February 21, 2017

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’n Kokkedoor in jou kombuis!

Jy kan nou ook ’n Kokkedoor wees. Die gewilde kykNET-kosprogram Kokkedoor spog met sy eie app. Nou kan jy al jou gunstelingresepte met die grootste Afrikaanse kosgemeenskap in Suid-Afrika deel. Die app, ’n gratis produk van Media24 Digitale Tydskrifte, stel jou nie net in staat om jou eie watertandresepte op te laai nie, maar jy kan in ’n oogwink ook na resepidees soek en hulle deel.

“Die Kokkedoor-app bied jou alles wat jy nodig het om heerlike geregte te kan voorberei,” sê Nerisa Coetzee, hoof van digitale produkte en handelsmerke by Media24 Digitale Tydskrifte. “Daar is honderde resepte om van te kies en te keur. Jou moontlikhede is eindeloos. Jy kan selfs die wenner wees van ʼn SMEG-gasstoof van R10 000 as jy jou resepte op die app laai*.

Die app is spesiaal vir slimfone geskep en dit is maklik om lid van die Kokkedoor-gemeenskap te word. Al wat jy moet doen is om die app gratis af te laai in jou app-winkel en jou eie profiel te skep – dan is jy gereed! Nou kan jy met die Kokkedoor-app bekendes, vriende en selfs jou skoonouers met jou kookvernuf beïndruk.

Ribs Kokkedoor

“Die app maak inkopies vir die geregte wat jy wil voorberei ook soveel makliker,” sê Jeanne de Wet, hoof van bemarking by kykNET. “Al wat jy hoef te doen is om die resep te kies wat jy wil voorberei en dan stuur jy van die app via e-pos vir jouself die bestanddele wat jy benodig. Jy sal nooit weer jou inkopielys by die huis vergeet nie!”

Laai vandag nog die Kokkedoor-app vir jou iOS- of Android-gedrewe slimfoon af; dis gratis beskikbaar in jou app-winkel. Nooit weer hoef jy kop te krap oor idees vir aandete nie!

Gaan na www.kokkedoor.co.za om jou Kokkedoor-app nou af te laai.

* Kompetisie sluit 31 Januarie 2014

NEW WOOLWORTHS TV AD CAMPAIGN SHOWS SOME GOOD FOOD REALITIES FROM A DIFFERENT POINT OF VIEW19 September 2013

Consumers are bombarded with messages from businesses wanting to tell them how environmentally friendly and responsibly sourced their products are.  To bring some of our Good Business Journey stories to life in a new two-part summer Foods TV ad campaign, Woolworths is taking it a step further by giving consumers the opportunity to see the behind-the-scenes realities of where our food comes from.

Moving away from typical commercial production, Woolworths has instead made innovative use of GoPro action cameras by giving them to the farmers, farm workers, fishermen and baristas who grow, produce, catch, roast and make our food.  The camera technology, which is typically used to record action sports from the participant’s perspective, captures the unadulterated action on Fairtrade coffee farmers farming on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, on Woolworths Farming for the Future vegetable farms, Ayrshire dairy farms and farms that produce our free range eggs here in South Africa,,as well as on Marine Stewardship Council-approved fishing boats on the high seas and sustainable fish farming projects in Franschhoek and Lesotho.

 The campaign launched on 26 August with a commercial that gives consumers a unique insight into the journey of Woolworths responsibly produced food from farm to plate. The second advertisement, launching during October, shows the lengths that Woolworths goes to form partnerships with suppliers who share our commitment to offering our customers good quality food that is responsibly produced.  Both ads will be flighted for two weeks.

The TV campaign is supported on our website, at www.woolworths.co.za, with a snapshot of ‘The Making of…’ providing insights into the GoPro production, settings and people who filmed the commercials, as well as a collection of mini-documentaries featuring some of our ‘local heroes’ who are part of the Woolworths Good Business Journey.

To view the ad go to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOwk0g022GM& ‘The making of….’ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUTGpqLR268&feature=c4-overview&list=UU61fRBx8yHY3yBUnTyDXQ_A

ENDS

Perfect Paella Winner

The winner of the Perfect Paella Pan is Sheila Hartslief. Congratulations Sheila, you will soon receive your prize and I look forward to your first attempt!

Perfect Paella

Perfect Paella

Perfect Paella is owned by José and Lisa Gómez in Cape Town. We give you the opportunity to purchase authentic Paella pans direct from Valencia, Spain. Not only Paella pans but accessories and other Spanish pans and burners are on offer. We offer a large range of sizes of pans and materials like Non stick, Polished, Stainless Steel and Enameled.

We have been importing our paella cooking equipment from Spain since 2012 and have supplied customers with anything from small tapas pans to largest commercial paella pans and catering burner sets. As the Sole Southern African distributors for Garcima.S.L. who is based in Valencia, we therefore can offer a vast selection of cooking pans and utensils at an unbelievable price.

We look forward to hearing from you so we may assist you in purchasing or inquiring about one of our products. If you have any questions, just call us on 073 366 2349 or send us an email to jose@perfectpaella.co.za

Perfect Paella is owned by José and Lisa Gómez in Cape Town. We give you the opportunity to purchase authentic Paella pans direct from Valencia, Spain. Not only Paella pans but accessories and other Spanish pans and burners are on offer. We offer a large range of sizes of pans and materials like Non stick, Polished, Stainless Steel and Enameled. We have been importing our paella cooking equipment from Spain since 2012 and have supplied customers with anything from small tapas pans to largest commercial paella pans and catering burner sets. As the Sole Southern African distributors for Garcima.S.L. who is based in Valencia, we therefore can offer a vast selection of cooking pans and utensils at an unbelievable price. We look forward to hearing from you so we may assist you in purchasing or inquiring about one of our products. If you have any questions, just call us on 073 366 2349 or send us an email to jose@perfectpaella.co.za – See more at: http://www.perfectpaella.co.za/#sthash.Z2iqznOw.dpuf
Perfect Paella is owned by José and Lisa Gómez in Cape Town. We give you the opportunity to purchase authentic Paella pans direct from Valencia, Spain. Not only Paella pans but accessories and other Spanish pans and burners are on offer. We offer a large range of sizes of pans and materials like Non stick, Polished, Stainless Steel and Enameled. We have been importing our paella cooking equipment from Spain since 2012 and have supplied customers with anything from small tapas pans to largest commercial paella pans and catering burner sets. As the Sole Southern African distributors for Garcima.S.L. who is based in Valencia, we therefore can offer a vast selection of cooking pans and utensils at an unbelievable price. We look forward to hearing from you so we may assist you in purchasing or inquiring about one of our products. If you have any questions, just call us on 073 366 2349 or send us an email to jose@perfectpaella.co.za – See more at: http://www.perfectpaella.co.za/#sthash.Z2iqznOw.dpuf
Perfect Paella is owned by José and Lisa Gómez in Cape Town. We give you the opportunity to purchase authentic Paella pans direct from Valencia, Spain. Not only Paella pans but accessories and other Spanish pans and burners are on offer. We offer a large range of sizes of pans and materials like Non stick, Polished, Stainless Steel and Enameled. We have been importing our paella cooking equipment from Spain since 2012 and have supplied customers with anything from small tapas pans to largest commercial paella pans and catering burner sets. As the Sole Southern African distributors for Garcima.S.L. who is based in Valencia, we therefore can offer a vast selection of cooking pans and utensils at an unbelievable price. We look forward to hearing from you so we may assist you in purchasing or inquiring about one of our products. If you have any questions, just call us on 073 366 2349 or send us an email to jose@perfectpaella.co.za – See more at: http://www.perfectpaella.co.za/#sthash.Z2iqznOw.dpuf
Perfect Paella is owned by José and Lisa Gómez in Cape Town. We give you the opportunity to purchase authentic Paella pans direct from Valencia, Spain. Not only Paella pans but accessories and other Spanish pans and burners are on offer. We offer a large range of sizes of pans and materials like Non stick, Polished, Stainless Steel and Enameled. We have been importing our paella cooking equipment from Spain since 2012 and have supplied customers with anything from small tapas pans to largest commercial paella pans and catering burner sets. As the Sole Southern African distributors for Garcima.S.L. who is based in Valencia, we therefore can offer a vast selection of cooking pans and utensils at an unbelievable price. We look forward to hearing from you so we may assist you in purchasing or inquiring about one of our products. If you have any questions, just call us on 073 366 2349 or send us an email to jose@perfectpaella.co.za – See more at: http://www.perfectpaella.co.za/#sthash.Z2iqznOw.dpuf

Protea Hotel Marine – A home away from Home!

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When we left Port Elizabeth about 10 years ago to come and live here in Cape Town, the Marine Hotel was known for huge Sunday buffets, but other than being “huge” in variety, the rest left much to be desired. The hotel’s decor was so out dated and old that it was not inviting at all. My absolute favorite ( not!) was the carpet on the walls. Imagine my surprise when I walked into the hotel on Friday! A complete transformation… trendy, stylish and very, very classy.

The welcome we got, was even better and that same warmth and friendliness we experienced throughout the weekend. Nothing we asked for or requested were too much effort! Our family suite was a big surprise, two large separate rooms. It was spacious, elegant and had everything we needed! The bathroom, with a view of the ocean, simply stunning!  Hubby and the kids were happy, because it had a large screen TV and all the right movie channels as well as sport! Once the children discovered the gym, TV was not an option! Gym being a good thing after all the eating we were treated to! Of course I could stay online, because the hotel also offers free Wi-fi up to 100MB.

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Friday nights, I believe are Seafood Buffet nights. A good selection of cold and hot fish dishes with pickled fish still on the menu like I remembered from previous visits. The restaurant was almost full, which proved that  the Seafood Buffet is a popular edition to their menu! The restaurant staff really are amazing. Big, welcome smiles go a long way and although the food is not 5 star quality, it is excellent value and wholesome good food! Breakfast, still my favorite meal of the day! I loved the breakfast buffet, fresh fruit to start off with and then all the delicious hot foods. I have not seen so many perfectly poached eggs done so quickly and while hungry  guests are watching the chef! Well done chef!

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Overall a lovely experience. This is not the Table Bay nor the One and Only, but that is not what The Protea Group promises. The 4-star Protea Hotel Marine is known as the smile of the friendly city. This elegant hotel overlooking Pollock Beach has sweeping views of Algoa Bay and is renowned for its quality facilities, personal service and luxurious atmosphere. Thank you Protea Hotel Marine, you lived up to your promise and brought big fat smiles to our faces! We will be back!

For more information, please visit Protea Hotel Marine!

International Hotdog Day

International Hotdag Day

Every dog has its day – even the hot dog. On 23 July International Hot Dog Day will be celebrated in recognition of one of the world’s most popular fast food.  Traditionally, Hot Dog Day is celebrated through parades, events and an opportunity to raise money for charity.

America – where 1850’s German immigrants started selling sausages from pushcarts – today even has a Hot Dog Council. No wonder. Americans consume a personal average of 60 hot dogs per year. In 2010 total sales topped 7 billion, earning the industry enormous bucks – something in the region of R16 billion.

The name hot dog was probably invented by American sports cartoonist TAD Morgan, who drew pictures of piping hot sausages on rolls being sold to baseball fans during a New York Yankees game around 1900. As he didn’t know the spelling for “Dachshund” he simply called it hot dog. So hot dog it became and remained, spilling into countries around the globe with a joyous bark.   

Sausage Saloon is South Africa’s leading hot dog franchise and is partaking in this special day by donating R1 of every hot dog sold on International Hot Dog day to Reach For a Dream Foundation.  In March 2000 South Africa’s Sausage Saloon earned international fame when nine of its hot dog sausages won medals (four of them gold) at the DLG Quality Competition in Europe. Franchise holders David and Steven Strange run a comprehensive training programme for people selling their product from shops and stands in high volume areas around the country.

Now for some tips when it comes to the dressing. Observe a hot dog fundi. He or she will always dress the dog and not the bun. First the wet stuff (say mustard), then the chunkies like relish or onion, then the cheese if you want, with the spices going on last.  

 

Adults normally prefer mustard, while the young ones go for tomato sauce. Or both. It’s your dog. You make it woof your way.

Visit www.sausagesaloon.co.za for more information or to find your nearest award winning hot dog franchise. For our own SA version of this treat, click HERE!

Nataniel and Ramsay take on each other!

Nataniel and Gordon

Two flaming egos are more than evenly matched in a new recipe for great until now were not widely available locally.

The fun and very entertaining TV campaign that airs at the end of July, features the unlikely duo testing some of the new fare Checkers has on offer.  The new ranges include the Steakhouse Classic rump known as picanha, its Brazilian name, which is the most highly sought-after beef cut in Brazil. Also sampled was a Farmstead premium pork rump that is often hard to track down, and according to Ramsay “it’s one of the most difficult cuts for a butcher to master”.

The chemistry on set was sizzling – and the language at times rather saucy – as Ramsay explained how to prepare and cook the meat; dusting it with salt and pepper and searing it fat side down in a scorching hot pan while Nataniël smirked behind him and chirped in with a tongue-in-cheek Afrikaans comment: “My tannie lê so as die stoep warm is.” (My aunt lies like that if the stoep/patio is warm.)

Ramsay, known for telling it like it is, makes the point that he was surprised to find such select cuts in a supermarket environment and, impressed by the quality, notes how Checkers keeps getting better.

Asked about his co-star, he said he found Nataniël “hilarious” and “quirky”, while Nataniël in turn quipped “He’s not used to sharing his spotlight and neither am I. We were like two circus lions, not sure who was going to jump through the hoop and who was going to eat the other one”.

Declared Nataniël at the end of the shoot: “Siestog, hy’s toe nie so erg nie!” (Shame man, he’s not that bad!)

Neil Schreuder, marketing director of Checkers, said: “We work incredibly hard to offer world-class products and to have someone of Gordon’s calibre endorsing Checkers is an absolute privilege.”

Launch or Leopards Leap Culinaria Wines

On 18 June 2013 I was fortunate enough to join the most passionate group of people on Leopard’s Leap Vineyards outside Franschoek. The event was hosted for the media to launch their Brand new Culinaria Collection. It is their latest range of wines, created to celebrate the age-old partnership between food and wine and are exclusively sold at the Tasting room. We were treated to the five-course tasting menu featuring seafood, poultry and other meats.

The recipes were developed by Franschoek Chefs, including Chris hoffmann of Cafe des Arts, Reuben Riffel of Reuben’s, Neil Jewell or Moreson, Chris Erasmus or Pierneef a la Motte, Ryan Smith of Ryan’s Kitchen and Pieter de Jager Leopards Leap own chef.  Read more about the wines and vineyard here: www.leopards-leap.com

Save 7 Lives

On 21 May Bake a Difference hosted the Cupcake Drive in aid of the Organ Donor Foundation ! 9 foodies paired up with 9 organ recipients and along with a demo by French Patisserie Chef Eric Lanlard over 200 cupcakes were baked and given to the Red Cross Children’s Hospital — at Granger Bay Hotel School.
Eric Lanlard with all the wonderful children
News just in is that our very own Nina will be on the Radio this afternoon sharing what she is best at with South Africa… 
Amore Bekker famous SA radio personality is interviewing her to hear what we have in the Pot tonight. An interesting angle is that it is Heart Week and so Nina has to ensure that she is going to be inline with No Cream!! No Butter! Almost Impossible for Nina but she has a trick in every sleeve!
Although a predominantly Afrikaans station the English listener ship has grown dramatically over the last few years and this very current and sometimes controversial station ensures that the nation has something to talk about. Rugby on a Monday Morning to Politics,Finance and Food all that you need-That’s the one! “Dis die een!” 

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TOP3 IN FAIRVIEW CHEESE COMPETITION!!! 
My easy cooking hits the Taste magazine adverts
ClemenGold competition FINALIST.
My easy cooking features in the Woolworths Taste Magazine.