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Mushrooms and Toasted Brioche – Boere Brioche

Posted on March 22, 2016 by in snacks, vegetarian

Mushrooms and toasted Brioche

Mushrooms and toasted brioche sounds awfully pretentious doesn’t it? Well, take mushrooms on toast and you can literally wake me in the middle of the night with it. Make that toast, toasted, buttery brioche and I have no resistance. Mushrooms and toasted brioche just happened as an quick fix after an event from which I […]

Beef Stew with Mushrooms and Gremolata

Posted on October 19, 2015 by in beef

beef stew

Beef Stew and especially Beef cheek stew is very trendy at the moment and those who can stomach the idea of eating cheeks, pay top dollar for the delicacy. Your beef stew can however also be made with chuck, brisket, shin, leg, blade, oxtail and of course the much sought after beef cheeks. I was […]

Portobello Mushrooms stuffed with spinach or ham!

Posted on August 5, 2014 by in vegetables, vegetarian

Portobello Mushrooms

Portobello Mushrooms are the big daddy of mushrooms! Portobello mushrooms are just  grown-up button mushrooms, yip, I did not know that! These meaty beauties have a scientific name, Agaricus bisporus and when they are yound and almost all white, we know them as button mushrooms, but when they are all big and grown up, we […]

Fried Fish and Wild Mushrooms and Market at the Palms

Posted on January 29, 2014 by in seafood

fried fish

Fried fish with a luscious green salad has always been one of my go-to meals when inspiration lacks or when I can get my hands on freshly caught fish. Fried fish also has a happy thought attached to it, because my parents who live in Hermanus often get their hands on fresh fish and then […]

Mushrooms-buttery and smokey in a puff pastry tart

Posted on October 9, 2013 by in vegetarian

mushrooms

Mushrooms with butter, hints of thyme and smoked paprika in a puff pastry tart sounds like something on a posh restaurant menu, doesn’t it! Mushrooms should very well be on every posh restaurant’s menu as far as I’m concerned! They are so incredibly versatile and good for you! I think however the misconception that people […]

Lamb stew with mushrooms and a tangy twist!

Posted on August 6, 2013 by in lamb

lamb

Lamb stew is lamb stew right? What else is there but a pot with a few chunks of lamb, some potatoes and stock? Ok, we throw in a few carrots and peas for color and we have a good lamb stew! Yes, that is what I thought too! Lamb stew however will never be the […]

Roast Beef Brisket stuffed with Mushrooms.

Posted on June 6, 2013 by in beef

roast beef

Roast beef, the quintessential Sunday lunch, in South Africa served with soetpatat (sweet potato) , cauliflower and white sauce, roast potatoes and green beans. At least that is how Ma Brandt cooks it and no wonder my children refers fondly to this meal as “Brandt-kos”. Roast Beef in England is a different story, served with […]

Mushrooms, Paleo and all things LCHF

Posted on May 11, 2013 by in vegetarian

mushrooms

Mushrooms, the  spore-bearing fruiting body of a fungus with a stem, a cap and gills or spores underneath the cap, that’s if you need a scientific explanation  of this deliciousness! For me, mushrooms add the earthy component to a dish. Mushrooms never steal the show, but rather hang around in the background, but leave them […]

Vegetarian or not, you will love this Pâté with Portbello mushrooms

Posted on March 7, 2011 by in vegetarian

Pâté with mushrooms is not what our forefathers had in mind when they defined  the word “Pâté” as a mixture of ground meat and fat minced into a spreadable paste. They were thinking more in terms of pork, game,beef, goose or chicken liver and let’s not forget the piece de resistence Pâté de foie gras, […]

Red Wine Risotto with Pan-fried Shiitake Mushrooms

Posted on October 1, 2010 by in vegetarian

Red Wine Risotto. Creamy red wine risotto, delicious buttery shiitake mushrooms served with perfectly grilled Karoo-lamb chops sounds like top notch cooking doesn’t it? The kind of  food you would expect to get in a fine dining establishment, right? WRONG! I have experienced the ultimate in fine dining when we went to La Colombe recently. […]