Cafe Fernando turns one

Cafe Fernando turns one

March 31st, 2007 | Category: Chocolate, Tarts and Pies


It seems like yesterday... I was reading my friend's blog... I clicked on a link and it brought me to another food blog. What I saw was out of this world. Then I discovered others. Once I started reading through these wonderfully crafted journals of food, there was no turning back. It was a world I never knew existed. I knew nothing about CSS, photography, blogging or anything ...

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Ralph & The Mansion

Ralph & The Mansion

March 29th, 2007 | Category: Friends


I left work a little earlier than usual yesterday to take advantage of the sunset. It is that time of the year; when all the magnolia trees in The Mansion bloom. Some are white and some are dark purple. Amazing scenery with the sun going down. As always, Ralph was way too cooperative in posing for this amateur photographer. Ralph is the best model a photographer can have. He ...

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Tastiest chickpeas ever

Tastiest chickpeas ever

March 18th, 2007 | Category: Vegetarian


And very healthy, too. It is quite rare that I feel this much passionate about a recipe. The cooking method gets rid of all the gas and chickpeas taste as if they have been soaked in cream for days. Mark this post, dear reader. Give it a try and let me know what you think.

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Samphire – Poor Man’s Asparagus

Samphire – Poor Man’s Asparagus

March 13th, 2007 | Category: Turkish Cuisine, Vegetarian


"Half-way down / Hangs one that gathers samphire; dreadful trade!" Shakespeare, King Lear. The pickled version of this herb with the funny nickname was once so popular (and salable) that men risked their necks to collect it from the rocks. Hence the reference to the danger involved in collecting it. Samphire originated in the shores of Great Britain and northern Europe and grows in rocky salt-sprayed regions of the ...

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