tomatoes (chopped tinned)

Kousa mahshi (Lebanese stuffed courgettes)

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Do you know what Siamese twins are? No, I don’t mean two chocolate-faced kittens from the same litter; nor do I mean two babies who emerged from their mother’s womb joined at the hip, even though both of these answers are technically correct. If I were to say they may also be called irreversible binomials, […]

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Chicken with tomato, olives and capers from “Hazan Family Favourites”

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  Did your family have a favourite family recipe as a child?  Well, if you did, you are not alone:  if you enter the term “family favourite recipes” into Google, you will get quite a few results – 27 million results to be exact.  As you look through them, there is obviously some regional variation: […]

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Fregola Sarda with a tomato, anchovy, chilli and olive sauce

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  Many wealthy people are little more than the janitors of their possessions – Frank Lloyd Wright   Stuff.  Why are we so addicted to it – acquiring it, having it, keeping it?  On my recent trip to Cape Town I visited a good friend at his house in Cape Town. It was the most […]

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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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