Jeff Goldblum’s Sandwich Life

When I heard that Realweegiemidgetreviews was running a #JeffGoldbumBlogathon I wanted IN. But a quick check on the recipe spreadsheet revealed nothing between Jeff Chandler and Jennifer Clulow, what could I do? My old friend Google came to the rescue with a brilliant snippet from a Reddit thread. I am too old to inhabit the […]

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Yul Brynner’s Almond Fudge Cake

When the boss’s birthday is in the same week as Yul Brynner’s it’s a no brainer where to look for a cake recipe… This was a GREAT CAKE as it is very easy to make and I loved the suggestion of bunging fresh cream and fruit on the top, thus saving the effort of making […]

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Tessie O’Shea’s Chez Tuna Fish

Tessie loves language. By which I mean she likes to play around with it. Her recipe titles often include shortened words. For example, in the Butt-Chive Cheese Shrimp recipe, Butt is short for butter. Gar-mar Mayonnaise is mayonnaise pimped up with marjoram and garlic powder. Her Horse Rad-Mayon Dressing is mayonnaise spiked with horseradish. Cu […]

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Paul Mercurio’s Trappist Fruit Cake

I’ve made this cake a few times for the Muswell Hill and District Horticultural Society Show cookery contest…. When I made this for the Spring Show this year, Mr Rathbone told me that this was his favourite of ALL the cakes I have made. Crikey! I thought I would have shared this recipe before now, […]

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Food Photography With Joan Ransley

I’m a member of the Bread Angels, a brigade of micro-bakers who love making bread and sharing it with friends, families, neighbours and even to complete strangers.  Our motto is BAKE WELL. DO GOOD. Being part of this group has brought me so much happiness.  We’ve been on baking days together at Panary with the […]

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Peter Fonda Blender Breakfast

I made a lovely version of this recently with cherries instead of blueberries.  It was DELICIOUS.  I couldn’t find my spirulina so it wasn’t the usual green sludgy colour that puts my chum Greg of Recipes for Rebels off, but to me, the green is what makes a Peter Fonda Blender Breakfast a Peter Fonda Blender […]

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Michael Learned’s Zucchini

When I was young, I absolutely LOVED The Waltons, and I cannot think of Michael Learned without thinking of her as the mother of the clan. But Michael is also in Murder, She Wrote so she’s on my test cooking schedule for the next book… Recently I invited Battenburgbelle over for a Monday evening dinner […]

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Liberace’s Lasagna

Liberace was born on this day one hundred years ago. Happy birthday Lee! Recently I got an email from my chum, food writer Orlando Murrin, asking me if I’d ever seen The Loved One which features Liberace playing an undertaker. Well yes, I had, but not for a donkey’s age so I skipped over to […]

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Versatile Blogger Award

Yesterday was the blog’s birthday. I’ve been scribbling away here for THIRTEEN YEARS – oh my goodness. When I started this thing I was utterly miserable after a relationship break-up and now I am the happiest I have ever been. I know for sure though, that making movie star fodder and blogging about it has […]

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Doris Day Tribute Menu

So sad to hear the news about Doris yesterday. I love her so much! After living under a misapprehension that she was a twee, girl next door type for many years I actually WATCHED one of her films (Pillow Talk) and immediately became a big fan. She is utterly fabulous and so funny. The news […]

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Tessie O’Shea’s Egg Juice

It’s not a very appetising recipe title is it? At the beginning of this year, I pledged to make one thing a month from the Tessie O’Shea Slimming Cookbook and I am a bit behind, so expect TWO slightly weird dishes from Tessie’s 1970s kitchen this month. Chapter 3 of Tessie’s book is entitled Dressings […]

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Dinah Shore’s Sunday Baked Eggs

This morning in bed the conversation went like this: Mr Rathbone: What are you blogging about? Me: Dinah Shore’s Sunday Baked Eggs. Mr Rathbone: Whose eggs? Me: Dinah Shore’s Eggs. Mr Rathbone: Dinosaurs Eggs? I think they found some of those in the Antarctic. This recipe is from an excellent cookbook I’ve had for ages, […]

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San Francisco Silent Film Festival – Silent Stars Menu Suggestions

Oh, how I wish I were in San Francisco right now! They are having a super dooper silent film festival at the wonderful Castro Theatre with a truly wonderful line up of movies. The lovely Gary Mayer of Eat Drink Films got in touch recently to ask if I might have some appropriate movie star […]

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Ruth Roman’s Caesar Salad

Since making Grace Kelly’s Caesar Salad I’ve been inclined to have a couple of heads of romaine lettuce in the crisper rather than little gems. That is the first time I’ve ever used the word CRISPER, but you know what I mean, that drawer that is at the bottom of the fridge that’s supposed to […]

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Crossroads Motel Pizza

OK, so Crossroads is more cathode ray tube than the silver screen but my justification for this post is the amazing Noele Gordon. She was the star of the iconic TV soap that I remember well from my youth, Crossroads. This ran for over 20 years on British TV from 1964-1988. It was on four […]

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Robert Quarry’s Garlic Potatoes

I am back from my holiday where I have to admit, I ate like a piglet. There was so much amazing food including slip sole at my favourite restaurant in the whole wide world – The Sportsman in Seasalter. Also, a new discovery and possibly already now my SECOND favourite restaurant in the whole wide […]

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Lone Star Double Bill

I definitely have more movie star recipes for chilli than any other dish. I’ve made Robert Mitchum’s, Johnny Cash’s, Monte Hale’s, Trish Van Devere’s, Anne Sheridan’s, Barton MacLane’s, Richard Arlen’s, Tex Ritter’s, Warner Baxter’s and of course, my fave of them all, James Garner’s. There are many more on the spreadsheet to try too, there […]

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Martha Raye’s Chicken Livers en Brochette

I am on Doctor’s Orders to eat liver once a week but I rarely do, so when I spotted this, I was on it like a bonnet. I totally love me a jacket potato and one with livers? Once again I couldn’t find my metal skewers so I went for the disposable chopsticks option… I […]

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Boris Karloff’s Potted Shrimp

One of the bad habits I have as a person prone to clutter is over-buying of ingredients. I’m not as bad as the people in Marie Kondo’s book who buy thousands of toilet rolls or stockpile hundreds of toothbrushes, but I am certainly guilty of it to a lesser degree when it comes to foodstuffs. […]

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Peter Fonda Blender Breakfast

Summer is a’coming in and mornings in my flat no longer involve breaking through icicles to get into the kitchen. Therefore the Easy Rider Smoothie is BACK! I really love this smoothie, I love the taste of the spirulina and it really feels like a HEALTH TONIC. I feel many more of these happening over the […]

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Living My Life Like Jean Harlow

When I think of Jean Harlow, I always think of her like this… so when I saw that my lovely internet chum Samantha of Musings of a Classic Film Addict was co-hosting a Jean Harlow Blogathon I thought to myself, I’m going to spend a whole day in bed wearing a sequined negligee, eating chocolates […]

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Tessie O’Shea Butt-Chive Cheese Shrimps

Yep, you read that right! Butt-chive! It’s time for February’s Tessie O’Shea recipe. It’s from chapter 2 of her brilliant Slimming Cookbook in the Hors D’Oeuvre and Snacks section Naturally I chose it because of the recipe title. Tessie likes to shorten words so butt is short for butter, just in case you were tittering […]

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Vincent Price’s Oatmeal Lace Cookies

It’s been a while since there was a FAIL in the Silver Screen Suppers kitchen, but these cookies were most definitely a fail. I’d never made them before and I was making them in advance of my “Living My Life Like Angela Lansbury Day” (blog post coming very soon about that…) I do not blame […]

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William Shatner’s Deluxe Burgers

Sometimes I cook a movie star recipe and for some unknown reason, I don’t blog about it immediately after I cook it. Then of course, tempus fugit and I forget the dish even existed. Such is the case with these burgers. This recipe was included in my Cooking With Columbo cookbook in the “extra recipes” […]

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