Monthly Archives: March 2011

Doing the time warp with Harlequin

There is a restaurant that is my friend Lara’s favorite restaurant (I stand to be corrected on this) called Harlequin Restaurant.  By the way she also took the pictures in this post ( thanks La). This place has been around … Continue reading

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Tamasin Day-Lewis’s Spiced Apple Pie

On Saturdays I usually bake for my friend Beverly. This week she had a craving for apple pie, the kind her mother made. Her mother sadly passed away a year ago this week, so it was somewhat fitting that she … Continue reading

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My favorite foodie quotes and sayings

There is a café in Hout Bay called La Cuccina, which has a delicious brunch every Sunday. They offer a wide range of dishes, from granola to pancakes, to a full English breakfast and more. One of the things that … Continue reading

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Hot and Cold a review of Miss K

We may live without poetry, music and art; we may live without conscience, and live without heart; we may live without friends; we may live without books; but civilized man cannot live without cooks. Lucille’ Owen Meredith (1831-1891) The above … Continue reading

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Salmon Pasta Bake

About a year ago I was flicking through a selection of baked pasta recipes and amongst them was one for salmon pasta. This inspired me to create a salmon pasta dish of my own. The result was such a hit … Continue reading

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Virginie Martine’s Tarte Tatin from Marie Claire magazine July 1999

I sometimes help out at a charity bookshop sorting out the magazines for sale, and yes there is an ulterior motive, I get first choice of which ones I want to buy! They are quite thin on food magazines and … Continue reading

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Lemon and Vanilla Fig Tart

This recipe is usually made with apples, but as I came across some really cheap figs, I thought that they would be good in this tart. My friend Lara was helping, playing food stylist and taking photos, hence the heart … Continue reading

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Malva Pudding

This weekend I made Malva pudding for a party. Most people love my Malva pudding, though it certainly is not for dieters. A few years ago I needed a recipe for Malva pudding in a hurry and had none of … Continue reading

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Moussaka

We were watching the British show Come Dine with Me on the BBC Lifestyle channel the other week, and one of the dishes served was Moussaka. This got me thinking that I had not had Moussaka in ages, and I … Continue reading

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Spiced Apple Sour Cream Cake

Spiced Apple and Sour Cream Cake from the Sweet Life by Kate Zuckerman I’ve heard it said that most people don’t make 90% of the recipes in the cookbooks they buy. That is probably true, and in my case, I … Continue reading

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