October 26, 2020

Churros with White Chocolate and strawberries!

Posted on November 12, 2014 by in baked goods, rsg


Churros, a delicious Spanish snack made with the simplest of ingredients…. flour, water, oil and sugar! Churros, sometimes referred to as Spanish doughnuts because they are made from deep-fried dough, choux pastry to be exact! I made churros for the first time one afternoon when friends popped in and I had nothing else but flour […]

Tapas of stuffed figs – always a winner!

Posted on May 7, 2014 by in cheese, rsg


Tapas, the Spanish version of what we call “snacks”! It can be something as simple as a bowl of mixed olives of bread and cheese! Exactly the way I like to eat…… Tapas are derived from the word “tapar” which means “to cover” and it goes back as far as the days when old sherry […]

Spicy Paella from the West Coast with mussels and angelfish!

Posted on February 19, 2014 by in rice, rsg, seafood

spicy paella

Spicy paella, is my saving grace when a hungry crowd arrives on my doorstep.  The base of the paella is after all rice and we all know, rice is a rand stretcher! Spicy paella can also be as expensive as you want it to be, if you add prawns or crayfish, imported saffron and expensive […]

Spanish Chicken and rice and choosing the right pan!

Posted on September 18, 2013 by in Chicken, rsg


Spanish cooking is bold and flavorsome and this chicken dish is no exception and ticks all those boxes. Spanish cooking also evokes in me a sense of togetherness and loud family conversations! Exactly what this dish does! Spanish food is jam packed with bold flavors.  Big flavors such as paprika, peppers, chili and also the […]

Paella made to perfection!

Posted on August 7, 2013 by in rice, seafood


Paella is flavored rice with all sorts of other goodies such as chicken, peppers, seafood, chorizo and sprinklings of parsley…. or so I thought up till today!I have made paella so many times before and yes has always been delicious and always packed with flavor, but for me to get to that flavor, I had […]

Sausage recipes – Patatas Bravas with aromatic Boerewors!

Posted on September 15, 2009 by in beef

Sausage recipes – Patatas Bravas with aromatic Boerewors. Sausage can mean so many different things to so many different people. In Germany it means, bratwurst, knackwurst, Bierschinken, Blutwurst, Bockwurst to mention but a few. In France we can enjoy Saucisson a l’Ail, Saucisse de Toulouse or for me a strange Saucisse aux Fruits de Mer. […]

Oven-baked Risotto with Lamb “Espetada’s”

Posted on February 25, 2009 by in lamb

Today we are off to Italy and Portugal for our culinary trip. I must say my family and I are enjoying these “journeys” to all the different countries. I made a dry rub, using some of the more popular flavors and simply just rolled the lamb chops in the rub. Because I am still going […]

Patatas Bravas……let’s have tapas!

Posted on November 22, 2008 by in vegetarian

  My husband went on a business trip to Spain about two years ago and on his return very boldly announced: “We are moving to Spain!” The children went: “Yeah!!!!!” and I went: “What?????”. After I have calmed down and got my breath back, I asked: ” Why love, did the company transfer you?” “No!” […]

Spicy Chickpea Stew

Posted on November 14, 2008 by in beef

Spicy food in the middle of summer??? Well, let me just say that today is he first sunny day all week and the wind is still freezing cold. I saw the recipe for this lovely SPICY TOMATO, AUBERGINE & CHICK PEAS on a fellow South African’s blog, Kitchen Diary and it looked so delicious that […]