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Before The Flood

I have never thought that I would consider a life without any beef product. That goes far beyond a dry aged Rump but includes milk in tea and decaffeinated coffee, cheese, yogurt, ice-cream, cream, butter – pretty much everything I am allergic to but have an unnatural love and appreciation for. 

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Lilly’s Restaurant, Cape Town

When you waltz out of CameralandCT with an Olympus E-M1 (Obi-wan Kenobi’s cousin) you take it out to lunch. You take it some place with faultless natural light, enough buzz for a weekday lunch and plating that makes your eyes sparkle. That place is Lily’s Restaurant in Moullie Point, Cape Town. The menu is varied …

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Valentine’s Day Chicken Hearts

Valentines Day has never been a favourite of mine. I mean, I love the Lochness Monster, the Tooth Fairy and Donald Trumps hair as much as the next guy but this Valentines-malarky can really go shove it. This whole saga got me thinking about a Valentines Day recipe that would appeal to my sense of …

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The Paneer Stands Alone

“Age is something that doesn’t matter, unless you are cheese” – Luis Bunuel In this case, the age would be ‘newborn’ because paneer is a fresh cheese. I stand to be corrected but to my knowledge, paneer is the only Indian cheese. Paneer is a lot like ricotta but made solely with milk and not …

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Unframed Ice-Cream

At my final supper, if life only gave me two options, I would choose cheese over chocolate. Even within the dessert realm there are more savoury options like my old faithful, sea-salt caramel or cheesecake. I once made beer flavour ice-cream with pumpkin seed brittle which was a treat. As was the gorgonzola ice-cream I …

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Born to be Wilderer

I feel as though I’ve started to play with food again. I recently upgraded my kitchen so the novelty of cooking has been revived. Will share the DIY in a separate post. You too will be amazed at how a little can go a long way. But I digress…I recently spent some time the Spice …

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Sunflower Running Bread

If ever given the choice, I will always choose bread over cake. Warm, crisp-crusted and chewy with a slick of butter. This morning worked out almost too perfectly. I weighed the ingredients out last night and tossed them all into my stand-up mixer with the dough hook attachment when I woke up. 15 minutes of …

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Making Pasta

The first time I had ever made pasta was as a contestant on MasterChef SA. We had one day off a week and this happened to be one of the first Sundays that we got to do as we pleased. Being the garden variety food nerds that we were, we were all gathered in the …

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Chinese New Year

I’ve been wanting to re-vive my blog for a while and with Chinese New Year, today feels right – I’m ready to usher in the abundance, luck and prosperity held within a mandarin. Would a tangerine/mandarin/satsuma/naartjie smell as sweet? These palm-sized orbs, all with soft peeling skin and sweet, tart flesh seem like very similar …

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