The first thing I ever cooked by myself was pancakes (or Flapjacks as we call them). I used to mix the batter from one of my gran’s old cookbooks and would cook them in my mom’s electric frying pan. I would make more than 50 at a time because I just loved it so much. […]
If you have kids, Spaghetti Bolognese is probably firmly lodged in your recipe repertoire along with mac & cheese and chicken nuggets. I, myself, cook it more often than I’d like to admit because I know my kids will gobble up an entire bowl without fighting and I get to cram it full with assorted […]
Is there anything as delicious as breaking through buttery, flaky pastry and finding a creamy, delectable filling underneath? I think not. Which is why every so often the pot pie urge happens and I oblige all too happily. I made a pretty standard chicken and bacon pie filling and at the last minute decided […]
You know a chef is fabulous when he shares his produce with you. This is exactly what happened when my ice cream-wizard friend and I had lunch at Ginger & Fig last week. Zane, the phenomenal chef gave each of us a big box of quince which he gets from his aunt’s farm. I had […]
When you have kids, you probably eat an awful lot of mac and cheese. Well, we do anyway. And though I love mac and cheese (like, really love), there’s only so many times I can eat it before I get tired of it. Thus, I am forced to come up with interesting flavour additions to […]
I feel like all I really need in life is a big bowl of chicken wings, some Ranch to dunk them into and an ice cold beer. What’s not to love? There are few things as satisfying to eat as chicken wings. I love when the glaze is so sticky that you are forced to lick […]
I first blogged this recipe a few years ago after dubbing it the Ultimate Chocolate Cake. That claim then got validated when this very recipe won the title for SA’s Best Chocolate Cake in one of our local glossy magazines. And since then it’s been a constant at many of our family birthdays and events. […]
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I have had the most intense curry craving for the longest time. Good curry. Made with good quality spices that form a rich sauce perfect for dunking Naan into. So last weekend when I was too lazy to cook, I decided to go to my favourite curry joint to get us dinner. When I got […]
When granadillas (or passion fruit, as they are more commonly known) are in season in South Africa, I buy them religiously. I love how their floral fragrance fills the house and their tart, juicy flesh always makes my mouth water. My paternal grandmother used to have a granadilla tree in her garden and whenever we […]
As a little girl (and teenager), I was always amazed at how adventurous my mom was for someone who never traveled abroad. She would wear kaftans with exotic prints on them while the other moms at school would wear twin sets with jeans. She would wear huge pearl and gem stone rings, wear her very […]