Tag Archives: cook

Dinner party distractions (Rousse)

TPR interfered with my cooking arrangements so now all the plans for the dinner party had gone awry. He even let a plastic spatula melt in a saucepan. Meanwhile JLW wasn’t doing much better at setting the table for 16 … Continue reading

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Bride cooks beans for her wedding (Rousse)

My sister S stirred an enormous steaming pan of green beans on the Aga. ‘Why are you cooking in such quantities?’ I asked her. ‘I’m catering for my wedding next week, of course’ she replied. ‘Do you think I should … Continue reading

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Potato and pea poisoning in buy-to-let investment (Rousse)

TPR and I and some friends invested in a buy-to-let flat. One of our co-investors took the lead on the renovations and started by dismantling the navy blue bath. We chose the wallpaper (in the event too expensive for a … Continue reading

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Missing allspice and a bizarre technique for cooking stuffing (Rousse)

I was busy packing a picnic for a trip to Manchester to visit JC. So far I had found a ham sandwich and a crusty white loaf of bread. TPR was meant to be bringing the main course, but he … Continue reading

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University promotes academics on basis of cooking skills (Rousse)

XY had been asked to review all the promotions appeals. She decided that the fairest way to judge the merit of the applicants was to ask them to cook a low-cost gourmet meal. She specified that the menu include cubed … Continue reading

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A cold shoulder for book group defectors (Rousse)

When EH and I climbed into the car for our lift to work we could not understand why JS was so cold towards us. She soon provided an explanation. She’d cooked up a feast the night before for our book … Continue reading

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A rota for a shared kitchen (Rousse)

The kitchen in our new flat was vast. I was going to enjoy cooking here. All that it needed was a granite worktop to be fitted over the units and appliances, and it would be perfect. I was also looking … Continue reading

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