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6
Nov

organising my kitchen-saffron thru glass copy

I spent the whole morning re-organising my kitchen cupboards. I don’t particularly like doing housework but the lovely shop near me, Chiki Chic, have recently received new jars which I liked. Also, last Thursday was my first day as chef-in-residence at Leighton House and my first session was all about Middle Eastern ingredients. So, both the new jars and the need for a nice presentation were good incentives for re-organizing my spices, ingredients, etc., weeding them out and putting those that were still in plastic bags into glass jars — in the process I found that I had enough saffron to fill a 250 g jar! It took a long time and the exercise wasn’t totally efficient. The small jars don’t stack properly as I thought they would.

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6
Jul

fabio 1 copy

I seem to have a love/hate relationship with everything and everybody. One minute I love one person or one place and the next I am bored. I am exaggerating of course. I have many friends (even lovers) whom I have adored for many years; and places like Sicily or Syria where I love to go back again and again.

But I am definitely not exaggerating when I say that I both love and hate Shoreditch where I live. I love my loft of course, and the architecture of the whole area — not the horrid newly built stuff — and I really like most of the people I know there, in particular Mrs Patel who makes the best Gujarati food in town. I also love many of the new shops that have opened recently like Chiki Chic and the great places to eat like St John’s and Rochelle Canteen. But most of all, I love my almost daily walk to Waitrose through Bunhill Fields where William Blake and John Bunyan are buried.

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