Changing seasons: nearly autumn beetroot salad

The seasons are changing so fast here. Waking up early in the morning is proving more difficult everyday, sunrise being later and later with the approach of winter. a Nippy bite in the air some mornings makes you want to snuggle just a little longer under the duvet. Don’t let that fool you though, temperatures can still score high the…

How would you like your steak done?

After hearing my father talk countless times of his new favourite restaurant in the mother city, I had to go check it out! Headquarters restaurant, fondly referred to as HQ in the mother city boasts a single concept menu. Salad, steak with cafe de Paris butter and chips. “Boy o boy do they do it well!”

Detox Frenzy and salad craze

This year I would like to think that I started my year right. The last 3 weeks I have been doing a detox, and I also managed to get my dad to join me, so it was rather a lot of fun. Green smoothies, raw salads and fruit galore. Reaching the end of week 3 I must say I was…

Perfect Slow Roasted Pork Belly

We were entertaining some guests at home earlier this week and wanted to make something different for a change, because it is not often that you find a pork belly on another’s home cooked menu.

Comfort food on the fire

This past weekend we were blessed with perfect weather, and what better way is there to start your weekend than with a braai(barbecue). We did just that, gathering with my mom and brother for a sundowner at sunset, the open fire close by. For me a South African braai is not complete without what we call “braai broodjies”, the ultimate…

Like a duck takes to water…

So my brother  brought the most fabulous organic duck home from a farm in Joostenbergvlakte in the Western Cape. I immediately thought of a light crunchy fruity salad with crispy duck breast. I love eating this salad in the summer and wouldn’t mind enjoying it even without the duck.