June 2012

Saturday Snapshots #201

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  Glitter Baobab tree – Port Elizabeth – June 2012

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Saturday Snapshots #200

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 Sea Point promenade sunset – Cape Town, April 2012

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Chicken in a creamy mustard, preserved lemon and rosemary sauce

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  The first time I every heard of rosemary being symbolic of remembrance was when my mother died.  My brother’s wife’s sister visited my dad a few days later and brought him a potted rosemary plan, explaining that rosemary was the herb of remembrance.  I loved the idea of a living remembrance, rather than the […]

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Crussh, Jubilee Place

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  My first-ever visit to Crussh at Jubilee Place in Canary Wharf got off to a slightly hysterical start.  In the course of making arrangements via e-mail, Michelle’s typing error had transformed MD Chris Fung’s name into Chris FUN.  ”You’re kidding – he must be a real fun guy!”, I quipped, not realising until Chris […]

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Saturday Snapshots #199

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  Keeping an eye on the time – Musee d’Orsay, Paris June 2012

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Asparagus a la Flamande and a stroll through Rue Grenelle market in Paris

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  When I was about six years old, my late half-sister Lucille moved to France. After completing her language studies in South Africa, she went to do an Honours course in Aix-en-Provence, fell in love, got married and never moved back to South Africa.  At the time, South Africans did not really do that sort […]

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Great Taste @ The Cadogan

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  The Great Taste Awards were started in the mid-1990s by the Guild of Fine Food to recognise excellence in speciality and artisan British producers.  Producers submit their products which are then judged by at least three different panels at three different venues.  All the tasting by the over 350 judges, who include fine food […]

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