Category Archive: Cape Town

Ming-Cheau Lin cooks on RSG

Thinking of butterfingers bring visions of eating freshly cooked mealies with butter running down my fingers so when I read about this blog called Butterfingers, the last thing on my mind was Taiwanese… Continue reading

Malva Pudding with a hint of tangerine!

Malva Pudding is an age old tradition in many South African kitchens and every mother and grandmother swear by their absolute there-is-no-better recipe. The one recipe asks for more butter, the other for… Continue reading

Quick and easy recipes with Puff Pastry!

Puff pastry is a stock item in my house, it is just something I always have in the freezer. I feel I can quickly make or concoct something at the drop of a… Continue reading

Mandela…..Madiba – 67 minutes just for you. Happy Birthday!

Today Mandela or Madiba  is 93 years old. Wow, what an innings! I had planned a post about his birthday and how my family and I would do our 67 minutes of community… Continue reading

Easy Beef Enchiladas – Too tasty to be Low GI

Beef Enchiladas and Low GI, not necessarily two concepts that gel together, but as I have explained earlier in the week with my Low GI Mexican Fish Cakes, a small alteration here and… Continue reading

Does Pasta give you energy!

Does pasta give you energy? I guess it is the question on every body’s lips with the upcoming Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour that is on Sunday here in our lovely… Continue reading

Middle Eastern Falafels for Meatless Monday

Falafels are always the first thing I look for when arriving on a market. We are blessed with many markets in and around the Western Cape and trust me at all these markets… Continue reading

Lemony Coleslaw – Tasty and Tart!

If you give me half a chance, I would sneak lemon into all my recipes. That is the one flavor I cannot live or cook without. A dash of lemon can change recipes… Continue reading

M&M’s – Meatballs and Mash Potatoes!

M and M’s, do you know those little sweets that supposedly doesn’t melt in your hand? Well, we’re not talking about those today.( Hah, got you there didn’t I?) We are talking about… Continue reading

Potato Salad – Dare I even try to make it?

Potato Salad and I…..not compatible! A potato salad that can even remotely compare with that of my sister’s, my mother’s or even my aunt’s, has eluded me for as long as I can… Continue reading

Reuben’s at the One & Only, Cape Town

Reuben’s  at the One & Only, Cape Town has just launched its new a la carte menu for the festive season and I was fortunate enough to enjoy this glorious feast. The restaurant… Continue reading

3 course Sandwiches for Meatless Monday

“3 Course Sandwiches!” was my answer to his question. “What are we eating tonight?” After I’ve said it, there was this long prolonged silence which ended in a deep sigh. “Is there a… Continue reading

Win a Potjiekos Competition with Lamb Shanks and a chef in the making…….

Did you know  that there is a potjiekos( a stew that is prepared outdoors in a black cast iron pot) recipe for every outdoor(ish) kinda dad in this country of ours. Everyone swears… Continue reading

Fruity Breakfast Buns and a give-away!

Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day so I would think up any excuse to indulge in a proper English Breakfast or maybe a Continental Breakfast with loads of fresh breads and… Continue reading

My La Colombe Inspired Beetroot Tarts

On my birthday this year, I was treated to a five course tasting menu at the much acclaimed La Colombe Restaurant on the Constantia Uitsig Estate. My husband made me swear on the… Continue reading

Chicken Breyani from the Bo Kaap.

To me Chicken Breyani and the aromas of a fragrant curry simmering somewhere are reminiscent of the Bo Kaap. Whenever I visit Atlas Trading to stock up on spices, those are the aromas… Continue reading

Nina in hospital, testing food…

Nina is as ever at the cutting edge of local cuisine!! Hospital food being her topic of choice this week. Young Chloe’ our Batwoman in training had a 10 foot fall at the… Continue reading

Event #1 – Thai – Roundup

I was so excited to host my first blog event, My Easy Cooking Event #1 – Thai. For those who do it on a regular basis, I am sure your first event was… Continue reading

Verlaque Contest – I chose not to cook at all!

My first taste of Verlaque products I had at the Food and Wine Show of  2007. I was fascinated with all the different flavors, splashes and infused balsamic reductions. At the time, my… Continue reading

Smoked Snoek Pâté

Mention the word pâté to people and you can expect such a mix of reactions that it is quite hilarious. The un-informed immediately sees visions of chopped liver or some kind of internal… Continue reading