Author Archives: mumchefoz

Crank out the pasta

Whenever you need some cooking therapy to break the work monotony, settle nerves jangled by irritating neighbours, or sooth away the rigours of, say, dealing with mindless bureaucracy, my strong recommendation would be to crank the handle on a pasta machine.  Embrace … Continue reading

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(No) rush

On the way to Easter (in both traditions), we’ve had the fun of working our way through various breakfast possibilities in no rush at all, so I thought I’d keep going in that vein by posting the ‘how to guide’ for a … Continue reading

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Sunday: Cuando una puerta se cierra, ciento se abren.

Spanish: When one door closes, a hundred open. To wind up my look at how we revive each day, so we might try again with the being a good person and making a happy life, I thought I’d share my … Continue reading

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Saturday: Dywedwch wrthyf unwaith eto y chwedl …

Welsh: Tell me again the tale of … What is it about Saturday that seems to make us morph into hobbits – you know, needing first breakfast, second breakfast, elevenses, luncheon, afternoon tea, dinner, supper … ? Well it probably … Continue reading

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Smile (even if just to make others wonder why)

Several years ago I succeeded in making this wedding cake that was a) gluten free because it was made with almond meal and b) able to hold traditional white royal icing and so look like a regular wedding cake.  It … Continue reading

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Friday: C’est un scandale! Ils ont dit quoi?

French: It is an outrage! They said what? Seriously, when I worked in the big end of town at a nameless international airline, Friday was not the day to chase productivity goals – it just about took surgery to remove … Continue reading

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Thursday: Kore rawa e rawaka te reo kotahi.

Maori: One language is never enough. (traditional saying) The end of the week is looming; the pressure is on to close the deal, get commitments on paper, make reports, organise things for the following week and generally get working life … Continue reading

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The other bread

With another day of the Everyday Resurrection celebration of Easter coming up tomorrow, I was inspired to run a quick rehearsal for one of the items – soda bread.  I have a couple of great recipes, both of which are … Continue reading

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The actual bread

In among a bunch of posts about cake masquerading as ‘bread’, I thought I had better pump up my baker credentials by showing that I do make the actual bread from time to time – at least to the extent … Continue reading

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Battle of the favourites

Should I go for a walk or stay in and make the wee girl next door an Easter treat?  What tough choices we face sometimes : ) Asked about my favorite place I am not sure I could ever choose between: i) … Continue reading

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