Table scraps

WTSIM theme, more of my writing, and a BloggerAid event

December 26, 2008

So – have we all survived the festive season with sanity, digestion and family relationships approximately intact??  It's a bit of an anticlimax, after all the manic build-up to Christmas, to find ourselves at the tail-end of December, contemplating another few months of winter (if you're in the northern hemisphere like me!) and wondering what […]

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Merry Christmas!

December 25, 2008

We have just got back from a luxuriantly long lunch with good friends, laughed more than we have in ages, eaten excellent food, and drunk excellent wines – the best gifts you could wish for.  I hope that each and every one of my readers was blessed with the same good fortune. A VERY MERRY […]

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The omnivore’s 100

August 22, 2008

If you grew up in South Africa (possibly also in the US and UK?) at the same time as I did, you'll remember the old Electrolux slogan:  "Nothing sucks like Electrolux".  Well, I have now conclusively proved this slogan wrong by discovering something that sucks a lot worse:  losing.  Yup, the votes are in and […]

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WTSIM (the picnic edition), SA food blogs, and a thank you

August 11, 2008

OK, can somebody please explain to me how I woke up and found myself in the middle of August?  Surely it was only a couple of weeks ago that we were celebrating Easter and now the year is more than half gone.  There has to be some mistake… Sadly, after checking and rechecking the calendar, […]

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On holiday – without internet…

June 30, 2008

You know how you plan it all to the last detail – lovely apartment, WiFi, lots of almost-done posts to go live while you are relaxing… And then the WiFi will not for love or money talk to your laptop. So apologies for the radio silence – I am on holiday till 6 July without […]

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A milestone and some African voices

April 14, 2008

No, the milestone wasn’t some significant birthday (the birthday came and went with the Easter bunny, and it wasn’t a Milestone, if you know what I mean…!).  It was the fact that, sometime last Monday night, this blog reached a total of half a million page views over the nearly four years of its existence.  […]

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Cooksister in the media!

March 30, 2008

Just a quickie to let you all know that CookSister has really been out in the media spotlight this month, so to speak.  First off there was the BBC podcast interview when I attended the Frontline dinner.  Next I was asked to rework a piece on South African red wine that I blogged a while […]

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