Prawn, Lemon & Rocket Penne Pasta

I love Pasta ! When I moved to London in my early twenties, I had my first taste of basil pesto and fell in love! I would drench it over big bowls of pasta with bacon and mushrooms and I simply could. not. stop. eating. it.  Needless to say that when I flew home a... read more

Spicy Mince & Salsa Wraps

I’ve never really been a savoury mince kind a gal.  I remember going to a friends house after school and being horrified when her mother presented us with mince on toast!  A firm favourite for many, i know, but not for this lady … or at least thats what I thought... read more

Gammon with a Maple Syrup, Honey & Mustard Glaze

Nothing says Christmas in South Africa, quite like Gammon, does it?  It’s one of those meals thats reserved solely for Christmas.   If I had Gammon at another time during the year, I’d feel as if I was cheating on Christmas … I’m sure some of... read more

Beetroot Cured Salmon

  Photography by Darren Bester Beetroot Cured Salmon   Yield: 10 as a main dish accompanied by sides  Ingredients:  1.5kg side of Norwegian Salmon, boned & skin removed  4 Beetroots, grated 400g Caster Sugar  315g Coarse Sea Salt 2 Handfuls of fresh Dill, chopped ... read more

Pea, Bacon & Mint Soup

Photography by Darren Bester  You say Pea soup and I’m immediately transported back in time… I’m in my family kitchen, I’m a child, my Mom is standing over one of her trusty AMC pots (pots which are now in my kitchen some 30 years on – Talk about quality!), the... read more

Mushroom & Cauliflower Yin Yang Soup

Photography by Darren Bester   Anyone who ever had the Mushroom & Cauliflower soup at Sinn’s Restaurant in Wembley Square, Cape Town will know what I was trying to achieve here !   That soup was one of those meals … You know the ones, where you... read more

Roast Chicken with Lemon & Herbs

Photography by Darren Bester   In my top 5 favourite meals of all time … Roast Chicken is definitely up there!  I remember as a child, as I’m sure we all do, finding the wish bone and then finding someone to snap it with, the winner received the... read more

Julia Child’s Beef Bourguignon…

Ever seen the movie Julie & Julia? A foodie must see… Where the main character, Julie aspires to cook all 524 recipes out of the great Julia Child’s recipe book, within 365 days. She blogs about her journey and all the recipes as she goes along, earning herself a... read more

Steak Pie

  My Mom-in-law is a fantastic cook, we are always excited when we are invited round for lunch or dinner at Mom & Dad’s house. It’s always a big family affair, with all the siblings and their spouses and their children chatting away and laughing… I’m... read more


Inspired by my recent travels to Greece and coupled with the fact that aubergines are in season and in abundance at the moment, I couldn’t resist cooking up a Moussaka! It was delicious and so easy to make … Ingredients: Yield: 4 – 5 1 Finely Chopped Onion... read more


Who doesn’t enjoy a good Lasagne? This one is quick and easy but packs a delicious punch of flavour that will have you returning for more and more and more … Ingredients: Yield: 6 For the Mince 1kg lean beef mince 400grms chopped canned tomatoes 2 tbsp tomato... read more

Curry in a hurry …

This recipe is a quick fix for a Butter Chicken Curry craving because it can be whipped up in less than 30 minutes, thanks to the store bought curry paste mix … *blush* why mess with a tried and tested formula? Especially if it means less dishes after a long day... read more