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Basic caramelised onions

Basic caramelised onions

The first few times I made these onions I used dried thyme. Soon after I started adding cumin seeds and now, I alternate between the two flavours, depending on what I am planning to serve with the onions. I use thyme if I want a more delicate flavour, and cumin when I serve it with meat.

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Sundried tomato & basil pesto

Sundried tomato & basil pesto

This tomato pesto is so versatile. Spread it on sandwiches (braaibroodjies) or toast, dollop on scrambled eggs for a delicious breakfast and the options for sides, salads and suppers are plenty. Spread pesto on chicken breast fillets or under the skin of chicken thighs and roast in the oven. Toss the pesto through baby potatoes in the skin or chickpeas, add some crumbled feta and serve with rocket and fresh basil as a side dish.

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Caramelised Pink Lady® Apples with mustard & thyme

Caramelised Pink Lady® Apples with mustard & thyme

Caramelised apples with a touch of mustard and thyme are absolutely delicious with pork fillets.
Apples are such versatile fruit and yet we tend to think more of sweet bakes or treats when we think: ‘apples’. Pink Lady® Apples are particularly versatile and much more than a snack or stock item for a lunch box.

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Hot chocolate

Hot chocolate

Homemade hot chocolate is so easy to make and a healthier alternative to shop-bought powders or mixes. If you prepare your own, you can control what goes into each mug of deliciousness and choose better quality chocolate that is lower in sugar and other additives. Remember, dark chocolate gives a better, richer flavour than milk chocolate. If preferred, you can stir in a little honey for a sweeter taste.

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Tuisgemaakte mayonnaise

Tuisgemaakte mayonnaise

As jy eers ’n lekker tuisgemaakte mayonnaise geproe het, is daar min wat daarby kan kers vashou. As jy dit nog nooit voorheen gemaak of geproe het nie, is dit nou jou kans. En dis maklik om te maak – volg net die metode stapsgewys.

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Hummus

Hummus

Hummus (of hoemoes gespel en as ‘goemoes’ uitgespreek) is ‘n bekende Mediterreense kekerertjie-‘patee’. Dis ’n smullekker happie op warm repe geroosterde pitabrood, as ’n doopsous met groente, koue frikkadelle of hoendervleis of op enige toebroodjies, om maar net ’n paar idees te noem.

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Vinaigrette

Vinaigrette

’n Vinaigrette kan selfs as ‘marinade’ gebruik word. Enige van die twee weergawes is heerlik om hoender, vis of groente mee te meng en dan te rooster. Die resep maak genoeg vir meer as een ete, so hou die res in die yskas vir tot ’n week.

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Eenvoudige tamatiesous met variasies

Eenvoudige tamatiesous met variasies

Pasta word hoofsaaklik met twee tipes pastasouse voorgesit – souse met ’n tamatiebasis en dié met ’n olie- of roombasis. Hierdie basiese tamatiesous is regtig geurig en perfek om ’n blitsvinnige ete mee te maak.

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Basil butter recipe: how to make, use & store

Basil butter recipe: how to make, use & store

This basil butter recipe combines typical pesto flavours blended into soft butter. It’s easy to prepare and freezes well, so you can keep enjoying basil for many weeks to come. As with pesto, there are endless ways to use this butter. Read about all the different ways you can use and store the basil butter.

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