Winter root vegetable bake

2023-08-02T15:12:51+02:00Wednesday, 2 August 2023| Dinner|Tags: |

Well folks, we’re almost through it – just another month and winter is officially over. It’s been an exceptionally wet and cold one in Cape Town. My response has been to hunker down and find comfort in warming dishes celebrating the best ingredients winter has to offer. Like this winter root vegetable bake – think potatoes, parsnips, carrots and [...]

Coronation Victoria sponge cake

2023-05-05T12:36:52+02:00Friday, 5 May 2023| Baking, Sweet tooth|

Victoria sponge, or Victoria sandwich as it’s more traditionally known, is about as quintessentially English as it gets. Visit any English country fair and it will be there, adorned with rosettes from the WI for the best one. So I could not think of anything more appropriate to make for my Coronation tea tomorrow than a classic Victoria sponge. [...]

Traditional tomato bredie the way gran made it

2023-02-23T10:04:16+02:00Thursday, 23 February 2023| Dinner|Tags: , , |

The heavens opened on Monday here in the Cape, our first rain for many months. It’s early for rain, but it’s a little nudge from nature to let me know that the first official month of autumn is only days away. The signs are all around – crisper mornings, earlier sunsets, the trees lining the streets starting to turn brilliant [...]