Artichoke Spaghetti with Crème Fraîche

DSC09507If you have never eaten a whole artichoke before let me tell you about this very satisfying experience. You buy the artichoke which is hard and spiny like a giant pine cone meets acorn. All that is needed to prepare it is a couple of inches of boiling water in a large pan, then simply
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Farm to Fork: Sustainable Fishing

sustainable fishing This is the third post in my “Farm to Fork” series in which I am trying to make up my mind about some of the important ethical issues surrounding where our food comes from, this week the focus is on sustainable fishing.

Fish and seafood play a part in some of my most vivid childhood memories; my mother placing live lobster into steaming pans, delicate pale pink whole salmon presented on special occasions and even waiting in the fluorescent light of the local fish and chip shop for the warm parcels of battered cod for our dinner. So you can understand why a fish lover like me would approach this topic with a little apprehension – I really didn’t want to talk myself in to renouncing fish forever. Continue reading

Sweet Potato Pancakes with Avocado Salsa

sweet potato pancakes
I don’t think i’ll be making any pancakes tomorrow since I am in South Africa with work. Maybe if i’m lucky they will include them in the breakfast buffet, but thats not really the fun of pancakes is it? It’s the whisking and frying and flipping part thats fun – well it is for me anyway. Continue reading