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Black Cherry Tiramisu

Black Cherry Tiramisu

This is a non alcoholic Tiramisu that worked so well the friends and family were groaning at the table, taking "just one more little piece". It really is very simple and the only thing you need to be a little careful with is not turning the egg yolks into scrambled...

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Sausage and potato dinner

Sausage and potato dinner

This has got to become a favorite with many of you. It's really quick and you can use beef, pork or lamb sausages. The humble sausage transformed into something really special. kids and adults will love this one which is perfect for cold winter nights. (good for 4...

Chocolate raspberry dessert cake

Chocolate raspberry dessert cake

This is a really decadent cake that is so good as a warm dessert and whatever is left over can be for your afternoon tea. It's rich yet the berries give it a freshness that perfectly balances the cake. Have this as the dessert after the lamb shanks for a really...

Tofu with Pistachios

Tofu with Pistachios

For our vegetarian friends, here is a really great meal that is full of flavor with the pistachios adding a really nice crunch. It's a unique flavour and can be served as a main or can happily be a vegetable side dish for something like this incredible roast brisket...

Roast tomato soup

Roast tomato soup

When you roast tomatoes, they become soft and sweet and are just delicious in this soup. It's a bit like a winter version of a Gazpacho and leaves you with a really fresh and satisfied feeling. It's a great starter in the winter, rustic and chunky. (4 to 6 people)...

Portuguese custard tarts

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

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

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

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

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

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...