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Dumplings for Stews – Winter Comfort Food!

Posted on July 1, 2018 by in beef

Dumplings for Stews

Dumplings for stews are just the ultimate winter comfort food. The fact that it all happens in one pot, makes it effortless too. Dumplings for stews, however, can take on so many different flavors, ingredients and textures that it might take some time to find the one you like. A batch of dumplings can be […]

Oriental Beef Casserole – a stew in disguise.

Posted on June 27, 2018 by in beef

Oriental Beef Casserole

Oriental Beef Casserole – fragrant with garlic, ginger, star anise and soy. Just perfect for lazy days the crackling fire. My husbands hates stews. He had too many bad, watery, cabbage stews in school hostel, so it does not matter what flavors I offer, if it has the word “stew” in it, he threatens to […]

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 […]

Stews – quick and easy

Posted on June 10, 2015 by in rsg, vegetarian

stews

Stews are the ultimate winter food and every time I post a picture of a comforting stew on Facebook, people go crazy. Not sure what it is about stews though, but I think it is the comforting warmness that maybe remind us all about a meal at mom’s table. Stews take time to make, or […]

Tomato Stew with Summer Vegetables

Posted on November 4, 2014 by in lamb, vegetables

tomato stew

Tomato stew in summer? Stews are for winter when it is cold and miserable outside and you want something to enjoy in front of a warm fire place! Tomato Stew is  my all time favorite stew! I love stews, curry, bean stew, lamb stew and the South African Classic Waterblommetjie Stew! I am somewhat ashamed […]

Waterblommetjie.The crown of SA Stews

Posted on August 11, 2013 by in lamb

waterblommetjie

Waterblommetjie for those of you who don’t know are also commonly known as the  Cape pond weed and can be found mostly in the dams, ponds and marches of the Western Cape. Waterblommetjie bredie is a stew made from the little flowers and can be directly translated as small flower stew! Waterblommetjie bredie is a […]

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 […]

Soup or stew……you can have the best of both!

Posted on July 4, 2013 by in lamb, rsg

soup

Soup or stew? What do you mean I have to choose! Why can I not have both? I love soup, especially this time of the year and I crave a good stew so often! I love how the meat, vegetables and starch marry in the pot leaving me with layer upon layer of flavor! Soup […]

A stew of Dinner Divas, a Divo and a competition on RSG

Posted on October 31, 2012 by in Dinner Divas, lamb

RSG

A stew , according to Wikipedia, is ” a combination of solid food ingredients that have been cooked in liquid and served  in the resultant gravy.” To be in a stew is to be bothered or upset about something or someone, says The Free Dictionary. You can also get yourself in a stew to worry […]

A Beef stew light enough for Spring and Summer

Posted on August 12, 2011 by in beef

  Beef stew is normally associated with cold, wet winters and in my book beef stews should be dark and rich in color. We are however experiencing the strangest weather here in Cape Town, one day it is a hot enough for a day at the beach and the next day it is pouring with […]