Lemon Toffee Upside Down Cake

By | 2017-04-05T14:29:43+00:00 July 14th, 2015|Dessert & Baked Goods, Featured Articles, Recipes|

Lemon Toffee Upside Down Cake This Lemon Toffee Upside Down Cake is a spin on my Apricot and Thyme cake, that Good Housekeeping featured in their July 2015 #GHBakestars issue, and was prepared for the Afternoon Express show on Tuesday 14 July 2015. On Afternoon Express - courtesy image Ingredients 2 medium lemons, [...]

Brazilian Food – a Mix of Influences

By | 2017-04-07T16:44:31+00:00 July 13th, 2014|Featured Articles, Food & Travel, Portfolio, Published, Recipes, South America, Travel, Travel in South America|

Brazilian food is a mix of influences, from Africa to Portugal and the immigrant cultures of the Japanese and Lebanese too. Where to get the best bites in Rio and São Paulo.

Our Favourite Sandwiches

By | 2017-04-07T17:08:07+00:00 February 2nd, 2014|Featured Articles, Food, Portfolio, Published, Recipes, Salad & Snacks, Seafood|

Our Favourite Sandwiches - For City Press iMag I was asked to share my favourite sandwich recipe for a story that City Press iMag ran at the end of last year, featuring fellow bloggers and friends, Anel of the award winning blog  Life is a Zoo Biscuit, Thuli of Mzansi Style Cuisine and Matt of Curate This Space (now, [...]

Mauritius Street Food – reminder of a Durban Childhood

By | 2017-04-07T17:08:41+00:00 January 21st, 2014|Africa, As Seen On, Featured Articles, People, Portfolio, Published, Recipes, Travel, Travel in Africa|

Mauritius Street Food Pickle vendor outside Waterfront, Port Louis - Reminders of a Durban Childhood         (this article appeared in the Sunday Times Extra 12 Jan 2014) Ripe pineapples, dipped in chilli powder and salt, threaded on wooden skewers and sold along the Durban beachfront, remind me of my childhood [...]

Pissaladière with Sardines

By | 2017-04-07T17:10:57+00:00 November 27th, 2013|Bread & Pastry, Food, Recipe Development, Recipes, Salad & Snacks|

Pissaladière - Niçoise Style Pizza Bread with Caramelised Onions and Sardines In her book At Elizabeth David's Table, Ms David shares her discovery of the different types of 'pizza' breads encountered along the Mediterranean coast west of Genoa and across the borders of Provence. She speaks of the sardenara - bread topped with salted sardines, onions and [...]

Vietnamese Grilled Pork with Noodles (Bun Thit Nuong)

By | 2017-04-07T17:16:42+00:00 November 9th, 2013|Asia, Featured Articles, Food, Food & Travel, Portfolio, Published, Recipe Development, Recipes, Red Meat|

Vietnamese Grilled Pork with Noodles (Bun Thit Nuong) Serves 4-6  This dish, Vietnamese Grilled Pork is prepared on the streets throughout Vietnam, with slight regional recipe differences. Thin, fragrant pork slices are barbequed over coals and served over cold rice noodles with a spicy dressing.     I prepared this recipe for City Press iMag Ingredients  350 g pork [...]

Fresh Spring Rolls (Crystal Spring Rolls)

By | 2017-04-07T17:17:12+00:00 October 24th, 2013|Asia, Featured Articles, Food, Food & Travel, Gluten Free, Portfolio, Published, Recipe Development, Recipes, Seafood, Starters, Travel in Asia|

Fresh Spring Rolls (Crystal Spring Rolls) - called Goi Cuon in Vietnam or Nime Chao in Cambodia. Recipe developed for City Press iMag

Green Papaya and Prawn Salad (Goi Du Du)

By | 2017-04-07T17:15:40+00:00 October 11th, 2013|Asia, Asian Food, Food, Food & Travel, Recipes, Salad & Snacks, Starters|

I enjoyed so many great salads in Vietnam including a version of this Green Papaya and Prawn Salad (Goi Du Du). The secret is in the fresh ingredients and the combination that provides interest.