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Easy Moroccan lamb shank tagine with Ras el Hanout and apricots

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  We’ve all done it – admit it! We’ve all caught sight of ourselves reflected in a mirror or a window at an unexpected moment; a moment when we were totally absorbed in doing something else.  You glance up from what you are doing and suddenly there you are, in an unguarded moment; the closest approximation you […]

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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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Traditional English food#1 – Lancashire Hotpot

May 6, 2005

Here at the tail-end of the English winter I am suddenly having cravings for casseroles and stews – warm, nourishing comfort foods that fragrance the entire house while they simmer away on the stove or in the oven.  I’m not sure if the sudden craving stems from the knowledge that I won’t feel like them […]

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