I FEEL LIKE GOING… AGAIN…

Really does not matter where… Anywhere, off the pictures, would do… Wandering around the city and stopping by at a little café to have a boozy hot chocolate to fight the cold…  Having a beautifully succulent Kid lunch with the most well done homemade wine I ever tasted.. Washing off the sweat of the day with a glass or…

GINGER APPLE MARTINI

Christmas on our door step, I am revisiting my cocktails for an impeccable festive season. Francis and myself we have a tradition on Fridays. A fresh fruit cocktail followed by a tapas or mezze dinner with a bottle or two Chardonnay on the roll. Our friend Richard finds that Friday early evenings are the best time to…

BREAKFAST Part- 4

“my girlfriend, she is Turkish you know, she bakes the best scones…” Oh my sweetheart! I tried couple of different recipes in the past, with eggs-without eggs, with melted butter or vegetable oil, with milk or buttermilk etc. They all tasted OK to me… But my absolute favorite was the Snowflake Scone Mix which you mix…

ANCHOVY AND EGG, SUPER FOOD SUPER SHOOT…

MICHEL ROUX JR. ONCE SAID HIS UNDERSTANDING OF CONVENIENCE FOOD IS ANCHOVY AND EGG… WHO AM I TO CONTRADICT A GRAND MASTER? THIS WAS MY LUNCH YESTERDAY. THIS IS MY LUNCH TODAY… I AM ON A DIET, I MEAN A SORT OF A DIET… SO I FELT OBLIGED TO LEAVE THE TOP SLICE OF THE SANDWICH ASIDE…

AN EXCELLENT GARDENER WITHOUT A CLUE…

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                             Finally Viv send her picture. Don’t you think this looks yummy? Last weekend we were invited to our great friends Viv and Ralph’s place for lunch and had the most wonderful slow cooked lamb shanks. Viv is an excellent cook and the best food shopper I have ever known. The taste…

A VERY SIMPLE LUNCH

Picture taken 31st of Dec last year at Viv&Ralph’s Clifton residence… What a great new year party that was… An amazingly easy lunch ready in minutes or a fresh starter to your dinner… Usually in our household a most welcome part of our Friday evening Tapas Dinners. Or simply lay them on a bed of…

APPLE PIE TO PLEASE MY LOVE

My sweetheart and myself we are apart for the first time in the last 5 years. I am not counting the days that I left him home and visited my family and friends in Turkey of course. This is my blog and I am totally allowed to be selfish and talk about me me me!…

IT’S RAINING! WILL REPLACE SUNSHINE WITH F’S PINEAPPLE DELIGHT TODAY

This is our official welcome cocktail. A real sunshine delight to start a cool party with warm heart… F’s Pineapple Delight (per glass) 4 shots of freshly squeezed pineapple (if you really really want to use bottled version remember to add few drops of lemon juice) 1 shot Captain Morgan Spice Gold or Bacardi Oak Heart 1/2 shot…

LITTLE MISS FUSSY NEVER FUSS ABOUT PRAWNS!

I started life as a fussy eater. Every single friend of my parents has a recollection of the very thin blond little girl trotting around followed by a family member carrying a spoonful of something, trying to feed her. I was also very famous of saving some food on the very back of my mouth…

A LITLE DUCK STAND-UP OR CRISPY DUCK AND PANCAKES

Facts: I am craving Crispy aromatic Peking duck… I can not travel, I am showroom bound… F refuses to go to any Chinese restaurant in Johannesburg fearing that they will douse us with MSG… I am still craving duck and pancakes… F is trying to entice me with Tsuyu, my favorite Japanese… I don’t want…

CAMPING IN THE WILD, MAMILI PART 2

I told you that while enjoying fabulous breakfast cooked by Viv I was making plans for the lunch and dinner… If you want to read the start of the story it’s here: https://foodsandmoods.wordpress.com/2013/08/01/ camping-in-the-wild-mamili-part-1/ Chorizo,onion, green pepper, pitted black olives, tin of whole tomato (of course San Marzano), ripe  tomatoes,  garlic,  green chili,olive oil, butter, oregano white wine,…