August 2006

BlogDay 2006

August 31, 2006

Hey, hey, it’s BlogDay 2006!  For those of you who don’t know what I’m talking about, BlogDay is an annual event where bloggers are encouraged to recommend to their readers five blogs that have a different theme/location/perspective/culture/whatever to their own.  That way we all get to try a few new blogs and expand our horizons […]

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EBBP#5 – 100% success rate with parcels and write-ups!

August 29, 2006

Hurrah – it’s official:  we have a 100% success rate with parcels being received and blogged about for Euro Blogging by Post #5!  I’m sure that’s some sort of record, so well done and thank you to all those who participated.  If you missed my previous post with a day-by-day account of the parcels travels, […]

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Food for a heatwave II – tabbouleh a la Cooksister

August 27, 2006

As I mentioned before, we had a major heatwave (for this neck of the woods, anyway!) a few weeks ago, and it was all I could do to keep thinking of dinner recipes that did not involve cooking!  And that were substantial enough to satisfy Nick’s ravenous appetite.  The latter factor usually means that just […]

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Foodbloggers’ Guide to the Globe: 5 things to eat before you die

August 23, 2006

It’s been a while since I received a meme.  Not surprising, really, considering that my drafts folder is littered with half-completed memes!!  I think soon I’ll have to do a collected post on "memes I didn’t get to complete in time" or something… And it seems I am not alone – memes became so numerous […]

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Arbutus restaurant

August 22, 2006

It’s a funny old world, the world of restaurant reviews.  Here in London, if you read a few different publications, you will soon see where the latest “place to go” is, because in the space of two weeks or so, all the London restaurant critics worth their salt will visit it.  I saw it happen […]

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Cherry clafoutis for a summer dinner in our garden

August 19, 2006

As I mentioned in passing in a previous post, just before the weather turned rainy here in London, we had a weekend of three consecutive braais – one on Friday, one on Saturday and one on Sunday.  Each braai was significantly different – in terms of guests, venue and food, so I thought it would […]

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Happy 81st Birthday Millie!

August 18, 2006

Well, would you believe it, another year has gone and the "Internet’s Oldest Blogger" just got a little older!  Yes, it’s true… HAPPY BIRTHDAY MILLIE GARFIELD! For those of you who STILL don’t know her, Millie is one of the greatest treasures of the blogosphere.  After being encouraged by her son Steve, she started blogging […]

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