Recipes

Fresh from the local ‘ocean’

What better way to fight wintery weather? Here’s a hot fisherman’s pie, easy to make and even easier to eat. And, all three types of seafood were caught in the...

Asian inspiration

Here’s another venture in skottel or wok cooking. A stir-fry is always a welcome addition to the family menu. All you need is high heat and an ability to estimate...

The inside story: Liver, bacon and caramelised onions

This began with an idea. “How nice it would be,” I told the family, “to enjoy some delicious lamb sweetbreads.” Once I had told the youngsters what sweetbreads were, the...

Ultra slow pork roast

Slow cooking produces a very different set of tastes and textures. This outstanding pork recipe brings a valuable new skill into the repertoire of the beginner cook with a meal...

Lemony soft-centred biscuits

Soft-centred with a crisp edge, these lemon zest accented biscuits don’t hang around long enough to get stale. Not only quick to bake, they also add their own special magic...

Meanwhile, back in Vietnam

Here’s a Vietnamese-influenced chicken noodle soup with pork belly, prawns and truly marvellous Asian herbs that’s easy to make.

A saucy liver affair

Chorizo sausage and chicken livers on pasta Chorizo sausage is a powerful experience, adding heat, potency and red line flavours to this pasta number. For a seasoned diner it’s a...

No corny Business

Just when you thought you had heard them all, along comes something else you can do with a mealie. Thanks to the Thai-style dipping sauce, these delicious fritters can be...

Minestrone

Winter is already knocking on the door. What better way to fight the cold than a delicious, steaming bowl of minestrone? Nothing can equal the flavour and aroma of this...

Pizza and oven-dried tomatoes

Here’s the good news about two do-it-yourself cooking projects. Pizza needs no introduction. And oven-dried tomatoes are an outstanding addition to pizzas, salads and casseroles.

The best way to roast your own coffee

Forget the time-consuming ‘roast your coffee beans in a pan over gas’ method. Get hi-tech and use a heat gun! The results are a coffee-holic’s dream come true.

Wild Mussel Soup

Ever since the strandlopers strolled down KZN beaches thousands of years ago, collecting, cooking and eating the shellfish they gathered from the rocks, wild mussels have been an integral part...

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