippie, hawking her ability as something of […]

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Recipe: Cheap & Easy Kedgeree

An old fashioned colonial recipe, the recipe for kedgeree supposedly evolved from the Englishman’s love of kippers for breakfast, enlivened by the wonderful array of spices and rice available in India. A healthy, fast, and very cheap dish, I can’t believe we don’t see it touted more often by health food nuts or indeed frugal […]

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