Herby sourdough mozzarella braai toastie

Friday, 29 September 2017|Nibbles|

Braai Day was a damp squib at M&M. Grey clouds and chilly winds don’t exactly make me want to reach for the charcoal. A fire was made to be sure – in my teeny Victorian fireplace in the lounge. By the second glass of red, I was no longer minding so much about missing out. Summer is around the corner [...]

Banana milk panna cotta

Tuesday, 12 September 2017|Sweet tooth|

I’m not going to kid you, developing recipes and taking pictures of food is a pretty fun way to make a living. But sometimes it’s even more fun than usual. Like when the folks from Clover and the Expresso morning show recently asked me to rustle something up using Clover Super M banana milk. I used to adore flavoured milk [...]

Oxtail ragu with saffron linguine

Tuesday, 22 August 2017|Dinner|

Oxtail – it positively, definitely, decidedly has to be one of my ultimate cuts for a warming stew. My love of it goes way back, to my childhood spent in part on a dairy farm. A whole oxtail is a substantial thing – you get a lot from one bovine. But even back then I remember wishing cows came with [...]

Old-fashioned baked sago pudding

Thursday, 3 August 2017|Sweet tooth|

Baked sago pudding with apricot jam and a feather light meringue topping… Hmmm. This is the stuff of my childhood – when Sunday lunch on gran’s farm was by far the biggest treat of the week. Out would come the snow-white crocheted tablecloth, big enough for a table that would seat grandma, grandpa, 9 kids and their offspring. She must [...]

Spiced Toffee Clemengolds

Friday, 14 July 2017|Sweet tooth|

As my waistline sadly attests, eating by far tops my list of favourite things to do. But recipe development is up there too. I see it as legit playing with your food. Made all the better because I get paid for it. Of course with money changing hands clients have expectations, so this is pretty serious stuff most of the [...]

Leek and potato soup

Wednesday, 5 July 2017|Soup|

Scandinavians may be some of the happiest people in the world, but boy am I glad to be African. Because the cold and I are simply not pals. I loathe but absolutely loathe winter with a passion I normally reserve for minibus taxi drivers and dentists. About the only things that get me through it are warming traditional bredies and [...]