Tessie O’Shea’s Fishcake

Tessie O’Shea’s Fishcake

Corinna and Cathy are GOOD SPORTS when they come round to my house for dinner. They probably know that something weird is going to be served up. Gourmet food Tessie's fishcake was not. Fishcake singular you note, even though it serves four. Basically, you make a big...

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Murder, She Wrote Cookalong Day 6 – Blogger Chums

Murder, She Wrote Cookalong Day 6 – Blogger Chums

One of the best things about having a blog is connecting with folks all around the world who are game for anything! So today's testers are based in Australia, the USA, Canada, Finland and Greece as well as here in good old Blighty. Thanks so much, you wonderful...

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Recipe of the Month – Kabot Kove Kookies

Recipe of the Month – Kabot Kove Kookies

Tomorrow is the anniversary of the first episode of Murder, She Wrote hitting TV screens in 1984 so this is a perfect recipe to celebrate! The Murder, She Wrote Cookalong is happening in the next few days so be prepared for much madness here on the blog... The first...

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Shirley Jones’ Pecan Pie

Shirley Jones’ Pecan Pie

This recipe came to me courtesy of Yinzerella over at Dinner is Served 1972. I don't know how she could bear to part with these amazing vintage recipe cards but that's just the kinda gal she is! They came in the post one day and I absolutely treasure them. I would...

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Dwayne Hickman’s House of Hickman Chicken

Dwayne Hickman’s House of Hickman Chicken

I am fascinated by condensed soup. It is one of those things that is a run of the mill everyday staple in American supermarkets, but it's not that easy to find here in the UK. There are currently 54 varieties of Campbell's Condensed Soup featured on their website but...

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Jeff Goldblum’s Sandwich Life

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...

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Yul Brynner’s Almond Fudge Cake

Yul Brynner’s Almond Fudge Cake

When the boss's birthday is in the same week as Yul Brynner's NOT QUITE A BIRTHDAY CAKE, BUT ALMOST 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...

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Tessie O’Shea’s Chez Tuna Fish

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. Behold the Butt-Chive Cheese Shrimp! Gar-mar Mayonnaise is...

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Paul Mercurio’s Trappist Fruit Cake

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...

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Food Photography With Joan Ransley

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. ...

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Peter Fonda Blender Breakfast

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...

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Liberace’s Lasagna

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...

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Versatile Blogger Award

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...

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Doris Day Tribute Menu

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...

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Tessie O’Shea’s Egg Juice

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. Hoorah!...

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Dinah Shore’s Sunday Baked Eggs

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...

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San Francisco Silent Film Festival – Silent Stars Menu Suggestions

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...

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Ruth Roman’s Caesar Salad

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...

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Crossroads Motel Pizza

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...

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Robert Quarry’s Garlic Potatoes

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. Top Cat! Also, a new discovery and possibly already now my SECOND...

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