Recipes – meat

Venison steaks with a red wine, balsamic & shiitake mushroom sauce

Thumbnail image for Venison steaks with a red wine, balsamic & shiitake mushroom sauce April 18, 2012

  The human race has many motivators – stimuli that cause us to behave in a certain fashion or refrain from behaving in a certain fashion. The desire for approval is a huge motivator, relied on for centuries by parents who would tell you sadly how disappointed they were in your behaviour rather than yelling […]

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Steak on a blue cheese, spinach & pecan risotto

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  As I have said before, I do love a good simile.  One of my favourite wine-related similes is this: Men are like a fine wine. They all start out like grapes, and it’s our job to stomp on them and keep them in the dark until they mature into something you’d like to have […]

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Sausage and cannellini bean gratin with kale and Parmesan

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  In the late summer of 2010 we rented a villa on the Costa Tropical in Spain, near Almunecar (which turns out to be the source of every cherimoya fruit I’ve seen since!).  The villa was gorgeous, perched high up on a hillside with a 180 degree view of the blue Mediterranean and spectacular sunsets […]

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How to cook a perfect sirloin steak – with Tasmanian pepper sauce

Thumbnail image for How to cook a perfect sirloin steak – with Tasmanian pepper sauce November 14, 2011

  I received a wonderful and aposite e-mail the other day with the subject line “You know you are getting middle aged when…”.  Here are some gems from it: Your houseplants stay alive — and you can’t smoke any of them. You find yourself in a garden centre and actually recognise the names of some […]

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Lavender and herb crusted roast lamb shoulder

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If you enjoy reading CookSister and feel inclined to do so, I would love it if you cast your vote for me to win Best Food & Wine Blog and Best Photographic Blog in the 2011 South African Blog Awards. To vote, click here and follow the instructions given (e-mail me if you have problems!).  Thank […]

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Nduja, bell pepper and basil risotto

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If you enjoy this recipe, please VOTE FOR ME in the Nduja challenge on Facebook – voting open till Friday 19 August!   It’s often been said that the world can be divided into two types of people – although just where the dividing line lies has been the subject of much heated debate!  Some […]

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Mexican pork pibil (cochinita pibil)

Thumbnail image for Mexican pork pibil (cochinita pibil) July 11, 2011

  It’s funny how some places turn out to be just like you imagine them to be.  My first glimpse of London from the Piccadilly Line windows was the row up on row of West London terraced houses and accorderd pretty much with my visions of London.  You get to Paris and people really do […]

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