September 2008

Nasi ayam nanas (Indonesian pineapple chicken rice)

September 30, 2008

Before this edition of Waiter, There’s Something in My… (the monthly event that I co-host with my buddies Andrew and Johanna), Andrew asked me to help him choose between two themes.  I chose one… he went for the other. Clearly my opinion is highly valued over at chez SpittoonExtra! When he announced the “something vaguely […]

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Pork medallions in a creamy chanterelle sauce

September 28, 2008

Do you remember your first time?  The anticipation?  The excitement? The way everybody seemed to know all about it except you?  I remember it well – because my first time was only last week! My first time cooking with chanterelle mushrooms, that is.  What did you think I was talking about? :o) In a way, […]

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Saturday Snapshots #5

September 27, 2008

Lucky or unlucky, November 2007 I found this door in the beautiful and ancient village of Auvillar on the Garonne in Gascony.  The village is well worth a visit for lovers of history, art or photography.  And for food lovers there is always the Sunday produce market, held in an unusual open-sided circular grain market.   This is […]

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Ask CookSister

September 26, 2008

I often have people e-mailing me to ask questions about South African food, to find lost recipes and so on.  Some of them are truly lovely people, and after I send them an answer, we continue to correspond and go on to become friends.  But probably about half the questions answered here were asked by […]

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Braai sarmies for Heritage Day – better late than never!

September 26, 2008

What can I say – it’s been a bit of a tumultous week. First there was the wonderful Oktoberfest in Munich last weekend, where much beer was consumed and many new friends were made. Then I woke up on Sunday morning to find that my country had no president. On Thursday my friends Belinda and […]

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Elderberry and nectarine crisp

September 21, 2008

Apologies for the  (relative!)  brevity of this post, but I am writing in the middle of the night, before departing for Oktoberfest, and I need some sleep… I am always envious of other food bloggers who talk abtou their foraging expeditions.  Some go lookign for berries, others pick up apples from neighbouring trees, and still others […]

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Saturday Snapshots #4

September 20, 2008

  The shade of things to come, August 2008 Despite the past few days of mild weather, the ornamental cherry tree outside my window seems to be saying "hah, you may be wearing your bikini but a few warm days can't fool me.  I know what's coming…" This is part of a series of non-food photographs that will […]

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