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 21, 2013

The Great Pumpkin

“Each year, the Great Pumpkin rises out of the pumpkin patch that he thinks is the most sincere. He’s gotta pick this one. He’s got to. […]
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 30, 2013

The chicken! and the egg

I don’t care much for exclamation marks. I find them loud and crass. If all the punctuation marks got together for lunch, the exclamations would be […]
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 […]