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Interview with Helen Browning

The Guardian, January 5 2011 Striding up the hill towards her pigs, which have been farrowing for the last couple of months, Helen Browning looks so comfortable it’s hard to imagine her in a committee room in Westminster, or hunched … Continue reading

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Dinner out of the cupboard…

You need red onion, brown rice, can tomatoes, bovril, worcester sauce, cheese, butter, oil, parsley, salt. The stuff in your cupboards. Soften chopped red onion (or any old onion) in sunflower oil and butter, then add brown rice, tin of … Continue reading

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Spoonfed suppers didn’t do it for me…

People keep trying to make suppertimes easier – supermarkets want to deliver food to me, various companies want to pre-cook it for me, others want to help me lose weight with it. And now Spoonfed Suppers has joined the crowd with a website that offers to do all my meal-planning too. Continue reading

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Marmalade buns…

We’re having the annual cricket match in the communal garden today and the best bit (obviously) is the tea afterwards. I’ve made marmalade buns from the lovely Jane Brocket book: they’re really easy, use up old oranges, and are lovely. … Continue reading

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It’s jelly, Jim, but not as we know it

The Guardian, 23 June 2010 Next Tuesday, to celebrate the first anniversary of its restored Elizabethan gardens, Kenilworth Castle is laying on a 300-dish, 320,000-calorie dessert course including gold-gilded jelly, nine varieties of custard tarts, 20 sugar sculptures (bears, houses … Continue reading

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