Recipes2020-09-30T08:18:34+02:00

Christmas Spiced Granola

Thursday, 11 November 2021|Breakfast|

I love absolutely everything about Christmas. The fairy lights; the fragrant pine wreaths; the masses of blue hydrangeas and white Icebergs I pick from my high summer garden; the white candles; the polished silver; the glittering crystal… And then there’s the taste and smell of Christmas – cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, ginger and allspice – they don’t just belong in Christmas [...]

Chocolate truffle tart

Friday, 8 October 2021|Sweet tooth|

Saturday, 9 October, is official Pinotage Day. I don’t exactly need an excuse to open a bottle of this truly South African cultivar, but I got one when the folks from FAT Bastard Wines sent me this recipe for a chocolate truffle tart. They recon it’s the ideal decadent treat to pair with their Pinotage. Showcasing ripe plums and rich [...]

Short rib tomato bredie

Monday, 14 June 2021|Dinner|

What makes a bredie a bredie and not just a plain old casserole or stew? It’s all in the spices. Tomato bredie is traditionally made with lamb and, as the name suggests, loads of tomato. But the aromatics are what makes it the real deal – perfumed ginger and cardamom, earthy cloves, heady cinnamon and a bit of chilli [...]

Black Forest Trifle

Thursday, 6 May 2021|Sweet tooth|

Sunday is Mother’s Day. In a calendar packed with ‘days’ commemorating anything from The Pancake to The Voting Rights of the Lesser Spotted Purple Possum, this is one of the few that I actually do agree with. Mothers are special. They deserve it. My mum has sadly been gone for ten years, but if she were at my table [...]

Balsamic-apricot glazed pork neck sosaties

Wednesday, 10 March 2021|Dinner|

The mornings have a definite chill in the air and the frightfully territorial squirrels in my garden have burst into a flurry of activity, gathering acorns and digging up my flowerbeds to use as a larder. Yup folks, autumn is definitely here. It’s simply my favourite time of year in the Cape. The beastly South Easter doesn’t howl anymore [...]