Recipes – eggs

Asparagus, anchovy, lemon and caper quiche – and a book giveaway

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  UPDATE ON 9 SEPT:  The winner of the book giveaway is @enigmeg!  Thanks to all who entered. Some people are way better than others at simply going with the flow. These are the people who refuse to lie awake at night worrying what the global financial crisis is doing to their pension funds and simply […]

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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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Passion fruit pavlova to celebrate CookSister’s 7th birthday

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    So… what can you do in seven years?  Depending on who and where you are, you can: build one million Audi A3 cars win the Tour de France 7 times (if you are Lance Armstrong) fight a war have bad luck (if you break a mirror) develop an itch Or alternatively you can write 1,000 […]

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Feta, Peppadew and thyme quiche for a blogger photo afternoon

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  As anybody who cooks for a living, or who blogs for an obsession, will know, going to eat at other people’s houses can be a social minefield.  First there is the “oh I can’t have YOU over for dinner – you won’t possibly enjoy the simple food that I can cook – too much […]

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One-pan breakfast – something for the weekend

March 12, 2010

When I was 16 years old, I made up my mind one December that what I really wanted to do was host a new year's eve party.  But it wasn't enough to have people round for dinner and some dancing – oh no, this party had to be different.  The invitations requested the pleasure of my […]

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Pea, feta cheese and basil frittata

November 5, 2009

During World War II, 67,000 Italian prisoners of war mainly from the conflict in North Africa were sent out to South Africa where they were mainly housed in the Zonderwater POW camp in what was then the Transvaal. (You can read more about the camp here – but suffice to say that after the war the Camp Commandant Prinsloo […]

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Individual berry meringue pots – and a cookbook review

October 7, 2009

It's a well-known fact that a lot of South Africans who emigrate, head for Australia in search of a similar climate, lifestyle and culture. In fact, in the early 90s "packing for Perth" became slang for describing anybody who was emigrating, no matter where they were going!  I, too, have always harboured a secret desire to be […]

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