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November 15, 2019

Lamb Pinwheels – Perfect for a New Year Braai

Posted on January 1, 2018 by in lamb

Lamb Pinwheels

The Lamb Pinwheels are a breeze to make if you know and respect your new found best friend….. the butcher. In my case, my new found butcher is Klein Merino. Klein Merino is in Beaufort West, but they have an extensive delivery service into Cape Town. So orders in by Monday and meat delivered by […]

Granny’s Roast Chicken – how did she know about Umami?

Posted on April 12, 2017 by in Chicken

Granny's Roast Chicken

Granny’s Roast Chicken is the best. I bet you all had a granny who could cook, right? Granny’s Roast Chicken is nothing fancy, no expensive ingredients or modern methods. It is just the simple things done simply right! I know the older generation had time and when it comes to cooking meat, time is your […]

Arancini with Maize and Biltong – great South African snack!

Posted on August 24, 2016 by in beef, snacks

Maize Arancini

Maize Arancini is different to the traditional rice balls which is stuffed and coated with bread crumbs,then deep fried. Maize Arancini is not made with left-over risotto. It is made with maize. Arancini dates back to the 10th century in Sicily. During the feast of Santa Lucia on 13 December when bread and pasta were […]

Milktart – the do’s and don’ts!

Posted on May 16, 2014 by in baked goods

milktart

Milktart, that quintessential South African dessert that announces so proudly…… “Winter is here!” Milktart brings back fond memories for me! My mom always made the crustless version, maybe because she was always on a tight budget for time! As children we did not mind, because the silky, creamy texture and the crunch of the cinnamon […]

Sweet Potato, leek and Biltong Soup

Posted on May 14, 2014 by in rsg, soups, vegetables

sweet potato

Sweet Potato has become the new potato in our house! I cannot remember when last did I eat a potato quite frankly! Sweet Potato, being a better carbohydrate choice, has shot up in popularity since Tim Noakes dropped the LCHF way of eating! I must say, I was skeptic as I love potatoes in any […]

Bokkoms – My dad and his Joseph Rogers!

Posted on November 22, 2013 by in seafood

Bokkoms

Bokkoms is a well-known delicacy  from the West Coast! It is a whole, salted and dried mullet or better known to us as the Harder! You could say it is our version of anchovies! Bokkoms are often refer to as fish biltong , but what I did not know is how bokkoms got its name……. […]

Proudly South African Seafood Potjiekos

Posted on November 28, 2011 by in seafood

seafood

Seafood Potjiekos is as South African as Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu and Table Mountain and I am convinced if all the politicians in South Africa would join me for a delicious Seafood Potjiekos, maybe on top of Table Mountain, we could solve a few issues right there and then. Potjiekos, literally translated “small pot of […]