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Pickled Cherries, Cherry Chutney and Cherries in Brandy or Vodka

Cherry season is all too short and one of the highlights of my cooking year. A few weeks ago, I suddenly realised that I'd seen no cherries around yet, even though October had come and gone. Had I missed the season? Could I really have been that preoccupied? Surely not...

Daily Juice: Cherry Berry Bang

What do you do when you've bought 6 kgs of fresh cherries wholesale? Well, just about everything you can! Last week I picked up a delivery of 3 x 2 kg boxes of the freshest, plumpest, juiciest cherries I've ever come across. I'd ordered them online from local supplier Cherry...

How to Make Tofu Baked with Tomato and Basil Pesto

A lot of people find tofu tricky but I love it. Granted, it doesn't look, smell or taste like much on its own but boy, treated properly with some good flavourings it sure turns into a knock-out meal. Packed with protein, low in fat and easily digested, you'd really...

Eggplant Rolls Baked with Halloumi, Rocket and Red Peppers

My 14 year-old daughter recently decided to be vegetarian. Much as I support her lifestyle choices (hear hear for the plant food lovers), I suddenly find myself thinking a lot more about food and cooking than I usually do. It's so easy to just fling a chop or steak in...

Arroz de Mariscos – Portuguese Seafood Rice

If you find paella a schlep to make, then quick 'n' easy arroz de mariscos is for you. A wonderful, soupy seafood-y rice dish of Portuguese origin, it's comfort food and bowl food at its best. You can glam it up for special occasions by adding prawns, crayfish and...

Daily Juice: BlackBerry Booster

Blackberries have a relatively short season, so I always pounce when they arrive in the shops. The intense colour and flavour means a little goes a long way, so you only need a scant handful of blackberries for this lovely cocktail. Mango juice is quite thick, so I've added the...

Daily Juice: Guava Blush

People of a certain age in South Africa will remember the thrill of lurid pink guava juice, first sold during the 70's in squashable plastic bottles. We've come a long way since! The best guava juice available today is as close to nature as they come - no colourants,...

Daily Juice – Healthy Home-made Drinks to Soothe, Nourish and Delight

Juices and smoothies are an easy and delicious way to get a whole lot of nourishment into your body real fast. While the juice and smoothie business has become a thriving industry worldwide, it is actually easier, cheaper and better to make your own at home. Just use the...

How to Make Luscious Lemony Sour Cream Cheesecake

The addition of lemon and orange zest, sour cream and lemon juice turn this classic New York cheesecake recipe into something altogether lighter and less cloying than the standard. You can also use lime zest and juice instead of lemon. I've tweaked the crust by adding small amounts of cinnamon...

Moroccan Merguez Sausage Bake with Potato, Tomato and Sweet Peppers

This is the ideal recipe if you have crowd to feed and want to be in and out of the kitchen as quickly as possible. Minimum effort, maximum flavour. Perfect weekend food! While not a Moroccan recipe as such, I generally use spicy Moroccan merguez sausages for this easy tray...