Potato and Mushroom Bake

There are few dishes that give you that home comfort feeling like a great potato bake and this one, which I recently served with a Prime Rib Roast and Melanzanewas such a huge hit I am being forced to make it again... very soon 🙂 Just gotta love it when people enjoy...

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Portuguese custard tarts

These little beauties are in most bakeries and if you are a Vida fan you will probably have had them before and nowadays, with prepared pastry being freely available in the frozen food section of the supermarket you can whip up a batch in about 45 minutes.(makes 8 to...

Chicken and vegetable soup

With the warning of heavy rains and 2 cold fronts approaching Cape Town this weekend I decided to make a pot of this fantastic chicken and vegetable soup that takes 20 minutes tops to make and a large French loaf and a good book prepared for a weekend indoors. (4...

Tuscan chicken casserole

Here is something really homely and heartwarming. It takes a while in the oven but just a few minutes to prepare, perfect for weekend wintery dinners, just let it cook and fill the house with delicious smells. It's so simple you wont believe how great it tastes.(4 to...

Recession proof lamb casserole

This s a very simple and delicious lamb neck casserole that is surprisingly tasty. You can use neck or braai chops. Both are fairly fatty cuts of meat so trim them slghtly or if you are like me, just use them as is... I'm a sucker for the flavour from fatty meats.(...

Quick Tandoori beef casserole

This is another one of those super quick casseroles that you will make over and over again in the winter. make it as spicy or mild as you like. (4 people) What you need 500 - 600g beef cubed 1 large onion halved and sliced 1 teaspoon corainder powder 2 teaspoons...

Rock cakes

Every now and then while at the bread counter, I spot these rock cakes which are great for any anytime snack with your tea. They are really simple, excellent for lunch boxes and really just great to have around the kitchen. They are uncomplicated to make and are...

Lamb stew

It really doesn't get much easier than this one and I like it just as it is without any vegetables in the meat, it becomes so easy to make it into a curry or add any other herbs or spices that grab me on the day (which sometimes includes adding veggies if I am...

Roast chicken pieces with Mexican rice

This is a seriously tasty meal that has become a favorite of mine. The most important thing is to prepare the rice in chicken stock and not water, it adds an essential element to the dish. I have not include the chili in this one, but you can add 2 teaspoons of chili...

Chickpea lamb

Chickpeas are so good for you and in the winter we need every last natural vitamin and mineral we can get to keep colds and flu away and here is a great recipe. It’s go a nice bite to it and smacks of North Africa. It needs some marinate time so prepare the night...

Mothers day crepes

Every Mom should, at the very least be treated to a fabulous breakfast in bed or a lunch made by her loving children. Here are a few ideas that are really easy, can be used for both breakfast or lunch and your Mom will appreciate all the effort more than any gift you...