Sloe Whisky

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The very word ‘sloe’ is synonymous with ‘sloe gin’ or ‘sloe vodka’. Not so much ‘sloe whisky’ though…which is a real pity. Now don’t get me wrong. I love gin, and vodka. But both have a very dry, sharp taste which works wonderfully with the acidity of a lemon or a lime, or the bitterness of tonic.… 

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Homemade Granola

680 homemade granola

Granola is one end of the breakfast spectrum, with something like a humble bowl of porridge or slice of toast the other end. It’s an elite cereal. Serious business. Hell, you can easily blow upwards of £5 on a bit of granola. … 

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Pork with garlic, chilli, coriander and lime

Thai Pork

It’s hard to make pan-fried pork mince look good. But I think that’s its only downside. It’s so tasty, cheap and  you can pick up extra-lean packs, which make you feel pretty saintly.

Having said that, when I whooped “isn’t pork mince great?!” Thomas thought about it quite seriously, and replied “mm…well, it’s not in my top five types of meat.” But I know him well enough, and I recognised his expression of concentration, to know that he was struggling to rank ‘rib eye steak, leg of venison, fillet of beef…’ in his head…. 

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Pavlova

pavlova

‘The last supper’. Such a peculiar thought. When we enter this world mewling and puking, our first mouthfuls are the same. But after a lifetime of different experiences our ‘last suppers’ are so diverse…. 

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