Diana Dors’ Breakfast Crunch

Diana Dors’ Breakfast Crunch

Diana's breakfast mash-up has got lots of things in it that I like, and as I've reported here before, I do love me a recipe that serves one.  Living alone as I do, it pleases me when recipe writers tip their hats to those of us who aren't part of a nuclear family. I...

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Pat Phoenix’s Jacket Potatoes

Pat Phoenix’s Jacket Potatoes

100% comfort food!  What a great thing to do with a jacket potato! This takes me back to my childhood for many reasons. Neither of these girls is me, I will return later and replace with a very similar photograph that IS me.  All British photos from the 1970s looked...

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Mae West’s Salada de Tuna

Mae West’s Salada de Tuna

"I never worry about diets, the only carrots that interest me are the number you get in a diamond."  Wise words Mae, wise words. I often get a craving for Mae's salad on a Saturday, I have no idea why.  I love all of the ingredients in this salad (I'm a big fan of...

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Vincent Price’s Buckingham Eggs

Vincent Price’s Buckingham Eggs

This is one of those things that I get a mad craving for every now and then. Usually when I have a hangover on a Saturday. Which I did, last Saturday. Therefore, as I was home alone and I had all the wherewithal, I rustled some up. SOOOOOOOOO GOOD! Vincent's recipe...

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Peter Fonda’s Blender Breakfast

Peter Fonda’s Blender Breakfast

I've had a colourful week breakfast-wise.  Peter's smoothie is now a firm favourite here at Silver Screen Suppers Towers and it always looks pretty much the same slightly-odd-but-worthy colour green whenever I make it... But this week, I went a little bit off-piste on...

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Robert Quarry’s Texas Potato Salad

Robert Quarry’s Texas Potato Salad

This recipe is a winner.  When you have folks round for lunch you can present them with a great big bowl of pleasing looking and super tasty potatoes.  This dish is easy to prepare and lip-smackingly good.  Totally recommended. I made this for my Pieathalon guests....

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Johnny Cash Chilli in Birmingham!

Johnny Cash Chilli in Birmingham!

Hello, all you lovely folks in and around the Birmingham, UK area.  There's a special event happening this Sunday to celebrate Peter Falk's birthday. I'm giving an illustrated talk about Columbo and there will be JOHNNY CASH CHILLI made by a top chef.  Oh yes!   This...

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Vincent Price’s Pineapple Nut Bread

Vincent Price’s Pineapple Nut Bread

Whenever the Muswell Hill and District Horticultural Show rolls around (3 x per year) I always panic slightly about what cake to make to donate to the cake stall. Unlike Battenburgbelle, I am not a natural born cake maker.  I like making bread, I like making soup, I...

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Raquel Welch’s Wonder Soup

Raquel Welch’s Wonder Soup

I’ve been on a Raquel Welch binge recently after accidentally buying a box set.  I say accidentally because for some reason I thought Myra Breckenridge was in the set, and when it arrived it wasn’t.   I am dying to see Myra Breckenridge... not least becaue the...

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Mary Carlisle’s Bacon and Cheese Omelet

Mary Carlisle’s Bacon and Cheese Omelet

I'm very glad that my work colleague James tipped me off to an obituary in yesterday's Guardian because that led me to check on my recipe spreadsheet to see what I had for Mary Carlisle. I'd fully intended making Lee Grant's Mozzarella Marinara for my dinner tonight...

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Pearl Bailey’s Jean’s Broccoli

Pearl Bailey’s Jean’s Broccoli

Whose broccoli would win in a fight?  Pearl Bailey's or Yul Brynner's?  There's only one way to find out! Well, looking back on my previous entry for Pearl's broccoli I see that I'd decided Pearl's was the best, but now I announce, I have changed my mind.  They are...

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Yul Brynner’s Sautéed Broccoli

Yul Brynner’s Sautéed Broccoli

I've been on a virtual reality writing retreat this month at Camp NaNoWriMo - it's the 8th time I've participated and the 1st time I've hit my target early.  2 days early in fact! Yeah!  I am a WINNER.  I decided to pat myself on the back with some broccoli.  But not...

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Diana Dors’ Cheese and Sweetcorn Pasta Salad

Diana Dors’ Cheese and Sweetcorn Pasta Salad

When did you last have some Edam?  For me, it was probably the 1970s. It's a funny old cheese.  Who eats it these days?  Kids? It's like a big old Babybel... Mind you, I'm not knocking it. I do like a diet recipe that allows a person to eat 40g of cheese, Edam or not....

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Diana Dors’ Artichoke Bean Bowl

Diana Dors’ Artichoke Bean Bowl

Remember I announced to the world via the blog that I was on a diet about 3 weeks ago?  Well, I'm happy to report that the pounds are actually leaving the body.  Thanks to Jane Fonda, Elizabeth Taylor, and Diana, I am reducing to suit fashion.  Extra exercise is...

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Anne Baxter’s Genuine Swiss Quiche

Anne Baxter’s Genuine Swiss Quiche

I think that one of the secrets of adulthood is that once you have found a good recipe for something, you just stick with it. If I want to make a potato salad, I always make the one in my chum Alastair Hendy's Home Cook cookbook. If I have a yearning for cauliflower...

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Peter Fonda’s Blender Breakfast

Peter Fonda’s Blender Breakfast

In the modern world, a "blender breakfast" might be better known as a smoothie.  Mmmmmm - this is so good.  I love it and I always feel very virtuous and slightly smug when I have one.  Here's Peter's original recipe   and here's my version.  I use spirulina...

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Vincent Price’s House Bread

Vincent Price’s House Bread

I have great affection for Vincent's House Bread.  Not because it is the greatest loaf I ever made but because it is the FIRST loaf I ever made.  Way back in 2011 during the Vincentennial year - click here for my blog post about it. I was SO pleased with myself, haha!...

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Jane Fonda’s Vegetable Lasagne

Jane Fonda’s Vegetable Lasagne

Fluorescent green is not a colour you see very often when cooking, but the unusual spinach sauce in this dish is positively radio-active! I loved the easy method of making the saucy part of this lasagne (bunging everything into a blender and zapping it until it...

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Diana Dors’ Flageolet Beans With Tuna

Diana Dors’ Flageolet Beans With Tuna

I have purchased some fancy new scales that measure body fat and all sorts.  It is official.  My BMI chart declares I am CHUBBY. Therefore, I diet. I wanted the postcard where the weighing machine says, "One at a time please!" but couldn't find it... I have some chums...

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Rue McLanahan’s Wonder Women

Rue McLanahan’s Wonder Women

Being a guest on the Jonny Trunk OST show on Resonance FM was an absolute HOOT.   Do have a listen sometime - here is the link.   Ooh, and I've worked out how to embed it too. https://www.mixcloud.com/Resonance/the-ost-show-17th-march-2018/ I had...

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Sophia Loren’s Fish Baked in Beef Stock

Sophia Loren’s Fish Baked in Beef Stock

I am on holiday - yippee!  But, if you are a burglar reading this, I have a big dog with sharp teeth looking after my flat. Here on Mersea Island every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon you can buy fish directly from the fishermen on the jetty.  I love it!...

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Video Demo – Peter Falk’s Pumpkin Lasagne

Video Demo – Peter Falk’s Pumpkin Lasagne

My chum film-maker Sarah Akrobettoe challenged me to make a cooking demo video over Easter and I did it!  It was so much fun to make and edit.  I did it all in one day, as my mum would say "all by my own self" on Easter Monday - and I am stupidly proud of...

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Happy 12th Birthday Silver Screen Suppers – my favourite dozen movie star recipes!

Happy 12th Birthday Silver Screen Suppers – my favourite dozen movie star recipes!

I can't believe that I've been writing this blog for 12 years - goodness me.  So much has changed in that time.  When I began I was a broken-hearted singleton living on a houseboat on the Thames.  My tabletop cooker had to be turned on with a pair of...

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Boris Karloff’s Potted Shrimp

Boris Karloff’s Potted Shrimp

You need teeny tiny brown shrimp for this dish. I think that potted shrimp is a very, very British thing, and I'm not sure where else in the world you can get these little fellas. I've been doing some trawling around the net for info but I can't work it out. It...

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