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Malaysian Penang Prawn and Fish Curry

Prawn and Fish Curry from Panang, Malaysia

After my chat with Alvin Quah I was hell bent on making a traditional Nyonya curry for you today. Alas, I still need to get my hands on some Pandan leaf and few other goodies in order to make my curry of choice. If anyone knows where I can lay my hands on some fresh […]

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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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Seared Salmon with Stir Fried Chilli Ginger Bok Choy

Seared Salmon with Stir Fried Chilli Ginger Bok Choy Recipe

This morning we are flying off to the home of the humble chopstick. Confucius found the knife and fork, fashioned from cold and noisy steel to be a form of violence and thus the gentle wooden chopstick was born to symbolise benevolence and gentleness. In China – different foods are served at different times and […]

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Spaghetti with a Salmon and Artichoke Sauce

Spaghetti with Norwegan Salmon and Artichoke

Spaghetti served with Norwegian Salmon and Artichoke sauce.  Hubby and I had ten wonderful days – childless at home. Time out time! Time to get to know each other again!  Max and Daniele went off to Cape Town for New Year’s Eve and a holiday together. ‘Brutha’ bonding time. They are 5 years apart and […]

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Sole Bon Femme, Paternoster and Darling – Darlings!

Well, my photolessnessness still continues but I am assured by Cath that this situation will be remedied within the next three weeks. I am still feeling a bit apprehensive about the retrieval of my precious pics but am sitting in the foetal position facing West – with shell shaped pasta beads wound around my head […]

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Grilled Vegetables Mediterranean Style

Grilled Vegetables Mediterranean Style

It’s the most beautiful day here on the East Coast – Spring has Sprung, the air feels like Champagne and it’s the weekend. It’s moments like this I just love – a whole two days lay sprawled at my feet and I am in the mood to cook. I’m off to go and check out […]

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Thai Fish Cakes

Thai Fish Cake Recipe

I have been besieged by culinary demons this week – henceforth – they shall be known as the “gremolata’s” or should I say the *&*###ing GREMOLATAS! For fear of bringing on a case of narcolepsy, I won’t bore you will the details . These #$###@## G’s – seem to be working themselves out. Bottom line […]

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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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