Deconstructed cherry pavlova “shots”

July 25, 2008

You’d think after my chastisement by the Internuts, I’d learn my lesson – but apparently I’m a slow learner (or I’m just plain otherwise!).   Yes, folks, I’m once again wading into murky waters into which angels fear to dangle their toes.  I am fully aware that I run the risk of being told that nobody from South African […]

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Char-grilled asparagus, courgette and haloumi salad – I’m in love!

June 12, 2008

Dear Nigel This is one of the hardest letters I've ever had to write.  Please know that, whatever follows below, you were my first love and for that you will always have a place in my heart. I remember when we met – I had no idea who you were.  All I knew was that […]

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Leek and smoked haddock chowder

March 31, 2008

Regard the leek.  Who would guess by looking at it that it has such a colourful history?  It's been cultivated for thousands of years (nobody knows exactly how long) and was already a well-loved vegetable in the first century AD when Pliny wrote about it.  According to Pliny, the most esteemed leeks were those grown […]

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