August 10, 2020

Labneh Pizzas – Savory or Sweet, you chose!

Posted on February 6, 2017 by in baked goods, cheese

Labneh Pizzas

Labneh Pizzas, talk about fusion. Labneh Pizzas are not pizzas you will find in your local pizzeria and if you do, thy will be under the gourmet range and will cost significantly more. Look, my family also goes for the classic pizza flavors, Hawaiian ( my worst), Thai Chicken or Bacon and Mushroom. Nothing to […]

Calzone – filled with cheesy goodness

Posted on July 17, 2015 by in baked goods


Calzone is a fold over pizza, filled with cheese, salami and tomato sauce. It originated in Naples they are sold by street vendors, because they are easy to eat while standing or walking. My first Calzone, I enjoyed at a Pizzeria in Knysna near The Heads. Of course I loved it, what is not to […]

Wild Mushroom Risotto with Blue Cheese

Posted on May 25, 2015 by in rice

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Wild Mushroom Risotto is my ultimate comfort food! It’s like a hug in a bowl, so when I am strapped for time and in need of something belly-warming, risotto is on the menu! Risotto is also the one dish that so many people are intimidated by! I think we are intimidated because we hear about […]

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 […]

Ricotta – Make your own!

Posted on October 1, 2014 by in cheese, rsg


Ricotta is traditionally made with the leftover whey after the making of other cheeses! Ricotta is very similar to cottage cheese, but the fat content is slightly lower! Some people call it “hang cheese”, because the curds is tied up in a clean cloth and hung up in the fridge to drain all the liquid! […]

Gnocchi with meatballs and a creamy tomato sauce!

Posted on September 29, 2014 by in beef, pasta


Gnocchi, soft dough dumplings made with either potato, semolina or ordinary flour.  It is mixed with eggs and cheese, preferably a hard cheese such as Parmesan or Peccorino! Gnocchi surely must be the ultimate comfort food to any full-blooded Italian. The last couple of weeks I literally had visions of these little dumplings cooking in […]

Parmigiano Reggiano Chef – this is your chance!

Posted on May 19, 2014 by in cheese, cooking competitions

Parmigiano Reggiano

Parmigiano Reggiano (the only Parmesan), certainly the King of cheeses and without a doubt the signature cheese/flavor of so many Italian dishes! Parmigiano Reggiano, or at least the creators thereof are now after YOUR recipe! Your unique recipe, maybe even within your own cultural cuisine! Maybe the Italians have never tried the combination of boerewors […]