Thai Red Curry with Seared Ribeye Steak

By |2017-05-08T10:42:14+02:00December 21st, 2012|Asian Food, Curries & Casseroles, Food, Food & Travel, Mains, Meat, Recipe Development, Recipe Index, Recipes, Wine Events|

Earlier this year, I was invited to participate in the Women and Wine of the World International Competition 2012 and appointed 'godmother'. My task is to pair dishes with the winning wines. The first is a gewürztraminer with a Thai red curry with seared ribeye steak - how to make a red curry paste from scratch.

Ajoblanco (White Gazpacho) with Goat Cheese Croutons

By |2017-05-08T11:27:10+02:00December 17th, 2012|Europe, Food, Food & Fab Endorsed, Food & Travel, Mediterranean Delicacies, Recipe Development, Recipe Index, Recipes, Soups & Stews, Starters, Travel in Europe|

Today, I want to share an ajoblanco or white gazpacho soup, popular around Spain in summer and perfect for our fiery South African festive season. While ajo means garlic in Spanish, what makes this soup distintive are the almonds used.

Caramelised Onion & Beef Phyllo Pastry Tart with Green Olives

By |2017-05-08T11:28:26+02:00December 13th, 2012|Africa, Bread & Savoury Bakes, Chicken & Poultry, Food, Food & Fab Endorsed, Food & Travel, Mains, Meat, Mediterranean Delicacies, Recipe Development, Recipe Index, Recipes, Travel in Africa|

Caramelised Onion & Beef Phyllo Pastry Tart with Green Olives - a holiday series colaboration with Mediterranean Delicacies - part one, a visit to Chefchaouen, Morocco.

Pear Cake with Salted Caramel Sauce and Caramel Shards

By |2017-05-08T12:28:39+02:00July 10th, 2012|As Seen On, Cakes, Cookies & Sweets, Food, Food & Fab Endorsed, Recipe Development, Recipe Index, Recipes, Woolworths & MasterChef SA 2012|

This celebratory cake is based on an old Victoria sponge recipe, but I made a rather large one with no layers, baked in a bundt or ring cake pan. I used fragrant, tiny Ercolini pears (in season here in the northern hemisphere). I adorned the cake with a salted caramel sauce I made and while on the theme: caramel shards. Looks fancy but is so easy to make and takes just a cup of white sugar and a teaspoon of sea salt.

Angelfish Pasta in Champagne Cream Sauce with Chives – Woolworths & MasterChef SA Week 15

By |2017-05-08T12:29:01+02:00June 26th, 2012|As Seen On, Food, Food & Fab Endorsed, Recipe Development, Recipe Index, Recipes, Seafood, Woolworths & MasterChef SA 2012|

Angelfish is inexpensive, on the SASSI green list and has the perfect delicate texture for pies and a pasta like this, where the Champagne cream sauce is the star. It's a fish I buy whenever I can. Using smoked angelfish in this recipe is sublime- I've made it to rave reviews. Now, please don't break open a bottle of your treasured expensive bubbles for this- local sparkling wine is perfect, but a rule that's worth following is, don't use it in your cooking if you won't drink it. Enjoy what you Don't use in the sauce with the meal.

Prawn Dhansak – a spicy taste of the Islands. Woolworths & MasterChef SA Week 13

By |2017-05-08T12:30:27+02:00June 11th, 2012|As Seen On, Food, Food & Travel, Mains, Recipe Development, Recipe Index, Recipes, Seafood, Woolworths & MasterChef SA 2012|

For this week's Woolworths MasterChef SA Spice Challenge, I delve into the wonders of Zanzibar the Spice Island and make a Parsi dish, a prawn dhansak. Freddie Mercury was born in Zanzibar and was Parsi- did you know? Dhansak uses a variety of spices, lentils and in this case mango and pineapple pulp and lime juice. Serve with a mango and pineapple salsa.

Raspberry & Lemon Semifreddo – Woolworths and MasterChef SA Week 8

By |2017-05-09T07:23:14+02:00May 8th, 2012|As Seen On, Cakes, Cookies & Sweets, Featured Articles, Food, Food & Fab Endorsed, Gluten Free, Recipe Development, Recipe Index, Recipes, Woolworths & MasterChef SA 2012|

An easy but indulgent semifreddo. I love this semifreddo because of the unexpected, refreshing scent of lemon and and the freshness of the zest. It goes surprisingly well with rasberries and is creamy and satisfying.

Semolina Soji (Sooji) – Childhood Memories MasterChef SA Week 4

By |2017-05-08T12:41:23+02:00April 10th, 2012|Bread & Savoury Bakes, Cakes, Cookies & Sweets, Featured Articles, Food, Food & Fab Endorsed, Indian Food Easy Peasy, Recipe Development, Recipe Index, Recipes, Woolworths & MasterChef SA 2012|

Reflections on a childhood in Natal and the comfort of a buttery bowl of semolina soji - simple and wholesome.

Poached Eggs on a Chilli Tomato Sauce

By |2017-05-09T07:23:53+02:00March 28th, 2012|Food, Food & Fab Endorsed, Recipe Development, Recipe Index, Recipes, Vegetables, Woolworths & MasterChef SA 2012|

The first in my contributions to the MasterChef themes is on Eggs. I submitted three recipes and my Rich Dark Chocolate Soufflé with Honey Almond Cream was featured on Woolworth’s Pantry page. I also encourage you to have a look and try out this easy step-by-step Healthy Poached Eggs with a Spicy Tomato Chilli Sauce and my fantastic all-in-one Bacon and Egg Breakfast Cups too. Tips on cooking with eggs as well a s step-by-step photo series on poaching eggs

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