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Dinner Divas: My Semi-Finals Wedding Rehearsal Dinner Menu and Recipes.

So what is a day like on the set of Dinner Divas? It’s looong and quite exhausting but at the end of it your adrenlin levels are just so high that you feel like you have consumed a hundred cups of coffee. My mind was a bee-hive of buzzing and I was constantly running through […]

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Spaghetti all'Amatriciana!

Spaghetti Amatriciana … Cheers, to your Jolly Good Health!

Spaghetti all’Amatriciana!   This year my home has been blessed with so many visitors and house guests. Our nephew, George and his dynamic and sparklingly awesome wife Maddy, together with their son George Jnr have visited on a number of occasions. I am now churning out bracelets, necklaces and angels as a result of these. […]

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Cannelloni alla Tripepi ….

I recently spent a wonderful week in Cape Town flitting from one restaurant to the next; and spending some quality time with my son Daniele’s girlfriend, Suzanne. I must admit that I didn’t do much in the way of cooking at his house this visit as there seemed to be a never ending string of […]

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Chilli Ginger Hot & Sour Dressing

Hot and Sour Dipping Sauce or Dressing.

I had the most uplifting swim at the beach this morning which has left me in a fabulous mood.  February in Durban is enough to wear anyone down.  We vacillate around the 28 to 30 something degree mark and we steam like a of basket dim sum, in at least 100% humidity.  Durban and all […]

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Kudu Fillet Burger with Monkeygland Sauce

Kudu Fillet Burger …..

  This is very much a tried and tested Tripepi favourite. Whenever I can get my hands on some Kudu fillet I make burgers. Burgers are more of a summer dish in our house though – my mind expects not only to smell a wood fire burning but the summery aroma cocoa butter suntan lotion, […]

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Thai Papaya Salad - hot sweet sour and incredibly crunchy!

Thai Papaya Salad

  Eish this is such a busy and beautiful time of the year. As Durban emerges from its cloudy cocoon that we now experience in December (Global Warming is here to stay) and January bursts forth – the turquoise blue skies and huge banks of ice white clouds beckon the whole of KZN outdoors. Braaing […]

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Perfect Pesto for a Creamy Chicken Pesto Pasta ….. Saturday Lunch Menu.

You simply have to keep a jar of beautiful “lumo” green pesto in your fridge – especially in summer. No self-respecting Caprese salad would be seen dead without a petticoat of pesto. Two table spoons of pesto in your salad dressing can turn it from drab to Fab – a simple plate of pasta is […]

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Sole Bon Femme, Paternoster and Darling – Darlings!

Well, my photolessnessness still continues but I am assured by Cath that this situation will be remedied within the next three weeks. I am still feeling a bit apprehensive about the retrieval of my precious pics but am sitting in the foetal position facing West – with shell shaped pasta beads wound around my head […]

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Thai Peanut Chicken Satay, Egg Fried Rice and Coconut Rice Pudding!

It’s been a busy weekend in glorious KZN. With temperatures soaring, mother sun shone down on us all weekend leaving a pink glow on whatever she touched. The men all humba-buggered off to throw their money at race horses and I was left alone at home. You would have thought that two models were preparing […]

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