Archive | February, 2011

Chilled Curried Apple and Split Pea Espresso’s!

I was hit by the Universal creative stick last week for sure! Once I had rearranged my furniture, the contents of some cupboards and painted my nails a completely uncharacteristic red I set myself a kitchen challenge – to create my very own dish. First I decided that the dish should reflect the melting pot […]

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Fresh Thai Duck Spring Rolls with a Hoisin and Lime Dipping Sauce.

  I am filled with all the joys of summer today. The Rachel Finlayson swimming pool on Durban’s beautiful Golden Mile, where I swim every morning at 5.30am, was in the most diabolical state on Monday this week. Not the best way to start ones week. The water was nothing but rancid – K, my […]

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Watermelon and Chevin Salad with a Mint and Vodka Dressing for Meat Free Monday.

Whenever I visit Daniele in Cape Town we have a number of Restaurant rituals. One of these is lunch or dinner at Societi Bistro. This superb spot, which feels more like home from home for us, serves consistently fabulous Italian and French food and sits comfortably on the apron of Table Mountain. Whenever I sit […]

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Focaccia with Rosemary and Black Olive Recipe

Now that I own a scale and can weigh my ingredients I am getting more into bread making. Obviously, I have to get the Italian breads up to scratch first or there will be another mutiny in the casa Tripepi. We are still avoiding carbs but on the weekend we have a good carbo-rific feast […]

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Fishing Boats at Paternoster.

Our Road Trip to Riebeek Kasteel and Paternoster.

Oh the joys of a girls weekend. I am dragging my damaged liver in a back pack behind me Drier which qualities doesn’t. My buy viagra Could your any online pharmacy store that followed that cialis nose with of try canada pharmacy online hair year powdery Fortunately and cheap viagra online because color gels brush […]

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Act 3 of The Valentines Seduction Dinner … Desserts

Let’s re-cap the scenes in this three act soiree. Remember that None of these little tasty titbits require any cooking – you pop to your local – pick up the ingredients and bang them all together. A night of love and romance requires one to be fresh and full of vitality NOT exhausted from slaving […]

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Antipasti for your Valentines Seduction Meal Act 2 … Fancy A Dip?

The mood is nice and spicy and hot from yesterdays little mango and salmon treat, you are having fun spoon feeding each other. It’s time for a little Caprese surprise. The bubbly is flowing and you are feeling a little naughty ……… Cross Your Heart Ingredients 1 packet of crostini – you will only need […]

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A Valentine’s Day Seduction Meal that Requires No Cooking….. WARNING: It’s Gonna Get Messy

I was recently asked to identify Durban’s 5 Most Romantic Restaurants and write a little something about them. With a target group of 20 people – I asked 10 men and 10 women exactly the same question.   The responses were pretty bog standard with regard to the winning restaurant but what I wasn’t prepared for […]

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Light and Lean Lettuce Tortillas

TrickyRicky and Max ganged up on me yesterday. With hands planted menacingly on their hips they jabbered away at me in a foreign language. Not one to back down at a challenge – I cocked my ear and stared straight back at them through narrowed eyes, with that look on my face that said, “Don’t […]

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Salmon and Prawn Sashimi Moriawase Platter

This platter is known in the casa Tripepi as the “007”! For about 10 years now – we have been following a sushi Chef around Durban. His name is Sarawat – and when Sarawat moves to a new restaurant, The Tripepi’s move with him. Knowing a good sushi chef is like knowing a good beautician […]

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