November 2010

Saturday Snapshots #118

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Shine a little light – London, November 2010

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Fig, Halloumi and hazelnut salad

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I have mentioned before how much I love languages – their inexplicable differences, their unexpected similarities, and their subtle nuances.  It is one of my great regrets that my high school did not offer a modern European language option:  no German, French or Spanish classes, only English, Afrikaans, Xhosa and umm, Latin.  But despite being […]

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Saturday Snapshots #117

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Hibiscus – Plettenberg Bay, February 2008

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Blackberry & pistachio clafoutis and summer memories

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I have been reading that if the Autumn colours are really vivid, that is a sign that we have had a hot summer – apparently the hotter it is, the more sugars can form in the leaves, and the degree of Autumn colour that the leaves get is a function of the leaf sugar levels.  […]

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Spicy roasted pumpkin seeds

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One day I found two pumpkin seeds. I planted one and pulled the weeds. It sprouted roots and a big, long vine. A pumpkin grew; I called it mine. The pumpkin was quite round and fat. (I really am quite proud of that.) But there is something I’ll admit That has me worried just a […]

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Saturday Snapshots #116

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London Autumn leaves – November 2010

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Andrew’s Really Secret (Wine) Event II – #ARSEing about the countryside

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  Do you remember how a hangover feels?  That split second when you open your eyes in the morning and think oh what a lovely day… and then you lift your head off the pillow and the little man inside your heat starts pounding on your skull with a sledgehammer.  And then you open the […]

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