Archive | Marlene Dietrich

Marlene Dietrich’s Scrambled Eggs

At the weekend I was on writing retreat, and I had a lovely time.  Two whole days of nothing but tip tapping away on my laptop in bed, with the heated blanket on.  No housework, no admin, no de-cluttering, no shopping, nothing except writing and a little bit of cooking and a vast amount of coffee […]

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Marlene Dietrich’s Banana Nut Bread

Ah, lovely!  I had two bananas left over from the Vincent Price Bounty of Paradise dinner party because I forgot to add them to the pork chops main course.  So you know what happens when you have two bananas lying around the place over-ripening by the minute…?  Banana Nut Bread!  I made this almost exactly […]

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Marlene Dietrich’s Lamb Chops en Casserole

Our Pittsburgh turned Dallas based test cook Josef VS sent in a report on Marlene’s Lamb Chops a while back and it’s popped to the top of the “to-blog” list.  I’m working my way through them all because round 3 of testing  starts in July! It’s always fascinating to read the feedback forms that our […]

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Marlene Dietrich’s Lamb Chops En Casserole

“Without tenderness, a man is uninteresting.” That is so true Marlene – but the question is, how to tell the real tenderness from the fake… Well, sometimes you know for sure and tonight I shall be having Charley to dinner, a man for whom I have always felt great tenderness, and I hope and I’m […]

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Marlene Dietrich’s Lamb Chops en Casserole

“I was raised almost entirely on turnips and potatoes, but I think that the turnips had more to do with the effect than the potatoes.” Marlene was not only androgynous, but asymmetrical too! I went to my lock up this morning with heavy heart as it always depresses me to see how much junk I […]

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Marlene Dietrich’s Lamb Chops En Casserole

“Careful grooming may take twenty years off a woman’s age, but you can’t fool a flight of stairs.” Oh how I wish someone would invite me to a fancy dress party so I could go looking like this… It’s true about the stairs too – they were very tricky to navigate after the vast amount […]

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Marlene’s Lamb Chops en Casserole

“When you’re dead, you’re dead. That’s it.” I went to the funeral of a very religious friend this weekend and my crazy sister-in-law announced very loudly at the wake to nobody in particular that she didn’t believe in the afterlife. A stony silence fell over the room as everyone momentarily stopped tucking into the delicious […]

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Marlene Dietrich’s Banana Nut Bread

Laurel said that he was instantly transported to the banana zone upon eating a piece of Marlene’s cake. It was consumed in large slices in bed in Southend with a nice mug of tea. I am still recovering from the weekend as we barely made it out of the bedroom – apart from to walk […]

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Marlene Dietrich’s Banana Nut Bread

“Once a woman has forgiven a man, she must not reheat his sins for breakfast.” Well, it looks like I have at last broken free from the Toxic Scot. It is over and hopefully this time for good. Feeling positive and full of energy, not sad and miserable. Must remember that there was good stuff, […]

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Marlene Dietrich’s Lamb Chops en Casserole

“I was raised almost entirely on turnips and potatoes, but I think that the turnips had more to do with the effect than the potatoes.” Well I am pleased to say that Marlene’s Lamb Chops en Casserole contains both potatoes AND turnips which gives weight to the idea that it actually WAS her very own […]

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