Monthly Archives: December 2012

South African Biltong


My partner loves biltong but is hard to get the exact right flavour and level of dryness he wants, and it is expensive for what it is (dried beef). I quite like it too (but I like it a bit

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Jaffles – Gourmet Lunch on the Go..


We often go on holidays that require a lot of driving, and mostly through country towns. Being foodies, we get VERY excited when we find some place to stop that is actually worth the money you paid AND enjoyable. Unfortunately

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Manu’s Brown Veal Stock


Ingredients 1kg veal bones (shin bones are great) 1 carrot diced 1 onion diced 1 stalk celery diced 100g button mushrooms 500ml dry red wine 2.5 litres water 1 clove garlic 1 bouquet garni 2 tomatoes, halved width-ways Method Pre-heat

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Manu’s Brown Chicken Stock


Ingredients 1kg chicken bones, rinsed well (chicken carcass from butcher) 1 carrot diced 1 onion diced 1 stalk celery diced 100g button mushrooms 500ml dry white wine 2.5 litres water 1 clove garlic 1 bouquet garni 2 tomatoes, halved width-ways

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Manu’s White Chicken Stock


Never have I found so many great recipes as I have in Manu Feildel’s cookbook – Manu’s French Kitchen. Seriously – buy the book. I feel bad copying some of the recipes here but I really want all my favourite

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Milk Tart (South African Specialty)


This is a great alternative to a custard tart, introduced to me by my South African partner. I found this recipe on AllRecipes.com and my partner tells me its quite authentic. Its quite easy and very tasty. Ingredients 1/2 cup

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Cider Can Chicken, Papa Sita’s Corn and Potato Salad


This recipe was from a short-lived contestant, Kevin Perry on the last Masterchef series. I think he was Canadian or at least North American as this has big North American flavours in it. The corn is sooo tasty and the

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Gary’s Curry


This is exactly why I am blogging my recipes now – I had bookmarked this recipe on the Masterchef website, having seen it on Masterchef, only to have it disappear off the site! Luckily I had printed to PDF but

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Home-made Hamburgers


Sometimes you just have a craving for a hamburger. I watch what I eat and don’t really want something from a take-away place that is dripping with oil and packed with fat. I found this on the Taste website one

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A Tavola’s Spaghetti con Polpette (Spaghetti Meatballs)


This was recommended to me by the editor of Gourmet Traveller magazine so I just had to try it (that doesn’t happen to me everyday!). It was featured in their winter copy of their magazine in 2010 and is on

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