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Kimberley’s book, Vibrant Food, arrived rather unexpectedly on a Friday evening a couple of weeks ago. It had been one of those days/weeks/months where I’d fallen slightly out of love with food.  Deciding what to eat for dinner every night had become a chore. We’d gone to restaurants where I’d struggled to find anything I fancied on the menu. There was a pile of food magazines by the side of my bed that I couldn’t really be bothered to read.

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It’s been an odd sort of summer so far. Not bad-odd at all; it just feels like summer itself has been a bit elusive this year.  Here we are, hurtling towards the dog days of July and no matter how many strawberries or apricots or nectarines I eat, it’s hard to convince myself that it’s anything other than mid-April. I know it’s a cliche to say that every year seems to fly past ever quicker but it’s really, really true.

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I’d be the first to admit that “pretty” food and, by extension, taking “pretty” pictures of food are not my forte.  I have neither the patience nor the ability for either and, whilst I admire those who do, I’ve made peace with my own limitations.

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