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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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Banana choc-chip muffins – the Muffins of Evil

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  Looks all demure, doesn’t it, sitting there on its pretty plate with its beribboned cutlery.  Wouldn’t harm a fly, an innocent little muffin like that.  Nothing evil about it at all, right? Hah. Think fishnet stockings and lacy suspenders under a sober business suit; a tattoo under a school uniform; a fluffy kitten with […]

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Feta, Peppadew and thyme quiche for a blogger photo afternoon

Thumbnail image for Feta, Peppadew and thyme quiche for a blogger photo afternoon November 10, 2010

  As anybody who cooks for a living, or who blogs for an obsession, will know, going to eat at other people’s houses can be a social minefield.  First there is the “oh I can’t have YOU over for dinner – you won’t possibly enjoy the simple food that I can cook – too much […]

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Low-fat banana walnut muffins – the Muffins of Good

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Please remember to vote for me in the South African Blog Awards where I am a finalist in the Best Food and Best Overseas Blog categories!  You can vote once a day till 17 September.  Thanks! I really wanted to call this post and its future companion piece Midnight with the (banana) Muffins of Good […]

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Chocolate and cherry clafoutis – with wild cherries

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Friday 27 November is the LAST DAY to nominate this blog in the 2010 South African Blog Awards!  Please click here to nominate me! To cherry-pick. To pop somebody’s cherry. To want a bite of the cherry. Life is a bowl of cherries. Cherry-red. Isn’t it funny how some fruits enter not only our diet but […]

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Pea, feta cheese and basil frittata

November 5, 2009

During World War II, 67,000 Italian prisoners of war mainly from the conflict in North Africa were sent out to South Africa where they were mainly housed in the Zonderwater POW camp in what was then the Transvaal. (You can read more about the camp here – but suffice to say that after the war the Camp Commandant Prinsloo […]

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Frittata with Gorgonzola spring greens

May 15, 2009

Ah, the omelette. Done well, it is a thing of exquisitely simple beauty – a wobbly, barely cooked blanket of eggy goodness enfolding a delicious surprise of a filling.  It’s cheap, it is easy to master, and together with a salad and a glass of wine, you need little else for an elegant and satisfyng […]

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