Archive | July, 2012
Gnocchi al'Arrabiata.

Gnocchi with a Tomato and Chilli Sauce

A great gnocchi recipe is a must in your pasta arsenal.  This has to be the quintessential Italian winter soul warmer.  Commercial versions of this tend to feellike a squash ball bouncing around your tummy and leave you heavy and couch bound for six hours; but a plate of homemade gnocchi is like eating feather […]

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I served the left overs on rolls for lunch.

Roast Lamb with Pastina

This Roast Lamb and Pastina dish falls fairly and squarely into the “Man food” category.  When it’s cold and miserable outside the smell that wafts through your home while this is in the oven is warm and happy and incredibly comforting. Arrosto di agnello con la pastina is perfect for a weekend lunch or dinner […]

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Home Made Wild Boar Ravioli

How to Heal a Broken Heart … Mum’s Home Made Ravioli

  “Mum, I really need some family time” was all that this Mamma needed to hear on the other end of the phone last week. Us girls tend to think that boys are big and strong and don’t have their hearts broken too often. It’s just too easy to buy into the Cowboys don’t cry […]

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Stout Beer Bread at Sunset!

Pickled Pig Porter Beer and Cheese Bread.

it with what I was convinced was a bottle of milk of magnesia! Out came the Victorian table cloth, and we were served exactly the same meal year in and year out. I guess that our family were the veritable definition of that favourite English institution called ‘tradition’. We were very seldom, if ever, allowed […]

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Moroccan Style Pumpkin & Apple Soup with Beer & Cheese Bread

A Spicy Moroccan Pumpkin and Apple Soup! Come on baby light your fire!

On the weekend of the July Handicap, my girlfriend Kami and I decided to get out of Durban for the day. I have no affection for equestrian events such as the July Handicap and the throngs of mindless sheep that it attracts; so a trip up the hill past Pietermaritzburg to the fresh air of […]

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I speak fluent Merlot!

I Speak Fluent Merlot! Don’t Faint Pinks …. I did one!

  Ola Pinks my angel, I have the house to myself FOR ONCE, half way through a bottle of fabulous Merlot and can’t resist having a go at your quizz! It’s only taken me two years to do one! 1. What is Hähnchenschnitzel in Germany? Hahnchenschnitzel – is what Gretel broke up and dropped in […]

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Wild Boar Ragu

Easy Roasted Wild Boar … Asterix Food

I am loving the Captcha Code function that WordPress/ food24 have installed for us to post comments on other peoples blogs.  Ever since the change over from Letterdash I have battled and battled to post any comments.  I am a bit verbose in this department and tend to leave long responses. My study walls have […]

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Hot & Spicy Sweet & Sour Rasam

Rasam, the Indian Cure For a Cold.

I am a firm believer in healing foods.   On the odd occasion that sleep eludes me I head straight for a glass of hot milk loaded with honey and cinnamon.  If any of your babies suffered from colic, you will probably still, like me, be having flash backs to those endless sleepless nights when my […]

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