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Homemade Lasagna – this, people is comfort food!

Posted on October 27, 2016 by in beef

homemade lasagna

Homemade lasagna is one of those quintessential comfort foods. A little bit labor intensive, but so worth the while. I don’t make homemade lasagna often. When I do, I make two, even three, because it is freezer-friendly. It is always good to know there is a meal ready to be heated when you are stuck […]

Flavor Profiles – create your own delicious recipes.

Posted on October 5, 2016 by in beef

flavor profiles

Flavor Profiles will help you to create your own delicious recipes. Once you know and understand it, your creativity in the kitchen will take flight. Flavor Profiles help you understand how to combine and balance flavors which is a crucial cooking concept. Flavor Profiles come naturally for some people, but sadly for others not. Through […]

Arancini with Maize and Biltong – great South African snack!

Posted on August 24, 2016 by in beef, snacks

Maize Arancini

Maize Arancini is different to the traditional rice balls which is stuffed and coated with bread crumbs,then deep fried. Maize Arancini is not made with left-over risotto. It is made with maize. Arancini dates back to the 10th century in Sicily. During the feast of Santa Lucia on 13 December when bread and pasta were […]

Philly Steak Sandwiches with a South African Twist

Posted on August 7, 2016 by in beef

The other key element of these sandwiches are the braised onions, but we will talk about that in the recipe.

Philly Steak Sandwiches are by no means something new, it has been around since the 1930’s. Philly Steak sandwiches are quite simplistic, chopped steak, braised onions and a fresh roll. Finished! Kapish! It is however when you make something as simple as this that each element must be good quality, prepared with care and time, […]

Fried Liver with Rich Onion Gravy – make pub grub at home!

Posted on July 13, 2016 by in beef

Fried Liver

Fried liver is not for sissies, you either love it or you don’t. I have been craving fried liver for days now, so much so that my mom asked me yesterday if I was pregnant. Heck no, that boat has sailed the harbour a couple of years ago already. Truth is, my family hates it, […]

Sausage Pies – so good you can never stop at only one!

Posted on July 6, 2016 by in baked goods, beef

Sausage Pies

Sausage pies are my antidote to teenagers who are always hungry. Sausage Pies – one in each hand is considered a balanced diet. When they grab more than two, it goes on a side plate with lots of tomato sauce. The batter or dough part of this sausage pies is as old as the mountains […]

Braised Oxtail with Pears, Garlic and a whole lot of love!

Posted on June 15, 2016 by in beef

Braised oxtail is one of those quintessential winter recipes that you have to make at least once every winter. Braised oxtail, like Waterblommetjie Stew or Curry Beans or Bean Soup with Marrow Bones, is most definitely part of my food heritage. Growing up in Ceres, where the mountain tops are cover in snow most winters, […]

Beef Shin Pie – when Soup meat takes centre stage!

Posted on May 17, 2016 by in baked goods, beef

Beef Shank Pie

Beef Shin Pie is nothing new, in fact beef shin is a very popular cut when making pie. Beef shin pie when made with red wine is an indulgent, comforting family classic. Beef shin pie is traditionally made by cooking the meat until it falls off the bone and then shredding it to use in […]

Roasted Marrow Bones on Sourdough – a carnivore’s ultimate indulgence.

Posted on April 25, 2016 by in beef

roasted marrow bones

Roasted Marrow Bones are not for the fainthearted. If the idea of eating offal send shivers down your spine, you are not going to even attempt eating them. Roasted Marrow Bones are for the carnivores at heart. The people who belong to the offal gilds, those who order the man-size T-bone steaks and those who […]

Meatballs in a rich Curry Yogurt Sauce

Posted on April 14, 2016 by in beef

meatballs

Meatballs, oh how I love them! I think if you read through my site, you will see that I have quite a fascination with meatballs. Meatballs has to be good though. Nothing worse than seized up, hard-as-a-rock meatballs. A good couple of years ago, I ran a search on my site as well as RSG […]