Blog & Articles of Interest

Comfort in history.

St Peter’s Church at Titchfield is truly ancient (originally built in 680 AD and the oldest church in Hampshire) when the village was an important

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Summer Celebrations

Two great chocolate mousse recipes feature in my world tour cookbook and I used the simplest (just chocolate and eggs) for this summer party. Friends were

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Summer Harvest 2.

Bottling is the order of the day: tomatoes, damsons and even green beans!   Tomatoes are easy: wash, remove stalks, cut in half, pack tightly into

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Summer harvests.

Our home-grown cucumbers and tomatoes are coming thick and fast to feature in the latest cooking demonstration of classic Mediterranean recipes: ratatouille and a chilled

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I don’t often get incensed but was listening to a glibly naïve and patronising piece on the BBC Radio 4 “Today” programme about the million

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Great summer read.

I spent three very happy years in Naples, Italy, as the newest Women’s Royal naval Service Officer (WRNS) around the time of the 1980 earthquake.  

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Looking for new audiences.

Officially on the “Speaker Circuit” this week (see the #YesSheCan website).   I’ve loved being in front of an audience all my life: from the Angel Gabriel and

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