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Mfino & Ricotta Quiche is ideal for a summer lunch or your picnic basket!

Mfino & Ricotta Quiche Recipe …. The Dinner Diva Semi-Finals Begin!

  I am an ardent fan of Kobus van der Merwe’s blog, Sardines on Toast.   I envy his ability, and more to the point, the opportunity he gets to create delicate and artistic plates of food anointed with what can only be described as ‘soupçons’ of exquisite flavours.  His use of indigenous plants and foraged […]

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Kabeljou Crumbed Fish Croquettes

Kabeljou Croquette Recipe … Croquettes di Pesce

Right, so we ate half of the Kabeljou Cabrarese for dinner and had plenty of meat left over.  La famiglia Tripepi has had a protracted and passionate love affair with the humble bread crumb since the dark ages.  The Tripepi family history goes back centuries to Reggio Calabria.  But I shall share more about the […]

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Pappardelle al Ragu di Fusello

Dinner Diva Chuck Steak Pasta Sauce ….. Ragu di Fusello

There is absolutely no denying that cuts of beef such as chuck or blade are not only cost effective but the flavour that they add to a pasta sauce is incredible. My mum used to refer to these cuts as sweet meat and only ever used them to make her steak and kidney pies. They […]

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Bruschetta topped with Braai'd Tomatoes, Peppers, Brinjal and Garlic

Bruschetta topped with Char GrilledVeggies for National Braai Day.

Have you heard the one about Italians braaing? No? So, why don’t Italians braai? Italians don’t braai because the spaghetti falls through the grill! Ha ha ha! With a plethora of beautiful and inspiring meaty dishes already hitting the blogosphere I thought that I would add my Italian flavour to our very South African, National […]

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Home Made Wild Boar Ravioli

How to Heal a Broken Heart … Mum’s Home Made Ravioli

  “Mum, I really need some family time” was all that this Mamma needed to hear on the other end of the phone last week. Us girls tend to think that boys are big and strong and don’t have their hearts broken too often. It’s just too easy to buy into the Cowboys don’t cry […]

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Stout Beer Bread at Sunset!

Pickled Pig Porter Beer and Cheese Bread.

it with what I was convinced was a bottle of milk of magnesia! Out came the Victorian table cloth, and we were served exactly the same meal year in and year out. I guess that our family were the veritable definition of that favourite English institution called ‘tradition’. We were very seldom, if ever, allowed […]

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Moroccan Style Pumpkin & Apple Soup with Beer & Cheese Bread

A Spicy Moroccan Pumpkin and Apple Soup! Come on baby light your fire!

On the weekend of the July Handicap, my girlfriend Kami and I decided to get out of Durban for the day. I have no affection for equestrian events such as the July Handicap and the throngs of mindless sheep that it attracts; so a trip up the hill past Pietermaritzburg to the fresh air of […]

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Crunchy Crumbed Chicken Breasts Oozing Melted Cheese, Mushrooms and Ham.

Oh Crumbs .. Cheese, Ham and Mushroom Stuffed, Crumbed Chicken Breasts.

Well, Elena Norgalieva must have eaten a bowl of my pasta before she ran the Comrades yesterday!  What a champ she is!  She ran like the wind and came in first running her best Comrades Ultra Marathon time yet. I must admit that I am getting very excited for my upcoming trip to Cape Town […]

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Linguine al sugo di Calamari.

Comrades Carbo Loading Linguine with a Spicy Red Pepper and Calamari Sauce.

Durban hovered like a delicate dragonfly around 27 degrees yesterday. The days are incredibly warm and the beaches are still sun kissed with sparkling white sands. I don’t want to rub it in, but winter in Durban is spectacular and is the reward Rough it little s http://www.musicdm.com/cheap-drugs-org-pill-viagra/ that unnaturally version Neutrogena out cure remedies […]

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Pork  & Prawn Spring Rolls

Spring Rolls Two Ways … Fresh and Fried.

  Durbanites are experiencing what could almost be described as an autumn. If only the palm trees would change into beautiful shades of red or yellow. HO Hum! I am very excited with the two packets of fresh chestnuts that I bought at our local fruit and veg shop yesterday! I shall have them in […]

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