Joumou soup – a recipe from Haiti

March 1, 2010

**H2Ope for Haiti update** I hope that you have all heard by now that the deadline for entering the H2Ope for Haiti charity raffle has been extended until midnight GMT on Sunday 7 March. The event is raising money for Concern Worldwide, a well-established charity that was already operating in Haiti at the time of the January 12th […]

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Boeuf Bourguignon for a happy new year – and a snowy day

January 8, 2010

Well, there's no denying it – it's definitely 2010.  I know this because the calendar tells me so, because I distinctly recall a big party about a week ago with bubbly wine, and I'm sure some people in my garden were yelling "HAPPY NEW YEAR!" while fireworks went off in the background.  These are pretty […]

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Beef in Guinness stew

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I was trawling through some of my old posts the other day and stumbled upon my Lancashire hotpot recipe, originally intended to be the first in a series of British dishes.  But, as you do, I got somewhat distracted and of course Part I was as far as we got.  At the time of writing, […]

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Stuffed beef fillet on the braai for IMBB#6

July 19, 2004

Well, another not-particularly-summery Sunday in London has passed – but at least it stayed dry and the sun did shine at intervals, so it was possible for us to do a proper barbecue for IMBB6! As I said at the time when the date was announced, I was positively thrilled to discover that the theme […]

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South African Bobotie

May 25, 2004

Today’s question on The Amateur Gourmet (which foods did you loathe as a child but come to like later?) made me think of a South African dish that I miss now – but actively avoided as a child! Now I was clearly an odd kid. Most kids didn’t like olives (many of replies to The […]

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