Main course – poultry

Roast duck with pancetta and potatoes – an alternative Christmas meal

December 21, 2007

It’s Christmas time, there’s no need to be afraid. Unless you happen to be a turkey, of course! Or a plump pig destined to become a gammon.  But wait… maybe you trembling turkeys and petrified piggies can breathe a sigh of relief – why not try something else for Christmas this year?  I mean, who […]

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Chicken biryani for lazy cooks

November 6, 2007

I am embarrassed to admit that, when I first met Nick 9 years ago, I did not eat curry.  Well, I ate my mom’s famous chicken curry (recipe sadly missing, otherwise I would be making it by the bucket), but that was more of a sweetly curry-flavoured chicken stew – think warm coronation chicken – […]

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Sun-dried tomato, basil and mozzarella chicken

October 14, 2007

Right after I finish my first self-help book Clear your freezer – fix your life! I am planning to start a sequel called For the Love of Leftovers.  You heard it here first Seriously, what’s not to love?  Leftovers have inspired me to create dishes like boerewors and butternut risotto or fennel and sausage risotto, […]

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Sticky BBQ chicken sundowners

September 19, 2007

I love food on sticks.  Hot, cold, sweet, savoury… you name it, I love it.  I don’t know what exactly it is about food on sticks that’s so perennially appealing either, but I’m guessing it’s that whiff of the fairground or of streetfood that appeals to me. When I think back to my childhood, I […]

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Chicken with fennel, spices and cream

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I can be such a dork.  A couple of weeks ago while catching up on my blog reading, I came across an event run by Barbara of Winos and Foodies called A Taste of Yellow.  Most of you are already familiar with the yellow Livestrong armbands that aim to raise funds for and awareness of […]

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Easy chicken liver paté with Cognac

February 14, 2007

As I mentioned in my previous post, I was thrilled recently to find chicken livers in my local supermarket.  Yes, yes, I probably should get out more… but it's just that I am always looking for them on our weekly grocery shopping trip and virtually never find them.  This is pretty weird – mainly because […]

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Birthday Part I – feta-filled chicken breasts

April 13, 2006

After my Christmas cookie blast-from-the past post, I thought it fitting to do something a little more recent – my birthday lunch a couple of weeks ago at home!  Yes, sadly the Cooksister is another year older, although I have decided to follow in the footsteps of Johanna‘s grandmother who reached her mid-sixties and then […]

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