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Broccoli, cherry tomato & Brie tart

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Psssst!  want a sneak peek at the Wikio Top Gastronomy Blog rankings for August 2011?  Click here!   Superfoods.  Isn’t it funny how they are always so bloody… exotic (read: unobtainable, expensive).  I mean, who do you know who grows goji berries in their back yard?  I believe many people in London grow their own […]

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Passion fruit pavlova to celebrate CookSister’s 7th birthday

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    So… what can you do in seven years?  Depending on who and where you are, you can: build one million Audi A3 cars win the Tour de France 7 times (if you are Lance Armstrong) fight a war have bad luck (if you break a mirror) develop an itch Or alternatively you can write 1,000 […]

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Spiced plum semifreddo

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  SAD.  No, we’re not talking about my mood – I mean seasonal affective disorder, a mood disorder in which people who have normal mental health throughout most of the year experience depressive symptoms symptoms in the winter (or, indeed, any particular season), repeatedly, year after year.  When my mom first read about it in the 1980s, she had […]

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Sweetcorn, chicken and chipotle soup

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  There are some words in the English language that arrive briskly and on time; sensibly dressed; do their job quietly, and move on.  Words like safe, sorry, train, paper, sun, yard, end.  But then you get the other words.  You know, words that flit into your speech like exotic tropical dragonflies, in sequinned ballgowns, 6-inch red […]

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Blueberry fool with pistachios

June 5, 2009

Another week, another post drought here on Cooksister. Aaaargh. I have to say, I do not know how people undertake their own DIY house renovations.  Even just trying to project manage somebody else to do my renovations is doing my head in!  It eats up all your time and energy and I hardly cook (true […]

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Ginger pannacotta with lime syrup – and a big hug for Barbara

December 7, 2008

The other day, I made a list of things that I am thankful for - and I truly am thankful for all those things.  But there were a couple of omissions from the lists, in the interests of brevity and not boring my readers to tears One of the things left off the list was this blog, […]

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Broad bean, bacon and mushroom pasta

August 16, 2008

Immigration is a hot topic in the UK these days.  It seems every person that you talk to thinks it’s a problem, but nobody seems to know quite what to do about it.  The world and its dog appears to be falling over themselves to get here – antipodean youngsters on their 2-year youth visas; Eastern Europeans from […]

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