A wonderful traditional milk tart recipe given to my mom by her friend, Sharon Spiers – absolutely delicious and easy to prepare.
Chocolate, pistachio and nougat is a winning combination and this semi-freddo tastes as delicious as it sounds. Perfect for a dinner party.
A delicious and easy recipe for sugar cookies from the Hummingbird Bakery recipe book – perfect for Valentines, birthdays, baby showers or Christmas…
There must be something about a mom’s savoury mince. Phil won’t order this in a restaurant because his mom’s is the best and equally my mom’s mince is my absolute best which she always has on hand to welcome me home
This is my ouma’s recipe for Bobotie – a traditional South African Cape Malay dish with wonderful flavours.
A delicious, crisp and healthy summer salad-the perfect side dish for a braai
A delicious, wholesome cannelloni recipe – comfort food perfected.
An easy week night dinner full of delicious flavours.
A quick and healthy breakfast or snack on the go
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.
These are very healthy and easy to make – perfect as a side
Lovely as a side-dish with a roast or a braai.
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.
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.
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 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…
Another padkos favourite. These tasty lamb meat balls or ‘frikadelle’ are so easy to prepare. Also great for a cocktail party.
The perfect snack for a road trip – my mom has always made the best padkos.
My mom makes the most amazing Cointreau from her home using oranges from the orange trees in her garden.
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
The perfect starter for a dinner/braai
Not really a pudding but rather a healthy and simple breakfast alternative made with super food chia seeds
A traditional British inspired Sunday roast
The most delicious fresh duck breast salad
A delicious carrot soup recipe from Jonty Nicolson.
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
A quick, comforting and easy weekday dinner or for a lazy Sunday
One of the best cakes I’ve tried – tasted at Petersham nursery with one of my best friends, Claire
A perfect braai companion – brings back fond memories of holidays in Mozam with Josie and her family. Just 4 ingredients…
A family recipe – lots of fond memories and laughs making these with aunties and cousins
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
Surprisingly delicious and super healthy although Phil is not convinced!
The quickest and simplest summer dessert
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.
A healthy alternative
A perfect tea time treat – sweet or savoury
A much loved recipe from Deliciously Ella and healthy too!
A dinner party favourite – either instead of dessert or after dessert – I absolutely love camembert and this is delicious!
A great DIY idea for your very own infused olive oil
A quick and easy winter warmer – the combo of tarragon and lemon is lovely!
A Sally Williams classic and perfect for a summer luncheon or served warm
My easy and yummy one bowl banana bread and doesn’t even require a mixer. You can also use a muffin tin for perfect banana muffins
These only take 3 minutes and require hardly any washing up. You can tweak the recipe as you like – my favourite recipe from Deliciously Ella. A great snack for healthier eating!
Ian Higgins makes the best curries and this is a recipe Phil’s parents sent overseas with us for a little home cooked comfort
My brother’s favourite dessert of my mom’s – many happy childhood memories of licking the bowl for this one
Who can resist this breakfast or brunch classic – my whole family loves Eggs Benedict
A Jamie Oliver classic to wow even the most discerning dinner guest
I recently discovered Amaretto and this dessert has become an absolute favourite and is so easy!
A delicious baked cheesecake recipe from Sarah Howe – the best cheesecake I’ve ever had!
A perfect festive treat and a wonderful gift idea packaged in a Consol jar with ribbon