pine nuts

Papardelle with goat’s cheese, beetroot, rocket & pine nuts

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So you think you got it bad?  Stressful job; nagging spouse; unruly kids; aches and pains; a ridiculous mortgage; and a soul-destroying commute? Well, here’s a reason to cheer up:  at least you’re not a fainting goat.  (Or at least I think you aren’t – because of course on the interwebs nobody knows you’re a […]

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Orange and pine-nut cookies

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  I am a great lover of jokes.  Give me an audience and a platform and the first words out of my mouth are far more likely to be a joke than any other possible opening gambit. (I once told a joke that involved improper relations with a pig to 100 people at a plenary […]

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Really wild rocket pesto

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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 categories!  You can vote once a day till 15 September.  Thanks! Yesterday at lunchtime, one of my work colleagues called a few of us to his desk to watch something on […]

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Roasted butternut, feta and pinenut salad

June 23, 2007

Despite the fact that we have had nothing but dark clouds and rainstorms around here lately, rumour has it that summer has in fact arrived in the British Isles.  I can tell it by the way the poppies have exploded in my garden (to the delight of visiting bumblebees!) and I can tell it by […]

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