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Hollywood Cocktails and Canapés Party 4, part 2

Cripes.  This party took place in September 2014, so my memories are now pretty dim, but this has just got to come off my “to do” list…  The first part of my report was written soon after the party (sensible) and is here…  My notes don’t help much as many Betty Balfour cocktails had been […]

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Janet Gaynor’s Ice Box Cookies

I will be on the radio on Saturday talking about Silver Screen Suppers. Tune in to www.croydronradio.com 1-3pm and tweet in on hattyashdown or on the shout box ! (I don’t know what a shout box is – Hatty told me to say that!) I have just made some Janet Gaynor Ice Box Cookies and […]

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Janet Gaynor’s Ice Box Cookies

I am sun-kissed and happy after a day at the seaside with the Ladies of the 43 – my ex-flatmates Gaby and Lucy.  Oh it was glorious!  I love those women. I gave a talk to the lovely ladies of the Southend Women’s Institute last night and I was super nervous but it seemed to […]

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Janet Gaynor’s Ice Box Cookies

The JG Ice Box Cookies are wrapped in foil and in the fridge.  I am going to bake them tomorrow and give them out at the event I am speaking at in a desperate attempt to get everyone to like me so much they won’t ask me difficult questions.  It’s a panel about women of […]

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Janet Gaynor’s Ice Box Cookies

Oh what FUN it was to be on Market Kitchen! They had cooked up 4 dishes to be sampled but I was so nervous I didn’t take a bite of any of them! Alex James from Blur was on the show too and my favourite moment was seeing the look of horror on his face […]

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Janet Gaynor’s Ice Box Cookies

Oh what joy, home in time for Desmond Carrington on R2 with nothing to do but listen in. Got up early to get Janet’s cookies in the oven. I broke my own rule and made them with spreadable butter. Mistake. They weren’t all firm and crisp like they should be, but soft and chewy. Nice, […]

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Janet Gaynor’s Ice Box Cookies

I’m very excited about Olivier’s Oscars party tomorrow. He has the whole thing on tape and a bunch of us are going to pretend we are watching it “as live” whilst chowing down on a few Silver Screen Supper specialities. I’m doing the canapes and cake and will report back on what we had on […]

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Janet Gaynor’s Ice Box Cookies

I have had a terrible few days. Disappointed in love (amazed at how low some people will go), disappointed in my handwashing skills (shrank a gorgeous vintage frock) and disappointed with Amy Winehouse’s Beloved Camden Cobbles (ripped the heel off a favourite pair of shoes). Was feeling very down in the dumps until I checked […]

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Janet Gaynor’s Ice Box Cookies

I love this picture of Janet – she is looking so perky! Very much not how I am feeling but I may try and channel this kind of attitude tomorrow. It’s going to be a big day. The cookie dough is in the fridge doing whatever it does overnight in readiness for my important meeting […]

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Janet Gaynor’s Ice Box Cookies

Veronica over in Westbourne Grove had a go at Janet’s Ice Box Cookies this week and sent me an evocative account of her mishaps. Firstly there was a misunderstanding in the late night shop where she went to buy the dates, as the shopkeeper kept thinking she was asking him what the date was…. Reminds […]

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Janet Gaynor’s Ice Box Cookies

Much excitement in the Silver Screen Silver camp as I’m off to a big dinner party at the home of Gladys tonight. There will be not one, not two but three other celeb chefs there too. EEK. I am taking some Ice Box Cookies all wrapped up in cellophane as party favours… Also this week […]

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Janet Gaynor’s Ice Box Cookies

Love that Tam O’Shanter! I made a big batch of Janet’s cookies for my Cinema Museum lecture and they were wolfed down by the lovely folk who came along. The lecture was lots of fun but I had a few technical problems. When my Greta Garbo clip failed to play I had to do the […]

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Janet Gaynor’s Ice Box Cookies

I have to say thankyou to Larry Hodges for this pic of Janet Gaynor playing table tennis. He has a whole website dedicated to celebrities playing ping pong. How fab. Just a little report on the meeting with our possible publisher ES. I rustled up some Janet Gaynor cookies on the fly as I only […]

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Janet Gaynor Ice Box Cookies

Deep in the depths of the magical New Forest another batch of JGIBCs were cooked up. Early in the morning before most of my fellow writers began shuffling into the enormous kitchen for their herbal teas and barley cups I sliced and baked whilst in my kimono and slippers. These were gluten free versions and […]

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Janet Gaynor’s Ice Box Cookies

I am living the high life at a stayingcool apartment in Manchester. “Deluxe Meets Pop” in the Edge – blime. It is SO fabulous with swanky furniture, blobby wallpaper and shag pile rugs that you could lose a puppy in. It is a “Forty Bottles” event. Marilyn is in bed in full make up and […]

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Janet Gaynor’s Ice Box Cookies

We are back to Janet’s Cookies. It is ten past midnight and I have just eaten one. Fact is, I was feeling like a GOOSEBERRY here at Rosalind’s place. The politics of relationships are very, very complicated and methinks it really is time to ship out to the sorority house in Walthamstow STAT. Fact number […]

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Janet Gaynor’s Ice Box Cookies

Turns out that Ruth is not only slightly camera shy but is also extremely blog shy. I am writing this for the record in the hope that at some point she will add stuff in, if not delete all this and rewrite it to her own specifications for it is SHE that made the Ice […]

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Janet Gaynor and Cheese "Fondue"

Ahhhh, sweet victory after two debacles in the kitchen d’etting. Saturday dawned in a rather ominous fashion – well, mainly as I knew that I simply couldn’t put off La Gaynor anymore. I felt her looking at me constantly. From every direction. In fact, showed a clip to les students this week and practically screamed […]

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