Better, best, butter! By far my favourite fat, butter features in most of my recipes – like this one for Prawn & Feta Spanakopita. A twist on the Greek favourite from my cookbook, this recipe adds plump prawns over and above the classic combination of spinach and creamy crumbly feta. Delicate phyllo pastry is thoroughly basted … Continue Reading

I’ve spent this slow, rainy weekend languidly preparing jars of zesty ClemenGold marmalade from scratch. Using a hint of lemon to counter the sweetness and a few bay leaves for aromatic appeal, the scent of simmering marmalade fills the house with it’s citrusy perfume and I take pleasure in the steadiness of each step – from fruit … Continue Reading

There is nothing like a rainy day to get me in the mood to bake. Like rain here on the West Coast, the act of me baking a rare occurrence – and thus one that I celebrate! My recipe for almond & white grape cake paired (and made with) La Motte‘s new vintage MCC release – their … Continue Reading

If I were to select my preferred dessert, a classic mousse au chocolat – or chocolate mousse – would come out tops every time. Decadently chocolatey with a silky texture, mousse au chocolat makes the perfect post-dinner treat; not too filling, but just the right amount of sweetness to end off the meal. A more … Continue Reading

An Easter staple, little beats traditional South African pickled fish, especially when it’s made using sustainably caught Cape hake. This recipe embraces fragrant Cape Malay spices to create a zingy pickle that’s delicious as part of an al fresco lunch.  MSC-certified Cape hake is ideal for making this dish, as its firm flesh and subtle … Continue Reading