Deborah Ross

Deborah Ross writes the "If you ask me..." column for i. She also writes for The Daily Mail.

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Victory in the great schools battle

Two schools, one neighbourhood, and a bitter smug-struggle between parents

Yes, Nigella, I recall the Great Recipe Famine of 1714

If you ask me...from Sarcastic Lasagne to Hope-For-the-Best-Stew, and not forgetting Furious Omelette, these are the real recipes worth trying.

If you ask me...want to know the truth about Jesus? Let his wife tell you

Jesus's wife's diary telleth the truth story about that whole feed the five thousand thing.

If you ask me...When were breasts first invented? At least before the iPod

Sure, breasts are sort of exciting, but are they as exciting as a Corby Trouser Press? Or a Pez dispenser which holds a wide variety of flavours?

If you ask me: This season's absolutely must-have trends

My trend distillery is telling me that the fashion industry will, this season, pretend to care about plus-size models as well as sweat-shops and fur

If you ask me: I once rode roughshod over Christians. Never again!

If you pay selective attention to the teachings of Our Lord, you will know that the only proper life is one lived in the bright, white light of Christian heterosexual values.

A recipe for my sexy pie

If you ask me...cooking in Crocs or wellington boots is not quite as sexy, but a shit-load of sugar and some "highly sensual sighs" make up for it

Deborah Ross: At last! The must-have, to-die-for Deb bag

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