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

When I title this recipe my best-ever Bolognese Sauce, I mean it! Taking only slightly more effort than usual, this slow-cooked staple makes a comforting winter dinner that is delicious over pasta. Just don’t forget the Parmesan. A note on protein – I realise this isn’t the first ragu-ish recipe to grace my blog but … Continue Reading

The weather has taken a decidedly nippy turn and the only thing on my mind is heartily warming food. Enter my recipe for Lamb Shoulder Ragu with red wine.  Traditionally enjoyed over Easter, roast lamb is a lesson in slow cooking. For this recipe, I’ve replaced more popular cuts like leg with lamb shoulder – … Continue Reading

Flaky, golden and unquestionably moreish, this comforting recipe for apple and leek sausage rolls is speedy to make and even speedier to eat. Utilising pork mince flavoured with leeks, thyme and crunchy apple speaks of Autumn and the sausage rolls are delicious as a warming lunch or lazy TV dinner. Inspired to develop the recipe … Continue Reading

The epitome of slow-roasted recipes, porchetta is a popular Italian dish consisting of pork belly flavoured with herbs and cooked low and slow until it yields up tender meat and crispy crackling. Using minimal ingredients, the star here is the pork and so it’s essential to use the best cut and quality you can afford.  … Continue Reading