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  • Fish tacos

    For those too busy, tired or lazy to cook a fancy mid-week supper, Thomasina Miers, Wahaca big cheese, clears one thing off your massive to-do list. Dinner is served

  • Popping the cork… on Valentine’s Day

    February – and love is in the air… or at least swirling around in my glass! Here at Muddy Stilettos we love a romantic treat as much as the next girl, but if saucy underwear or a teddy bear really isn’t your thing, forward your other half these much more tasty ideas from our friends at Taurus Wines!

  • Popping the cork… dry January

    January –  if you find it the most boring (and sanctimonious) month of the year, with all your friends donning Lycra instead of heels and talking about quinoa rather than drinking, then we hear you. Stilettos and martinis are not just for Christmas; so join us for a truly muddy Surrey retox, all helped along […]

  • Popping the cork… sparkling wine

    It was only a matter of time before Muddy Stilettos moved from drinking wine to featuring it as a regular column. And while I could no doubt be considered an expert at the art of glugging, sadly it ends there (or sometimes with a fuzzy head the next morning.) But luckily for us we have award-winning wino Rupert Pritchett in our midst. Rupert, owner of Taurus Wines in Bramley, is a judge at both the prestigious International Wine Challenge and the Decanter Magazine Wine Awards, and for the last three years he's been named as one of the top 50 'rising stars in the drinks industry'. So it's fair to say he knows his Merlot from his Malbec. Each month he'll tempt us with three tipples to sip, slurp or share. Cheers to that!

  • Souffle omelettes

    I love food that is easy to prepare and cook, with an end result that gives the impression of great levels of skill and time spent. I admit it, I’m a fraud when it comes to cooking. And cutting corners is probably what I do best. It’s not surprising then, that I love the spice blends […]

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