cloves (ground)

Gingerbread spice persimmon cake

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December.  The final month of the year. Month of Sagittarians and Capricorns. Month of the Turquoise gemstone and the Narcissus flower. Month of Advent and St Nicholas and Christmas.  Growing up in the summer hemisphere, it was the month of endless sunshine; of school holidays and swimming pools; of beaches and braais.  It is the […]

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Moroccan-spiced roasted vegetables

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So the festive season is well and truly over.  All the Christmas decorations have been taken down, all the gammon leftovers have been eaten, and everyone is talking about good intentions, more exercise, losing weight, drinking less and eating light. Going out to dinner with friends has become fraught with difficulties as this one won’t go […]

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Chicken, roasted butternut and feta lasagne

Thumbnail image for Chicken, roasted butternut and feta lasagne December 16, 2009

I’ve said it before (quite often, recently!), and I’ll say it again: one of the best things about blogging is the people that you meet. In some cases, it will be people that you meet in person, like my wonderful friends from Food Blogger Connect 2009 (yes, you all know who you are!), or Courtney, […]

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