Recipes – meat

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)

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  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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Beef brisket with braai (BBQ) sauce potjiekos

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  There is a great joke about diets that goes something like this: STUDIES HAVE SHOWN THAT: The Japanese eat very little fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans of Britons. The French eat a lot of fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans or Britons. The Chinese drink very little red wine and suffer […]

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Pork and cider hotpot with prunes for a very English lunch

Thumbnail image for Pork and cider hotpot with prunes for a very English lunch May 13, 2011

  I once worked at a company where almost all the managers were expats.  One of them was an Austrian who had joined this (American) company years ago, moved Stateside, and then been transferred back to Europe to work for the London office of the same company. He was fairly sure of his nationality – […]

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Schweinsbraten (Austrian slow-roast pork shoulder) and friendship

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The past two months have been a bit of a rollercoaster for me.  From highs like our beach wedding vow renewal ceremony and speaking at the Food Blogger Indaba, to lows like my father’s hospitalisation and unexpected death and the sad task of packing up my childhood home and parents’ treasured possessions.  But the one theme […]

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