Cooksister in the media

Awards – for me and for South African food producers

September 9, 2008

You know that old saying about "if at first you don't succeed, try and try again"? I'd never been quite convinced by it.  I was always more of a "if at first you don't succeed, so much for bungee jumping" kinda gal! But every once in a while, the universe nudges you with its elbow and says "see – I […]

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Can you Twist short story update

July 23, 2008

Well, my short story certainly ended with a bang on Friday! As I told you earlier last week, I have been invited to take part in a short story competition along with 5 other South African female bloggers, called Can You Twist.  The story ran daily on the internet in 5 instalments last week, finishing with […]

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My fiction debut (!), more press, and two awards

July 15, 2008

So I keep saying I can write… now is your chance to find out if I can walk the walk as well as talking the talk. A couple of weeks ago I was invited to participate in Can You Twist, a project where 6 female South African bloggers compete with their short stories for the […]

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CookSister in the media (twice!) and announcing WTSIM Berried Treasure

June 13, 2008

What can I say – blogging can be a real rollercoaster of emotions sometimes.  Take this week for example.  I will freely admit that the past 7 days have been my unhappiest since I started blogging.  Why?  Because I have had persistent software issues for no apparent reason – and a hell of a time convincing […]

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My ELuckypacket postcard, WTSIM and some housekeeping

May 11, 2008

Some of you may remember a few weeks back I highlighted some South African blogs – among them This is Zimbabwe (the source of most of the Zimwatch headlines in my sidebar), Doula Mel, and ELuckypacket.  Well, ELuckypacket's Sue recently hosted a postcard exchange where the idea was to send a postcard to another participant […]

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What the papers are saying…

January 9, 2006

You know how they say some days you’re the windscreen, some days you’re the bug?  For instance, on some days I seriously have to ask myself what insanity gripped me when I started to blog.  As it is, I complain constantly to Nick about how there are too few hours in the day – how […]

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Mid-month publication extravaganza!

May 18, 2005

Well, it had to happen.  For far too long the extraordinary body of writing contained in food blogs has been the sole preserve of internet surfers – well-read by other bloggers, but largely hidden from the public at large.  So we were all cooking and writing away but effectively hiding our collective light under a […]

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