Recipes – fish

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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Smoked salmon and avocado stacks

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  My brother and I share many things.  A love of music.  An obsession with trivia.  Childhood memories.  But one of our shared interests that most often connects us these days is our love of nostalgia and all things retro.  Nothing pleases us more than finding the most obscure movie reference T-shirts online (how about […]

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Really simple crabcakes

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[Thanks to all of you who have been sending your good wishes and asking after my dad - it means more to me than you know.  Things have been up and down.  Immedately following the hip surgery last Wednesday night he went to ICU where he remains.  As a result of the antibiotics he has […]

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Prawn and lemon pepper risotto

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  There is a wonderful poem by Philip Larkin (a poet who was offered the position of Poet Laureate in 1984 but turned it down) called “This be the verse” that starts like this (warning – profanity ahoy!):   They fuck you up, your mum and dad.   They may not mean to, but they do. They […]

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Thai green curry mussels

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Thanks so much to all my you who tirelessly nominated, voted for, and supported me in the SA Blog Awards 2010.  The results were announced over the weekend and I am pleased to announce that I was placed second in both the Best Food & Wine and Best Overseas Blog categories.  Riddle me this: I have […]

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Pan-fried fish fillets with capers on pesto mash

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  Capers.  Slippery little suckers, aren’t they? I mean, for a start, what are they?  Seeds?  Berries?  What??  I grew up believing I knew exactly what they were.  My father told me that they were the pickled seeds of the nasturtium plant and seeing as the Afrikaans word for nasturtium is kappertjie, there seemed to be an […]

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Smoked salmon, vodka and pea pasta – and a Kinvara salmon hamper

Thumbnail image for Smoked salmon, vodka and pea pasta – and a Kinvara salmon hamper July 8, 2010

I have been reading a few articles lately about “the expat experience” in London (as if there is only ONE experience expats can possibly have!).  With all the fantastic vibe that has been generated in South Africa with the tremendously successful FIFA World Cup 2010, it seems to have become fashionable to paint South Africans living […]

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