July 8, 2013


In South Africa, we have only recently started eating corn. When I was a child the streets of suburban Johannesburg rang to the shrill sounds of […]
June 28, 2013

Friday night fish & chips (and movie night)

We are not Catholic. A strange way to introduce a topic, I know, but that is the most popular question when I speak to people about […]
June 24, 2013

Caldo Verde

I recently received the most wonderful gift from a very special friend. After her Grandmother’s passing, Benita had received her ring folder containing all her handwritten […]
June 17, 2013

Bread and butter pudding

My life is made up of staples – simple favourites I like to repeat again and again – and specials – showstoppers for every now and […]
June 9, 2013

Winter pies (winter bliss)

Now that the weather is colder, it is time for us to nurture ourselves with warm food, packed with nutrients to give us a boost and […]
June 3, 2013


  For me, moussaka is one of those staples to serve to a group of friends. Its Greek origin always leaves me feeling a little adventurous […]
May 17, 2013

Ninni’s pampoenkoekies

To me fritters are little morsels of happiness.  Whether corn, meat or my favourite, pumpkin fritters, they ooze that something that makes life feel just a […]
May 12, 2013

The many faces of King Kale

So I know the deal is that I give you a weekly recipe with The Main Ingredient. But the thing here is this – kale is […]
May 4, 2013

Roasted butternut and apple soup

I love simple food. I love taking beautiful fresh ingredients, messing with them only a little and turning them into something delicious. I love fancy food […]
April 26, 2013

Broccoli and gorgonzola soufflés

Growing up I thought soufflés were the height of culinary sophistication. These airy puffs of pleasure seem to daunt many of the most experienced cooks, causing […]
April 19, 2013

French onion soup

French onion soup is a favourite in our home. I love to cook it almost anytime of the year, but as the season starts to turn […]