July 2011

Boerewors mini sausage rolls

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  Have you ever had the feeling that your heart lives in two places at once?  I suspect anybody whose lover or child has ever lived far away from them knows precisely what I am talking about. Part of your heart lives where you physically find yourself, attached to things like friends, neighbours, pets, a […]

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Saturday Snapshots #153

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Regents Canal towpath, London – October 2010

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Clearspring miso tasting – and a new London workshop!

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  Miso is a traditional Japanese seasoning produced by fermenting rice, barley and/or soybeans together with salt. The resulting thick paste (which is high in protein and rich in vitamins and minerals) can be used in sauces and spreads, or mixed with dashi soup stock to serve as miso soup.  Miso is very widely used in […]

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Capability restaurant, Waldorf Astoria Syon Park

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  I often have fantasies of winning the Lotto and never having to set foot on a steamy, heaving Tube carriage again. I would have a personal driver to take me here, there and everywhere as I relaxed in the back seat, watching everybody else suffering through their commute.  Or so you’d think.  Last week, Andrew […]

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Ruby grapefruit & Campari granita

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Do you ever catch sight of yourself reflected in a mirror or shop window and think: “Oh my word, I look exactly like my Aunty Betty!”, or words to that effect?  I don’t even have to look as far into the family tree as an aunty or a distant cousin:  I am the spitting image […]

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Saturday Snapshots #152

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Going…. going….  - Amsterdam, April 2010 

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Food & Wine Blogger Indaba 2011, Cape Town

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  As I pointed out in my post on Wednesday, I believe deeply and passionately in blogging as a manifestation of the right to freedom of expression; as a deeply fulfilling creative outlet; and as a living testimony to the Internet’s power to create and sustain communities of people with shared interests and goals.  And as […]

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