Traditional frikkadels

Tuesday, 31 May 2016|Dinner|Tags: , , |

Frikkadels or frikadelle – my dictionary offers meatballs or rissoles as an alternative. Now I don’t readily disagree with lofty tomes but, well, balderdash. Because for me a meatball can be any size, made of any meat, and contain pretty much anything in addition to the meat. And that folks, is not a frikkadel.

Nope, to be a true frikkadel, it […]

Jalapeno beef burger with guacamole

Thursday, 21 April 2016|Dinner|Tags: , , |

Burgers, done properly, are a thing of beauty. They’re super easy and cheap to make. Best of all? They’re actually quite healthy. Now before the fast food insults start flying, let me qualify. A burger is healthy IF you make it yourself, because you’re in control of what goes in.

Use good beef mince, and not much more than a dash […]

Sesame roast beef

Friday, 29 January 2016|Dinner|Tags: , |

I was threatened with divorce towards the end of last year – 25 times. Turns out I have more male readers than I realised and pretty much none of them found my festive season bias toward all things sweet particularly pleasing. I admit it’s been a while since I’ve done a big old hunk of meat. So this roast beef […]

Walnut pizza with smoked beef and brie

Thursday, 22 October 2015|Baking, Dinner|Tags: , |

A worried reader contacted me a few days ago to enquire about my startling lack of a post last week. The explanation for my absence is simple. It goes like this: lipstick on a pig.

You see, like any other cook, I have bad days in the kitchen – especially when I’m originating recipes. When I’m on post deadline and a […]

Flank beef steak on the braai

Tuesday, 22 September 2015|Dinner|Tags: , , , |

Other than boerewors, beef is not something I braai very often. I simply think most cuts of beef respond better to other cooking methods. And at R140+ per kilo, beef steak – whether it be rump, sirloin or fillet – is not something I’m overly keen to feed the masses on.

But last time I checked, a cow consisted of more […]

My, my it’s bobotie pie!

Tuesday, 28 July 2015|Dinner|Tags: , , , |

‘Gatvol’. Most of my compatriots would need no explanation. But to my readers in other countries, it’s kinda like fed up – times a thousand. And that’s exactly what I was last week. Because why? Because load shedding. (For my foreign readers ‘load shedding’ is our quaint, euphemistic term for electricity blackouts.)

Now normally this would not make much of […]