Blog Party

Kalyn’s spicy roast chickpeas

February 17, 2009

  Those of you who have read my first column for Food24 will know that Valentine's Day is probably not my most hotly anticipated holiday of the year. OK, it probably does have something to do with the fact that 20 years ago I was unceremoniously dumped by my boyfriend on V-Day…  We had been having some […]

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Sun-dried tomato pesto twirls, current addictions, WTSIM and more

September 17, 2008

Do you ever get the feeling your mouth is developing the nasty habit of writing out cheques that your body can't cash? Or at least, that there aren't enough hours in a day to cash? That's where I am right now. My head is fizzing with ideas and plans and schemes, but when I get […]

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Vampire-slaying tomato, basil & marinated feta skewers

May 8, 2008

Now there’s a post title you didn’t think you’d be seeing on Cooksister any time soon. Don’t get me wrong – I love vampire lore.  I read Salem’s Lot as a teenager and loved every minute of it.  Interview with the Vampire enthralled me.  Nosferatu is, visually speaking, one of my all-time favourite films – […]

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Cheese olives

September 23, 2007

Life likes to throw little surprises our way. Some of them are good.  Like having something you lost returned to you by a good samaritan.  Or being upgraded to business class for free on a long-haul flight.  Or a longed-for gift bought by an attentive partner.  Or winning the lottery Some are not so good.  […]

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Broad bean crostini and cocktails – for one!

July 19, 2007

Regular readers of this blog will know that I have been moaning rather regularly about the weather of late.  I mean, it’s late July already and it feels as if we are still waiting for summer to get underway!  It’s all too depressing.  In fact, the only warm days I remember recently were the Henley […]

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Blog Party XVII – Britney spears

December 15, 2006

It seems that I’m just caught up in a net of canapés these days!  At the beginning of the month I helped Johanna to cater a canapé party for 30.  Then, of course, there is our fabulous Menu for Hope prize – a canapé party expertly catered for you by me and Johanna for the […]

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Boerewors, peppadew & haloumi skewers – take it like a man!

June 18, 2006

I have a confession to make.  No, don’t worry, I haven’t eaten another deep-fried Mars Bar or binged on Burger King…  No, the confession is far more mortifying than that.  The fact of the matter is that while Stephanie has been a faithful supporter of and contributor to the End of Month Egg on Toast […]

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