Archive | October, 2012
Kabeljou Crumbed Fish Croquettes

Kabeljou Croquette Recipe … Croquettes di Pesce

Right, so we ate half of the Kabeljou Cabrarese for dinner and had plenty of meat left over.  La famiglia Tripepi has had a protracted and passionate love affair with the humble bread crumb since the dark ages.  The Tripepi family history goes back centuries to Reggio Calabria.  But I shall share more about the […]

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Kabeljou Cabrarese

Baked Kabeljou Carbrarese

Shiver Me Timbers! Every year, come October the pace of life seems to have its foot slammed on the accelerator. I was in my local supermarket yesterday, and they were already unpacking their Christmas stock! The manager, who was overseeing this event, was red faced, puffing and already scratching the back of his head. His […]

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Home Remedies: Cough Linctus & Sore Throat Decoction from your Kitchen

From the moment that Julie Andrews burst into that infamous song, “A Spoonful of sugar” I was hooked and much of my early childhood was spent in the woods around our home desperately trying to make healing remedies and scented waters.  As it turned out Grasse was quite safe as all I remember making was […]

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Diva Chocolate Truffles

Diva Chocolate Truffles

I have such a story to tell.  How do I capture the essence of Dinner Divas?  On the 21st August this year I packed up my bags, knives, Parmesan cheese, pots and pans, fresh asparagus, a bottle of Marsala wine and some sensible shoes and boarded an aeroplane bound for Cape Town.  TrickyRicky was away […]

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Pappardelle al Ragu di Fusello

Dinner Diva Chuck Steak Pasta Sauce ….. Ragu di Fusello

There is absolutely no denying that cuts of beef such as chuck or blade are not only cost effective but the flavour that they add to a pasta sauce is incredible. My mum used to refer to these cuts as sweet meat and only ever used them to make her steak and kidney pies. They […]

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Pappadelle with Ragu (129)

How To Make Fresh Pappardelle

Here is part two of the Pappardelle with Ragu di Fusillo – Chuck Sauce Meal. Making fresh pasta is just so damn satisfying. The ingredients are so simple and basic that they stir up ones primal instincts. Flour is one of the most humble and honest ingredients that we cook with….. Pappardelle are big and […]

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Fun Filled Savoury Sandwich Cake

A Fun Filled Savoury Birthday Cake …

A fun filled Savoury Birthday Cake: TrickyRicky’s birthday was spent lazing under the thorny acacia trees, next to the cool waters of Shongweni Dam just outside Durban. The Dam is situated inside the Shongweni nature reserve that is just 30 minutes from Durban. One does catch glimpses of animals such as pretty impala grazing on […]

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