Honey & Chilli Glaze

Just a quick one for now…. I ❤️ honey. I really do and I’m so fortunate that I can get good local honey from where my work office is in Upshire. Local bees collecting pollen from local flowers and the resulting honey travelling just 5 miles before consumption in my home. Now, tonight is Pork…

Salad Days

I can’t quite believe it’s November 8th and I’m still making salad sides ….. normally by this time of the year we are well into our hearty stews, curries and comfort food which helps us get through winter. Tonight we are having steak and Jacket Potatoes so I’m also serving up this simple side of…

Cabbage

Sometimes we overlook a basic ingredient. We try to jazz it up too much, add herbs, spices, braise it in wine, just mess around with it so much it looses its real quality. For me cabbage is one of those vegetables that I feel we often loose our way with. Too often cabbage brings back…

Sausages….. Square Ones!

As some of you know I am a real foodie. I love food. Nearly all food, sadly I can no longer eat shell fish but everything else can be chopped, cooked, made with love and I’ll eat it! With that in mind and a total lack of self control I find myself back on the…

Cooking with the Senses

Or in other words how to inspire your friend by teaching her a basic white sauce. As you know from my previous post Know Your Onions and Garlic I was teaching my friend Colette the fine art of listening to your food. It got me thinking that every time I cook, I rarely follow a…

The journey continues……. So, last night, I was going to blog but Jet Lag claimed me….. I can never understand how no matter what you do to avoid it, Jet Lag WILL get you.  It’ is however a small price to pay for visiting Los Angeles. This was one of my favourite views from our…

Thank You

Just a quick non recipe post! I was just tidying up the office and found a USB stick by the computer. It was given to me by Delos and Yvette back in February. I’ve just had a quick look through, it is full of family recipes………. I am going to enjoy cooking and eating my…

A Gem of a Restaurant

We were in Missouri for Valentines Day this year, and our friends who we were staying with told us that D was organising a night out for all of us.  He kept the restaurant a secret, and after a day in St Louis we pulled into a side street and headed into a small cafe…

Your People

A.K.A South African Comfort food! What I find really interesting in life, is sometimes people you meet you connect with on a simple level, they become “people you know” and then sometimes you meet people who become “Your People”.  You know what I mean.  “Your people” are the people you connect with, you click with,…

Perfect Parsnips

I love Parsnips!  Not just at Christmas time, but all through the Autumn and Winter season. This is my recipe for Perfect Parsnips. You can’t be bashful about using fats when cooking these perfect parsnips.  They are not for those on a diet!! For a large side portion of Perfect Parsnips take 1kg of Medium…