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Pomegranate pavlova shots – and ten years of Cooksister

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When I was seven, I still lived next door to my best friend Andréa and we often met up where her garden wall met my driveway to shoot the breeze or plan our next play date.  I still remember the day when she poked her head over our wall and proudly announced that she was […]

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South African melktert (milk tart) revisited

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This was originally posted to CookSister! in November 2007, but seeing as I am away in Germany visiting my sister-from-another-mother Meeta this weekend and will not be online (much!), I thought I woud repost it for this week’s Sundays in South African feature. Do you know the feeling when you know something is part of […]

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Easy apple pecan cobbler recipe

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When I was at school and just starting to learn Rudyard Kipling’s classic poem If, my mom told me a story that tickled me pink and that I think of to this day every time I see Kipling’s name.  It went like this: He:  “Do you like Kipling, my dear?” She:  I don’t know, you […]

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Mirabelle and ginger jam

November 17, 2009

Do you still remember your first time? All that panic-stricken wondering whether you were doing it right… Whether it was firm enough yet… Whether it had gone on long enough or not… Whether it was really supposed to look like that… Whether the equipment was in deep enough… I remember my first time very well – but […]

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Chocolate, blackberry and almond torte

October 22, 2008

It seems fitting that, while in the city which was first introduced to me by Ferris Beuller’s Day Off, I tried to live by the advice he gives us in the film: “Life moves pretty fast.  If you don’t stop and take look around once in a while, you could miss it.” Instead of diligently […]

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