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Summer Pasta with Fresh Herb and Tomato Sauce

It really doesn't come easier than this. I first ate this sublime concoction in Rome during a blisteringly hot summer and I couldn't believe how incredibly good something so simple could be. One proviso, though: you really need the very, very best ingredients you can buy. The freshest herbs, the...

Spaghetti with Capers, Parsley and Lemon Cream

The original version of this timeless recipe for Pasta al Limone comes from Pasta Fresca, by Evan Kleinman and Viana La Place. It's sheer perfection, lemony and tangy, and the most delicious light lunch or supper for a summer's day. I've taken the liberty of substituting the anchovies in...

Halloumi Salad for Summer from Hussar Grill

Summer heat has a way of killing one's appetite for the heavier stuff. So it's great news that Hussar Grill has a fantastic vegetarian option in their fab Halloumi Salad! Great as a stand-alone meal, or as a nice little side dish for when, you know, you must HAVE...

Beach Pasta: Easy, Cool and Refreshing!

It's summer. It's hot. You're hungry, you don't feel like cooking. The kitchen is your least favourite place on earth. Ta-daaa! Beach Pasta. This recipe is adapted from the original in the classic Pasta Fresca by Viana La Place and Evan Kleinman, and is still one of my go-to favourites for...

Creamy Smoked Chicken and Chive Pasta

This. THIS. On a cold and drizzly day, this creamy, dreamy, Smoked Chicken & Chive Pasta is literally all I want to cook and eat. Serve with a glass or two of nicely chilled Spier’s new Seaward Chardonnay 2018 for extra bliss. The recipe is designed to serve two, but the quantities...

Bringing Sexy Back with Rooibos Tea

If you stabbed me at any given time of the day or night, I'd probably bleed tea. My favourite beverage by far, there is simply no such thing as 'too much tea' in my book. Over the years, I've happily experimented with infusions, tisanes, green teas, white teas, black teas,...

Pork and Fennel Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

Pork mince is incredibly versatile and I cook with it often - in meatloaf, a gazillion Asian recipes with or without noodles and, most often, tender little meatballs. This recipe from Spier is a welcome update on your regular beef meatball method, with the addition of fresh fennel. Serve...

Fragrant Cape Malay-Style Prawn Curry

Cape Malay-style Prawn Curry The great thing about a seafood curry is that it cooks in much less time than a meaty curry. This simple, fragrant prawn dish is slightly sweet and deliciously mild (add a dash of chilli powder if you like yours hotter). It also works very well with...

Mushroom Pasta with Cream, Garlic and Parmesan

Mushrooms, pasta, cream, garlic and Parmesan - a dream team for a winning meal. My advice would be to use fresh portabellini or field mushrooms if you can't find really, really good quality dried porcini at a decent deli. PLEASE do not buy the dried porcini sold at supermarkets,...

Granadilla & Condensed Milk Baked Cheesecake

GRANADILLA & CONDENSED MILK BAKED CHEESECAKE Recipe by Sebastian Newman in conjunction with Rhodes Quality Serves 8   INGREDIENTS METHOD 115g Rhodes Quality granadilla pulp 200g shortbread biscuits, crushed 80g melted butter 500g cream cheese 385g condensed milk ...