Events – Waiter, there’s something in my…

Cranberry, orange and pecan muffins for WTSIM

January 11, 2009

   I'm still warbling Christmas carols, thinking about posting my Christmas lunch & New Year dinner recipes, and looking guiltily at our Christmas tree that really should come down…  so can somebody please explain to me how it got to be almost halfway through January 2009 already??  Yikes.  Tempus fugit indeed.  I believe I'm up […]

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Roast lamb with coffee – suspend your disbelief for WTSIM

November 30, 2008

  Much as I love ordering reasonably adventurously when I'm eating out, when it comes to cooking at home, I have to admit that I'm not one for wacky food combinations.  Lamb is served with mint sauce for a good reason: the tastes really do work to complement each other.  Ditto fish and lemon, chips […]

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Go with gourd – the WTSIM#20 round-up

November 6, 2008

So, halloween has been and gone – all those pumpkins carved… and now all that leftover pumpkin flesh to use up.  What to do, what to do??  As I'm not much of a fan of wasted food, a few weeks ago I anticipated this and challenged you to come up with your best gourd recipes for […]

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Waiter, there’s something in my… spiced pumpkin muffins

October 31, 2008

I have a confession to make. Most days of the year, I am a diligent blogger who tries to buy ethically-produced products.  I try to patronise independent retailers where I can, rather than the huge chains that have assumed far too much power over what we put on our plates.  I gravitate towards excellent, natural ingredients and […]

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WTSIM #20 – for the love of gourd

October 16, 2008

Oh the guilt!! Here I am, living the high life in Chicago with all my good intentions of blogging early every morning in tatters.  I have neglected all you lovely readers.  But in my defense I can say that I have been busy.  I have explored Chicago inside and out.  I have spent 2 amazing […]

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Nasi ayam nanas (Indonesian pineapple chicken rice)

September 30, 2008

Before this edition of Waiter, There’s Something in My… (the monthly event that I co-host with my buddies Andrew and Johanna), Andrew asked me to help him choose between two themes.  I chose one… he went for the other. Clearly my opinion is highly valued over at chez SpittoonExtra! When he announced the “something vaguely […]

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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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