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Onions – stuffed with cheese and nutty goodness!

Posted on January 14, 2015 by in vegetarian


Onions are an essential part fo the Holy Trinity of cooking. Together with bell peppers,and celery in equal quantities mirepoix and forms the base of many recipes in many cuisines. Onions bring flavor to so many dishes, yet they are always on the back ground as part of the flavor base, the jus or the […]

Crunchy Ricotta and Honey fritters

Posted on October 8, 2014 by in Uncategorized


Crunchy – I just love the word, don’t you! Crunchy says it all, it makes a noise when you bite it, it has texture when you eat it and it was most probably baked or fried, which is all good man! Think of crunchy falafels, pork crackling, cookies, Cheese and bacon snacks…. the list goes […]

Cheese Snacks all wrapped up in crispy bacon!

Posted on July 16, 2014 by in cheese, rsg

cheese snacks

Cheese Snacks? Wrapped in crispy bacon? Ok, I’m all ears! Cheese Snacks on its own, gets my attention, but when someone suggests, I wrap that cheese snack in bacon, I am making happy puppy sounds! Bacon and cheese always a classic combination! You only have to drool over this Pinterest page and you will be […]

Roosterkoek – a necessity at every braai (and festival)!

Posted on November 27, 2013 by in baked goods


Roosterkoek, it is hard to imagine a good old South African braai (BBQ) without it! Roosterkoek forms such a big part of our South African culture, that more and more, I find them  at festivals and markets …….  adorned with syrup, cheese, scrambled egg and bacon! Roosterkoek is literally pieces of bread dough that has […]

Summer salad with peas and goats cheese!

Posted on November 5, 2013 by in salads, vegetarian

summer salad

A summer salad to me has to have three vital elements, color, flavor and texture! especially a salad in summer. I want summer on my plate! A summer salad can be as simple as a few hand-picked lettuce leaves with a light vinaigrette or something a little more complicated like this Moroccan barley and Roasted […]

Mac and Cheese with the easiest cheese sauce ever!

Posted on June 19, 2013 by in pasta, rsg

mac and cheese

Mac and Cheese is my escape from the odd I-don’t-know-what-to-cook nights. My children love pasta and dad does not mind too much especially after a few weeks of no carbs.  I had to make something really quick and pasta was the only thing I had available, so mac and cheese it was. Mac and Cheese […]

Bean soup and gratitude for a successful weekend – SA Cheese Festival 2013

Posted on April 29, 2013 by in soups, vegetarian

Bean Soup

Bean Soup was the first thing that came to mind when I had to think of something to feed my family tonight and this is my classic way of doing it. Yes, I know the purists make bean soup with spek and all sorts of  other interesting bits and bobs, but by now you know […]

Cream Cheese and Biltong Truffles – Cheesy goodness on RSG

Posted on April 24, 2013 by in cheese, rsg

cream cheese

Cream cheese and biltong truffles sound way more interesting to me then chocolate truffles as I am far more a savory kinda of girl than a sweet one. Cream cheese all on its own with a few salty biscuits is quite sufficient as a light mid-morning snack, but add a few tasty ingredients like biltong […]

Bacon jam – Think like a winner!

Posted on March 16, 2013 by in awards, pork


Bacon in a jam sounds as ridiculous as Gorgonzola in an ice-cream  or  chocolate in a jous for steak, yet chefs and cooks around the world do these crazy things all the time. Bacon jam is nothing new, yet the concept is somewhat strange, yet enticing. There is something about the combination of sweet and […]

Drizzle and Dip with Sam Linsell on RSG

Posted on July 25, 2012 by in rsg

Samantha Linsell from the blog Drizzle and Dip, or affectionately known to us here in blogland as Sam or Samlet, needs no introduction to us here in Cape Town. She is all over the show (both online and off) and whenever I attend a launch or a chef’s table, you can be sure Sam will […]