Bush pig and porcini lasagna – memories of Tuscany

Friday, 17 August 2018|Dinner|Tags: , , , |

Sprawling in the shadows of the majestic Groot Drakenstein mountains in the Franschhoek valley, you’ll find Anthonij Rupert Wines. Their wine range is a favourite of mine, especially their incredibly pocket-friendly Protea range and equally budget-conscious Terra Del Capo range. What I really love, other than the quality offered at the price, is that they flirt with […]

5-spice pork spare ribs

Tuesday, 4 April 2017|Dinner|Tags: , |

Pork spare ribs – they have to be one of my ultimate braai time treats, but only if they are done right. That means they are melt-in-the-mouth, fall-off-the-bone soft, yet smokey and charred at the same time.

The secret to getting it right? An initial cook followed by a super hot bit of braai love at the end. Now you can […]

Pork shank ragu with white wine and fennel

Friday, 10 February 2017|Dinner|Tags: , |

Heart palpitations are not foreign to me. I get them every time I go into a supermarket. Now I used to get them when I saw ingredients that excited me. Sadly these days the ever-increasing prices of those ingredients are the cause.

I don’t like it one bit, but it is what it is. The only solution is coming up with […]

5 winning ways with pulled pork

Thursday, 11 August 2016|Dinner|Tags: |

Pulled pork – it sounds a bit fancy, exotic even, and hard to make. It’s not, on all counts. Because what could be simpler than roasting a piece of pork real low and slow until the meat is so soft it can be pulled intro strands with two forks? That really is basically it folks.
Pulled pork is quintessential American barbeque […]

Spiced red cabbage and apple salad with warm maple vinaigrette

Thursday, 7 July 2016|Salad|Tags: |

Just because loads of people do something, does not automatically make it a good idea. Take tanning. When I was a teenager, my mates and I all slapped on the old Johnson’s Baby Oil and bared our pink bottoms to the merciless African sun for hours on end. Turns out it wasn’t the best idea. All I can say in […]

Maple-roasted root veg and sausage bake

Thursday, 12 March 2015|Dinner|Tags: , , |

We may have had the hottest day on record for the last hundred years in Cape Town last week, but change is definitely in the air. The mornings now have a distinct chill, which has me reaching for my cardie. As the season turns, I’m starting to thinks stews, bakes and pies.

Warming comfort food really doesn’t get any easier […]