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Prawn & Chicken Steamed Dim Sum

Steamed Chicken and Prawn Dim Sum

  Prawn and Chicken Steamed Dim Sum – Steamed Dim Sum is such a favourite in la casa Tripepi as is all the food of Asia.  Like Italian food, it’s well balanced and jam packed full of flavour, reflects the character of a continent and the foods that are readily available in its markets.  Much […]

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Dinner Divas: Finals Challenge #1 … the Show Must Go On!

I spent so much time agonising over my decision to enter Dinner Divas.  Entering meant signing a contract that could mean that I would have to miss my dearest nephew Claudio’s wedding to the love of his life Jennifer.  Actually, electing to miss such a special ‘Tripepi family occasion’ did not come easily to me.  […]

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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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Hot Off the Coals: Braai’d Fresh Line Fish with Roasted Vine Tomatoes and Salmoriglio.

I was so desperate to get back onto the internet that I went and purchased a 3G modem! Can you believe this? My useless service provider, namely iBurst, was offline in Durban for 4 days! Oh my madumbi’s the profanities that came flying out of TrickyRicky’s office were constant and got progressively worse! It’s impossible […]

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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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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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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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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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Fresh Thai Spring Rolls

Fresh Thai Prawn Spring Rolls and a Thai Dipping Sauce Recipe

The word Thai – means ‘free’, and I would say that’s a fair description of this wonderful cuisine. Hubby and I spent a few weeks in Thailand over new year a few years ago and I just loved everything about Thailand. The people are tiny weeny little people with massive hearts. They are so generous […]

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