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I’m Elle and I love cooking for friends! Failing that, I’d love it if they used these recipes to cook something for themselves. 

My life largely revolves around food, cooking and eating. These are some recipes from it – I hope you enjoy.

French Onion Soup and thoughts on Beige Food

The irony of updating this blog biannually with a love letter to beige food while proclaiming myself to be a lover of food (never foodie), is not lost on me. It’s true, I spend my day thinking/talking/dreaming about food and if I’m lucky then I spend more than a few moments making and devouring said…

An Ode to Cheese Scones

There is nothing special difficult about cheese scones. I should say, there is plenty that is special about them. Served warm with a slick of butter and a cup of tea, I genuinely believe I would choose cheese scones over any cake. In my very first job (at a high street retailer with a lovely…

Sri Lankan Fish Curry and Nana’s Tomato Beans

Ingredients 300g cod loin (or other white fish) 300g tiger king prawns 1 large white onion – finely chopped 4 garlic cloves – minced 1” piece of ginger – grated 400g green beans 400ml light coconut milk 400g plum tomatoes 1 lime Bunch of fresh coriander Spice mix: 1 tsp turmeric 1 tsp cumin 1…

Beef and Pancetta Pappardelle

In celebration of the 2795th day of January and the miserable weather in London, I made one of my favourite meals for this time of year – however I am completely in support of eating it all year round, as I often do. Ingredients: 100g soffrito 3 minced garlic cloves Olive oil 75g cubed pancetta…

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