Joan Crawford Wilted Spinach Salad

Joan Crawford Wilted Spinach Salad

I have a Vincent Price Quiche Lorraine in the oven and as this involves a large amount of bacon which provides a large amount of bacon fat I thought I’d have Joan’s spinach salad alongside.  It’s hot bacon fat mixed with vinegar that makes her salad...
Joan Crawford’s Charcoal Broiled Steak

Joan Crawford’s Charcoal Broiled Steak

I got Tiger Blood man!  Today I was feeling a bit sorry for myself.  Then I thought, “What would Joan Crawford do?” and decided she’d cook herself a steak, have a glass of wine and get over it, which is exactly what I have done.  To hell with it,...
Joan Crawford’s Salami Canapes

Joan Crawford’s Salami Canapes

Bee Boy came round last night with a lovely cardboard box full of 78s.  He’d grabbed a batch from his local charity shop and there were some real gems.  Favourite was a brilliant tango by Xavier Cugat and second fave an Ethel Smith rendition of “Perhaps,...
Joan Crawford Canapes

Joan Crawford Canapes

I’m holding my head a bit today Joan.  Terrifically hungover.  Last night was the annual and totally fabulous OSCARS party at Olivier and Nick’s house.  This year we were 12 and everyone looked very festive and posh in their bow ties, fancy frocks, top...
Joan Crawford’s Salami Hors D’Oeuvres

Joan Crawford’s Salami Hors D’Oeuvres

I wish they still made stockings like this.  My knees could do with some big old hearts to cover up the bruises got from falling over in the street last week.  It was quite a spectacular one as I was holding a large open umbrella above my head.  Mary Poppins I...
Joan Crawford’s Charcoal Broiled Steak

Joan Crawford’s Charcoal Broiled Steak

OOh I am TIRED.  I was out last night until 4 in the morning!  Anyone who is aware of my sleeping habits will know this is incredibly late for me – usually asleep by 10pm.  It’s my birthday week and I’ve been celebrating every single night.  On...
Joan Crawford’s Wilted Spinach Salad

Joan Crawford’s Wilted Spinach Salad

Tonight I went on the first blind date I have been on in approximately 4 years I reckon (I’m not counting the George Clooney lookalike as he was a friend of Ava’s and therefore had a personal recommendation).  Surprisingly, it was a highly enjoyable...
Joan Crawford’s Bisquick Cheese Straws

Joan Crawford’s Bisquick Cheese Straws

What would you say if I told you that I have made my OWN Bisquick?  I found a recipe on the internet and decided that as we can’t get it in the UK (and our supermarkets don’t seem to have anything approaching its genius) I decided to rustle up my very...
Joan Crawford’s Pork Chops with Apple Rings

Joan Crawford’s Pork Chops with Apple Rings

Today I am featuring my first ever guest post.  C. Aubrey’s review of his attempt at Joan’s Pork Chops made me laugh out loud so I thought I would feature it here in full.  Through consultation with Matthew Coniam over at www.movietone-news.com we have...
Joan Crawford’s Charcoal Broiled Steak

Joan Crawford’s Charcoal Broiled Steak

This is my favourite Joan Crawford “look” and if I had the guts I’d have my hair like this.  I’d wear the same kind of trashy outfits she wears in “Rain” too, she looked superb even though she was playing a woman of ill...
Joan Crawford’s Charcoal Broiled Steak

Joan Crawford’s Charcoal Broiled Steak

Joan’s steak was a big success with Charley.  He said something along the lines of “enormo-cheese!” when it came out of the oven which in Charley speak is a compliment to the chef.  It really was a delicious hunk of cheesy mustardy meat, I...
Joan Crawford’s Almond Soup

Joan Crawford’s Almond Soup

I am only going to forgive Joan for her Almond Soup because she is wearing such a nice hat.  What can I say about it without being rude?  It was not to my taste is probably the best way of putting it. Still, Gary C is in town tonight and I’ll be...
Joan Crawford’s Charcoal Broiled Steak

Joan Crawford’s Charcoal Broiled Steak

“I never go outside unless I look like Joan Crawford the movie star.” I know EXACTLY what you mean Joan and I am not enjoying waiting for the phone to ring so I can find out if I am going to the Brit Awards tomorrow night or not! I need to look like Joan...
Joan Crawford’s Meatloaf

Joan Crawford’s Meatloaf

I was so excited to find the Holy Grail of Joanie’s Meatloaf recipe that I invited Charley over to partake. I knew he would appreciate her secret ingredient of hard boiled eggs. My new squeeze is anti eggs and when I told him that Charley LOVED hard boiled eggs...

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