Blog of the week – chocolate

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Sometimes you just need chocolate. Lots of chocolate. I first saw the recipe for this double-chocolate brownies here, and then searching for the image I also came across this blog here and thought I’d better link that too.

Try both, make lots: buy *all* the chocolate, and then come and see me. These are so getting made this weekend. I like the comment that they last 5 days. Um, more like one?

Anyway, the blog…after a recent trip to a Venezualan cafe (delicious, by the way), I was definitely intrigued by My Colombian Kitchen. There’s a spicy (savoury) orange salad, stuffed potatoes and hot avocado sauce. And chocolate. What’s not to like?

Spring fancies

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Top to bottom: Hera by George Washington Lambert (image from paintings.daily Instagram feed), lemons from thelittleran Instagram feed, LK Bennett’s sash pink court shoe, gingerbread house in Savannah (image from wanderwonders Instagram feed)

Open pleasure

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A wonderful painting by Max Beckmann of his wife Quappi and daughter in law enjoying oysters in wartime Amsterdam.  Currently on show at The Met in New York,  photo taken on my visit this autumn.