Posted by | September 4, 2014
Chef Gerard’s decadent prawn & chilli pasta

A while back I had the good fortune of attending a phenomenal chef's table experience at the Fig Tree restaurant at Simbithi in Ballito. This is where I had the...

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Posted by | May 2, 2014
Courgette & butter bean soup

This is really easy, cheap and filling. I added the broccolini for a fancy shmancy garnish but it can easily do without. You can serve it with crusty bread, drizzle...

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Posted by | March 14, 2014
Gooey vegetable and feta pizza with caramelised onions

I was tasked with the challenge of popping into a Caltex Freshstop to find all the ingredients that I needed to make a delicious meal. To be honest, I was...

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Posted by | February 24, 2014
Banoffee Trifle

  Last week I enjoyed sharing the world's greatest banoffee milkshake with you here. This week, it's taking roughly the same ingredients, with one or two added or taken away,...

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Posted by | February 21, 2014
Cheat’s poached egg with smoked trout and rosemary mushrooms

I do love to indulge in a good poached egg but as much as I've tried, and I have tried so many times using all sorts of tips and tricks,...

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Posted by | February 19, 2014
Banoffee Milkshakes with awesome chocolate sauce

For Valentine's day, the (long-suffering) boyfriend, partner-in-crime and co-pet parent of all our beasties plus two goldfish, prepared the most wonderful meal. With it at the end came the best...

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Posted by | February 17, 2014
Autumn Rainbow Salad with Lemon Basil Dressing

I saw rainbow carrots at the shops last week and was overcome with a compulsion to have them, as I loved the idea of cooking with these gorgeous little batons...

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Posted by | February 6, 2014
Beetroot and dill salt

Rock or flaky salt in a bag is pretty cheap in the shops. And it's handy for all kinds of things, like covering your wooden chopping board with it to...

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Posted by | February 3, 2014
Plum Heart Tartlets

  There is currently a glorious abundance of succulent fruit thanks to the season. While it's delicious to just devour them as is, there's also other fun to be had....

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Posted by | January 30, 2014
Salmon ceviche

Ceviche, pronounced seh-vee-tcheh, is a really fresh, citrus-marinated sort-of raw fish salad. It originates from the coastlines of South America, more specifically Peru, and it's starting to reach our shores. The...

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