Events – Presto Pasta Nights

Smoked salmon, vodka and pea pasta – and a Kinvara salmon hamper

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I have been reading a few articles lately about “the expat experience” in London (as if there is only ONE experience expats can possibly have!).  With all the fantastic vibe that has been generated in South Africa with the tremendously successful FIFA World Cup 2010, it seems to have become fashionable to paint South Africans living […]

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Sun-dried tomato and aubergine pasta – the food of love

April 29, 2010

  If you had told me nine years ago that I would still be living in London today, I would have laughed my head off and told you you were crazy.   If you had told me nine years ago that I would someday have two adorable nephews who love me, tease me and make me […]

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Chicken, roasted butternut and feta lasagna

December 16, 2009

I’ve said it before (quite often, recently!), and I’ll say it again: one of the best things about blogging is the people that you meet. In some cases, it will be people that you meet in person, like my wonderful friends from Food Blogger Connect 2009 (yes, you all know who you are!), or Courtney, […]

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Salmon tagliatelle and a Cirio product review

November 22, 2009

  Sometimes, only comfort food will do. Maybe it's the windy, rainy weather.  Maybe it was the rather stressful Friday and Saturday I spent co-ordinating a training seminar for nearly 100 people in Croydon last weekend.  Or the nasty tummy bug I had 3 days earlier…   Whatever the reason, last Monday when I got home from […]

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Zucchini, tomato and feta cheese sauce on gluten-free pasta

February 13, 2009

  I have been feeling guilty lately.  No, not the usual stuff about eating too much, drinking too much or not going to the gym.  I was tidying up files on my PC and discovered my bulging archives of weekly newsletters that I religiously used to send to my family and friends.  Every week!  6 pages or […]

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Luxury mac ‘n’ cheese pots

September 10, 2008

You know how sometimes everybody likes something… except you? I remember that at school everyone like liquorice… except me.  How I wished I could also buy those long black ropes of liquorice at the corner cafe and chew contentedly all afternoon… but sadly it was not to be.  Satan’s own shoelaces, if you ask me. […]

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