Recipes – leftovers

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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Chicken a la King revisited for CookSister’s 4th birthday

May 23, 2008

Happy blogday to me, happy blogday to me! Yes, folks, it’s four (count ‘em!) years to the day since I first took to my keyboard and started CookSister.  At the time, I knew close to nothing about blogs or the blogging community – all I knew was that reading Jeremy’s blog had opened up a […]

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Easy chicken, broccoli and mustard bake

April 17, 2008

Shortly after I met Nick, I remember going home to my parents’ place on the way home from work for a coffee and a quick visit.  My mom was having a bit of a lie-down and I went to sit at the foot of her bed and chatted.  And then I said something to her […]

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Claudette’s roasted potato salad

February 27, 2008

Living in a foreign country far from your family and friends has its ups and downs. For me, the upsides of London have included the incredible travel opportunities, the opportunity to start a blog (which I doubt I would have done had I stayed home), the eclectic mix of people I have met, and the […]

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Three pepper and mushroom fritata

February 17, 2008

Much as I love being on holiday, one of the downsides is that you get back home and there is nothing of any use in the fridge.  I got the habit from my mom to plan meals in the run-up to a family holiday in such a way that by the day we left there […]

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If life gives you leftover roast lamb, make lamb Stroganoff!

November 23, 2007

One of the great things about winter is that all of a sudden I have develop a craving for heary stews and chunky roast joints of meat.  Somehow, these just don’t seem to be appropriate in the summer, but as soon as the weather turns chillier they take on a whole new appeal. Apart from […]

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Chicken a la king – food fit for a king

May 26, 2004

In the wake of yesterday’s posting where I denigrated my favourite dish as a 5-year-old, Chicken a la King, I was asked for a recipe so that the public can try both C a la K AND bobotie and draw their own conclusions. This would require some research as it’s not something I have ever […]

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