Oxtail with red wine recipe

Oxtail with red wine recipe

  I have made this a number of times and most recently with Oxtail from Tinderbox Farm in Mpumalanga. The difference in the depth of flavour was quite amazing. Their cows graze the farm, so eat whatever is available. They are not fed anything at all, so...

Chicken and potato hotpot

Chicken and potato hotpot

Updated June 2021: This one is a real winner, I regularly get asked to make it and it’s really straight forward, looks great and tastes awesome. This is my idea of real feel good home cooking. (5-6 servings) This is one of those recipes that you can make endless...

Crunchy Chinese Chicken Salad

Crunchy Chinese Chicken Salad

This was a real winner of a recipe. I made it for home and the office and it was really enjoyed by all. It is crunchy, has a nice hint of sesame and then there is the odd little surprise hit of fresh hot ginger that is incredible.  I know it's winter but Matt and I...

Durban Style Lamb Curry

Durban Style Lamb Curry

For me, a great Durban lamb curry is spicy, has some chili heat, has beautiful soft potatoes, fall apart meat and a thick luscious gravy. I was lucky enough to be given a recipe book by a friend called Durban Curry, so much of flavour which has incredible curry...

Fettuccine/Spaghetti meatballs

Fettuccine/Spaghetti meatballs

Updated June 2021: Every so often I like to revisit an old favorite and classic Italian recipe that is my absolute favorite, and every time it is so worth it and truely delicious. I have eaten spaghetti meatballs/Fettucine Meatballs (In the pic)/Penne meatballs at so...

Pickled fish

Pickled fish

Updated June 2021: Pickled fish is such a uniquely South African dish, if any of you are having friends or family out for the world cup, you want to make a batch of this pickled fish recipe. It keeps in the fridge for ages ready for a quick meal, is simple to make and...

Bobotie recipe

Bobotie recipe

Updated April 2021. Bobotie is classic Cape Malay that is very morish. The whole family makes it, from Johannesburg to Cape Town, to Stellenbosch and even those we miss so much in Amsterdam. The recipe gets updated from time to time so although it has comments older...

Chicken Cashew Nut

Chicken Cashew Nut

Most of us who love Chinese or Asian style food will have ordered chicken cashew nut many times. We really love this chicken cashew nut recipe, it has a great amount of sauce and the chicken is really moist inside from being covered in corn flour (maizena) before...

Roast stuffed butternut

Roast stuffed butternut

This recipe was an experiment which really turned out incredibly well. I felt like a different type of vegetable dish after a 2 weeks of lockdown. We had been making stir fries, saute veggies and the always present well baked potato, and however delicious those things...

2 very easy Pasta sauces in 10 minutes

2 very easy Pasta sauces in 10 minutes

I came across a bag of frozen chicken ravioli from Mafiosi in the Bluebird shopping centre (an amazing little family run Italian restaurant and deli) and wanted to make something simple and bit special, so I decided to make 2 quick and easy pasta sauces so that we...

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