Nuts – pistachio

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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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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Spiced pear, blackberry & pistachio crumble

Thumbnail image for Spiced pear, blackberry & pistachio crumble November 13, 2009

  Don’t you hate it when something looks beautiful on the outside but the inside does not live up to expectations? That gorgeous boy you always adored from afar on the beach… who turned out to be as thick as two short planks with stinky feet and bad breath. The cookbook with the glossy cover… […]

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