January 2009

Saturday Snapshots #23

January 31, 2009

The full spectrum, Madrid 2006 The Almudena Cathedral in Madrid is named after one of Madrid's patron saints, Santa Maria de la Almudena, and is one of my favourite places in Madrid.  It is one of Europe's most modern cathedrals and cause quite a stir when it was first unveiled to the public.  Although building work […]

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Smoked salmon paté moulds

January 30, 2009

  As I mentioned before, over Christmas and New Year I had to produce food in three kitchens other than my own, and to save my sanity I decided to come up with three recipes based on one central ingredient:  smoked salmon. In the first of this 3-part series, I told you how I made […]

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A reminder, an award, and your recipes needed!

January 29, 2009

After totally exhausting myself on Sunday to get my Burns Night post up, I've kind of been in blogging limbo – lots of ideas but not a scrap of energy to write.  And it hasn't been helped by the fact that I've been in the gym for 3 out of the past 6 days – […]

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Foodbuzz 24,24,24: Celebrate Scotland with a Burns Night dinner

January 25, 2009

In the flickering candlelight, there is a man in a skirt approaching me, carrying both a knife and a stuffed sheep’s stomach, and somewhere in the background I can hear a sound like a cat strapped to some Mediaeval instrument of torture. Oh no… wait. It’s bagpipe music. And no, I’m, not being inducted into […]

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Saturday Snapshots #22

January 24, 2009

  Illegal alien – Galena, Illinois – October 2008 When we were in Chicago last year, we drove out to Galena for the weekend and stopped at the Chestnut Mountain Resort on the banks of the Mississippi River.  While I was waiting for Nick, I snapped this little guy, and I was surprised to find he wasn't […]

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Cranberry, pistachio & choc chip cookies

January 21, 2009

  You know how sometimes you just click with a person?  Sometimes this takes the form of instantly identifying a kindred spirit. Back in November 1990 I went on an end-of-university-exams holiday to Plettenberg Bay over New Year with my brother and some friends.  This is the equivalent of the US institution of Spring Break – hundreds […]

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Bunny chow – South Africa’s own street food

January 18, 2009

  **DISCLAIMER** – no fluffy bunnies were harmed in the making of this dish!! Phew.  Just thought I'd get that disclaimer out of the may before people started hurling abuse, shoes or frying pans Street food – it's such a great concept.  Something cheap and readily available, sold on the streets in a portable format, and eaten […]

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