Unusual suspects – The Guava.

Winter is finally upon us, and with that comes the kind of comfort food that requires stretchy clothing to consume copious amounts of the heart warming genre of food. For me, the arrival of seasonal Fruit such as the Guava, signifies the start of winter. Being a single mom of three daughters, my mom never […]

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Prawn toast and Kimchi 

Prawn toast and kimchi  Inspired by a tapas meal I had a while ago at a Japanese inspired restaurant, we had all ordered a variety of different dim sum, some fried and some steamed. There was one stand out fried dim sum, Prawn toast that was insanely good, till this day I remember how beautifully […]

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Unusual suspects – The Prickly Pear.

This edition of unusual suspects has a bit of ‘patriotic feel’ I love my country and all of its visual beauty and of course the hybrid gastronomic history South Africa has to offer. The prickly pear, like that ‘one long lost relative you know of but haven’t really been fully acquainted with’, it’s always been […]

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Apple and Rhubarb Crumble 

As you know by now, there’s not much I love more than fresh and seasonal produce. I’m trying to be as experimental as can be, last week I bought a bunch of Rhubarb, having never before consumed it I was eager find out its flavour profile. I purchased the Rhubarb at Woolworths and found there […]

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Souper!

This year, much to my delight, Winter has arrived a lot earlier than expected in Cape Town. My sister says, that being born in a particular season affects not only one’s personality but obviously how we take to the elements in that particular season, and me, being a Winter baby, I absolutely relish at the […]

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Unusual Suspects – Celeriac.

Every fortnight I will be doing a post on unusual yet highly underestimated and rarely used vegetables/fruit not usually used for everyday consumption in the everyday kitchen.This week is the first of the “unusual suspects” series, and kicking it off, I am inspired by the Root Vegetable, Celeriac. Much like it’s green, skinny cousin Celery, […]

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