Smoked salmon and dill chowder

January 16, 2009

  So.  Have you ever indulged in a threesome? No, don't worry, CookSister has not suddenly turned into an adult site!  I'm talking about one ingredient, prepared three ways, and served together.  You might think that this is the preserve of poncey restaurants and celebrity TV chefs, but over the festive season I proved it's […]

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Still wondering what to cook for Christmas dinner?

December 24, 2008

** STOP PRESS **  There is an updated version of this post available  - 35 tried and tested Christmas recipes from my archives, from cocktails & canapés to desserts!  I’ve been a bad, bad blogger this month.  All this gallivanting about, buying gifts, attending Christmas parties, eating, travelling, drinking… but precious little blogging!! And I […]

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Merry Christmas, South African style

December 25, 2006

Merry Christmas, everyone, from sunny South Africa! OK, I admit, I'm cheating a teensy bit here…  Because I will have only intermittent internet access and I wasn't at all sure I'd be able to post today, I have used pictures and stories from Christmas 2004, which was the last Christmas I spent in South Africa. […]

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Roast gammon for Christmas

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  Well, it seems Christmas has come and gone and (shockingly, yet unsurprisingly) I have not yet blogged about our meal for Christmas 2005… or 2004.  And now that I’m way late for both of them, it seems rather irrelevant when I actually get round to it!! In fact, maybe that’s a plan – we’ll […]

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