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Tuna & Mushroom Pasta Sauce.

Spaghetti al Tonno, 10 minute Tuna, Mushroom and Tomato Spaghetti

Tuna & Mushroom Pasta Sauce. TrickyRicky and I have been paragons of virtue for the last few weeks; surviving of a standard breakfast of bran flakes that taste like cardboard, lunching on meat free summer salads and dining at night on simply cooked meat with steamed vegetables. We surely qualify for an award of some […]

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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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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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Crunchy Crumbed Chicken Breasts Oozing Melted Cheese, Mushrooms and Ham.

Oh Crumbs .. Cheese, Ham and Mushroom Stuffed, Crumbed Chicken Breasts.

Well, Elena Norgalieva must have eaten a bowl of my pasta before she ran the Comrades yesterday!  What a champ she is!  She ran like the wind and came in first running her best Comrades Ultra Marathon time yet. I must admit that I am getting very excited for my upcoming trip to Cape Town […]

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Minestrone topped with Basil Peso & Parmesan Cheese

Meatfree Monday: Italian Minestrone della Nonna.

Nothing swells this Mamma’s heart more than a request for one of my recipes. Daniele has just given up smoking and is on a health and fitness drive.   His darling of a girlfriend Suzanne, is mindful of eating too much meat, doesn’t smoke and is the gentle and supportive hand that is holding his […]

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Pesche Affogate ... peaches poached in Italian Sparkling Wine, Lambrusco.

Lights, Camera, Action … Cooking up a Storm with I Love Cooking.

I don’t know why I bothered to go to bed really.  I hardly slept a wink, switching the television off and on several times in an effort to hypnotise myself into Lalla Land with some benign late night news.  I must have nodded off from sheer exhaustion at around 3.30 am and at 4.00am was […]

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