LA VIE EN ROSE

And so came the first evening warm enough to merit an outdoor supper.  Last night was glorious and called for salad.  When my husband phoned me in the afternoon to ask what wine to buy on his way home, I said Rose.  Of course he gasped, but I explained that we were having salmon and…

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ASSES TO ASSES, I LIKE ‘EM SARDINES

“I can’t stand them; they’re of a different class. I arrived at their house last weekend and they were sitting around having lunch, I couldn’t believe my eyes; tinned sardines and brown bread!” Thus spoke the wife of a man for whom I once worked. I refrained from commenting, the slated tinned sardine having been…

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THE EARLY HOURS

A car thumps by, outside on the rain spattered road; youngsters, I think and smile. My dogs, snoring in ecstatic little grunts, make this room smell of biscuits, I don’t mind, it’s rather nice. Beneath my fingers a conversation almost happens, with a clever boy in London. As you age, it is said, you need…

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GUEST BLOGGER : NR HATCH

Side View’s weekend challenge this week is ‘New Beginnings’. Please go over and see who else has participated: http://viewfromtheside.wordpress.com/ I spent a fair amount of time mulling over my contribution, having had a fairly introspective week and having made a decision to make certain changes in my life. As sometimes happens in this crazy world…

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SOURIS D’AGNEAU AUX FEVES

I believe that it is the romantic traveler visiting France that has given further meaning to the word bistro – using it to conjure up a simple but perfectly balanced French meal, using local seasonal produce, served in a quaint environment with charm. -Fran Warde ‘New Bistro’ I am an unabashed Francophile and am finding…

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JUST A BIT BLOCKED FOR IDEAS

1. What was the highlight of your week? Getting a parcel sent to me by Sue, and trying out the first cupcake recipe from one of the books she sent me. 2. Whose car were you in last? My own. 3. When is the next time you will kiss someone? Who knows, miracles can happen….

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AWARDS

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GOD HELP US

  In South Africa, media endangered By Derrick Z. Jackson Globe Columnist / August 24, 2010 IN WELCOMING the world to the World Cup in June, South African President Jacob Zuma boasted that the tournament exemplified his country’s leading role for all of Africa. Sixteen years after a multiracial democracy emerged from the oppressive apartheid…

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CINFUL CINNAMON CAKE

CIN’s CINNAMON CAKE This is a cake that I make in my favourite baking pan, given to me by Original Bunn for Christmas two years ago. 1/2 cup butter 1 cup sugar 2 eggs, separated 1/2 cup milk 1 1/2 cup cake flour 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt 2 tsp cinnamon Cream…

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