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Archive for May, 2011

Hot Caprese on Puff

Easy, quick and a crowd pleaser second to none! These delectable puffy clouds of my favorite flavors seem to hit the spot every time. Make them for posh ‘Sex in the city’ type cocktail parties, or for a tense Sharks vs Bulls rugby match. They go perfectly with French champagne or good old beer and cheap wine.  Read more

Roasted Tomato Sauce (Makes 500-750 ml)

(Image shows Mama’s home-made meatballs served with Roasted Tomato Sauce.) Read more

Two ways with Burgers – Moroccan Lamb and Boerewors!

Father’s day is around the corner and this week Vaughan and I have been working on the front page of the Food and Wine insert that will be published on or around Father’s Day this year. We were asked to prepare and photograph a full page spread that would epitomize every South African Father’s favorite lunch.

Oh bugger!! That means a ‘braai’. We all know the drill – as much meat and potato as possible and as little or no green anything! (click here if you are a South African man as you may be able to relate…if you are a South African women you probably won’t find it that funny!)  Ok only joking it is not really as bad as that but you get the idea! Read more

Roast Mediterranean Vegetables and Haloumi with Basil Pesto.

Origin: Roasting is most definitely my favorite way of preparing vegetables as the process seems to bring out their defining flavors and caramelizes all the natural sugars resulting  in a sweet, meaty flavor. Read more

My all time best Pesto recipes.

Pesto is so easy to make, and can turn a boring bowl of pasta into a Michelin star meal.
The name is derived from the traditional device used to make pesto – the mortar and pestle (mortaio e pestello.) Read more

Overview of Stellenbosch Restaurants.

Here is a summary of our favorite restaurants in the historical town of Stellenbosch.

Stellenbosch Restaurant guide with contact numbers. Read more

Accommodation review for Coopmanhuijs Boutique Hotel and Spa – (Stellenbosch- Western Cape)

This year my Mother’s Day treat was a short whirlwind trip to visit my eldest daughter in the quaint historical town of Stellenbosch. One of the most beautiful towns in the world I rate, and one all international visitors should make a turn to when visiting our fairest Cape.  Read more