Fresh, zesty and perfect for a springtime lunch enjoyed outdoors, this Greek-inspired hake recipe utilises Mediterranean ingredients like creamy feta cheese, fennel and lemon. Heart-healthy Cape hake is flavoured with olive oil, fresh herbs and lemon juice making this recipe as health conscious as it is delicious! September is National Heart Awareness Month and I’ve … Continue Reading

Spring may be in the air but its still rather chilly! Enter my ultimate Chicken Pie – redolent of bacon, mushroom, leeks and thyme – to warm things up. I love me a proper chicken pie. None of this cloying cornflour-laden grey gunk that one finds in readymade offerings, but rather a richly rewarding centre … Continue Reading

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 wintertime tart. The buds of aquatically growing Aponogeton distachyos (predominant here in the Western Cape) are harvested in the wintertime, cleaned and cooked into a stew with lamb – … Continue Reading

Made to share, this Anchovy and Shallot Tart is a twist on a classic Pissaladiere that makes the most of brown anchovies’ savoury flavour and buttery texture. Tempered by sweet shallots fried in butter, the anchovy fillets aren’t overpoweringly salty, making for a delicious topping for pillowy dough. As an avid reader of my mother’s … Continue Reading

I’ve been on a roll. That is, a silky smooth swathe of golden pasta dough passing through my machine sort of roll. I’ve spent the majority of a comfortingly rainy week producing, styling, cooking and shooting pasta. Lots of pasta. While my waistline may take offence at my current line of work, it’s certainly made … Continue Reading