Salads

Watermelon, feta, olive & basil salad – and a BBQ event!

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People often ask me “so what is the difference between an English BBQ and a South African braai?” They both involve the cooking of meat outdoors over an open fire, and yes you can make an argument that the type of meat you cook is the distinguishing feature (because pork sausages and burgers will never […]

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Radish, celeriac & pecorino salad with truffle oil & pomegranate – how things change!

Thumbnail image for Radish, celeriac & pecorino salad with truffle oil & pomegranate – how things change! June 13, 2011

  You’ve all heard the saying “the more things change, the more they stay the same”, right? Well, I do believe it’s true.  You change jobs; you change size; you change partners; you change your taste in music; you change countries; you change hair cut/colour; you change your wardrobe.  But despite all these changes, some things […]

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Roast butternut squash & Gorgonzola salad

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  The human mind is a funny thing.  On paper, it is this huge, impressive and ultra-reliable super-computer.  It tells your heart exactly how many times per minute to beat to keep you alive; it keeps you breathing even when you are fast asleep.  It remembers your birthday; remembers how to ride a bicycle after […]

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Fig, Halloumi and hazelnut salad

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I have mentioned before how much I love languages – their inexplicable differences, their unexpected similarities, and their subtle nuances.  It is one of my great regrets that my high school did not offer a modern European language option:  no German, French or Spanish classes, only English, Afrikaans, Xhosa and umm, Latin.  But despite being […]

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Asparagus salad with pesto and Parmesan

June 17, 2010

Isn't it funny how some words are more fun to say out loud than others?  Bibulous.  Molybdenum. Flibbertigibbet. Asparagus.  Assssparrrrragus! Say it out loud!  And clearly TS Eliot agreed with me – he named one of the feline characters in Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats Asparagus: Gus is the cat at the Theatre Door.His […]

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Spinach, feta, sun-dried tomato and toasted seed salad

November 27, 2009

  I am mostly a positive person, and I mostly love living here in London.  But every now and then you just have one of those afternoons. Next week is the week-long training programme at work for which I am solely responsible, so the afternoon was filled with printing materials, collating folders and making sure […]

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Chickpea salad with tomatoes, basil and feta

October 26, 2009

  Hands up - who’s heard of a mondegreen? Nope, I hadn’t either, until I discovered the wonderful world of blogging five years ago.  Obviously, the majority of blogs I read were food blogs, but I also followed a number of fascinating non-food blogs, one of which was the witty, erudite and always fascinating Language Log. […]

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