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Carole Lombard’s Spinach Soup

Some might say it is a rotten rainy night in London but I rather like it – especially as I’ve been in all evening rather than scouting for boys at the Circulus gig.  I rather fancied seeing if I could bag myself a bearded boy but the lure of an almost full bag of spinach […]

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Carole Lombard’s Lettuce Soup

I really intended making Carole’s soup tonight but I admit it, I got too drunk.  Since moving into the Palace of Solitude, Fridays have become the most significant night in my (un)social calendar.  I wriggle out of all and any invitations and scurry home so that I can be sitting in an armchair with the […]

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Carole Lombard’s Barbecued Spare Ribs

I am not normally a jealous person but when a new test cook in the USA sent me a photo of the stove on which she cooks I went BRIGHT GREEN with envy.  A 1936 “Magic Chef” cooker that is a joy to behold.  Check out the picture on the Flickr page – Magic Chef. […]

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Carole Lombard’s Cherry Tart

Well I learned several lessons making Ronald’s pie last night.  First one was that a small mistake in a recipe can cause absolute chaos!  This is why I am so grateful to all my test cook volunteers, because if I make a howler like there was in Ronald’s, hopefully someone will spot it before it […]

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Carole Lombard’s Barbecued Spare Ribs

Shoulders! They are playing the National Anthem and I am feeling all tearful and worried for our boys.  COME ON ENGLAND!  It’s such a momentous match, so very exciting.  I’m watching it at home as I am hosting a post match barbecue so have to tend to cooking stuff at half time.  The spare ribs […]

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Carole Lombard’s Barbecued Spare Ribs

Oh Carole!  Lounging poolside on a fur rug, only YOU could get away with that! Well on Saturday the entire contents of my lock-up were transported in a van and carried up four flights of stairs by two beefcakes for hire and 5 true and trusted friends.  Everything is IN.  I am surrounded by hundreds […]

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Carole Lombard’s Cherry Tart

“Don’t kiss and talk about it – men don’t.” OK then Carole, I will keep schtumm. Carole looks so MODERN in this photo, so much so I am going to double check with the lovely Carla over at www.carolelombard.org just to make sure it is really her… Back from a wonderful weekend camping in Epping […]

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Carole Lombard’s Cherry Tart

“You ought to see the map for my face in the Makeup Department. It looks like a landscape of the moon.” I’ve been dying to post this amazing picture of La Lombard for ages and now I get my chance. Dorothy over at the British Film Institue made Carole’s Cherry Pie on Sunday for her […]

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Carole Lombard’s Barbecued Spare Ribs

“Every cent anybody pays in tax is spent to benefit him. There’s no better place to spend it. I enjoy this country and I really think I get my money’s worth.” I’ve had my head in my hands most of this month, worrying about my tax return. I finally completed it yesterday. How refreshing – […]

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Carole Lombard’s Cherry Pie

Just coming up for air after the madness of the past couple of weeks. Entering into a new period of calm. Watching Judge Judy during the day and looking for a job. The folks came for lunch last week and I had another bash at Carole Lombard’s Cherry Pie. My ma was very impressed that […]

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Carole Lombard’s Cherry Pie

“I live by a man’s code, designed to fit a man’s world, yet at the same time I never forget that a woman’s first job is to choose the right shade of lipstick.” It was the night of the Carol(e)s last night as Ruth had a dinner party for 7 in tribute to Carol Channing […]

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