zucchini

Kousa mahshi (Lebanese stuffed courgettes)

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Do you know what Siamese twins are? No, I don’t mean two chocolate-faced kittens from the same litter; nor do I mean two babies who emerged from their mother’s womb joined at the hip, even though both of these answers are technically correct. If I were to say they may also be called irreversible binomials, […]

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Creamy chickpea, spinach and zucchini curry

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Last month, my youngest nephew celebrated his seventh birthday.  On the night before his birthday, his mom was putting him to bed and noticed that he seemed a little subdued.  She asked him what was wrong and he replied:  “I’m sad because it’s my last night of being six”.  Mom responded: “But just think – […]

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Pattypan, zucchini, halloumi & pepper kebabs on the braai / BBQ

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  Aldous Huxley wrote: “Several excuses are always less convincing than one.” I could give you several excuses for the lack of posts around here over the past two weeks.  I could say that I caught a stinking cold on 18 September, just before we went on holiday, and I’m still shaking it off.  I […]

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Courgette & feta terrine with a roasted red pepper chipotle coulis

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Do you think you have a fairly good working knowledge of internationally recognised celebratory days?  Christmas, New year, Eid, Chinese New year, Diwali, Easter, International Women’s Day, World AIDS day and so forth? Well if you ever wanted to confirm your ignorance, step into the wonderful world of food blogging and learn about all the […]

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Savoy cabbage, courgette & runner bean stir-fry

November 26, 2008

One of the things about living alone (albeit temporarily!) is that you still go gorocery shopping as if you are buying for two.  Your shopping autopilot just seems to reach automatically for so many apples, so many courgettes, so many salmon fillets… This means that, quite often, you have leftover bits and pieces.  Half an […]

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Zucchini, peppadew and feta bread

November 2, 2008

Question: what does a self-confessed non-baker bake when she’s required to bake bread for a worthy cause? Answer:  something quick, nutritious, and delicious that reminds her a little of home.  And did I mention quick? Now most traditional leavened breads use yeast as a rising agent, and my problem with yeast is that it takes time.  Time […]

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