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Creamy chicken, pea & pesto pasta recipe

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My tax law lecturer at university used to say:  “There are only two certainties in this life: death and taxes” – but I  beg to differ.  There is also the certainty that at any given moment on any given day, somewhere in the world, if you turn on the TV an episode of CSI or […]

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Perfect palmiers with pistounade from Provence

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  Hyperbole.  Litotes.  Alliteration. Onomatopeoia. Pun.  Oxymoron. Hands up – who knows which of the above literary devices I used in the title to this post?  You see, despite this glossy facade of food bloggerness which you see before you, deep down I am just a language nerd.  Case in point:  I have been going through […]

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Tomato, pesto & thyme tarte tatin

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Travel:  I love how it broadens the mind (and the derriere, if you eat as much when travelling as I do!).  Living in one country you always seem to think that its problems are totally unique; that its traditions are novel, and its way of doing things correct. It’s only when you travel abroad that you begin […]

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Pan-fried fish fillets with capers on pesto mash

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  Capers.  Slippery little suckers, aren’t they? I mean, for a start, what are they?  Seeds?  Berries?  What??  I grew up believing I knew exactly what they were.  My father told me that they were the pickled seeds of the nasturtium plant and seeing as the Afrikaans word for nasturtium is kappertjie, there seemed to be an […]

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Emergency tomato pesto & olive crostini, and some housekeeping

February 26, 2010

So let’s talk housekeeping first, and no, I’m not talking about the vacuuming, the dusting and the ironing.  It’s CookSister housekeeping (which is a lot more fun anyway!). H2ope for Haiti update – and an extension! As you are now by all aware, the H2Ope for Haiti charity raffle is well underway. Thanks to your […]

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