Mirabelle and ginger jam

November 17, 2009

Do you still remember your first time? All that panic-stricken wondering whether you were doing it right… Whether it was firm enough yet… Whether it had gone on long enough or not… Whether it was really supposed to look like that… Whether the equipment was in deep enough… I remember my first time very well – but […]

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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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Spicy green tomato and apple chutney – move over, Mrs Ball!

November 23, 2008

I like to believe that things happen for a reason. The reason is sometimes frustratingly not apparent at the time when things are happening, but if you wait long enough, nine times out of ten the reason becomes apparent later. If things had gone according to plan, I would have planted my Moneymaker tomatoes, lovingly […]

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Sweet chilli, ginger and spring onion mahi-mahi parcels

August 8, 2008

Opposites attract, so they say.  And I do think that this time “they” may be on to something.  How else could you explain the enduring attraction of men to women and vice versa?  It certainly isn’t because they share sooooo many similarities – biped, air-breathing mammal is about as far as the similarities go! I […]

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Koeksisters – what’s in a name?

May 23, 2004

As any South African visitor will have noticed, my blog’s name is somewhat of a pun – if you happen to understand Afrikaans! Back home in SA we have a sweet pastry known as a “koeksister” (literally translated as “cake sizzler” and pronounced “cook-sister”).  The name comes form the Dutch koek (cake) and sissen  (sizzle) […]

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