Category Archive: foodstyling

Sloppy Joes – what’s your definition?

What is a Sloppy Joe? Is it: a) a sandwich of ground beef or mince cooked in a spicy tomato or barbecue sauce and served on a bun. b) an overlarge, baggy  sweater… Continue reading

Middle of the week Spaghetti with Lobster!

Eating lobster in the middle of the week is how my husband measures whether blogging is a feasible profession or not. I see a few raised eyebrows so let me explain. He often… Continue reading

Cheesecake Recipe for Happy Holidays!

It seems as if everyone is on holiday already the beaches and shops here in Cape Town are overflown with visitors and locals looking for a little fun time after the hard labor… Continue reading

Summer Capsicum Pasta Salad

Summer is here in full bloom people, days are hot and with the last Christmas shopping to be done, days are rather sweaty too. I can tell you, the last thing on my… Continue reading

Snacks – Vegetable Chip and Dip

It is that time of the year where we all love to have unlimited ideas for snacks or snack food. People have staff parties, class parties and  pool parties as if it is… 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

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

Custard – The question is……do you make it or buy it?

We all love custard, right? Or am I just assuming that? I know that in my family there is not a living soul who doesn’t, even the dog loves it! It is just… Continue reading

Fish Recipes – Snoek Terrine

Snoek, being on the SASSI approved fish list, is an ideal ingredient to make this Meatless Monday recipe even better. “Snoek, or Tyrsites atun, is an edible fish that is native to South… Continue reading

Food + Passion + Abigail Donnelly = Eat Out Awards

I was fortunate enough to attend the Eat_Out Award 2010 ceremony last night and for me it is quite difficult to explain in words what an amazing experience that was. To arrive in… 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

Snacks – Eggplant Antipasto Recipe

Snacks, snacks and more snacks….phew, I’m tired just thinking about it! It is the time of year where I wish I had a personal caterer who would, at the drop of a hat… Continue reading

Master Chef…….Master Class………….master That!

Masterchef Australia has had South African foodies glued to their seats every night for the last couple of months and although it was an old 2009 edition, it showed us all what is… Continue reading

Trifle – Swoon over this Berry and White Chocolate Trifle!

Trifle is the only dessert that I will wake up for in the middle of the night. Everyone that knows me, knows that I’m a savory kinda girl! Trifle is a different story,… Continue reading

Butternut Gnocchi with Sage and Blue Cheese

Gnocchi  in the middle of November is not at all strange for people in the Northern Hemisphere where winter has finally arrived, but we are supposed to be in the middle of summer… Continue reading

Easy Orange Chocolate Mousse

This easy orange Chocolate mousse was one of the recipes I did for the ClemenGold Challenge a while back. We were asked to come op with a few recipes using ClemenGold Easy Peelers… Continue reading

Baking Tarts for Dummies

“Baking Tarts for Dummies” could easily be a sequel to all the books with similar titles that are already on the shelves. I sometimes wonder where all these titles are coming from?  “Chewing… Continue reading

Lamb, Rosemary, garlic and Lemon – A successful partnership indeed!

Lamb, Rosemary, garlic and Lemon is such a classic combination, isn’t it? A partnership that that just works, like Ozzie and Sharon, Bonnie and Clyde or Ike and Tina Turner. It is a… 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

Grilled Chicken, Fig and Rocket Salad

This divine Grilled Chicken, fig and rocket salad was my first salad attempt for Summer 2010, although the weather patterns are still a bit risky to say it is officially summer. Today again… Continue reading