I’ve never been able to make good mashed potatoes. Until now…
It is always nice to try something new, however, we shouldn’t forget the classics either!
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I’ve never been able to make good mashed potatoes. Until now…
I’m totally all over a good salad, especially those that can double-up as a full nutritious plate of deliciousness.
Eggs is one thing that is really getting on my nerves… They are actually really difficult to cook – and get it right!
Winter is nearing and that can only mean one thing… Soup!
In memory of my childhood favourite rhubarb dessert, I decided to put my own Summer time spin on it for this pavlova.
This was a huge experiment! As I did our weekly shopping, I came across the pork ribs and they were on offer! So I whizzed this up one evening…
On Saturday evenings after the rugby my dad will put a whole rack of lamb ribs into the oven and we would have that with pap. Nowadays I like to keep things a little more healthy and cook French-trimmed lamb ribs with a bit of potatoes and an awesome pistachio pesto.
I love receiving edible gifts, especially those that are unusual. My friend B gave me a pack of Einkorn Flour a couple of months ago. I’ve been totally intrigued by it and couldn’t wait to try it out.
I am totally in love with Italy and all things Italian, especially the food culture and Mediterranean flavours.
So I have a few things in the fridge that is nearing their expiration date. And, as the quote above suggests, I really hate waste. I had to come up with a way to use up the ingredients before they really do expire and so the Beetroot and Goat’s Cheese Quiche is born.
Ever since I can remember my mum would always ensure that, when in season, we have beetroot salad on the table.
When I grew up, the family would gather on a Sunday for lunch. Everyone will be responsible for bringing one salad and one meat dish so it almost always resulted in someone bringing some form of jelly salad. My most favourite one is the Avocado Jelly Salad.
I can still remember the first time I had Moroccan food. I was in South Kensington with my cousin. I cannot remember what I had that night, but I do remember coming home and thinking: ‘wow! that was bloody fantastic!’
Pea and Mint is a wonderful summer combination. Along with a squeeze of lime, it really makes this risotto come alive.
In South Africa we bought avocados by the case. It is for that reason that I love making this recipe.
Whenever I hear the word Summer, I can hear the sizzling sounds of meat cooking on the fire. Sticky pork ribs is ultimate summer food.
The Hubby and I wanted to do something together in the kitchen. We’ve always loved M&S’ Bramley Apple hot cross buns and we’ve searched for quite some time for the right recipe.
I absolutely love serving salads as part of our dinner in the evening, however, I do like to keep things interesting as I would hate for it to become just another side-dish that have to be consumed just because it is healthy.
When all things spoke the potato said, ‘set me warm, dig me warm, eat me warm, that’s all i want.’ I couldn’t agree more with this age-old Irish proverb! Who doesn’t love a great dish that comes from the most humblest of origins: the potato.
Growing up I though that mulled wine was just plain and simply very wrong. Then I moved to the UK ten years ago and I discovered that I was the one in the wrong!
I cannot stand an over-boiled egg! The moment you bite into a blue-boiled egg the struggle begins…
Meat and potatoes. That is what life is all about. Meat and potatoes. If you chuck in some cheese then life would be perfect!
Homemade curries just fill the house with an amazing aroma.
Every time I watch Despicable Me I have to chuckle when Dave yells: ‘B-A-N-A-N-A!’
To me there it only means one thing… Let’s bake!
Who doesn’t love a good steak? Put the steak in-between two pieces of (homemade) bread, add some bits and bops and you have yourself the best steak sandwich ever!
Is there anything more comforting than having the rich smell of freshly baked bread waft through the house?
No pizza is complete without a little red sauce to pave the way to a culinary taste explosion – here is my version…
Can you smell it yet? That rich bready smell that wafts through the air as scorching heat gradually transforms it into a crisp golden hue of forbidden deliciousness…
What would you do if potatoes become extinct?
With summer time I’m always on the prowl for something that is light, but tasty at the same time. With an abundance of mint in our garden it is inevitable that I have to incorporate it into my cooking.
Growing up my mother always woke up super early. Even on a Saturday. Some Saturdays we were lucky enough to be spoilt with these little sweetcorn fritters for breakfast. Mieliekoekies!
I am a firm believer of many things. One of those are that one should never settle for ordinary. Always do that little bit extra to make the ordinary, well, extraordinary!
Summer time is salad time. The fresher the better!
It is that time of year when everyone thinks: ‘Let’s have a BBQ!’ Go all out and make your own burger patties. You won’t regret it…
I went to Nursery between the ages of 3-6 and I still remember how every Friday was baked fish finger and rice day. ‘Til this day I love it still.
You had me at potato dumplings…
Pesto can be so versatile. And, if done right, it can be very healthy too!
When I was little my mum always made a massive spread for my birthday each year. One of my favourites was Peppermint Crisp tart.
I had a glitch with my online shopping today. The result? I had to be very resourceful with what I had in the fridge, freezer and cupboard when it came to making dinner tonight!
I am sure that there are as many recipes for Chicken Katsu Curry as there are people in this world. After loads of research I’ve finally put together a recipe that the hubby approve of!
I think I’ve finally cracked it! For years I struggled to cook the perfect poached egg. Until today.
There are a few staples that you will always find at a South African braai: pap, sous, greek salad, garlic bread and potato salad. This is my ultimate potato salad recipe.
My sister-in-law’s sweet potato bake hits just the right spot!
Whilst growing up my mother only cooked brown rice. By the age of ten I was an expert in cooking brown rice. Then I move to the UK, met my hubby and a new chapter in my life started: Basmati rice…
This used to be my most favourite Tuna and Spinach tagliatelle dish of all time. Then I became allergic to fish and moved to the UK where spinach tagliatelle are hard to come by so I had to adapt…
I can (and often do!) eat spaghetti for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Why is it unconventional?
Word of warning: This creamy deliciousness is not for the dieters amongst us!
I love the rain. When it rains in South Africa we eat pancakes. I love pancakes. This year I’ve incorporated traditions from both sides of the equator.
Oh no! I cannot believe it is nearly February. Nearly a twelfth into the New Year and I’m still in the Christmas spirit!
The shops are getting ready for the Easter Fever, but I still feel a bit of the Christmas nostalgia lingering in the air.
Sometimes I miss being little. On Saturday evenings we would often sit outside as my dad makes a potjie. There are as many recipes out there as there are potjies, but of course, my dad’s Drunken Chicken Potjie is the best!
As Winter is upon us and the first snow is falling I would like to share with you this beautifully warming dish.
I love writing in Afrikaans. It is an incredibly expressive language and you can describe feelings and emotions not only with flair, but also with wit, and in such a way that you can make anything less insulting by putting a ‘tjie’ at the end of the word…
So the hubby is in the mood for hamburgers and I fancied a good old pasta bake for a change of tastebuds. So I combined the two and came up with this Hamburger Pasta bake.
I’m very fortunate to have a hubby that loves good food just as much as I do. Every now and again I love going all out on dinner. I pull out all the stops for a show stopping gastronomic extravaganza.
My hubby really loves braaibroodjies, but with the lack of a broodjierooster I had the genius idea of making jaffles using braaibroodjie ingredients!
I don’t know about you, but I have #GBBO fever at the moment. It really had me long for some well-deserved brownie baking me-time.
Time to get your spiralizer out for this classic little number.
Whenever I have a lazy day and still want to eat healthy, I whip up some roasted veggies as a side dish.
The slow cooker is most likely the best invention since sliced bread. I completely adore the comforting smell that fills the kitchen when the cooker has been bubbling away for a while.
I once had a bad experience with butterbeans. I wanted to be hip and cool and made a butterbean dip to go along with my crudite lunch instead of my usual hummus.
I class chicken as a vegetable. As a South African, meat is a very important part of our diet, however, chicken doesn’t count as meat. Nevertheless, I now live in the UK and this Mediterranean chicken has become a regular dish on our table.
Chicken Pesto Pasta is a regular dish in the Jorge household. It always bring back warm memories from when we just started dating.