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Beetroot + Chevin + Walnut Tart

SERVES 4 Ingredients 3–4 large beetroots salt black pepper 1 tbsp olive oil 1 onion, thinly sliced 2 tbsp white balsamic vinegar 1 22cm tart shell, blind-baked 3 large eggs 200ml cream 100g chevin cheese 60g chopped walnuts Method Boil the beetroot for 40 minutes, or until you can stick a knife through them easily. Drain […]

Panna Cotta + Granadilla Curd

SERVES 4 I’m a bit of a panna cotta junkie, so I had to post this recipe for you all to enjoy. PANNA COTTA: 400ml cream 1 vanilla pod 3 gelatine leaves 100ml whipped cream 80g castor sugar CURD: 75g unsalted butter 3 large eggs 75g castor sugar 125ml granadilla pulp zest of 1 lemon PANNA […]

Roasted Pear, Leek, Chicken + Goats Cheese Salad

SERVES 4  Ingredients 1 free-range chicken 3 firm pears, very thinly sliced 2 tbsp sugar 2 leeks (white part only), sliced on the diagonal 2cm thick 6 tbsp extra virgin olive oil Salt and freshly ground black pepper 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 tbsp yellow mustard seeds 2 handfuls watercress sprigs 100g creamy goat feta, […]

Smoked Salmon, Goats Cheese + Asparagus Spaghetti

SERVES 4 Ingredients 400g spaghetti 2 tbsp olive oil 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced 1 bunch asparagus, trimmed and halved 20ml lime juice 1 tbsp lime rind, finely grated 1 tbsp dill, chopped 60g goat cheese, crumbled 200g smoked salmon slices sea salt and cracked black pepper Method Cook pasta in a large saucepan of […]

Meatball mezze

Serve these with tzatiki, pita breads, fresh simple salads. Ingredients 450g extra-lean mince1 small onion, finally chopped 1 flat tsp ground coriander 1 flat tsp ground cumin small bunch Italian parsley, rinsed and coarsely chopped 1 slice white bread, crusts removed milk, enough to soak the bread 1 small free range egg, lightly beaten ½ tsp salt […]

Pork medallions with lemon + capers

SERVES 4 Ingredients 8, 100g pork medallions 8 rashers bacon 2 tbsp olive oil 400g green beans, trimmed 2 tbsp salted capers, rinsed and drained 1 cup chicken stock 2 tbsp lemon juice 1 tsp lemon rind, finely grated 400g cherry tomatoes, halved Sea salt and cracked black pepper Method 1. Wrap each pork medallion […]

Roasted tomato, eggplant + halloumi burger

SERVES 4 Ingredients 2 large plum tomatoes, thickly sliced olive oil, for brushing 4 burger buns, halved 1 aubergine, thinly sliced 250g halloumi, sliced 50ml plain yoghurt ½ cucumber, grated and squeezed of liquid salt pepper 5ml lemon juice Method Preheat the oven to 180ºC. Place the tomato on a baking tray and brush with oil. […]

Mushroom + Oregano Pizza

This is one for the off the map travelers with a taste for home made pizza! Yes pizza in the bush! It is so simple, but oh so delicious, bake it on a Weber.  SERVES 4 Ingredients 500g store-bought dough (Pick ’n Pay sells it in the bakery) 2 tbsp olive oil, plus extra, for drizzling 100g portebellini […]

Baked egg with spinach + rocket

SERVES 4 INGREDIENTS 100g rocket 200g baby spinach 30ml olive oil 4 free-range eggs 150g thick Greek yoghurt 1 garlic clove, crushed 2.5ml chilli oil or harissa 6 sage leaves salt and pepper, to taste   METHOD   1. Preheat the oven to 150°C.   2. In an ovenproof pan and a little olive oil, […]

Fig + Custard Tart

MAKES A MEDIUM-SIZED TART You can also make this tart with strawberries and raspberries instead of figs, the trick is to use whatever is in season, as long as you get the freshest fruit possible. Ingredients 1 sheet shortcrust pastry 1 punnet of figs 2 extra large free range eggs 3 egg yolks 125g caster […]

Mushroom + Spinach Carbonara

SERVES 4 Ingredients 40g butter 500g exotic mushroom mix 360g egg tagliatelle 6 eggs 4 tbs mascarpone 4 tbs cream 60g Parmesan cheese, grated 400g spinach, stalks removed, sliced Method 1. Cook the pasta in a pot of salted, boiling water till al dente. 2. Melt the butter in a large frying pan and add […]

Lamb Burger + Tzatziki + Vine Tomatoes

Create your own lamb burger, excellent with an ice cold beer… Makes 4 INGREDIENTS 350g lamb mince 1 onion, finely chopped cloves garlic, finely chopped flatleaf parsley, coarsely chopped ¼ tsp salt black pepper, freshly ground olive oil tub of store-bought tzatziki tsp fresh mint, coarsely chopped (to add to the tzatziki) truss of vine […]

Beetroot + Halloumi Salad

SERVES 4 Ingredients 8 medium-sized beetroots 10 slices halloumi, 8mm thick, pan fried ± 15 caper berries 1 celery stalk, thinly sliced 3 handfuls rocket 1 handful cherry tomatoes, halved Method   Preheat the oven to 180°C Roast the whole beetroots till very tender. Once cool enough to handle, peel and quarter them. In a serving […]

Walnut + Pomegranate Chicken

  SERVES 4-6 Ingredients 4 chicken drumsticks free-range 4 chicken thighs free-range 8 tbsp pomegranate molasses 2½ml ground cinnamon extra virgin olive oil 1 head of garlic, separated but unpeeled 3 large red onions, peeled and quartered 2 large aubergines, cut into chunks 50g walnuts 1 large pomegranate, de-seeded bunch of Italian parsley, coarsely chopped […]

Recipe of the Week: Mediterranean Tomato & Courgette Tart

SERVES 4-6 A delicious filo pastry tart bursting with flavours – great for book club night or part of a Sunday lunch. Ingredients   4 sheets filo pastry, cut to size small block butter, melted to paint the sheets of pastry 2 eggs x-large free-range 1 egg yolk x-large free-range 200g ricotta zest of 1 lemon bunch […]