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Browsing Archive: October, 2010

Apple, Bacon and Onion Galette

Posted by denise fletcher on Wednesday, October 27, 2010, In : Baking 


Last night, it rained. Really rained. I was lying in bed, hoping to fall asleep, suffering my nightly ritual of tossing and turning when I heard a distant rumble. It filled me with hope. I'd had about all I could take of hot, sticky weather and being at the tail end of October, a rumble in the distance could only mean one thing. Within minutes of the outpouring, there was a perceptible nip in the air and I found myself reaching for the hardly used and up till now, mostly decorative blanket, f...


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Iced Ginger and Lavender Cookies

Posted by denise fletcher on Sunday, October 24, 2010, In : Sweet things 


When you hear "lavender", I'll bet the first thing that comes to mind is soap, air freshener or floral water. Quite fitting since the word comes from the Latin lavare which means "to wash". For centuries lavender has been associated with cleansing and purifying as it's believed to be anti bacterial, anti viral and anti microbial. Not the first thing you would associate with things you want to put in your mouth ;)



If you think about it in the remotest culinary sense, it may be herbes de Pro...


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Going Greek....Sorta

Posted by denise fletcher on Wednesday, October 20, 2010, In : Fish and Shellfish 


I was at the dentist's office last week and stumbled on an article in a food and travel magazine about Greece and Greek food. It was so evocative and the featured dishes, so tempting, I actually contemplated tearing out the pages for, uh, future reference *blush* My 12 year old's appalled expression when he saw me fingering the inner spine of the magazine jolted me back to my senses and thanks to him, I left the office empty handed, with my head held high.




One of those dishes, Oktapodi Kra...


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Indecision and Serendipitous Pear-ings

Posted by denise fletcher on Sunday, October 17, 2010, In : Sweet things 


I was intent on getting some tender, sweet and dense Bosc pears for a dessert that had been running round and round inside my head and wouldn't leave me alone; a pear and candied ginger cheesecake. The family had been complaining about the dearth of desserts lately. Mutiny was in the air and I honestly had run out of ideas for tarting up vanilla ice cream.

After trawling three markets and two supermarkets and coming up empty, temptation presented itself in the form of canned pears. Ordinaril...


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Chickpea, Garlic and Bread Soup

Posted by denise fletcher on Wednesday, October 13, 2010, In : Soups 


I could quite happily live on nothing but bread, cheese, coffee and bacon. Hmm... "not even chocolate, or chilli?", you'd probably think. Well, not so much those, though I'd see your point, but maybe, I'd need a bowl of soup too, every now and then.

Too many seem to view the soup pot as an edible recycling bin and fair game for every imaginable scrap that issues from a kitchen. It is tempting to throw ingredients that have seen better days, or that you can't think up any better use for, int...


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Pumpkin and White Chocolate Buttermilk Scones

Posted by denise fletcher on Friday, October 8, 2010, In : Baking 


If you've been taking a good look around the food blogosphere lately, you will know without a doubt, that we are officially in  pumpkin season. Since I bought this adorable and very large specimen not so long ago, it's been pumpkin this, that and the other in my kitchen...... not that I'm complaining. I won't push my luck though and promise this will be the last pumpkin instalment for a while. With this soup,  this cous cous dish and today's offering, I have amply proven my devotion. I know m...

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Back From the Dead With a Guest Post ;)

Posted by denise fletcher on Wednesday, October 6, 2010, In : Salads, Vegetables and Meatless 


Hello my lovely readers and blogger buddies! I have been scarce the last week or so - it's exam season at our house and having two boys taking very important exams during the same week is nerve wrecking, to say the least. Sadly, posting and visiting all your gorgeous blogs, had to take a backseat.

But, (this is a good "but" trust me) I do have a treat for you today. My lovely friend Biren from Roti n Rice invited me to do a guest post on her blog, a little while back and of course I gladly ...


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