NaBloPoMo 2007

Cranberry apple bran muffins – virtue never tasted so good

November 16, 2007

Bran muffins have a PR problem. Just like prunes that have become the butt-end (pardon the pun) of many a joke because of their laxative properties, bran muffins are somehow destined to be associated forever with the sandal-wearing, lentil-eating, tree-hugging hippy image of people trying to live a slightly left-of-centre lifestyle.  You'd imagine that people […]

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Moira’s New England clam chowder

November 15, 2007

Seeing as we’re in a Boston frame of mind at the moment, after I FINALLY got round to posting about my visit, it would be probably be a good idea to strike while the iron is hot and to post this dish which is closely related to Boston and which I made about a year […]

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Wild Honey

November 14, 2007

I’ve been eating out a lot lately. The waistband of my trousers tells me so.  We seem to have had an endless parade of visiting friends and old acquaintances to catch up with, and London being London it is almost always easier to meet at a restaurant somewhere halfway between our respective houses.  So the […]

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Wholly mackerel!

November 13, 2007

When I was a little girl, one of my favourite movies was The Rescuers.  I loved Evinrude the dragonfly, I loved Orville the albatross, I adored stylish Miss Bianca and good-hearted Bernard.  One of the lines I remember best from the movie was the fact that Bernard always greeted every unexpected event with "holy mackerel!".  […]

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Neptune Oyster and 2 days in Boston

November 12, 2007

No, it’s not that I’ve been holding out on you and slipped off on a secret weekend in Boston… The truth is that this is the final post in my series on our trip to the USA last year.  Only 12 short months after we got back.  I weep… Anyhow.  After our lovely stay in […]

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Pizza inspirations – Mozzarella, basil and slow-roast tomatoes

November 11, 2007

As I have said before, Friday nights here at Chez Cooksister are pizza nights.  For the rest of the week, I try to cook reasonably balanced and healthy meals:  protein, carbohydrates and lots of vegetables.  Yes, they are tasty, but these meals do seem to take up pretty much all of my leisure time on […]

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Cilantro, cucumber and tomato salad

November 10, 2007

It seems that I am on a roll writing about love-it-or-hate-it foods. Hands up – who likes fresh coriander leaves, a.k.a. cilantro?  I know I do – and Nick has repeatedly declared that fresh cilantro is his all-time favourite herb.  But as I have discovered, this is not an opinion shared by everyone – to […]

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