Fish finger tacos with tangy tartar

Thursday, 26 April 2018|Dinner, Nibbles|

This is not so much a recipe as a public service announcement. You see fish fingers are just not something I ever put in my shopping basket. Like ever. Until a few weeks ago that is, when I styled a TV commercial that called for fish fingers. TV commercials are strange beasts. You won’t believe the ends food stylists go […]

Lemon meringue ice cream pie

Tuesday, 27 March 2018|Sweet tooth|Tags: , |

People often write me, asking for a specific recipe or more of a particular kind of recipe. I always adore hearing from readers, but sadly I simply cannot get to everything I am asked for. Nothing is discarded though, as all requests dutifully go into my ‘one day’ file. This recipe for lemon meringue ice cream pie has its roots […]

Spiced Kitke French toast with honey-roasted plums

Thursday, 8 March 2018|Breakfast|Tags: |

Breakfast Monday through Friday is a frugal affair at chez M&M. Utilitarian at best, the focus is on getting the required energy and nutrients to sustain me through the day – and doing it as fast as possible. But then there are weekends. And my oh my, then the focus is very much on indulgence – preferably of the buttery, […]

Cream of mushroom soup with truffle-parmesan toasties

Friday, 2 March 2018|Soup|Tags: |

Well folks, it’s officially autumn. I couldn’t be happier, because early autumn is my absolutely favourite, favourite time of year. High summer stone fruits are still around, grapes are everywhere, so too figs and pomegranates. The days are still warmly languid, but there’s a decided crispness to be found on the early morning air. Just perfect.

It’s a time of year […]

A 200-year-old soetkoekie recipe

Tuesday, 13 February 2018|Baking|Tags: |

It’s not everyday that one gets to experiment with a recipe that’s over 200 years old. Last Saturday was such an occasion. Early morning saw me nursing my first cup of coffee on the front stoep. My neighbourhood’s resident guinea fowl came calling; territorial squirrels chased each other along the telephone line running from the street to my house; and […]

Spanish-inspired mussels with chorizo, saffron and sherry

Tuesday, 23 January 2018|Dinner, Nibbles|Tags: , |

It’s high summer and one of my greatest joys is eating in the dappled shade of the gigantic Cape Ash right outside my kitchen door. (That’s when the sodding Cape South-Easter is not howling, but let’s not go there.) Mussels are always a good idea, even more so when combined with plump, juicy red tomatoes at their summer peak. But […]