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Chilled Minty Pea Soup

Posted on December 16, 2015 by in soups, vegetables

Chilled Minty Pea Soup

Chilled minty pea soup can be served as mini soup shooters or in your finest bone China. The recipe is that easy to adapt. Chilled Minty pea Soup in shooter glasses with a Parmesan crisp on top, is what I served at a cocktail party recently. Contrary to what I wanted to believe, everyone fell […]

Christmas Chicken with Cherry Sauce

Posted on November 30, 2015 by in Chicken

Christmas Chicken

Christmas Chicken – What makes it so Christmassy? Well, Christmas is about presents and opening parcels…….. Christmas Chicken is like that present under the tree. As you cut through the chicken roll, you fist hit the crispy pancetta, then the soft white chicken meat, then a layer of spinach and in the middle you get […]

Grilled Steak with green olive, caper butter

Posted on November 12, 2015 by in beef

Grilled Steak

Grilled steak for two is what you eat when the kids are out and you are having a date night! I am a very involved mom, right, hovering over the kiddos, caring for their every need. ( I know, I need therapy!) I like having them around, so I was not at all prepared for […]

Asparagus with Creamy Camembert Sauce

Posted on November 10, 2015 by in cheese, vegetables

asparagus

Asparagus, oh the luxury of Spring and Summer! During the year, we have to settle for the tinned variety or if the cravings overtake common sense the imported ones, but come September and October we can feast on fresh asparagus. It seems to me that most people like to keep it simple. Yesterday on a […]

Pork Fillet with Gooseberry Chutney

Posted on November 6, 2015 by in pork

pork fillet

Pork fillet is certainly the most versatile cut when we talk pork. It can be a whole stuffed fillet, medallions, stir-fry strips, Chinese Pork with Plum Sauce or a creamy Stroganoff. Pork Fillet cooks so quickly, has no fat and can go with so many flavors. You can literally have supper ready in no time […]

Ultimate BLT with Bacon Mayo

Posted on October 29, 2015 by in pork

Ultimate BLT

Ultimate BLT with bacon Mayo! How dare I make such an assumption. What makes my version of this classic sandwich so “ultimate”? My Ultimate BLT is made with wood smoked hand-cut bacon, the bacon is glazed with syrup and if that is not enough, the Bacon Mayo gives this sandwich the “Ultimate” stamp of approval. […]

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 […]

Summer Terrine with Peach chutney

Posted on October 12, 2015 by in cheese

summer terrine

Summer terrine with peach chutney is a new recipe I developed for Safari and it is definitely going to feature on my table often this summer. This summer terrine, hits all the right spots – it is creamy, crunchy, sweet, tangy and it looks amazing. I know it looks complicated, but trust me it isn’t. […]

Chicken Roll – This is a meal in one!

Posted on September 24, 2015 by in baked goods, Chicken

Chicken Roll

Chicken Roll came to my rescue a few nights ago. Hubby invited someone for supper and I was so unprepared. Luckily for me, I received a Today Pastry Mystery Basket earlier that day and I had leftover chicken from the previous night. This leftover chicken roll reminded me of my days in the Knysna School […]