paprika

Swiss chard with chorizo and eggs: a one-pan wonder

Thumbnail image for Swiss chard with chorizo and eggs: a one-pan wonder February 18, 2015

  Anybody that knows me will know that I have a bit of a thing for pithy sayings that condense big ideas into small sentences.  When I went for the interview for my current job, I was interviewed by the managing partner and one of the colleagues with whom I still share an office. At […]

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Moroccan spiced lamb breast with herb couscous

Thumbnail image for Moroccan spiced lamb breast with herb couscous November 27, 2013

Compared to most people I know, we entertain rather a lot here at Cooksister HQ.  Sometimes it’s ambitious all-day braais for 30 people; sometimes more intimate lunch parties for six; sometimes just the neighbours over for dinner.  But however many people are coming, I always hope that they find my house a relaxed and comfortable […]

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Quick pork chops with a tomato, chorizo & olive relish

Thumbnail image for Quick pork chops with a tomato, chorizo & olive relish September 26, 2012

There are some food-related questions that are always really easy to answer – things like “wine or beer?” (wine); “plain or salted?” (salted); with or “without whipped cream?” (with!); or “chocolate or vanilla?” (chocolate, always chocolate!). But then there are a couple of foodie questions that I am regularly asked that make my throat close up and my palms become sweaty. Questions for which people somehow expect me to have a ready, rehearsed answer. Questions that make everyone in the room turn to me expectantly, awaiting an answer upon which I suspect my credibility as a food blogger depends.

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Whole leg of lamb on the braai/BBQ

Thumbnail image for Whole leg of lamb on the braai/BBQ July 19, 2010

People often ask me who my favourite chef or cookbook writer is, and I never hesitate to answer Nigel Slater.  His Kitchen Diaries transformed the way I thought about cookbooks – here for the first time was somebody who cooked exactly the way I aspired to – and took aspirational photos to boot!  I love […]

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Spicy Moroccan chicken tagine

Thumbnail image for Spicy Moroccan chicken tagine April 1, 2010

I am a firm believer that there are a number of ways in which the world can definitively be divided into two types of people: People who can touch their toes and those who can’t. People who are fundamentally dishonest and those who aren’t. Starfish sleepers and corpse sleepers. And people who love hot chilli […]

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Moroccan-spiced roasted vegetables

Thumbnail image for Moroccan-spiced roasted vegetables January 19, 2010

So the festive season is well and truly over.  All the Christmas decorations have been taken down, all the gammon leftovers have been eaten, and everyone is talking about good intentions, more exercise, losing weight, drinking less and eating light. Going out to dinner with friends has become fraught with difficulties as this one won’t go […]

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Chickpea & paprika crostini

April 29, 2009

  Right – who’s up for a little chickpea quiz (written by sterretjie101 over at www.funtrivia.com)?  No peeking at the answers now…  Let’s see who REALLY loves this legume. 1. The chickpea belongs to the legume family in the plant kingdom. According to the species classification, what animal does the humble pea resemble? a) Shrew […]

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