Vegetable side dishes

Roasted carrot and coriander soup

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  When I was back home in South Africa recently, as usual, I stayed at my brother’s house.  It’s about as different from my own house in London as you can get – and I don’t just mean because it’s a gazillion times bigger and has a swimming pool!  No, the real differences are on […]

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Spring greens with blue cheese

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  Predictions.  What is it about them that the human race simply cannot resist??  Nostradamus made a career out of making them.  Generations of scarf-swathed women in heavy black eyeliner with cards or crystal balls or tea-leaves have made a good living out of them (or got condemned to death on account of being a […]

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Sautéed Brussels sprouts with caramelised garlic, lemon & chilli

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  One of the disadvantages of having our dining room in the conservatory at the back of the house is that there is no hiding your kitchen and your work-in-progress from your guests.  I am inevitably in the kitchen when guests arrive and they either pop in to say hi before returning to the lounge, or […]

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Broccoli, cherry tomato & Brie tart

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Psssst!  want a sneak peek at the Wikio Top Gastronomy Blog rankings for August 2011?  Click here!   Superfoods.  Isn’t it funny how they are always so bloody… exotic (read: unobtainable, expensive).  I mean, who do you know who grows goji berries in their back yard?  I believe many people in London grow their own […]

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Radish, celeriac & pecorino salad with truffle oil & pomegranate – how things change!

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  You’ve all heard the saying “the more things change, the more they stay the same”, right? Well, I do believe it’s true.  You change jobs; you change size; you change partners; you change your taste in music; you change countries; you change hair cut/colour; you change your wardrobe.  But despite all these changes, some things […]

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Tomato, pesto & thyme tarte tatin

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Travel:  I love how it broadens the mind (and the derriere, if you eat as much when travelling as I do!).  Living in one country you always seem to think that its problems are totally unique; that its traditions are novel, and its way of doing things correct. It’s only when you travel abroad that you begin […]

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Shredded Brussels sprouts with pancetta and pine nuts – and my new year wishes for you

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There is a lovely saying in Afrikaans which goes geluk by die ongeluk, which means fortune with the misfortune – or, roughly translated, every cloud has a silver lining.  Isn’t that a great way of looking at things?  Whatever seemingly disasterous thing Life throws at you, you just need to look at it in a different […]

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