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Celebrating life with food, wine, friends & happiness! Writer, cook and blogger. Author of four cookbooks. Passionately South African, proudly Capetonian.

The best bobotie ever!

The best bobotie ever...that I made myself. Of course many other boboties exist, many of them are spectacularly good, but this recipe comes from my sister-in-law and it's truly the best I've ever made. Yet. Because left to my own devices, I can wreak utter havoc upon bobotie like you can't...

How to make Ricotta at home

A while ago I gave a recipe for raisin bread toast with honey figs and ricotta, and promised a post on making ricotta. It really couldn't be easier and since it's not always to be found in the shops when you most need it, why not give it a...

Raisin bread toast with honey figs and ricotta

This simple and easy dish combines some of my favourite ingredients in most delectable way. I LOVE ricotta and am always looking for new ways to use it. For this, you'll need to use it when it's super fresh, and still has that 'barely set milk' taste. There are...

Saffron Rice Pilaff with Almonds and Minted Yoghurt

I love cooking with yoghurt - and eating it as is, too, of course - so I was well chuffed to receive a cooler bag of Fairview's new full-fat yoghurt last week. It's deliciously creamy and rich, with almost double the protein content of standard yoghurts, since no stabilisers...

Buckwheat Noodles with Salmon and Avocado

I like messing with tradition, so this recipe from Jane Lawson's cookbook Yoshoku Contemporary Japanese is right up my alley. It's a beautifully styled and photographed collection of recipes that stem from the established tradition of fusing Japanese and Western food. Yes, the Japanese did fusion before us. And they do...

How to make perfect pannekoek

South African food memories are laced with the heady combination of fried batter, cinnamon and sugar. We call that pannekoek, and the English call it pancake. But they are not one and the same thing. Pancake is what Rooinek people make on Shrove Tuesday; pannekoek is what we Amabhulu...

How to Make Perfect Potroast Beef – Easy Recipe

Who doesn't treasure memories of the meltingly tender, richly flavoursome potroast their moms or grandma's fed them as children? I know I do! To me, it is one of the most maternal of dishes - comforting, homely and deeply nourishing on both a physical and emotional level. It also seems...

Top 10 South African hangover cures – post-election day

Today is National Voting Day, which means tomorrow is National Hangover Day. In the interests of public service and good health, I have done some research and came up with the following top 10 favourite South African hangover cures. Feel free to add your own! Groen Ambulans/Green Ambulance: aka cream...

How to Make Viskopsop: a Feast for the Famished

I first encountered viskopsop, that poor man's staple during the leanest and meanest of times, in the Constantia home of a posh family fallen on hard times. That they were all barking mad might have had something to do with their penurious state, since one or more members of...

Pickled fish for Easter: a recipe and Thando’s Number One Tip

Having lived in Cape Town for 20 years now, I still wonder why this beautiful city with her very colourful past lacks a unique, celebrated seafood dish to call her very own. We do have smoorsnoek - that delicious braise of salted or smoked snoek, onions, tomato, chilli, potato...