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Peanut Sauce Chicken with Butternut

Peanut Sauce Chicken with Butternut

Peanut Sauce Chicken with Butternut is what happens when your hunter gatherer comes home with an unexpected gift of a special *half price fresh vegetable pack* which needs to be eaten. Today! I’d planned a quick one pot chicken dish with a peanut sauce. Of…

Spinach Roulade with Mushrooms, Cheese and Dijon Mustard Sauce

Spinach Roulade with Mushrooms, Cheese and Dijon Mustard Sauce

Spinach roulade with mushrooms – French flavours in an easy but impressive dish This healthy mix of eggs, spinach, mushrooms, cheddar cheese, carrots and Dijon mustard sauce is a vegetarian delight. And it’s gluten-free! When I first discovered a recipe for spinach roulade many years…

Cruise and Dine in Cape Town on The Alba Restaurant Boat

Cruise and Dine in Cape Town on The Alba Restaurant Boat

Cruise and dine on The Alba, the first of its kind in Cape Town, an exclusive fine dining, floating restaurant experience. This 72-seater restaurant operates in the harbour exclusively and provides top quality service and cuisine. The Alba is 22m in length with a 6m…

Fettuccine Sun-dried Tomatoes, Feta,  Jalapeños and Olives

Fettuccine Sun-dried Tomatoes, Feta, Jalapeños and Olives

Fettuccine with sun-dried tomatoes, feta, jalapeños and olives is a quick and easy mix of ready-to-eat foods combining sweet Italian flavours with the unexpected heat of jalapeños. Years ago I had a boyfriend who liked to have a movie night every Tuesday. My go to…

Enjoy a Lunch Special at Goloso, Sea Point

Enjoy a Lunch Special at Goloso, Sea Point

Earlier this week we went back for our second lunch special at Goloso in Regent Road in Sea Point, Cape Town. Hard to believe we’ve walked past the special signs so many times and not gone in. Winter specials in Cape Town are a thing.…

Create a chickpea, aubergine & sweet potato curry

Create a chickpea, aubergine & sweet potato curry

Strange that my first two recipes on this website happen to be vegan. I tend to have beef or chicken included in my meals on a daily basis. But sometimes one just has to use what’s in the cupboard or fridge and some delicious results…

Enhance your Socca

Enhance your Socca

How to make socca, also known as farinata. There’s more to this post than a recipe. A top tip! Socca is cooked like a crêpe, so there must be no sticking to the pan. Rather than replacing my old non-stick pan (which is now sticking)…

A tint of rose

A tint of rose

This is my take on Nigella’s Apricot Almond Cake with Rosewater and Cardamom recipe. I’d rate her recipe 5/5 although I made some changes to suit my taste. Her current Cookalong competition involves this cake, but I won’t be entering. If I won I’d have…

Live and eat – the afterword

Live and eat – the afterword

This was my view when I revisited Whitstable harbour. A happy return a year after my first visit. I devoured oysters and bouillabaisse this time!  

Oysters in Whitstable

Oysters in Whitstable

I eat to live and live to eat . The constant battle of the balance. I must have been the only person walking around Whitstable that day. Rain poured in torrents for hours. The British shopkeepers circled me in astonishment (and fear?). Besides the outside…