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Mussels in a fragrant tomato sauce!

Posted on April 9, 2014 by in rsg, seafood


Mussels, often referred to as the “poor man’s shellfish”, because they are relatively cheap and plentiful! Prepared properly it can be a meal for royalty let alone a poor man! Mussels are staples in my West Coast Paella or Seafood potjies, but my son’s absolute favorite is mussels in a creamy, garlic sauce or soup. […]

Tarte Tatin with tea-infused plums!

Posted on March 19, 2014 by in baked goods, rsg

tarte tatin

Tarte tatin, the French classic dessert that happened by mistake. A certain Stéphanie Tatin intended making a different apple pie, but left the apples and sugar on the stove too long and it started to burn. Like we all do at times, cover up our mistakes, she covered hers with pastry and voila……. that tarte […]

Low-carb beef tamales and grilled cobs of corn!

Posted on February 28, 2014 by in beef, vegetables


Low-carb is a buzz word at the moment. People are going crazy with the idea of dropping the bad carbohydrates and replacing it with all the so-called forbidden fatty meats and cheese. Low-carb to me in essence means, I must drop the bad carbohydrates, the cakes, pies, pasta and my all time favorite POTATOES! Of […]

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 […]

Easy Chocolate Nutella Cake with Vanilla Mousse and Hazelnut Praline

Posted on August 2, 2013 by in Uncategorized


Easy Chocolate Nutella Cake with Vanilla Mousse and Hazelnut praline! I can see you shake you head in disbelief, thinking, what on earth is easy about that? First of all, what  is a praline? What is easy in making a vanilla mousse and I am not a good baker, these are just a few questions […]

Baking Mosbolletjies and bridging the gap between generations!

Posted on March 3, 2013 by in baked goods


Baking my mosbolletjies began as a thought, something on my bucket list and turned out to be a highlight in my kitchen. Baking mosbolletjies started as a solo event and it touched the hearts of so many and I think that is how Ouma Mina would have wanted my experience to be. Baking, I know […]

Seafood Pasta Salad – Only three main ingredients!

Posted on January 9, 2013 by in rsg, seafood


A seafood pasta with only three main ingredients sounds almost impossible, doesn’t it? This easy seafood meal was born out of necessity rather than a stroke of genius from my side, but it was delicious none the less! I can never go wrong with seafood and pasta and my family, because it just happens to […]