If you can stand the heat, stay in the kitchen

Just in case the ‘winter stew’ seems a little unseasonal, this post was originally written in January 2013. The kitchen is steamy and the windows are opaque with condensation. Two pans bubble on the hob – one with a winter stew, the other with vegetable soup. Even though it’s cold and damp outside the room

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Columns: If you can stand the heat, stay in the kitchen

The kitchen is steamy and the windows are opaque with condensation. Two pans bubble on the hob – one with a winter stew, the other with vegetable soup. Even though it’s cold and damp outside the room is warm with activity and my excited heart-thumping anticipation. I shuffle around the table straightening cutlery as I

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