Archive for June, 2012

Truffled Eggs en Cocotte with Mushrooms and Pate de Foie

June 24th, 2012

When I made my lemon & olive oil cupcakes with black truffle buttercream, I had a small truffle to spare and stored it among some eggs for a few days, to infuse them with the truffle flavour (this works because eggshells are porous). I then used the eggs in a simple brunch recipe, cooking them […]

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Oh La Lagerfeld! Designer Creates One-of-a-kind £29k Collar

June 20th, 2012

Pictured above is a £29,000 metallic leather (according to Vogue UK; to me it looks more like suede in the photo) high collar with 40 carats worth of black diamonds, and an enormous 22.33 carat emerald set in the middle. The collar will be displayed as part of the Masterpiece London Fair’s diamond exhibition, entitled […]

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Coconut Lime Ice Cream

June 17th, 2012

It’s been an incredibly hot weekend! Helping out with my dear friend A’s wedding has been keeping me busy, and one of the best things about celebrating these momentous occasions is seeing all the people they bring together. I’ve been able to reunite with so many old friends, some of whom I didn’t even expect […]

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Bruges

June 11th, 2012

In Bruges, most of the people you’ll see will be European tourists. There’s nothing wrong with this, mind you – it’s nothing like Paris where in some places, the onslaught and the obnoxiousness of tourists can be downright overwhelming. On the contrary, the people you meet, whether local or not, will be generally friendly and […]

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Flourless Chocolate Cake with Raspberries & White Chocolate Confetti Wrap

June 1st, 2012

Ever since I saw it in Citrus and Candy, I’ve been wanting to make Damien Pignolet’s Eve’s Chocolate Cake. I believe in letting your ingredients be the stars of a dish – and with only four ingredients, his recipe does just that. So how did I get from that chocolate cake, which is more of […]

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