Worthy causes

H2Ope for Haiti – the winners!

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Everybody loves a winner.  They get the gold medals.  They get to stand at the top of the podium.  They have songs written about them.  It’s a good thing we love them – because I am about to announce 35 of them! Thanks to the great generosity that you have shown by donating fabulous prizes; […]

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Times Top 50 Food Blogs in the World – and your help needed

February 18, 2009

Remember what I said last week about good things happening in threes?  Well, I hate to break it to my former nanny, but she’s wrong. Sometimes, good things happen in FOURS! Late last night, I had an e-mail from my lovely friend Courtney of Coco Cooks (who, incidentally, will be appearing on CBS2 Weekend Morning News this Sunday […]

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Individual strawberry crisps

December 5, 2008

  Well, it seems it took exactly three days after the end of NaBloPoMo for the urge to blog to return.  That's got to be some sort of record I am finding, though, that my return to regular blog reading and commenting has been rather slow, having almost ground to a halt in the latter […]

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Roast lamb with coffee – suspend your disbelief for WTSIM

November 30, 2008

Much as I love ordering reasonably adventurously when I’m eating out, when it comes to cooking at home, I have to admit that I’m not one for wacky food combinations.  Lamb is served with mint sauce for a good reason: the tastes really do work to complement each other.  Ditto fish and lemon, chips and […]

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Zucchini, peppadew and feta bread

November 2, 2008

Question: what does a self-confessed non-baker bake when she’s required to bake bread for a worthy cause? Answer:  something quick, nutritious, and delicious that reminds her a little of home.  And did I mention quick? Now most traditional leavened breads use yeast as a rising agent, and my problem with yeast is that it takes time.  Time […]

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Some press, some awards, and a great reason to bake some bread

October 24, 2008

Remember that line in Pulp Fiction when Uma Thurman as Mia comes back to the table at Jack Rabbit Slims where she is having dinner with with John Travlota as Vincent and she says "Don't you just love it when you come back from the bathroom and find your food waiting for you?"?  Well, that's rather […]

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A very special edition of CLICK

June 3, 2008

Readers of this blog will know that I have written before about friends of mine who have done battle with cancer.  My beautiful friend Christelle and my first love Peter both succumbed to this devastating disease, but Gail, Francois and Lizel all came through fighting and winning.  And having watched these people all do battle […]

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