February 2012

Saturday Snapshots #183

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  The mother ship – Olympic Park, London Feb 2012

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An evening of wine and wedding couture with Love & Lord

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  It was one of those invitations that land in your inbox and catch your eye because of their sheer unlikeliness.  I’ve been to wine and food matching dinners – but matching wines to wedding dresses?  Surely this was some sort of wind-up?  But no, having re-read the invitation, this was definitely what it said: […]

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Cream of celery soup and memories

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  When I had to write and deliver the eulogy at my father’s funeral nearly a year ago, I remember starting off by listing the things for which my father probably wanted to be remembered. He was a complicated and, in some ways, a vain man who would have listed his achievements as being a […]

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Saturday Snapshots #182

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  Regent’s Canal Reflections – London, January 2008

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A Swedish Julbord at Styrsö Skäret near Gothenburg

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  After our eventful day which had included fika, the Feskekorka and Saluhallen food halls, as well as Gothenburg’s Christmas markets, it was time to put our feet up as we headed for dinner.  The lovely ladies from Go:teborg had very kindly booked a table for Su-Lin and myself at the Pensionat Skäret, an inn […]

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How to make sloe gin – and a Sloe Lovin’ cocktail for Valentine’s Day

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  So I heard that old zombie project Valentine’s day was doing a circle-round again this week. Time was running our – I was where the rubber meets the road and I realised it was time to think out of the box and try to schedule some facetime with The Other half to celebrate.  I […]

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The Food Blogger Indaba 2012 survey (and a long overdue Wines of South Africa braai post!)

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 In case you missed my tweet last week, I’m thrilled to say that CookSister was featured in leading UK newspaper The Times last week as web search of the day – page 28 of the Register section.     Flicking through my archives recently as part of lots of behind-the-scenes work taking place here at CookSister HQ, […]

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