STICKY CITRUS ROASTED DUCK

Little says Christmas dinner quite like my Sticky Citrus Roasted Duck. Synonymous with Charles Dickens, festive cheer and plenty, duck is one of those luxuriously rich proteins that appears to be a bit of a palaver to cook, but in actuality is rather simple. Developed as part of a series for La Motte, this recipe … 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

BEST-EVER BOLOGNESE SAUCE

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

LAMB SHOULDER RAGU WITH RED WINE

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

APPLE AND LEEK SAUSAGE ROLLS

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