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Spicy Moroccan chicken tagine

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I am a firm believer that there are a number of ways in which the world can definitively be divided into two types of people: People who can touch their toes and those who can’t. People who are fundamentally dishonest and those who aren’t. Starfish sleepers and corpse sleepers. And people who love hot chilli […]

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Chocolate, blackberry and almond torte

October 22, 2008

It seems fitting that, while in the city which was first introduced to me by Ferris Beuller’s Day Off, I tried to live by the advice he gives us in the film: “Life moves pretty fast.  If you don’t stop and take look around once in a while, you could miss it.” Instead of diligently […]

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Peach and cardamom clafoutis

April 25, 2008

Food blog events – bless ‘em!  Pick a weird acronym and I can almost guarantee it has already been used in the wonderful world of food blogs – IMBB, SHF, WTSIM, EOMEOTE, WHB, HHDD, DMBLGIT, WBW…  need I continue?? And they’re all designed to make you cook out of your comfort zone:  make puff pastry!  […]

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Pansyshell cookies – WTSIM#3

April 1, 2007

Well, looking at the trees and the daffodils in my garden it would appear that spring has most definitely sprung.  And in this country, that means it’s time for Easter.  And if it’s time for Easter, that also means it’s time for this month’s WTSIM event, because Johanna decreed the theme to be Waiter, there’s […]

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Cherry clafoutis for a summer dinner in our garden

August 19, 2006

As I mentioned in passing in a previous post, just before the weather turned rainy here in London, we had a weekend of three consecutive braais – one on Friday, one on Saturday and one on Sunday.  Each braai was significantly different – in terms of guests, venue and food, so I thought it would […]

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