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Delicious Octopus Salad Recipe

Like a Hot Knife Through Octopus ……. Giorgio Locatelli’s Summer Octopus Salad.

Summer continues to tease the bejeevers out of us in KwaZulu-Natal. This time of the year we are besieged by winds that whip us around like a good crack from Zorro’s infamous weapon of choice. The minute that the sun pops her head out the whole of Durban hauls out their shorts and slops. The […]

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Retro Prawn Cocktail

RetroPrawn Cocktail with Spicy Pink Mayo and Classic Sole Bonne Femme

I know that I have been scarce for the last week but sometimes one has to put ones passions aside for a mate. I have still been cooking but have literally had no time at all to sit in front of my laptop let alone do any work. I have many blessings to count though […]

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Squid Stuffed with Prawns in a Tomato and Red Wine Sauce

One aspect of Italian food and the Mamma’s who cook it, that gets very little recognition, is that she is usually very clever with her food budget and will inevitably be cooking that one special meal but at the same time she is planning to serve it in two or three different ways. This is […]

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Stuffed Vine Leaves

Theatre Legend Al Debbo’s Stuffed Vine Leaves ….. a Vegetarian D’Lite!

A few weeks ago we lost another one of South Africa’s much loved theatre legends. I remember Al Debbo’s golf ball googly eyes rolling around in their sockets from my childhood; and he always made me laugh. Back in the days when television was in its’ infancy – the days when families and neighbours piled […]

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Meat Free Monday: Roasted Red Pepper, Brinjal and Tomato Soup with Naked Little Dumplings!

I am going to write this blog post – in real time. Normally I shop, cook and then blog adding in an ‘image’ of my day. So – today is all about change for me. I was walking this morning and decided that today I am going to change something. Not sure what yet – […]

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Moroccan Spiced Spinach and Chick Peas in Tomato

Last Monday I posted my Moroccan Magic Carpet Stack of roasted red and yellow peppers with roasted brinjals – all dribbled with spicy yoghurt and pistachio nuts. As promised, this is the second dish that I served during my Moroccan meal – chick peas with spinach. The combination of spices results in the dish having […]

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Moroccan Grilled Brinjal and Red Pepper Stack with Yoghurt and Pistachio Topping Recipe

I tried to put this recipe up for Meat Free Monday last week but I was on the farm with Carol and life just wouldn’t stand aside for an hour or two to allow me the time to do this. The beautiful Underberg landscape is dotted with so many little jewels. This slice of African […]

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Tortellini in Brodo … a classic Italian Soup,

  I am still in my pyjamas with a scarf long socks and sheepskin slippers on! It is bliksem cold up here in Underberg. Snow has fallen up the road in Himeville and is apparently still falling in Kokstad.   Met Eish ja!!!! I am not going to rabbit on today – we are off to […]

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Spanakopita a Greek Spinach and Feta Cheese Pie ….

After making my Fig, Honey & Walnut Tarts I still had a lot of Filo pastry left – and, from experience, I know that it does not really perform well after freezing so I had to finish it off. This recipe is my version of Spanakopita – my only real addition to this recipe is […]

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Brinjal and Haloumi Wraps

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