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Cannoli Siciliani ... the perfect way to say Thank You on Mother's Day xx

Cannoli Siciliani ……. with love on Mother’s Day

This is a time that makes me reflect on the many ‘mothers’ I have known. And I use the word ‘mother’ in a very broad sense. One does not have to give birth to be a mother. I have been ‘mothered’ by so many incredible women over the years. I think of the many ‘nannies’ […]

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Ricotta & Mfino Gnudi in a Tomato and Brinjal Sauce

Kwa Cheetah Mfino Gnudi … Baked Ricotta Dumplings … Africa on a Plate!

Once upon a time there was a beautiful ballet dancer called Rosemary who lived in England.  She fell in love with a very handsome life saver who came from a land far away!  He came from a place called Durban in South Africa where the sun shone every single day.  Rosemary and Shorty got married […]

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Scrambled eggs with Parma Ham and Caviar ... fit for a King!

The Kings Breakfast … Scrambled Eggs with Parma Ham & Parmesan Cheese

Last week, I was sitting in my garden on the bench, staring blankly into my pond. This is my sacred place, where I go to sit quietly, to ponder and just ‘be’. I see the fish in my pond as fish; they are not my pets, well, all save one whose name is Spud! He […]

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Avocado, tomatoe, basil & coriander wrap ... this will have you smiling all the way to the scale!

Light and Lean: Spicy Avocado, Cream Cheese & Herb Wrap …. only 247 calories!

I have so many blog posts on the go that I am starting to confuse myself! I KNOW I am harping on about being on Die-T but it rather does determine the nature of the food that we are eating at the moment. TrickyRicky and I have both got a maximum of calories that we […]

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Dinner Divas: Finals Challenge #1 … the Show Must Go On!

I spent so much time agonising over my decision to enter Dinner Divas.  Entering meant signing a contract that could mean that I would have to miss my dearest nephew Claudio’s wedding to the love of his life Jennifer.  Actually, electing to miss such a special ‘Tripepi family occasion’ did not come easily to me.  […]

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Camembert dressed with Apricots, Crispy Pancetta, Nuts, Thyme and Honey

Honey, Nut and Pancetta dressed Camembert … a Quickie!

  My Life Today ……………………………….. in pictures! Can’t chat! Spring Cleaning ……… RESPECT! The Grim Reality! So it’s a quickie post today! When I was in Cape Town for the shooting of the Dinner Divas Show Daniele invited a few friends over for drinks and a light dinner. I really didn’t have much time to […]

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Mfino & Ricotta Quiche is ideal for a summer lunch or your picnic basket!

Mfino & Ricotta Quiche Recipe …. The Dinner Diva Semi-Finals Begin!

  I am an ardent fan of Kobus van der Merwe’s blog, Sardines on Toast.   I envy his ability, and more to the point, the opportunity he gets to create delicate and artistic plates of food anointed with what can only be described as ‘soupçons’ of exquisite flavours.  His use of indigenous plants and foraged […]

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Green Eggs for Breakfast!

Eggs fried in butter and swimming in melted mozzarella cheese and basil pesto is described as ‘green eggs’ in la casa Tripepi. Just like the infamous bunny ciao is used to mop up a hangover. Long weekends tend to get a bit messy and you can generally count on a phone call from Max enquiring […]

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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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Camembert stuffed with bacon and Watermelon Konfyt!

Camembert Cheese stuffed with Bacon and Watermelon Preserve and Baked

Happy Year of the Dragon to one and all!  I have always been an avid fan of these majestic mythical creatures and have been threatening to paint a Dragon triptych for about fifteen years.  I did spend about a month painstakingly painting the most beautifully shaped ceramic bowl with two rather magnificent five toed dragons […]

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