Category Archives: Recipes

Tried and tested recipes which I’ve either developed myself or tweaked from other sources.

What’s soft, yellow, thick skinned and now mostly black?

No Simpkins, it’s not any southern African government. Take a hundred lines, “I must not see political allegories in recipe posts.” Don’t argue Simpkins, I don’t care what you heard about banana republics on the news; this is cookery class. … Continue reading

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Exhilarating Chilli Biltong recipe–tried and tested

OPEN SAUCE BILTONG RECIPES You read it here first folks Your devoted blogger has a bit of a thing for chillies. However, let me hasten to add that he is not one of those macho types that munch their way … Continue reading

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Brilliant Biltong (Cognac Flavoured) Recipe–Tried & Tested

“Ho ho ho!” No, it’s not Hugh Heffner calling his three little maidens. It is Christmas in August, for I bring you glad tidings of great joy. The flavoured biltong recipes are ready for consumption. [By the way, you can … Continue reading

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A mouth-watering Pavlova, proving that New Zealand is not all Haka and hairy rugby players.

It might be that your sweet tooth requires a little attention or that you might need to put up a pud that is a little more creative than the run-of-the-mill ice cream and choccy sauce. If so, you’ve come to … Continue reading

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A Mouth-Wateringly Delightful Prawn Curry

As you either know by experience or can deduce, we in the Southern Hemisphere are in the grip of winter. While you Northern Hemisphere folks bask in your 20C summer we’re shivering in our 15C winter. Ok, I’ll concede that … Continue reading

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Al’s Easy Almond & Vanilla Sponge Cake

In some cultures, it is traditional among the male of the species to ply his other half with chocolates and flowers to get on her good side. But if even these efforts fail to locate her elusive “Gee darling” spot, … Continue reading

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A Quick Doughnut Recipe – A Taste Sensation – Tried & Tested

Lord Tennyson, said in his Locksley Hall poem, “In the Spring a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love”. Saturday, 8th June 2013 in Port Elizabeth saw sinister grey clouds scudding in from an angry sea and a … Continue reading

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Scrumptious Hot Cross Buns – your Happy Easter Recipe.

While those of us who celebrate Easter realise it is infinitely more than the consumption of vast quantities of hot cross buns and chocolate, this time of year seems appropriate to post a little something for readers who are feeling … Continue reading

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Unsurpassed Biryani – exotic, rich AND actually quite healthy.

I think it’s about time you lot had something good to eat again. I thought we’d have an exotic epicurean experience today (foreign nosh – for my erudite reader). Well it is exotic, unless you happen to live in or … Continue reading

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Diamond Jubilee recipe–nosh to please Her Maj.

In the spirit of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the welcome departure from the mind numbing DSTV’s repeats(which is South Africa’s idea of satellite TV service… for the foreign reader), I felt a vote of thanks was in order. This … Continue reading

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