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Easy Lamb shanks – it is even better with a pastry crust!

Posted on May 21, 2014 by in lamb, rsg

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Easy Lamb shanks on creamy mashed potatoes or even buttery samp is very hard to beat as typical winter food! Easy Lamb shanks, yes, but it has become quite a pricey cut of meat, so I make it for special occasions and then we splash out and enjoy the luxury! I love cooking lamb shanks, […]

Braai Day – My easy heritage recipes!

Posted on September 22, 2013 by in lamb, rsg

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Braai Day in South Africa falls on 24 September every year and I think more people celebrate Braai Day than Heritage Day which is what it is really called on our calenders. I share with your my easy braai recipes that is as colorful and flavorful as our diverse nation! Braai Day is sacred business […]

Waterblommetjie.The crown of SA Stews

Posted on August 11, 2013 by in lamb


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 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 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 […]

Lamb shanks for the Hungry Sailor and I!

Posted on June 12, 2013 by in lamb, rsg

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Lamb shanks for stews are the best, at least for me it is. Whether it is a lamb curry, a tomato stew or even just a flavorsome potjiekos, lamb shanks are my cut of choice. Lamb shanks which is the lower end of the leg is packed with flavor and will cook to a meltingly […]

Roast lamb on the Weber and bringing families together………

Posted on March 25, 2013 by in lamb

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Roast lamb on the table at Easter for us is such a wonderful tradition yet it seems like quite a controversial thing to do. This morning while reading up on the tradition to serve roast lamb over Easter, I felt like I have just kicked over a can or worms. Roast lamb on Easter? Wow, […]

Moussaka – a healthier, lighter and easier version of this Greek Classic!

Posted on March 19, 2013 by in lamb


Moussaka is one of those recipes that you either love or hate. Sad thing is, I hated it  as a child. The “slimey stuff ” ( my childhood name for eggplant) and the texture of the mince just never gelled for me. Moussaka did not appeal to me, because although I believe that bechamel sauce […]

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

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


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 […]

Lamb Burgers – mini in size, maxi in flavor!

Posted on September 24, 2012 by in lamb

We had these mini lamb burgers with Mediterranean hummus as a pre-run for National Braai Day which was today 24 September. I was in JHB at the Good Food and Wine show so Braai Day in a way happened without me today. Luckily I can as a true South African,  slap a few chops and […]