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Pass Lee's Age Rose Merry and Time

Pass Lee's Age Rose Merry and Time

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These are some of my favourite things! It’s snowing in Canada and a fine mist covers my mountain. Comfort food is called for which is perfect as it stews in its own juices while I get spring out of my garden and prepare for Summer. Clay pots will be filled with culinary herbs, Parsley,...


Fat Plump October

Fat Plump October

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Now’s the time to get Grand’Mere off the shelf, dust her and riffle through her pages to the two stuck together when I baked last year’s Christmas cake. It’s eight weeks to go and that’s how long one needs to mature a cake. This fact struck me like a blow to the solar plexus this afternoon when...


Serenading Sundays

Serenading Sundays

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More lyrics have been written about a Sunday than any other day of the week. From Queen to Joni Mitchell.  Here Sundays are a day of worship, thankfulness and rest. Panama hats, cheesecutters and blazers, the old school tie, and Church Schools are still a firm favourite in our neck of the woods...


Cheese Souffles

Cheese Souffles

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There’s nothing nicer than waking up to a freshly mowed lawn, Cape White-eyes splashing in the birdbath and that special feeling of well-being when the sun shines. Perfect Porcelain blooms cover rosebushes; I spot the neighbour’s cat unwinding himself from his scratch-pole. All this calls for...


Green Mango Salad

Green Mango Salad

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Sing-song voices of ladies walking and the chitter chatter of birds wake me up on quiet mornings, summer's here, it's flip-flop-sunhat season and we need refiguring for the beach. Salad days are back, perfectly timed are the fresh summer fruits and vegetables appearing on our shelves. GREEN...


Lemon Grass and Turmeric Chicken Skewers

Lemon Grass and Turmeric Chicken Skewers

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When the sun shines evenings are balmy and a perfect reason to have a mid-week celebration, light a fire and barbeque something easy, fragrant lime and delicious. Sip cold crisp green Sauvignor blanc and listen to evening sounds. LEMON GRASS TURMERIC CHICKEN SKEWERS(this recipe has been...


Baked Pumpkin Pie

Baked Pumpkin Pie

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Here it's summer blue, sun-yellowed gentle days, which is  a reminder of the harsh weather many ex-pats are going into. Celebrate a table laden with the essence of summer with joyful Thanksgiving. BAKED PUMPKIN PIE - South African style.“without bread, without wine, love is nothing” Anon...


Zucchini and Oregano Quiche

Zucchini and Oregano Quiche

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 Celebrate the days getting longer and warmer with a family favourite. Simply serve a crisp green salad and Citrus Vinaigrette Dressing. Don't forget to pack a bottle of Bubbly and Strawberries.   PASTRY 500g Flour 2,5ml Salt 1,2ml Paprika 250g Butter 250ml Cheddar Cheese, grated 125ml...


Meditteranean Baked Tomato Salad

Meditteranean Baked Tomato Salad

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Nothing beats a beautiful plump sun-kissed bright red Rosa Tomato, in our house they're a staple and this recipe is a winner for it's versatility and simplicity.   Use a variety of tomatoes. Pre-heat the oven to 220°C On a lined (line with baking paper or tin foil) baking sheet spread out a...


Herb Crusted Pork Neck

Herb Crusted Pork Neck

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Be bold and ring the changes with this simply delicious de-boned Pork neck. The fresh herb crust is versatile and can be used successfully with either fresh fish or chicken breasts.  Lemon zest adds zing.   8 Pork neck steaks, trimmed into palm-sized portions 1" thick Salt and pepper,...


Nutty Carrot Cake

Nutty Carrot Cake

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This cake has stood me in good stead for 30 years, it never fails to please and I've shared it many times.  It's easy to bake and flavours improve with time which makes it perfect for weekends.   3          Extra large eggs 375ml   Sugar 250ml   Canola oil 750ml   Grated carrots...