Dutch split pea soup (erwentensoep or snert)

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Slang.  It’s a term we use every day without really thinking of its precise meaning.  For instance, could you provide a coherent explanation of the difference between slang, jargon and colloquial speech?  Without a brief trip to our mutual friend Google?  If you put together various dictionary definitions of slang, you would come up with something […]

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Broad bean, bacon and mushroom pasta

August 16, 2008

Immigration is a hot topic in the UK these days.  It seems every person that you talk to thinks it’s a problem, but nobody seems to know quite what to do about it.  The world and its dog appears to be falling over themselves to get here – antipodean youngsters on their 2-year youth visas; Eastern Europeans from […]

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Birthday Part I – feta-filled chicken breasts

April 13, 2006

After my Christmas cookie blast-from-the past post, I thought it fitting to do something a little more recent – my birthday lunch a couple of weeks ago at home!  Yes, sadly the Cooksister is another year older, although I have decided to follow in the footsteps of Johanna‘s grandmother who reached her mid-sixties and then […]

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