Recipes – vegan

Foul mudammas – fava beans with garlic, lemon juice & olive oil

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  What’s in a name? Maybe we should ask some of the big companies that experienced translation problems with their products in recent years. Consider, for example… … the Mitsubishi Pajero.  These 4×4 vehicles were all the rage in South Africa’s moneyed classes in the mid-1990s.  But in Spanish slang, pajero is a term for a […]

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Really wild rocket pesto

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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 categories!  You can vote once a day till 15 September.  Thanks! Yesterday at lunchtime, one of my work colleagues called a few of us to his desk to watch something on […]

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Emergency tomato pesto & olive crostini, and some housekeeping

February 26, 2010

So let’s talk housekeeping first, and no, I’m not talking about the vacuuming, the dusting and the ironing.  It’s CookSister housekeeping (which is a lot more fun anyway!). H2ope for Haiti update – and an extension! As you are now by all aware, the H2Ope for Haiti charity raffle is well underway. Thanks to your […]

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Moroccan-spiced roasted vegetables

January 19, 2010

So the festive season is well and truly over.  All the Christmas decorations have been taken down, all the gammon leftovers have been eaten, and everyone is talking about good intentions, more exercise, losing weight, drinking less and eating light.  Going out to dinner with friends has become fraught with difficulties as this one won't go […]

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Mirabelle and ginger jam

November 17, 2009

Do you still remember your first time? All that panic-stricken wondering whether you were doing it right… Whether it was firm enough yet… Whether it had gone on long enough or not… Whether it was really supposed to look like that… Whether the equipment was in deep enough… I remember my first time very well – but […]

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Crunchy carrot, cress & cabbage salad

August 26, 2009

  Anybody who’s a fan of Terry Pratchett’s wonderful Discworld series of novels will be familiar with the witches Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg.  Granny Weatherwax has the nifty power of “Borrowing”, the art of overlaying her mind on the mind of another creature, like an owl or even once a beehive, so as to see through its […]

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Green Thai curry vegetable ribbons

June 1, 2009

It’s been a good week for Carla Bruni and Hugh Jackman. It’s been a bad week for Peter Andre (poor lamb.  But what was he thinking marrying her?!?) It’s been a good week for Austria. It’s been (another) bad week for Zimbabwe. It’s been a good week for Cooksister the Homeowner (OMG, could I love […]

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