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Asparagus and smoked salmon pasta

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Some people have an uncanny knack for being permanently in fashion.  They seem to have been born with an innate sense of trends and always seem to be one step ahead of the fashion pack, unveiling hot new looks months before the high street catches up.  They have no qualms about donating a perfectly good […]

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Chocolate orange trifle in a glass – and a Bluebasil brownie giveaway [closed]

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  How many times a day do you find yourself hearing (and repeating!) clichés?  Life begins at forty! If you can’t beat them, join them. All’s fair in love and war. Better to have loved and lost than not to have loved at all. A barrage of trite phrases that are overused, underwhelming and often […]

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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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Quick creamy mustard and caper pork chops

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  I think I am developing a keen understanding of how a hamster feels in his wheel – running running, always running… but never seem to get where I need to be! This year has just been a whirlwind and I am amazed to discover that we are already nearing the end of March.  If I […]

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Joumou soup – a recipe from Haiti

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**H2Ope for Haiti update** I hope that you have all heard by now that the deadline for entering the H2Ope for Haiti charity raffle has been extended until midnight GMT on Sunday 7 March. The event is raising money for Concern Worldwide, a well-established charity that was already operating in Haiti at the time of the January 12th […]

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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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