Bush pig and porcini lasagna – memories of Tuscany

2020-09-30T08:18:49+02:00Friday, 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 the more unusual [...]

5-spice pork spare ribs

2020-09-30T08:18:57+02:00Tuesday, 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 [...]

Pork shank ragu with white wine and fennel

2020-09-30T08:18:58+02:00Friday, 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 [...]

5 winning ways with pulled pork

2020-09-30T08:19:08+02:00Thursday, 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 [...]

Maple-roasted root veg and sausage bake

2020-09-30T08:19:30+02:00Thursday, 12 March 2015|Dinner, Uncategorized|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 [...]