December 4, 2020

Beef Short ribs with Pomegranate and Soy

Posted on February 24, 2016 by in beef

beef short ribs

Beef Short ribs were for years the under dog of beef cuts. People went for the steaks, the shin ( for stew), the tail (oxtail) and over Christmas time the tongue, but beef short ribs were just for the odd winter stew. Lately beef short ribs are the rage. Smokey BBQ beef short ribs are […]

Chinese Pork with Plum sauce

Posted on May 27, 2015 by in pork, rsg

Chinese Chicken

Chinese Pork can be anything from pork mince, pork belly, chops or fillets. It almost always has ginger, garlic and five spice in the ingredient list. We all know Chinese Pork with the typical sweet and sour sauce, but Chinese pork with a rich, red, decadent plum sauce, now there is a different story. The […]

Chinese Beef Shortribs and Vegetable Stir Fry

Posted on January 28, 2014 by in beef

Chinese Beef

Chinese Beef – Oh my gosh, it is like my new best recipe. Yes, I did say I was on a bit of an Oriental wave at the moment, but this IS good! Chinese Beef Shortribs have been on our table quite a few times since I made it the first time two weeks ago. […]

Pickled Roast Pork – Heaven on a plate!

Posted on November 18, 2013 by in pork


Pickled roast pork somehow does not sound right! I mean really, pickled beets and pickled cucumber, but pork? Pickled? Pickled pork is what it said on the label of this hunk of pork I spotted in the meat section in Checkers. I was intrigued and just had to try it. The meat is slightly drier […]

Chinese pork fillet with bok choy!

Posted on October 31, 2013 by in pork


Chinese food, oh how I love thee! At the moment my favorite is a flavorsome Chinese hot pot with added chili and loads of ginger. Chinese food is no longer limited to the bastardized versions of Sweet and Sour pork or Chow Mein. The first time I ate a Vegetable Spring roll, I felt so […]

Two Oceans Cookoff…and the winners are…..

Posted on October 18, 2011 by in cooking competitions

In Cape Town this month the Two Oceans Cook Off  followed quickly on the heels of the Master Chef Style cooking competition at the Table Bay. It was different to the Table Bay in a sense that couples worked together and I had “hubby” as a sous chef but with the Two Oceans event it […]

Chinese Stir fry

Posted on February 12, 2008 by in vegetarian

  After last night’s disaster I was a bit deflated and seriously lacked inspiration for tonight’s meal, but after I spent some time in the kitchen earlier this morning, some ideas came up and I thought …let’s do a healthy noodle stir fry!                         […]