October 26, 2020

Ranch Dressing – most popular salad dressing.

Posted on January 16, 2017 by in salads, sauces

Ranch Dressing

Ranch dressing has been the best-selling salad dressing in the United States since 1992. Ranch Dressing was developed by Steve Henson in the early 1950 while working as a plumbing contractor in the Alaskan bush. Steve and his wife Gayle opened Hidden Valley Ranch, near Santa Barbara, California. There they served it to their guests. […]

One Minute Hollandaise with a stick blender – perfect for poached eggs!

Posted on March 31, 2016 by in eggs

one minute hollandaise

One minute hollandaise……. what? What happened to whisking forever to incorporate the melted butter. What happened to a split sauce? One minute hollandaise made with my stick blender, that is what happened! Like so many people I LOVE hollandaise sauce. Sadly I have had so many failed attempts that I have decided to have my […]

Cashew Pesto Springrolls

Posted on February 19, 2015 by in baked goods

Cashew Pesto

Cashew Pesto, for me the creamier family member of pesto made with almonds. Cashew Pesto is divine stirred into a bowl of steaming hot pasta or the success to a really delicious sandwich! I know it may seems to you that it is mind over matter which nuts you are using, cashews are better in […]

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 […]

Cheese cake with salted caramel

Posted on October 7, 2013 by in baked goods

cheese cake

Cheese cake or cheesecake? Honestly I have looked everywhere and cannot find the solution! Maybe after this post, someone will give clarity on this issue! Cheese cake always gets the majority vote in my house! Whether  it is a sweet or savory version, it does not really matter, although I have to say their love […]

Creamy walnut dressing on grilled tuna on RSG

Posted on September 5, 2012 by in rsg

This creamy walnut dressing just blew me away. I thought I had the best creamy dressing recipe, but Zirkie from Pinkpolkadotfood send me a recipe, that is just so delicious. I could not stop thinking of new recipes and ideas to serve this delicious sauce with. Not only does the dressing have great flavor, but […]

Creamy, dreamy mushroom sauce!

Posted on April 13, 2012 by in vegetarian

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This is the mushroom sauce you have always been dreaming of. Ser-i-aasssss, (Serious) people, you have to trust me on this one. My “critics” voted this the best sauce I have ever made and after literally sitting with the pot and a spoon, I have to believe them.The sauce is so versatile, not only can […]


Posted on February 4, 2009 by in pork

Pork fillet with a creamy mushroom and sweet wine sauce, I love pork and although some people might be freaked out by this, we have pork at least once or twice a month. My favorite cut has always been the neck chop, but when I want something a little bit more formal, my choice of […]

Beef Salad with a blue cheese dressing.

Posted on January 13, 2009 by in salads

When beef and mutton were on every menu for the entire holiday, it is difficult for me to wean off meat so easily. I also do not think that red meat in moderation is so bad for you, so I had to find a midway. AH!! Why not cook 1 steak instead of 4 and […]

Hermanus and swordfish with basil mayo

Posted on January 5, 2009 by in seafood

Hermanus is within reach of Cape Town International Airport and renowned for its champagne air,long stretches of beach, mild climate, rich floral kingdom and friendly environment. “Hermanus, also described as the Riviera of the South, offers the best shore-based whalewatching in the world. Nature lovers from all over the world visit Hermanus to view these […]