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Getting brave with Brassicas

I have mentioned that I have a love-hate relationship with brassicas, but I think that, at last, I’m growing up.  I’ve had to because we grow them – a lot – and I’ve had to think of creative ways of dishing them up.   478 more words

Food & Entertaining

A blast from the Seventies - Chocolate Peppermint Fridge Tart

I’m a huge fan of “Top Chef” – the US TV show that pits proper chefs (rather than Master Chef’s home cooks) against each other. And has other proper chefs evaluate their efforts. 510 more words


Transitional Tablescape Tuesday

“For everything there is a season,
and a time for every matter under heaven…”
Ecclesiastes 3:1

It’s that time of year again. You can’t decide whether to wear summer or fall clothes. 411 more words

Everyday Living

It's not just the bees...

When spring arrives in our valley, it blossoms and is filled with the sound of busy bees.  It’s not only the bees who are busy:  the valley emerges from what is usually a cold and wet winter, into a flush of… 290 more words

Food & Entertaining

Top Chef

The title of chef gets bandied about with great ease these days: being a chef has become a trendy profession and anyone with a passing culinary knowledge, who cooks for a living, often feels entitled to label himself as a chef. 856 more words

Food & Entertaining

Tablescape Tuesday-- Summer's Happy Ending!

With the days of summer coming to an end, I wanted to “squeeze” in one last tablescape of the season!  To me, the colors in this tablescape are just happy! 273 more words

Everyday Living

Noble Nasturtiums so versatile in the kitchen

Nasturtiums have long been a gardener’s favourite and recent trends have eased them into the cook’s territory. They add a splash of dramatic colour to otherwise colourless meals. 1,001 more words

In The Kitchen

Fiona reblogged this on Fiona's Favourites and commented:

Nasturtiums 2014I love edible flowers. Nasturtiums are just another gift we get from our garden. Like gooseberries, they are indigenous to South America. Before I moved to the Western Cape, I tried - in vain - to grow nasturtiums. Now they simply just grow... like in the picture, which are in the corner of our plot that we haven't got to, yet....