NaBloPoMo 2007

Mushroom soup – it all started with a duck

November 30, 2007

Ain’t life just like that sometimes?? The very last night of NaBloPoMo and TONIGHT I develop IT troubles. It started with problems with the internet browser and after reopening Internet Explorer a few times I though I would re-start the machine to see if that sorted it out. Only… when I restarted it, Windows refused […]

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Menu for Hope IV – spotlight on Lesotho

November 29, 2007

I'm sure you have all heard of the wonderful Menu for Hope event that is the brainchild of Pim and takes place once a year around Christmas. For those of you who aren't familiar with it, the campaign involves food bloggers (and others) from around the world each donating something to be raffled off on-line […]

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Spicy slow-roast lamb – or why I love Nigel Slater

November 28, 2007

  Some of you may have been wondering where the leftover roast lamb came from that I used to make very-un-traditional lamb Stroganoff last week.  Well, wonder no more. This is not the first time I have waxed lyrical about Nigel Slater on this blog.  I’m sure I recall saying somewhere that if the house […]

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Waiter, there’s something in my… melktert!

November 27, 2007

Do you know the feeling when you know something is part of your heritage and you know you should like it… but you just don’t?  Like my father growing up in the Afrikaner heartland of the Orange Free State province, but not liking braais.  Or a Scotsman who can’t stand haggis.  Or me, growing up […]

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NaBloPoMo, WTSIM, the best laid plans – and some gratuitous chile pics

November 26, 2007

So there I was at the end of October, contemplating signing up for NaBloPoMo, thinking how hard can it really be to post every day for a month – a measly little month?!? Hah. Well, to be honest, it's not that hard.  Provided you aren't trying to a) hold down a job; b) get some […]

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Proudly South African verjuice

November 25, 2007

One of the things that I like most about travelling is that I get to shop for exotic ingredients on every trip.  Sometimes I do my research so as to make sure I come back with whatever product the area that I am visiting is best known for.  Other times I just wander around the […]

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Couldn’t-be-easier butternut squash bake

November 24, 2007

One of the many things that sets the South Africans apart from the British is our deep affection for pumpkins and other squashes.  I do wonder whether it’s a climate-related issue, as gourds generally like a dry climate. Maybe this is why we share our love of gourds with our American cousins. Either way, butternut […]

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