Events – Forever Nigella

Watermelon, feta, olive & basil salad – and a BBQ event!

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People often ask me “so what is the difference between an English BBQ and a South African braai?” They both involve the cooking of meat outdoors over an open fire, and yes you can make an argument that the type of meat you cook is the distinguishing feature (because pork sausages and burgers will never […]

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Olive & onion tartlets

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  Bittersweet.  I think that’s probably the first oxymoron I learnt at school and I remember thinking that the name oxymoron was entirely apt.  What kind of moron would describe something as both bitter and sweet at the same time (ah, the logic of the teenager!).  It’s only later in life that you begin to […]

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Spiced chocolate orange cake: decadently gluten-free

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  I check my watch – plenty of time before the guests get here – and permit myself a little hint of a smile:  my ability to juggle all my many and varied commitments is a constant source of pride to me.  I pass the mirror-shiny eye-level oven and pause briefly to smooth my cerise cashmere cardigan […]

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