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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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Joumou soup – a recipe from Haiti

March 1, 2010

**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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Marmalade bread & butter pudding

March 18, 2008

One of the signs that Spring is in the air in this country is the fact that the daffodils start to poke their heads through the frozen earth.  Their arrival is gradual, amost stealthy – just a few slightly more substantial spikes among the spikes of green grass that you hardly notice at first.  And […]

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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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Cherry clafoutis for a summer dinner in our garden

August 19, 2006

As I mentioned in passing in a previous post, just before the weather turned rainy here in London, we had a weekend of three consecutive braais – one on Friday, one on Saturday and one on Sunday.  Each braai was significantly different – in terms of guests, venue and food, so I thought it would […]

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