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November 14, 2019

Beef Shin Pie – when Soup meat takes centre stage!

Posted on May 17, 2016 by in baked goods, beef

Beef Shank Pie

Beef Shin Pie is nothing new, in fact beef shin is a very popular cut when making pie. Beef shin pie when made with red wine is an indulgent, comforting family classic. Beef shin pie is traditionally made by cooking the meat until it falls off the bone and then shredding it to use in […]

Roasted pork neck with Creamy Winter Vegetables

Posted on July 20, 2015 by in pork

Roasted Pork neck

Roasted pork neck  with a bowl of creamy winter vegetables…… comfort food does not get any better than this. The roasted pork neck gives you the Sunday roast indulgence and the vegetables a comforting weekday bowl of food. Definitely the best of both worlds. The roasted pork neck is very forgiving, you can de-bone it, […]

De-boned Roast chicken with Dates and Goats Cheese

Posted on July 6, 2015 by in cheese, Chicken

De-boned Roast Chicken

De-boned roast chicken has been on my to-do-list for a very long time. Roast chicken, I think I have perfected ( according to my family), but de-boned roast chicken I have avoided for far to long. The fear of failure is my downfall in life and it was also what kept me from trying to […]

Pulled Pork Sandwich with Kiwi Salsa

Posted on July 3, 2015 by in pork

pulled pork

Pulled pork has gained popularity in South Africa with all the Southern Style cooking that we see on the Foodnetwork. Pulled pork features in almost all the programs. First it was Paula Deen and Bobby Flay and now we are “challenged” with programs such as Roadtrip with G.Garvin and Guy Fieri’s Triple-D Special. Almost every […]

Mediterranean Ciabatta – delicious hot or cold!

Posted on June 30, 2015 by in cheese, vegetarian

Mediterranean

Mediterranean cuisine or style of cooking fits me like a glove. I love all the flavors form this region. I think in my previous life, I lived somewhere in the Mediterranean. My favorite herbs such as basil, thyme, oregano, parsley, sage and mint are associated with dishes from the Mediterranean. Add to that tomatoes, garlic, […]

Pumpkin Pie – Is it a vegetable or is it pudding?

Posted on September 9, 2013 by in baked goods, vegetables, vegetarian

pumpkin

Pumpkin pie is an American tradition and every year during the fall or autumn sites like Pinterest is flooded with recipes for this pie! No Thanksgiving table will be complete without the traditional pumpkin pie! Pumpkin pie in South  Africa however is not so well-known and I think it is because we like the traditional […]

Lamb stew with mushrooms and a tangy twist!

Posted on August 6, 2013 by in lamb

lamb

Lamb stew is lamb stew right? What else is there but a pot with a few chunks of lamb, some potatoes and stock? Ok, we throw in a few carrots and peas for color and we have a good lamb stew! Yes, that is what I thought too! Lamb stew however will never be the […]

Leek and Goats Cheese Gratin

Posted on July 29, 2013 by in vegetables, vegetarian

leeks

Leek, my new best friend in the kitchen! Why did I not figure this out long ago, at the moment I prefer a it to an onion, it is more subtle and it gives a lovely creamy consistency to your final dish! Leek in risotto  is just perfect. It is so creamy and delicious, yet […]

Nutella Croissant Pudding and a bit of drama on RSG

Posted on July 24, 2013 by in desserts, rsg

Nutella

Nutella………. if I could buy it in buckets full, my son would be the happiest boy alive! Its not that he likes it as a bread topping, pancake filling or something that the culinary world have never  before seen, he eats it  just like that! Straight from the jar… with a small spoon, he says […]

Moroccan Carrot Soup with Labneh Dumplings

Posted on May 30, 2013 by in soups, vegetarian

Moroccan

Moroccan flavors does not always work for my family,  especially my husband who is not too keen on the taste of cumin. It is sad, because I like the vibrant spiciness of the Moroccan cuisine. Moroccan Lamb grilled to perfection, served on fragrant couscous is still one of my favorite weekday meals.  Or make your […]