Recipes – meat

Cottage pie for comfort

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As Alannis Morisette said: ”Well life has a funny way of sneaking up on you when you think everything’s okay and everything’s going right” – and she wasn’t kidding. This post was meant to be a joyous recounting of our incredible 2 weeks in South Africa; of the super successful Food Blogger Indaba 2011; of the […]

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Easy Moroccan lamb shank tagine with Ras el Hanout and apricots

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  We’ve all done it – admit it! We’ve all caught sight of ourselves reflected in a mirror or a window at an unexpected moment; a moment when we were totally absorbed in doing something else.  You glance up from what you are doing and suddenly there you are, in an unguarded moment; the closest approximation you […]

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Chilli con carne with a cornbread topping for my spice sisters & a Hotel Chocolat winner

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  The first time I met my twin sister, I was 40 years old. No, I wasn’t adopted; and neither was she.  And we weren’t the victims of some sort of acrimonious divorce or a long-standing parental feud.  You see it’s just that the stork that was tasked with dropping her off, dropped her off […]

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Individual beef & Guinness pot pies

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  Is it just me or does it seem like just the other day that we were joyously welcoming the first fruits of summer into our kitchens? I remember going blackberry picking with Mowie and Bruce at the start of the summer (which turned into wild cherry and wild plum picking too!) as if it was […]

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Stuffed courgettes

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Remember- today is the last day to get your barbecue and braai recipes to me by for the Braai, the Beloved Country event to celebrate South Africa’s Heritage Day this month! To paraphrase Baldrick in Blackadder (one of my favourite TV series of all time), there are few things on this planet as universally amusing as […]

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Lamb sosaties revisited – and a BBQ event!

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  Please remember to vote for me in the South African Blog Awards where I am a finalist in the Best Food and Best Overseas Blog categories!  You can vote once a day till 17 September.  Thanks! Yes, I know it’s Monday, not Sunday, but I had 25 people at my house on Saturday, a […]

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Gammon steaks with spicy caramelised pineapple slices

August 10, 2010

What is it about the retro food of the 1970s that is so appealing? Is it a generational thing?  Am I only nostalgic for 1970s foods because I was growing up then, and do other generations miss the food of other decades? Or is it the sheer "guilty pleasure" appeal of digging into things like avocado Ritz, […]

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