Recipes
Summer Zucchini Salad

Summer Zucchini Salad

A simple salad filled with fresh Mediterranean ingredients packed with flavour. Ingredients: 250 g raw pasta 2 – 3 zucchini Cherry tomatoes Fresh basil Microgreens Parmesan cheese 1 small lemon Olive oil 1 clove garlic Salt and pepper Method: Cook pasta in salted...

What Shall we Eat?

What Shall we Eat?

How About a Christmas Picnic Menu... Cooking a traditional Christmas lunch or dinner is normally a marathon affair requiring lots of energy from the chefs. The cost of all the rich food also takes quite a toll on one’s purse (not to mention one’s hips!) Why not opt...

The Best Herbs For a Braai

The Best Herbs For a Braai

By Alice Spenser-Higgs Planning a braai and want something different? Here’s how to use herbs to ‘spice’ it up! We don’t need an excuse to braai; after all, it’s part of our heritage. December’s balmy evenings and the end of the year holiday mood just add to the...

Gin Cocktail Recipe

Gin Cocktail Recipe

To celebrate World Cucumber Day Tanya is sharing a fruity, floral and fizzy gin cocktail recipe with you – the Hendrick’s Summer Mule! Ingredients: 50ml Hendrick's Gin20ml Fresh Lime Juice 20ml Fresh Lime Juice 10ml Elderflower Cordial 8 Mint Leaves 1 Inch Cucumber...

Gourmet Garden Stew

Gourmet Garden Stew

Recipe: 1. 7-8 tomatoes 2. Olive oil 3. 10 cloves garlic 4. 750 g lamb knuckles 5. 3 leeks or 2 onions 6. 3 stalks celery 7. 3 carrots 8. 2 tablespoons flour 9. ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg 10. Salt and pepper 11. ½ cup red wine 12. 750 ml good beef stock 13. 5 sprigs...

Favourite Family Sunday Lunch

Favourite Family Sunday Lunch

I love to braai. I will happily cook for 20 or more people for Sunday lunch, and a fire is always part of the cooking process. After lunch, chunky logs are added to make a bonfire for everyone to enjoy. Fresh herbs are an important part of any good cook’s arsenal,...

Tanya’s sticky ribs

Tanya’s sticky ribs

I love cooking and experimenting with different cuts of meat. Beef short rib is one of my favourites - it's usually regarded as a cut to cook slowly in a potjie or for hours in the oven but it can be equally delicious cooked quickly over a high heat. Try it – you...