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Spaghetti squash, feta and chilli risotto

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  “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans” - John Lennon So on Saturday 9 February I was planning to have quadrilogie de canard for lunch at LeVaffiue, Les Get in the French Alps. But life intervened and instead, I found myself lying in agony in the snow with a broken femur beside Le Yeti […]

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Creamy chickpea, spinach and zucchini curry

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Last month, my youngest nephew celebrated his seventh birthday.  On the night before his birthday, his mom was putting him to bed and noticed that he seemed a little subdued.  She asked him what was wrong and he replied:  “I’m sad because it’s my last night of being six”.  Mom responded: “But just think – […]

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Thai-spiced roast pumpkin soup

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My hometown of Port Elizabeth has many great characteristics.  It has great people who are friendly and welcoming.  It has miles of pristine beaches.  It has all the amenities of a big city while still being a comfortably manageable size. But what it doesn’t have is four noticeable seasons. Obviously, there is summer – a […]

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Sun-dried tomato and aubergine pasta – the food of love

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  If you had told me nine years ago that I would still be living in London today, I would have laughed my head off and told you you were crazy.   If you had told me nine years ago that I would someday have two adorable nephews who love me, tease me and make me […]

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Smoked salmon penne – quick, easy & indulgent

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Missing:  one CookSister blogging mojo, presumably left behind in Cape Town.  Much loved.  Reward offered for its safe return…   Don’t worry, this isn’t going to be one of those “I’m taking a break” (translation: I’m never coming back) posts with which the blogosphere is littered, just my attempt to explain my woefully inadequate blogging record since my […]

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Chickpea and chorizo stew

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Wouldn’t it be good if life could always be as simple as it is on holiday? No panic about switching off the alarm and going back to sleep for an hour. No having to make sandwiches for lunch in the morning while you are still half asleep. No energy-sapping commute with miserable fellow-commuters. No worrying about […]

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