Putu pap – porridge

Any self-respecting South African knows that a braai should never be attempted without a good serving of pap. For the non-South Africans, pap is basically a maize porridge best served with a tomato and onion gravy. Below is an easy pap recipe for your next braai. We normally use the Premier Traditional Coarse Braai Pap […]

Cook & Enjoy

I am so chuffed! This weekend I found that the old favourite South African cookbook Kook en Geniet has been revised and published in English! We always used to cook out of my mother’s Afrikaans Kook en Geniet when growing up and especially loved their pannekoek (pancake) recipe… I could not be happier, except if […]

Gingko

Nico took me out as a surprise to celebrate the start of our holiday this past week. And what a delightful surprise it turned out to be when we stopped at Gingko. I love trying out new places, especially laid-back cafe-style restaurants. Gingko is an organic and vegetarian eatery with a small deli / shop […]

Pasta surprise

Nico was out working late the other night, so I decided to experiment with some ingredients that were about to get up and walk out of the fridge by themselves. As appetizing as that sounds, I can’t say that my dinner was delicious. Yes, it provided nourishment and didn’t taste too bad… but delicious it […]