Lamb sosaties revisited – and a BBQ event!

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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! Yes, I know it’s Monday, not Sunday, but I had 25 people at my house on Saturday, a […]

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South African waterblommetjie bredie

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When most people think of edible flowers, they picture a couple of nasturtiums strewn across a salad; maybe a pansy garnish; or some sugared rose petals on a cake.  What flowers are not usually associated with are hearty stews.  That is, unless you come from the Western Cape region of South Africa! I have written before […]

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Roast lamb breast with rosemary & mustard flageolet beans

January 28, 2010

“Breast of lamb is a strange joint which is pretty nearly inedible unless you have this recipe.”  Thus spake Old Scrote.  I think he is being a little harsh, but since  didn’t have the benefit of his wisdom before I embarked on my cooking adventure, I didn’t feel any rising panic about how to cook the […]

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Foodbuzz 24,24,24: Celebrate Scotland with a Burns Night dinner

January 25, 2009

In the flickering candlelight, there is a man in a skirt approaching me, carrying both a knife and a stuffed sheep’s stomach, and somewhere in the background I can hear a sound like a cat strapped to some Mediaeval instrument of torture. Oh no… wait. It’s bagpipe music. And no, I’m, not being inducted into […]

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Scenes from a braai II – lamb sosaties with a view

September 15, 2006

As I mentioned previously, a couple of weeks ago we enjoyed three marvellous and very divergent braais (BBQs) in the space of one weekend.  Seeing as the weatherman has now assured us that summer is officially over in the UK (!!), I suspect that the memories of those halcyon days (and I do mean days, […]

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South African Bobotie

May 25, 2004

Today’s question on The Amateur Gourmet (which foods did you loathe as a child but come to like later?) made me think of a South African dish that I miss now – but actively avoided as a child! Now I was clearly an odd kid. Most kids didn’t like olives (many of replies to The […]

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