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Zwiebelkuche with a South African twist

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Regard the humble onion. We pick up bags of them, wrapped in their papery brown skins at the market, destined for every dish from a stew to a soup to a stir-fry; we complain when slicing them make us cry; but never pause to think about what amazing vegetables they are.  Because they are bulbs rather than fruit, […]

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Feta, sage & Peppadew scones

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  Hands up – who likes a good haiku? I certainly do – and here’s one I made earlier          My reflection grows     Older with each passing year     But never wiser   What is it with wisdom?  Why is it so damn elusive?  I was talking to a dear friend’s 18-year old daughter the other day, […]

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Easy apple pecan cobbler recipe

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When I was at school and just starting to learn Rudyard Kipling’s classic poem If, my mom told me a story that tickled me pink and that I think of to this day every time I see Kipling’s name.  It went like this: He:  “Do you like Kipling, my dear?” She:  I don’t know, you […]

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Cape brandy pudding (or tipsy tart) revisited

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[As I am currently on holiday, this is an edited re-posting of one of the first traditional South African desserts that I ever posted on this blog.  There will be no Sundays in South Africa until 11 April.] It’s a fact – South Africans do like their brandy.  Not so much the sort that is meticulously aged and […]

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