Lamb meat balls with tomato relish

Another padkos favourite. These tasty lamb meat balls or ‘frikadelle’ are so easy to prepare. Also great for a cocktail party.

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Home-made sausage rolls

The perfect snack for a road trip – my mom has always made the best padkos.

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!

My quick banana bread

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

Deliciously Ella energy bites

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’ chicken curry

Ian Higgins makes the best curries and this is a recipe Phil’s parents sent overseas with us for a little home cooked comfort

Nigella’s rocky road

A perfect festive treat and a wonderful gift idea packaged in a Consol jar with ribbon

Duck breast with berry sauce

I absolutely love duck and this is a great dinner party go to. Phil has perfected this delicious recipe – the secret is the sauce

Granny’s Irish stew

My absolute favourite dish and after a recent trip to Dublin, I can confirm – my mom still makes the best Irish stew. This recipe is originally from my Granny Hazel, my dad’s mother.