Artichoke Spaghetti with Crème Fraîche

DSC09507If you have never eaten a whole artichoke before let me tell you about this very satisfying experience. You buy the artichoke which is hard and spiny like a giant pine cone meets acorn. All that is needed to prepare it is a couple of inches of boiling water in a large pan, then simply
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Strawberry Pavlova with Orange and Vanilla Cream

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We felt very English this weekend. After dinner and definitely too much wine at a pretty country pub on Saturday night my mother and I managed to blearily drag ourselves out of our beds in the morning to get ready to spend a beautifully sunny day at Henley regatta. We had a lovely breakfast at the chocolate theatre cafe where I had a white hot chocolate which was delicious but a rash decision given that it was already Continue reading