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October 22, 2019

Pork Belly Kebabs – Yes it is ok to Pig Out!

Posted on November 21, 2016 by in pork

pork belly kebabs

Pork Belly Kebabs are next level. No more dry cubes or pork stuck on a skewer. My Pork Belly Kebabs are self-basting.  Think about the fat dripping on the meat while it is grilling leaving you with juicy, flavorsome meat.  Add to that little bits of crunchy crackling in between …… pork heaven! I don’t […]

Summer Terrine with Peach chutney

Posted on October 12, 2015 by in cheese

summer terrine

Summer terrine with peach chutney is a new recipe I developed for Safari and it is definitely going to feature on my table often this summer. This summer terrine, hits all the right spots – it is creamy, crunchy, sweet, tangy and it looks amazing. I know it looks complicated, but trust me it isn’t. […]

Lemon Yogurt Fridge tart

Posted on October 29, 2014 by in desserts, rsg

lemon

Lemon is without a doubt my most favorite flavor or ingredient in the kitchen! It is my dirty little cooking secret. Lemon zest or juice is the first ingredient I would grab to remedy  a bland stew or pasta dish! we so want to over-complicate things, but sometimes a few drops of lemon juice is […]

Smoked Chicken Salad with Passion fruit salad dressing

Posted on March 4, 2014 by in Chicken, salads

smoked chicken

Smoked chicken has become a stock item in my fridge, because it is so versatile! I can whip up a sandwich in no time and have you ever added chopped smoked chicken to  your standard tomato pasta sauce ….. it is delicious! Smoked chicken is relatively cheap to buy, but making your own smoked chicken […]

Coconut Chicken Wraps with Basil Mayo!

Posted on February 18, 2014 by in Chicken, paleo

coconut

Coconut reminds me of carefree summers around the municipal pool in Ceres, tanning with Tropicana Suntan Lotion and eating Coco Pops ice lollies! Coconut also reminds me of Christmases gone by with grandma and her cake tins filled with Hertzoggies. Coconut Ice is another of my guilty pleasures and at our local Spar the the […]

Summer Berries in a terrine for my Valentine!

Posted on February 10, 2014 by in desserts, rsg

summer berries

Summer berries need nothing more than a big spoon of vanilla ice-cream or maybe just a little chilled double cream to be delicious, but for Valentine’s Day, I had to make something special. Summer berries remind me of long warm summer days spent under the mulberry trees, eating mulberries until our fingers, toes and mouths […]

Chinese Style Crayfish and a Prosperous 2014

Posted on January 1, 2014 by in rsg, seafood

Chinese Style Crayfish

Chinese style cooking and crayfish is not necessarily always mentioned in the same sentence, especially here in South Africa. Chinese style cooking however varies from one region to the next, but it involves flash frying, braising, steaming and stewing and this is where crayfish and Chinese Cooking meet. Traditionally crayfish is best served with garlic […]

Gammon and grilled fruit for a festive Christmas Lunch!

Posted on December 11, 2013 by in pork, rsg

gammon

Gammon for Christmas is one of the traditions that I really do not understand. Don’t get me wrong, it is on our table every Christmas and if by some act of fate it is not, every one asks for it! Gammon for Christmas however is not at all a proudly South African tradition but originates […]

Gazpacho and the finest of olive oils from Olyfberg!

Posted on December 3, 2013 by in soups, vegetarian

gazpacho

Gazpacho. such a refreshing and nourishing meal! It takes me to Spain, where gazpacho is often served and to me it is the epitome of health in a plate… a soup plate that it! Yes, gazpacho is a soup! Gazpacho is indeed a soup from Spanish origin and is usually tomato or vegetable based! The […]

Goats Cheese Salad with Raspberry vinaigrette – a sublime combination!

Posted on January 6, 2013 by in vegetarian

Goats Cheese

This goats cheese salad with raspberry vinaigrette completely bowled me over! I know, I know it sounds terribly smug and full-of-myself, but the flavors just all blended so beautifully that I have to pat myself on the back!! I don’t know about you, but sometimes I can cook a whole day and struggle so to […]