Jude’s Ice Cream & an Arctic Roll-o

Arctic Roll-oThe new issue of Blogosphere magazine is out (e-edition only, print available at the weekend).

It features an interview with Sasha – best known as Liberty London Girl. Sasha started blogging back in 2007 – an early pioneer. She launched The Wall Street Journal’s WSJ magazine as executive style editor, and has an heap of other magazine credits to her name. She has successfully made blogging a full-time career, and now has a small team now supporting her, as well as an off-shoot media consultancy agency.… 

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Fig Leaf Panna Cotta

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Last month, when I wrote about ‘cooking with leaves’, my friend Milli – of Milli’s Kitchen – asked whether I’d ever used fig leaves as an infusion. To be honest, it was the first time I’d ever used blackcurrant leaves to flavour a dish, and I was still buoyed with the success of that. So the answer was no – my only experience of fig leaves was in lovely, oily, savoury dolma. Never anything more elaborate.… 

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Surprise Pudding

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“Everything always looks better with a meringue on it” – so someone once told me before promptly ruining a bowl of butternut squash, by doing exactly that.

“It’s what they do in America” he told assured me, before bunging it in the oven for the stiff peaks to turn sugary and golden. I don’t care what happens in America. Sweet meringue should not go with vegetables. End of.… 

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