Sun-dried tomato and aubergine pasta – the food of love

April 29, 2010

  If you had told me nine years ago that I would still be living in London today, I would have laughed my head off and told you you were crazy.   If you had told me nine years ago that I would someday have two adorable nephews who love me, tease me and make me […]

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Chickpea salad with tomatoes, basil and feta

October 26, 2009

  Hands up - who’s heard of a mondegreen? Nope, I hadn’t either, until I discovered the wonderful world of blogging five years ago.  Obviously, the majority of blogs I read were food blogs, but I also followed a number of fascinating non-food blogs, one of which was the witty, erudite and always fascinating Language Log. […]

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Spanish chicken bake with butter beans, chorizo and olives

February 26, 2009

I always wonder how some dishes got their names – particularly names that ascribe a certain national heritage to a dish, but which dish you won’t find on a single menu in its alleged coutry of origin. I have a recipe which I got from a friend in high school or shortly afterwards, and which my […]

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Pizza fish – fun for the whole family

February 6, 2009

It is a truth universally acknowledged that most children have a highly skeptical opinion of the value of eating vegetables. Everyone I know has a story about hiding their peas under their chicken bones to avoid eating them; or scooping pumpkin onto their sibling’s plate when said sibling wasn’t looking; or surreptitiously passing vegetables to their pet […]

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Nasturtium leaf salad

July 15, 2007

Astonishingly, it seems that the teeniest little bit of summer has finally arrived in the UK!  I mean, we have had two weekends in a row of reasonable weather (well, not raining, that is…) and I have finally had a chance to spend some time in my sadly neglected garden.  I must say that despite […]

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Train smash and mealiepap: A bit on the side, Part 1

July 28, 2004

Well, as promised in my recent post on stuffed beef fillet on the braai for IMBB6, I have put together a few authentically South African side dishes for a braai or barbecue. As I mentioned in the original post, braais have come a long way since the days of our forefathers and today you are […]

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