Living Doll

LIVING DOLL      ‘Look what Mr Masters gave me,’ Hattie said. Tom stared astonished at the object that Hattie had placed  on the kitchen dresser. Eighteen inches high, porcelain faced with glassy blue, expressionless eyes, curly black eyelashes, scarlet  lips…

Fortune

FORTUNE      Dead on 5.30, Julia headed out of the office for the cinema where she and Simon were meeting  to see The Graduate. Simon belonged to a close-knit Jewish family of chocolatiers in the grand tradition of Franz Sacher (he…

Drama on the 25th

It’s Christmas Day  and  the  turkey- from a free range farm in Kent- was  all stuffed with chestnut, sage and apple stuffing ready to be popped into the oven. Start at gas mark 8  the instuctions stated. So I  turned the dial of…

Dhansak

Every New Year’s Day I’m invited for lunch at the home of a Parsi(Zoroastrian) friend where she cooks a typical Parsi dish  which is  dhansak. Every Parsi family has its  own secret, jealously  guarded  recipe handed down from generation to generation and no dhansak…