Oxtail potjie

Oxtail potjie

Cooking oxtail needs time and patience and a potjie is the perfect method to get that fall off the bone oxtail that I just love. This is a really fantastic recipe that turned out really tender. It takes all the willpower you can muster not to keep opening the potjie...

Peanut butter cookies

Peanut butter cookies

OK folks, these little fellas are just the most fantastic cookies to have around. My Mom's housekeeper of about 30 years has been making them almost as long as I can remember and they seldom see out the day, so I cannot tell you how long they will keep, which is good...

BLT pasta salad

BLT pasta salad

This is a great pasta salad to have at a braai and the combination of bacon, spinach or lettuce and the salad dressing are just amazing. I had it at a braai recently and it featured on everyones mmmmmm scale. It makes a lot and was enough for 12 people as a salad dish...

Greek style chicken pieces

Greek style chicken pieces

This greek chicken recipe I adapted from Jeremy Mansfields Book Zhoozsh and was incredibly simple and really delicious. It has a minimal number of ingredients, takes very little time to prepare and can be done for a large crowd with no hassle at all. (2 people or for...

Rare beef with dipping sauce

Rare beef with dipping sauce

Every now and then when I am feeling nostalgic about a trip I did to the UK and Paris a few years ago, I make this simple rare beef with a gravy dipping sauce that reminds me of the fantastic time I had. It's real pub food that takes only a few minutes to make and is...

Calzone

Calzone

This is a real classic pizza dough recipe that you should print and keep somewhere for future use. It requires a bit of effort and patience but if you follow it exactly, your pizza and calzone will turn out perfectly every time. I have tried a number of recipes and...

Mutton curry “Kalia”

Mutton curry “Kalia”

OK folks, this is the real deal that is as good as any lamb or mutton curry you will find in the finest Indian restaurants (or in some of Durbans fine home kitchens). It takes a while to make but is not complicated and lets face it, with the weather as it is right now...

Stuffed eggplants

Stuffed eggplants

Eggplants are a really easy way to create a healthy meal without too much fuss and very little time in the kitchen. I always cook my rice in chicken or vegetable stock these days so I often don't need much salt if any in my cooking that includes rice. What you need 2...

Thai chicken balls

Thai chicken balls

I made these little beauties for a friend of mine who is on the Sure slim diet and they were a great success. There are no carbohydrates in them at all and I can tell you they are now in my quick and easy anytime recipe collection. They were really delicious and not...

Lemon and Ginger chicken

Lemon and Ginger chicken

Oh man, this is a real treat, crisp chicken in a light batter with a lemony ginger sauce that is unbelievably good. It's tasty, fresh and clean food best served with egg fried rice and a simple vegetable dish like the pak choy. (4 people) What you need 3 skinless...