Mushroom pasta with bacon crumbs

Wednesday, 19 November 2014|Dinner|Tags: , , |

I love, love, love pasta. Which is why I pretty much never order it in a restaurant. Because, honest to goodness, nine times out of ten they will muck it up. And then I just get annoyed (which isn’t pretty) because making good pasta is not rocket science. Pasta cooked until it’s just al dente, a kiss of intensely-flavoured sauce… […]

Bacon and egg burger

Friday, 11 July 2014|Dinner|Tags: , , , |

For many years I’d assumed, erroneously so apparently, that bacon comes from pigs. Imagine my surprise when kindly friends pointed out that it is in fact the fruit of the Porcus Excellentia tree. These would be my veggie friends. The ones who judge me for my roast leg of lamb and leather shoes – but eat BLT sarmies.

Yup, if […]

cheddar soufflé with bacon and onion marmalade

Thursday, 5 December 2013|Dinner|Tags: , , |

Many of my friends fear soufflé. Not the eating of it. The making. They fear it the way I fear SARS, or being caught DUI and locked up for the night with a bunch of dudes with bad haircuts and worse attitudes.

I reckon that anybody with half an active brain cell has good cause to fear the last […]

Sunday Night Bacon and Eggs

Thursday, 3 October 2013|Dinner|Tags: , |

You get people who are perpetually cheery. I’m not one of them.

I truly am not something you want to be near until at least two cups of morning coffee have gone down the gullet. After that I can face the day, and manage a passable Little Miss Sunshine to boot – most of the time.

Mondays? Hmmm, no, […]

smokey ham and split pea soup

Monday, 19 August 2013|Soup|Tags: , |

I’m not sure who loathes winter more, Merlot or me. I figure she gets the prize, what with having to dodge the Cape rain to go ‘do her business’ outside. (It’s amazing how quick a cat can be when she needs to.) Nonetheless, it’s a close call. A steaming bowl of thick split pea soup packed with smokey, meaty […]