NaBloPoMo 2008

Spicy green tomato and apple chutney – move over, Mrs Ball!

November 23, 2008

I like to believe that things happen for a reason. The reason is sometimes frustratingly not apparent at the time when things are happening, but if you wait long enough, nine times out of ten the reason becomes apparent later. If things had gone according to plan, I would have planted my Moneymaker tomatoes, lovingly […]

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Saturday Snapshots #13

November 22, 2008

  City Hall, London 2008 The Greater London Authority City Hall stands on the South Bank of the Thames, right by Tower Bridge (you can see the bridge supports on the left).  Purpose-designed by Foster and Partners (who also designed The Gherkin), it is has no traditional front or back and is designed as a hybrid sphere to minimise the surface […]

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Bar-One sauce – a South African classic

November 21, 2008

  So you think you've had a rough week? Well, spare a thought for some of the occupants of the International Space Station.  First they break the news to you that of the two spiders being sent into space, you are not the Lead Spider – you are merely the understudy.  So you have no […]

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Orecchiette in a creamy mushroom & pesto sauce

November 20, 2008

  Short and sweet tonight, I'm afraid! It's been a long week, I have a houseguest coming over tomorrow night, and at some point I would dearly love to fit in more than the 5 hours sleep per night I've been getting since the start of November and NaBloPoMo… Orecchiette is a pasta shape native to […]

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Comptoir Gascon

November 19, 2008

  So… the financial world has gone to hell in a handbasket.  You still feel the need for your regular fix of French bistro food, but the credit crunch has curtailed your travel budget and trips across the channel just seem like an unnecessary extravagance.  What to do, what to do? Well, help is at hand, […]

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Sautéed Brussels sprouts – do it right

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When people tell me they don’t like Brussels sprouts, my response is the same as when people say they don’t like sex: “Oh sweetie, maybe you’re just doing it wrong!” In some ways, I realise I’m lucky in that Brussels sprouts didn’t really appear on our table when I was a child, so I have no […]

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The WTSIM #21 theme announced, an award – and a meme

November 17, 2008

So.  The October edition of Waiter, There's Something in My… is done and dusted, round-up posted, and people are beginning to wonder what the next theme is going to be.  Well, wonder no more – forthcoming host Johanna has put us all out of our misery and announced the theme for November.  What are your […]

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