October 21, 2020

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 […]

Dried Fruit Chutney on Smokey pork ribs – Yum!

Posted on October 16, 2013 by in pork, rsg

dried fruit

Dried fruit chutney on smokey pork ribs is on my menu tonight and I must confess it has been on our menu quite a few times since the braai season started! Dried fruit is so often associated with winter, yet even in the midst of summer, it is hard to imagine Christmas without the joys […]

Oven-roasted Rack of Pork with Macadamia Crust

Posted on September 17, 2013 by in pork


Oven-roasted to perfection, juicy on the inside, crumbly and crackly on the outside, what more can one ask for in a roast? Oven-roasted pork can be somewhat dry, but with a few hints and tips I will show you how to get the best from this delicious cut of meat. Oven-roasted meats can be daunting […]

Winter salad bursting with robust flavors!

Posted on August 17, 2013 by in pork, salads

winter salad

Winter salad? I was not too sure about this idea. Who in their right minds would eat a salad in winter and that in most probably the coldest week of the year. Winter salad idea came to me when I walked through the Foodlover’s Market the other day and they had mountains of dates on […]

Crumbed Pork Cutlets with hazelnuts and sage

Posted on August 14, 2013 by in pork, rsg


Crumbed to me has always meant “something rolled in crumbs and then baked”. On further investigation I learned that “crumbed” can also mean ” drunk as a skunk” and  ” really messed up” as in a car! Fortunately, I do not have to concern myself with the last two meanings and I can focus on […]

Eisbein with spicy Cabbage and Beetroot Chutney

Posted on July 10, 2013 by in pork


Eisbein takes me all the way back to Namibia and more specifically The Minen Hotel in Tsumeb where I first experienced this traditional German delicatessen. The hotel  quite frankly was shocking in today’s hotel standards, yet I remember it for two specific reasons. Eisbein so big that it hangs off the side of your plate, […]

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 […]

Markets, food festivals and street food

Posted on March 13, 2013 by in awards, pork, rsg


Markets, food festivals and loads of street food all form part of the “lucky packet”  which I am to open this coming weekend. Eat Out DStv and Food Network have joined forces to present this two-day event held at the Neighbourgoods Market at the Biscuit Mill in Woodstock from 15-16 March 2013. I love markets, […]

Pork Roast with Garlic and Lime – a delicious alternative to donkey!

Posted on March 7, 2013 by in pork


Pork Roast with garlic and lime is going to be on our table this Sunday for sure. After two weeks of reading about all sorts of irregularities going on in the food industry, the latest being the donkey meat scandal that made a….. out of all of us, I feel like some good grub! Pork  […]