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Cherry & Gin Cocktail

Enter the Valentine’s Day JORD watch competition here During our last visit to Cape Town, I ordered a cherry gin cocktail in a beach bar.  It was served with a sprig of rosemary and I loved the infusion of the cherry,  gin and the aroma of the herbs.   Their cherry mix was a little synthetic, but the result was …

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Chorizo and Parmesan Chicken with Courgette Salad

I had some friends visiting from Australia over the summer  and naturally we went out for dinner on a Monday night.  Eighteen of us including the children, with everyone ending up back at ours for a (not) quick  drink. And thus my week started a bit festively and messily with a generous dose of overeating and going to bed far …

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Salt & Pepper Calamari with Rocket and Mango Salad & Balsamic Reduction

I created this Salt & Pepper Calamari salad recipe whilst camping in the Gulf of Trieste in Italy last summer.  The campsite was in Grado, Gorizia and it was located right on the beach with a very well stocked little supermarket selling fresh seafood.  Soon after spotting that they had fresh calamari in their seafood fridge, I started obsessing about trying …

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Asian Style Slow Cooker Chicken

My Asian style chicken recipe has been requested by a few friends and it’s taken me a little while to write it down.  It looks complicated, but it’s actually quite easy and highly recommended.  You can make the spice mix in advance, there will be enough spice mix to repeat this recipe a few times. I make the chicken in the …