cardamom

Chilli con carne with a cornbread topping for my spice sisters & a Hotel Chocolat winner

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  The first time I met my twin sister, I was 40 years old. No, I wasn’t adopted; and neither was she.  And we weren’t the victims of some sort of acrimonious divorce or a long-standing parental feud.  You see it’s just that the stork that was tasked with dropping her off, dropped her off […]

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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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Chicken with fennel, spices and cream

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I can be such a dork.  A couple of weeks ago while catching up on my blog reading, I came across an event run by Barbara of Winos and Foodies called A Taste of Yellow.  Most of you are already familiar with the yellow Livestrong armbands that aim to raise funds for and awareness of […]

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Pear and cardamom tarte tatin

April 27, 2007

Synchronicity, n:  a meaningful coincidence; when disparate events unexpectedly come together perfectly.  Take, for example, a weekend earlier this year.  Disparate Event 1:  I had friends coming over for lunch and was pondering what to make for dessert.  Disparate Event 2:  I had read Johanna’s recipe for a savoury tarte tatin and was so keen […]

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