Cool, crispy carrot and coriander salad

August 7, 2008

OK, will this little island that I live on please make up its mind as to what the weather is going to be doing?? After a pretty chilly and rainy start to the week, yesterday was just mad.  I left for work under cool, cloudy skies, clutching my cardigan and my umbrella.  I came outside […]

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Celeriac remoulade

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  Nick and I are currently trying our best to learn conversational Spanish.  Why?  Ummm, because I’ve always wanted to learn a modern European language (Latin, I’m told, doesn’t  count!), and Spanish seems the most useful as it’s spoken all over South America as well as in Spain.  So here we are, about halfway through our […]

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Char-grilled asparagus, courgette and haloumi salad – I’m in love!

June 12, 2008

Dear Nigel This is one of the hardest letters I've ever had to write.  Please know that, whatever follows below, you were my first love and for that you will always have a place in my heart. I remember when we met – I had no idea who you were.  All I knew was that […]

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Spicy lentil, radish and parsley salad

May 27, 2008

Oh, I had such good intentions. I came home on Friday afternoon and the three-day weekend stretched ahead of me as if it would never end.  Surely I would have time to do absolutely everything on my blog to do list?  I mean, how long can it take to post a couple of recipes, recategorise over […]

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Salade folle a la Cooksister and a foie gras primer

May 14, 2008

When I was a teenager, I used to be a veteran shopper for souvenirs and knicknacks.  I remember hours of dragging my mom through curio shops buying salt cellars shaped like Siamese cats, crystals, little ornaments for my printer’s tray (remember those?  You will if you grew up in South Africa in the 1980s!!) – […]

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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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Cilantro, cucumber and tomato salad

November 10, 2007

It seems that I am on a roll writing about love-it-or-hate-it foods. Hands up – who likes fresh coriander leaves, a.k.a. cilantro?  I know I do – and Nick has repeatedly declared that fresh cilantro is his all-time favourite herb.  But as I have discovered, this is not an opinion shared by everyone – to […]

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