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Pulled pork

On October 21, 2014 By

ONE of my favourite fictional characters is Bonnie Grape from What’s Eating Gilbert Grape. I have never watched the movie; just read the book and truth be told I had to google her name. All I remember of Bonnie is she is the obese, depressed, ultimate couch potato mother in the book. As she vegged [...]

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Avocado and lemon pasta

On April 5, 2014 By

It’s a rainy Saturday morning, and these days the pitter patter of rain on the roof is a welcome sound. I still have buckets filled with water even though there is no announcement of water rationing in my area. I have loads of errands to run, starting with cleaning out the fridge. With food prices [...]

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Saturday Mornings

On February 19, 2012 By

I like Saturday mornings. The work week is over, and it’s too soon to worry about Monday. I don’t do anything exciting though – our most adventurous gig is a trip to Carrefour and maybe a detour to Frutti Tutti. Saturday mornings are for putting my life in order, ie ensure I have clean clothes [...]

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It’s the second week of the year, with all its promise of new beginnings and some significant changes. I haven’t celebrated New Year in ages – I bailed out of the New Year Eve parties and celebrations that felt more obligatory than festive a long time ago. But despite the fatigue and weariness, I do [...]

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I made a jar of sundried tomatoes, olives and caper paste (previous post) because I love the ingredients. I had it with baguette, but there is only so much bread I can eat. So, I tried mixing it with pasta, and it’s good. I paired the paste with prawns and cherry tomatoes for the sweetness, [...]

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The Italian Cookery Course by Katie Caldesi is my current favourite cookbook. I do not only enjoy reading it, and learning loads about Italian cooking, but I was actually inspired to try out the recipes. Check out the review on kuali.com. I made this simple paste because I love all the ingredients – sundried tomatoes, [...]

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By right, I should make a list every time I go grocery shopping. Instead, I walk down every aisle in the supermarket, and pick up 25 things I think I might need, like a can of chickpeas or coriander seeds. Then, they languish in the larder, forgotten. But then again, I always have the best [...]

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Elephant Ears – Palmiers

On January 23, 2010 By

I love puff pastry, but I doubt I’d ever get around to making them – all that folding and referigerating, and folding and refrigerating…. definitely too much work. I love store-bought ready-rolled out frozen puff pastry sheets. It’s a staple in my freezer, and I usually stock up whenever I am in supermarkets that stock [...]

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Chicken Stew For Rainy Days

On January 12, 2010 By

It was raining cats and dogs last Saturday evening, and the last thing I wanted to do was go out…even to feed a hungry child. So, there was no choice but to cook. And I had three chicken legs, some potatoes and carrots. I am bored of A-B-C soup, so I decided to make chicken [...]

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1-2-3 Cookies

On January 7, 2010 By

I tried to do icing two weeks ago, just to take on a new task in the kitchen and try something unfamiliar for Dec’s cooking column Test Kitchen. I chose to do icing because I generally avoid frostings on cake because they are just too sweet for me. God gave me sour tooth, not a [...]

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