Creamy chickpea, spinach and zucchini curry

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Last month, my youngest nephew celebrated his seventh birthday.  On the night before his birthday, his mom was putting him to bed and noticed that he seemed a little subdued.  She asked him what was wrong and he replied:  ”I’m sad because it’s my last night of being six”.  Mom responded: “But just think – […]

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2013 in review – my year in ten trips

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  So I have shared my favourite restaurant experiences of 2013 and my favourite recipes of 2013 with you, and as promised the final part of this series is a roundup of my travels in 2013. Ladies and gentlemen please fasten your seatbelts, return your seatbacks to the upright position, ensure that your tray tables […]

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Saturday Snapshots #280

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  Early morning ski – Obertauern, December 2013

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An Italian wine dinner at Hawksmoor, Guildhall

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If you had mentioned the name Hawksmoor to me five years ago, the only association I would have made was with London architect Nicholas Hawksmoor, protegé of Sir Christopher Wren and architect of at least six beautiful London Churches.  Anybody who has walked around Spitalfields market or traveled on the DLR from the City to […]

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2013 in review – my 10 favourite Cooksister recipes

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  So how is everybody  feeling?  Dishes done?  Hangover receding from last night’s festivities?  Feeling a bit peckish again?  Yes? Excellent.  Because whereas yesterday I shared my favourite restaurant dishes of 2013 with you, today I’m sharing my ten favourite recipes that I made here on Cooksister (in chronological order of posting).  Are you sitting […]

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2013 in review – my top 7 culinary experiences

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“People are so worried about what they eat between Christmas and the New Year, but they really should be worried about what they eat between the New Year and Christmas.” – Anonymous

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Saturday Snapshots #279

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  Onwards and upwards – Obertauern, Austria, December 2013

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