August 2010

Andrew’s Really Secret (Wine) Event – #ARSEing about in Mayfair

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  Photo courtesy of Andrew from Spittoon Andrew of Spittoon and I have been friends for a long time.  What can I say – we have alot in common.  He blogs, I blog.  He likes wine, I like wine.  He loves his Canon DSLR, I love my Canon DLSR. At the LIWF, he stays over […]

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Choc-kit cookies – a taste of home

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Have you noticed how many good things come in sandwich format? Whoopie pies, for one – like the indulgent red velvet ones that my friend Mowie brought around to my house when he came for lunch (and foraging!) a couple of weeks ago. Or macarons – like the raspberry tea & chocolate tahini ganache ones […]

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Saturday Snapshots #103

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Greenwich colonnade, London – August 2008

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Living a girls’ adventure tale of cocktails and tarts – and a giveaway

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  Defining your family used to be really simple when people were born and raised in the same place where they themselves would eventually settle and raise a family. Your family was your mom and dad; your siblings; and possibly a grandparent that came to live with you. Your extended family was the cousins and aunts […]

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The Spice Girls do London – and Cooksister does DMBLGiT August 2010

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(photo – courtesy of Mowie) [Are you here for Does My Blog Look Good in This August '10?  Simply scroll to the bottom of the post!] So what do you say when you have to go and pick up two people from the airport that you have only met once before, and whom you have now […]

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Gammon steaks with spicy caramelised pineapple slices

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  What is it about the retro food of the 1970s that is so appealing? Is it a generational thing?  Am I only nostalgic for 1970s foods because I was growing up then, and do other generations miss the food of other decades? Or is it the sheer “guilty pleasure” appeal of digging into things like avocado […]

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Irene Dairy Farm, Gauteng

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I always find long-distance air travel to be a totally surreal experience.  For a start, you spend 12 hours in a metal tube kept aloft by sheer force of good engineering, at a cosy temperature of 22C while the air on the other side of the wondow is about -34C. And then there is the experience of boarding […]

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