Archive | November, 2010

The Good Food Wine Show Durban

Not everyone has the time to go tripping about the countryside seeking out our local food and wine producers. If you go to ONLY one show this year – the Good Food & Wine Show is a must. There is something for everyone in the family at this dynamic and comprehensive show – even the […]

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Amaretto Semifreddo Recipe ….. Ice Cream like Mamma Makes!

Amaretto Semifreddo Recipe. Wow – do we have a fab foodie line-up here in Durban this week … The Good Food & Wine Show is promises to be a Cornucopia of Chefs, Food & Growing Your Own food tips. Personally, I can’t wait!! The venue is the Durban Exhibition Centre from the 25 – 28 […]

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Portuguese Peri-Peri Spatchcock Chicken Recipe…. Some Like it Hot!

I recently had the pleasure of a wonderful meal at one of Durban’s best – Dish in Umhlanga. Check out the review here. To our delight we found Chef Daniel Vieira in the kitchen. Daniel, one of 3 brothers, went to school with both of our boys at Dfurban High School and is of Portuguese […]

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Prawns in Chili and Vodka served with a Salad with a Thai Chili and Lime Dressing

So here we have Salad dressing number 2 – this is my particular favourite. I adore the way the Thai’s balance sweet/salty/ sour and hot together. Again – I make a large batch of this dressing to avoid having to chop, slice and dice my madumbi’s off every time I eat a salad. As usual, […]

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Luscious Lemon Honey and Mustard Salad Dressing

Luscious Limone Salad Dressing and Marinade.

In summer we all (except Max of course) eat lots and lots of salads or steamed veggies with tasty dressings. The truth of the matter is that I have created a monster people. My enjoyment of cooking DOES mean that I have over-indulged the whims and fancies of all and sundry in my “Queendom”. Tino-the-claw-Tripepi […]

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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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Spicy Beef Rendang

Beef Rendang ….. Mystical Malaysian Curry.

I must admit that watching one of my favourite TV chefs – Rick Stein wax very lyrical about the food as he travelled around the Orient really set my sights firmly on this Malaysian curry. It’s the first time that I have made this and I will definitely make it again – Max and Tricky […]

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Lamb Rogan Josh

Lamb Knuckles Rogan Josh and Spicey Pineapple

Today is the 4th day of the Festival of Diwali and is known as New Year day or Bestavarsh. The Fourth day is called Padwa or Varsha Pratipada that marks the coronation of King Vikramaditya and Vikaram-Samvat was started from this Padwa day. The day after the Lakshmi Puja, most families celebrate the New Year […]

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Butter Chicken

Butter Chicken – Murgh Makhani and a very Happy Diwali to all xx

  Seeing as today is the first day of Diwali and celebrated worldwide by all Hindus I thought I would share some tasty curry recipes with you. I am uber excited because I thought that the “bastage” that stole my laptop had gotten away with the only copy of these pics, oh Joy of Joys […]

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Desperate Jan ……… Could someone please help me?

Yesterday I uploaded the pics for a beautiful post today to celebrate the Hindu Festival of Diwali this morning.  Unfortunately it would appear that not only has Letterdash lost every one of my pics from last year up till Feb this year,  but now my album is totally empty this morning.  There are not pictures at […]

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