Date devils on horseback pork pops

Tuesday, 18 December 2018|Nibbles|

This is not so much a recipe as an idea for a super duper easy festive season snackie treat. We all know devils on horseback – stoned prunes wrapped in bacon and baked. They are so ridiculously simple to make and always such a treat. With devils on horseback firmly in mind, I decided to have a bit of festive [...]

Cherry-almond chocolate truffles

Thursday, 6 December 2018|Sweet tooth|

Frippery – such a lovely English word. My dictionary describes it as a showy or unnecessary ornament in architecture or dress, a tawdry or frivolous thing. Well, these cherry and almond truffles are all that and more! Shop-bought truffles are ridiculously expensive. I absolutely refuse to pay someone else outrageous amounts for doing something I can so easily do myself. [...]

Pork and green fig terrine

Thursday, 29 November 2018|Nibbles|

I cannot believe how the year is rushing to an end. I feel completely unprepared for the coming festivities. In fact, I am. I haven’t made my Christmas cake yet and now it may be too late – I like giving it at least a month of brandy love in the dark before I eat it. But I’m not bothered. [...]

Tuna salad with a French twist

Friday, 23 November 2018|Salad|

Weather wise the Cape always lags behind the rest of the country by a good month. So while everybody upcountry is swimming, I’m still turning my electric blankie on at night. But now summer has finally made its way to Cape Town too, and I’m thrilled as a 10-year-old on the last day of school. Gone is my craving for [...]

Milk tart mille feuille

Monday, 12 November 2018|Baking, Sweet tooth|

Christmas is coming folks! I know this because this past Saturday I finally capitulated – and put up all my Christmas decorations. It may seem early, but given that I’ve been contemplating doing so since the beginning of October, I think I’ve shown remarkable restraint. I obviously feel about Christmas the way a 5-year-old does – super duper excited. So now [...]

Rabbit with white wine Dijon cream sauce and pancetta crisps

Tuesday, 16 October 2018|Dinner|

I’ve been sitting on this rabbit recipe for a while – since March to be precise – because I know that rabbit is a bit unusual. Not in France, Italy or England, there they understand the delight that is rabbit meat. But in SA it’s a touch, well, exotic I guess. Add to that the fact that many folks see [...]