Author Archive: Celia Dulieu

Look what I picked in my garden today!

Look what I picked in my garden today!

My little kitchen garden is finally coming to life, after months of bleak barrenness, heavy, cold soil and slow slow growing seeds, we are starting to be able to harvest a few crops. Tender, succulent mixed leaves and little gems were abundant last week, we have had a few delicious asparagus spears, picked and eaten […]

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  July 10, 2013   No comments
Wow –  Croatia!

Wow – Croatia!

Last week, 7 friends, my lovely husband and I went to stay in Villa Vista, Viganj on the Peljesac Peninsula. What a place! The views alone were enough to sustain you through the somewhat inclement and unusual weather. We were lucky enough to witness one of the loudest, longest thunderstorms I have ever encountered:  the […]

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  June 13, 2013   2 comments
Come Dine with Us

Come Dine with Us

COME DINE WITH US……   This is the idea……a while ago a group of friends got together with the intention to create their own version of Come Dine with Me.  So born was…..Come Dine with Us…..5 couples over a period of 12 months opened their houses to entertain each other through food, drink and music.  […]

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  May 23, 2013   No comments
Smashing – The Garlic Story

Smashing – The Garlic Story

smash it   Releasing the juice…..      ADAPTED BY SIMON …FROM THE BOOK  ”LOVE ,GOD, AND THE ART OF FRENCH COOKING ”    BY JAMES F.TWYMAN I have come to realise that my life, love, relationships rarely come in organised, neat little steps.  Maybe that was my problem…..for years I wanted things to go […]

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  May 23, 2013   No comments
My Friend Becky…….

My Friend Becky…….

Is currently undertaking a Gap year, working for CALM Africa, a charity project based in Kampala, Uganda, working with local people, to help educate people with disabilities, children and young women. Becky decided whilst doing her ‘A’ levels last year that she would like to do something to ‘Give Back’ to a community, she felt […]

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  May 21, 2013   1 comment
A tale of two chefs………

A tale of two chefs………

Many years ago, when I was at catering college, there were two boys in my class who became great mates, but who had very little in common.   John was a straight A student; very bright, good exam results, high-achieving, sporty, you name it, John was good at it, and it was his ambition to […]

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  May 7, 2013   1 comment
English Pub Food – do we expect too much?

English Pub Food – do we expect too much?

What a beautiful bank holiday weekend we have just had! I hope you all spent some time reconnecting with family and friends; sharing some leisure time together, maybe doing a little gardening, having a walk, but mostly for me, sharing some delicious food!   Unfortunately, that didn’t happen on Monday, and  this is going to […]

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  May 7, 2013   No comments