Sunset in a glass…

It was just last week, we were in paradise… Kaş (pronounced ‘Kash’) is a small fishing, diving, yachting, parasailing and tourist town, and a district of Antalya Province of Turkey, 168 km west of the city of Antalya. This pretty and refreshing cocktail is inspired by beautiful and unique Kaş sunsets hence the name… Sunset…

Zucchini and goat cheese soup

400gr zucchini roughly chopped 1 onion chopped 1 potato chopped 1 small log chevin (goat cheese) ( and a bit more plus thin slices of bread if you wish to serve as suggested below) 5 cups vegetable stock Salt and generous amount of black pepper to season Put all the vegetables with stock and cook…

METAMORPHOSIS! OR LOOSING THE BATTLE, FOOD VS DECO…

Don’t you think it is really odd that one reminds me the other… And I immediately thought of this… My favorite chair in the showroom. It is so comfortable it makes me feel safe and secure anytime I sit down with a cup of coffee chocolate whip… Coffee and chocolate whip 50 gr bitter chocolate…

WINTER IS COMING! MMMM IT SMELLS LIKE STEW!

Seriously! It is getting cooler and cooler every day so I feel like something piping hot and soupy with lots of soft and sweet root vegetables, sharp, crispy greens and a melting in your mouth kind of protein… Ah of course they are all bound together with an amazingly mouth watering stock! Writing this was in…

TV DINNERS (better late than never I suppose..)

This post meant to be posted in January… But my life came almost upside down with a new project (long wished but never possible before for financial reasons)… We were so busy let alone blogging I did hardly find time to feed myself… Anyway better late than never I suppose… TV DINNERS We are hooked…

FRESH! FRESHER…

Anything fresher than this is still growing I think… The combination of walnut and pomegranate is amazing by the way… You must give it a try. Oh and few drops of pomegranate molasses would help to lift all the flavours… My super intelligent, over active and much beloved! dogs chewed every single lavender bush in my garden,…

SOME LIKE IT RAW!

Fresh is the word I worship and I know I am not alone. If you can get the freshest ingredients, cooking can only take the goodness out rather than adding anything to your dish. Our annual Mozambican trip creates the perfect medium for my raw fish celebrations. Freshest possible Yellow Fin Tuna, King Mackerel, Natal Snoek…

ALTERNATIVE BRAAI

I convinced my self to have 1 week without red meat. The worst punishment for a total carnivorous me… Peri peri chicken, chicken stew, fish soup, Sole Meunière, spaghetti with porcini mushroom etc… They are all very tasty and in a normal week I am cooking all this (and more) variety anyway… And you must remember that I…

THE FABULOUS RETURN OF THE CHICK

 Whoever read my post “CHECK THE CHICK” knows about my irritation with “factory produced chicken”. This time I wanted to share my foolproof recipe of delicious roast chicken. The first rule is to get a free range chicken weighing over 1500 gr. which is a true trophy in Joburg. Once you get your chick, even they say…

YOU LOVE CHEESE. I HATE WASTE!

Love cheese! Hate wastage! You have few crumbs of cheese in the fridge close to their use by dates… You spend lots of money and you don’t want to waste… Here is a good recipe to create a true beauty! Put all the leftover cheese in a food processor let’s say 50gr each, cheddar, blue cheese…

AUBERGINE RULES!!!

After an unbelievably cold winter we were all ready for a steaming hot summer here in Joburg. But guess what the dream went down the drain with the constant rain and temperatures well below the season normals. We were planning to have a little braai (Afrikaans word for BBQ) for two tonight but it seems too…

CHECK THE CHICK!

The other day when I was shopping I decided to give a try to an ordinary chicken instead of a free range one. %40 price difference was not that small after all. But my little subject of experiment, although it was shorter on the cooking time, turned out to be a big mistake on the taste…