Minted spring pea soup

2020-09-30T08:19:26+02:00Friday, 17 July 2015|Soup, Uncategorized|Tags: |

I know that calling this minted pea soup recipe ‘spring’ pea soup is optimistic – what with at least another six weeks of bitter cold weather waiting for us before spring is 'officially' here. But all around me I am starting to see signs that winter is on its way out. Jasmin shrubs spilling over fences in my neighbourhood are [...]

Shortcut old-fashioned chicken pie

2020-09-30T08:19:31+02:00Wednesday, 18 February 2015|Dinner, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

My gran – in the way of so many women of her generation I suppose – was a kitchen whizz on the quiet. Dress a 300kg carcass in under an hour? No problem. Whip up a four-tier wedding cake with marzipan and delicate OTT floral sugarwork by Monday? Sure sweetie. I wish I had learnt more from her while I [...]

broad bean, pea and mint spring salad

2020-09-30T08:20:25+02:00Friday, 13 September 2013|Salad, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

Cats, sadly, do not tolerate lazy lie-ins hy humans, not even on weekends. Which is rather surprising, given that they sleep away something like 80% of their lives. No matter what time I poured myself into bed or how fragile I may be feeling, come 6am on Saturdays, it’s showtime. Let Me Out. Cuddle Me. Feed Me. In that order. [...]

smokey ham and split pea soup

2020-09-30T08:20:27+02:00Monday, 19 August 2013|Soup, Uncategorized|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 flavour [...]