BRAISED PORK LOIN WITH GARLIC SHALLOT GRAVY RECIPE

I roasted a pork leg last week and totally over cooked the poor thing. Like, really badly. I totally blame my oven though  I have a strong feeling the darn cooker box is getting old and starting to get grumpy and erratic.  Which is not a good thing when you need a little subtlety , [...]

 

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GREEK SPINACH & CHEESE PIE RECIPE

This is a great way to use up that second roll of phyllo pastry you find in a box or reason enough to get hold of a box in the first place ( just defrost one of the two rolls.) I know many people are very hesitant to work with phyllo pastry. My mother often [...]

 

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HOME MADE FIG JAM CROSTATA

Our wonderful friends residing on a farm in the Bot River area of the Western Cape, have a gorgeous, old, fig tree growing in front of their homestead.  This time of year it is laden and Taryn is always very grateful for anyone who will assist with lightening the fig load. I am also very [...]

 

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DONNA HAY – BANANA BREAD RECIPE

Unlike many banana breads out there – this recipe is for one that is light & delicate but with a glorious treacle dense flavour. It is delicious. I found the recipe in a not so often purchased edition of Donna Hay Magazine. Along with another recipe for the most scrumptious ginger cookies – this recipe [...]

 

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RICOTTA & BLUEBERRIES HOTCAKES RECIPE

A few posts ago i mentioned Liam Tomlin’s cookbook “Lessons with Liam.” My intention to cook my way through this book is happening & i am slowly making headway. Last Thursday evening i managed to work 3 of his dishes into a dinner party menu. All were spectacular! Hence it was no surprise that moving [...]

 

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