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 […]

Christmas paté with hazelnuts, sage and brandy

Tuesday, 9 December 2014|Nibbles|Tags: , , |

I love a good pork sausage. They’re definitely not just for an English-style fry-up. They make a perfectly decent quick and very economical dinner too. Think bangers with mash, onion gravy and peas; think toad-in-the-hole or hot dogs with caramelised onions and lashings of mustard.

And then of course, there’s the option of squeezing out the meat and transforming pork […]

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Pork kebabs with fennel and apple slaw

Friday, 10 October 2014|Dinner|Tags: , , |

A friend recently remarked that I am very fond of gluten. I’d never particularly given it any thought, but she’s quite right. I love carbs. Period. And top of my list is wheat. Pasta, bread, pastry… Wave these in front of me and I’m not responsible for what happens next. Frightfully unfashionable in a world where seemingly everybody is banting. […]

Roasted pork loin with brown-butter sweet potato

Thursday, 27 March 2014|Dinner|Tags: , , , |

I sometimes worry about the amount of time I spend contemplating totally pointless things. Like wondering what animal I would prefer to have with me if I were marooned, Robinson Crusoe-style, and had to fend for myself for the rest of time. The answer is pig. I simply cannot think of any meat more versatile than pork. Think bacon, German […]

Parmesan and rosemary schnitzel

Thursday, 20 February 2014|Dinner|Tags: , |

I’m pretty sure I can’t be the only one, but I’m the kind of person who peeks in other peoples’ baskets when I’m in a supermarket queue. Surreptitiously of course, I wouldn’t want to appear weird. You can’t blame me. After all, it’s not like there’s much else to do.

One can tell a lot about people from their […]