Recipes – leftovers

Confetti rice salad – celebrate!

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  A pessimist sees only the dark side of the clouds and mopes; a philosopher sees both sides, and shrugs; an optimist doesn’t see the clouds at all – he’s walking on them – Leonard Louis Levinson It’s a simple fact that there are those of us in this world for whom the glass is half […]

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Christmas pudding semifreddo with cinnamon streusel and brandy sauce

Thumbnail image for Christmas pudding semifreddo with cinnamon streusel and brandy sauce December 15, 2011

  One of the things people often ask me at this time of year is what some proper South African Christmas traditions are. It’s at times like this when I am faced with the sudden urge to make up something totally outlandish, along the lines of ”first, you have to feed the giraffes their customary mince pies, otherwise they […]

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Green Thai curry vegetable ribbons

June 1, 2009

It’s been a good week for Carla Bruni and Hugh Jackman. It’s been a bad week for Peter Andre (poor lamb.  But what was he thinking marrying her?!?) It’s been a good week for Austria. It’s been (another) bad week for Zimbabwe. It’s been a good week for Cooksister the Homeowner (OMG, could I love […]

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Frittata with Gorgonzola spring greens

May 15, 2009

Ah, the omelette. Done well, it is a thing of exquisitely simple beauty – a wobbly, barely cooked blanket of eggy goodness enfolding a delicious surprise of a filling.  It’s cheap, it is easy to master, and together with a salad and a glass of wine, you need little else for an elegant and satisfyng […]

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Curly kale risotto for winter’s last gasp

March 27, 2009

  When I first got to London I was told: "If you don't like the weather, wait ten minutes.  It's bound to change." Although the ten minutes bit was a little optimistic, it certainly is true that the weather here seems to have no concept of consistency.  The one minute (i.e. last Saturday) it truly […]

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Leftover Christmas gammon = gammon and caramelised shallot quiche!

December 31, 2008

  So has everyone recovered from the onslaught of Christmas eating and drinking yet?  I hope so, because tonight will be the second wave in the form of new year's celebrations!  What are you all up to tonight?  We are with friends and I will try to post a visual clue later today so you […]

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Waiter, there’s something in my… spiced pumpkin muffins

October 31, 2008

I have a confession to make. Most days of the year, I am a diligent blogger who tries to buy ethically-produced products.  I try to patronise independent retailers where I can, rather than the huge chains that have assumed far too much power over what we put on our plates.  I gravitate towards excellent, natural ingredients and […]

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