Archive | July, 2011

Crispy Eisbein with Mustard and Lentil Mash

There is only one word to describe Alvin Quah of Masterchef and that’s – gorgeous! For being the chap that is often referred to as the ‘guy with the white glasses’, he is so very colourful. The constant smile on Alvin’s face mirrors his passionate enthusiasm for all matters foodie. The only connection one see’s […]

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Stir Fried Beef Fillet with Vegetables and Noodles

Stir Fried Chili Beef with Noodles Recipe

  Oh my madumbi’s!!!!! Marion has gone! Poor Alvin looked paralysed and you could literally watch the remaining Masterchef contestants’ brains doing a Garmin on them …. RECALCULATING … RECALCULATING…. Who would have thought! ‘JohnnyDeppNOTTTT’ actually looked afraid when he got out of that lift. At the end of the day – EVERYONE but One […]

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French Onion soup

Meat Free Monday: French Onion Soup and Taglietelle Alfredo.

This recipe for French Onion Soup is kind of an extension of Friday’s Weekend Breakfast Special post. I was intending to link back to a previous post on Friday, and when I did – it was one of ‘THOSE’ posts! Remember – the ones that were cruelly struck down by that disease that us bloggers […]

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Smoked Salmon Poached Egg Hollandais Sauce and Salmon Caviar .. the Breakfast of Kings

Weekend Breakfast Special : Four Sunday Breakfasts fit for the King or Queen in your Life xxx

No birthday, anniversary or any event that is even remotely celebrate-able goes by without a celebratory breakfast.   Every day during the Easter and Christmas seasons – breakfast is accompanied by the well-loved seasonally traditional cakes called Colomba and Panetone; and uovo battuto   which is espresso coffee topped with a mixture of beaten egg yolk and […]

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Chili Ginger Stir Fried Prawns with Savoury Italian Rice

Stir Fried Chilli Ginger Prawns with Italian Savoury Rice.

July in Durban is a smorgasbord of exciting activities. We kicked off the month with the glamorous Vodacom Durban July, the Ballito beach is bejewelled with beautiful girls batting their eye-lids at the hunky surfers both local and international battling it out for the title on the huge waves that accompany spring tides, the Air […]

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Potluck Tuesday – Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstalls Stuffed De-Boned Roast Shoulder of Pork and Spaghetti all’Aragosta …. Spaghetti with a Crayfish Sauce.

And now for something a little different! From now on Tuesdays will be known as Potluck Tuesdays – I    will put up  two random pictures from previous posts.   Click on the photos to be magically whisked off for a bit of Pot Luck!!   Spaghetti all’Aragosta   Spaghetti with a Crayfish Sauce!!!     […]

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Spaghetti with a Tomato Brinjal Sauce ….Spaghetti alle Melanzane

When TrickyRicky and I married in August of 1981, I was working as an International Travel Consultant for Jet International Travel in Durban and I just loved my job. We worked out butts off often arriving at work at 7.00am and leaving after 7pm … but we had a great time together. Ticketing was done […]

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A romantic Mauritian Dinner Party Menu

Mauritian Dinner Menu Shrimp Rougaille, Okra Fricasse and A Fruit Platter with Mauritian Cardamom Tea and Star Anise Syrup …

Mauritian Dinner Menu of Shrimp Rougaille, Okra Fricasse and a Fruit Platter with Cardamom and Star Anise Teal Syrup. I seem to be flying from one catch-up situation to the next. Two weeks away in the mountains has seriously dented my routine. However, I still believe that it’s not the things that you DO in […]

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Osso Bucco with Riso alla Milanese

Osso Bucco with Saffron Riso alla Milanese.

Well now – there were a few ‘noses’ out of joint in the Masterchef Kitchen last night weren’t there. Claire actually visibly paled and Aaron nearly choked on his own moustache!!! Aren’t you just loving this – we are on episode 62 of 84 …. Which roughly translates into three words and that’s, TENSION – […]

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Chocolate Salami cupcakes with Caramel Icing and Flakes.

Chocolate Salami Cupcakes with Caramel Icing and Flakes

Chocolate Salami Cupcakes with Caramel Icing and Flakes are a real time saver.  I had such a great week last week. Busy, hectic and rushed but filled with so much love and laughter. My family came over on Monday evening to see their Cuzzie Jade and Aunty Brenda. Yet another huge pasta pot occasion. Trickyricky […]

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