FOUR WAYS WITH AN OMELETTE

The speediest option for everything from breakfast to a light lunch or relaxed dinner, here are my favourite four ways with an omelette. From prawns with spring peas and feta to caramelised pumpkin with Stilton and sage, I’ve explored all four corners of flavour and discovered just how versatile this humble egg pancake can be. … Continue Reading

CREAMY MUSHROOM SOUP WITH TORTELLINI

A winter favourite, this comfortingly creamy mushroom soup is speedily prepared on the stove. A combination of portobellini, shimeji and shiitake mushrooms add levels of flavour while store-bought tortellini pasta gives the soup body. I’m not reinventing the wheel here, so there’s nothing fancy about my soup, except perhaps that I like to use a … Continue Reading

MARGHERITA PIZZA WITH BASIL & ANCHOVIES

Let’s make a classic Margherita pizza with fresh basil and anchovies.  Simple is often best in my book – especially if you take the time to make each component from scratch. For this recipe, I’ve used some of my summer garden tomato bounty for a slow-roasted sauce that serves as the base for this pizza. … Continue Reading

SMOKED SNOEK & WATERBLOMMETJIE TART

About as South African a combination as one can get, seasonal waterblommetjies and West Coast smoked snoek make for a deliciously patriotic partnership in a robust lunchtime tart. The buds of aquatically growing Aponogeton distachyos (predominant here in the Western Cape) are harvested in the wintertime and early spring, cleaned and cooked into a stew with lamb … Continue Reading

MUSHROOM RAVIOLI IN BONE MARROW BUTTER

What with another cold front on the way this weekend, there is no better time to get stuck into making my mushroom ravioli in bone marrow butter. It would seem that winter is reluctant to relinquish its icy grasp on the Western Cape this year – since moving to Velddrif we’ve been inundated with multiple … Continue Reading