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Mustard-crusted pork chops with caramelised apple rings

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“Comfort me with apples: for I am sick of love” No, not from a Shakespeare sonnet but, surprisingly, from the Bible (Song of Solomon 2:5, to  be exact) – a book more filled with food and drink references than you’d think.  It’s a very evocative phrase, and one of great beauty – so much so that […]

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Runner bean and feta gratin

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Ah, October.  How did you swing around again so fast? October is… … the 10th month in the Gregorian calendar (which we use today) but was the eighth month in the Roman calendar, hence the “oct” part of its name. … the month in which we celebrate St Crispin’s Day (patron saint of shoemakers) … […]

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Stuffed courgettes

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Remember- today is the last day to get your barbecue and braai recipes to me by for the Braai, the Beloved Country event to celebrate South Africa’s Heritage Day this month! To paraphrase Baldrick in Blackadder (one of my favourite TV series of all time), there are few things on this planet as universally amusing as […]

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Stuffed gem squash with savoury mince

December 12, 2005

Remember the excitement of a new relationship?  That wonderful time when you’ve just met somebody special and you are just mesmerised by every new fact you discover about them, and how you agonise over the things you do not yet know about them?  Awww, how adorable, he likes science fiction.  OMG, what if he has […]

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