March 2012

Saturday Snapshots #188

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 River of tulips, Keukenhof garden, Holland – May 2010  

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Self-saucing chocolate cherry puddings

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So – who can tell me what a Trojan horse is?  This is one of those questions that shows your age, I’m afraid.  If you are of a certain age (ahem!) you will tell me about how the Greeks besieged the city of Troy but despite their efforts, nothing seemed to be able to break […]

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Jordan restaurant, Cape winelands

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  When I started visiting Stellenbosch and Paarl the Cape winelands for the first time as a student, eating was the furthest thing from my and my companions’ minds.  The main aim was to find wineries that did not charge you for tasting and then to schmooze the staff behind the tasting counter so that […]

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Saturday Snapshots #187

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 An exuberance of blossoms – February 2011 Because every girl deserves flowers on her birthday  

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Grilled nectarines with saffron and lavender syrup

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When I first got to the UK in 2000, I embarked on a culinary voyage of discovery.  Suddenly, berries that had cost half a month’s salary in South Africa (or simply weren’t available) were available on every supermarket shelf – and sometimes even available for free in the hedgerows around our house!  The stuff I […]

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Harbour House, Kalk Bay

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Photo courtesy and © Harbour House website There are many things in this world between which there are proportional relationships.  Sometimes, this is a direct proportional relationship:  the more you exercise, the fitter you get; the likelihood of the photocopier breaking is directly proprtional to the importance of the job you are copying; or you […]

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Saturday Snapshots #186

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Me and my shadow – Chatel, France

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