Bobotie

This is my ouma’s recipe from Bobotie – a traditional South African Cape Malay dish with wonderful flavours.

Basil pesto

My mom’s fresh basil pesto – the perfect addition to any pasta or antipasti platter or as a topping to chicken, fish, pizza or bruschetta.

Caramel Sauce and salted caramels

Caramel is my weakness. Use this recipe for a delicious sauce to drizzle around chocolate puddings or over your favourite ice cream or for mouth watering, firm caramels to serve as after dinner treats.

Date and pecan nut tipsy tart

This “Tipsy Tart” is an old family recipe passed down the generations by my Granny Hazel and is basically a pecan nut and date tart with a rich orange brandied sauce.

Butternut and Orange salad with crispy bacon

This lovely, vibrant, fresh salad has delicious flavours of roasted butternut, orange segments, pine nuts and crispy bacon tossed in baby green salad leaves and served with a tangy orange vinaigrette dressing.

Duck l’Orange

Duck l’orange is on of my all time favourite meals and although I’m biased, my mom does make a delicious version and it’s easier than you think…

Sam’s home-made Gnocchi and pasta sauces

This recipe has been shared by my step sister-in-law, Sam Hume. Sam watched a Sarah Graham video on making gnocchi and she then edited this version slightly and added various sauces.

Cointreauband

My mom and Bob make the most amazing Cointreau  from their home using oranges from the orange trees in their garden

Acai bowl

My absolute favourite at the moment – a healthy, vitamin rich meal full of wholesome, fresh goodness plus it looks really pretty with all the toppings

Chia pudding

Not really a pudding but rather a healthy and simple breakfast alternative made with super food chia seeds

Terry’s Dutch apple pudding

Thanks to my cousin Nicky for this recipe. This was a favourite of ours growing up perfected by my late uncle Terry – To know him, was to love him

Beer mielie bread

A perfect braai companion – brings back fond memories of holidays in Mozam with Josie and her family. Just 4 ingredients…

Granny’s Christmas mince pies

Granny Hazel’s mince pies – adapted by my mom. A festive favourite and a tradition for all the girls to make together at Christmas time – lots of fond memories

Mango fool

The quickest and simplest summer dessert

Ouma’s health bread

This is my Ouma’s recipe for Health Bread and is still one of my all-time favourites. It takes just a few minutes to prepare before baking for an hour, and is tasty on its own with butter and/or cheese; a delicious home-made jam or country soup.

Pears and Camembert

A dinner party favourite – either instead of dessert or after dessert – I absolutely love camembert and this is delicious!