Category Archives: Food

And then there were figs

Figs, figs everywhere.  At first I kept it quiet, since many of the fig trees in town died last year due to a) a virus or b) a beetle, depending on who you talk to.  I made the assumption that … Continue reading

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Cherry Tomato Couscous bake

Due to my inability to get my head around succession planting and the fact that I’ve never produced more than a handful of cherry tomatoes in the past, I was a bit overwhelmed by all of these. Flipping back in … Continue reading

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How do I love thee Risotto

Let me count the ways, butternut, mushroom and my all-time favourite asparagus.  Since we’re going into winter here in the Southern Hemisphere and asparagus is priced at iniquitous levels, I’m going with the mushroom. It does take patience, huge amounts … Continue reading

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How do I love thee Paneer

Let me count the ways.  Deep fried in gram batter, rolled into a flatbread, stirred into spinach and tomato sauce.  My all time favourite is Paneer Jalfrezi, from Rick Stein’s recipe. The formula I use for Paneer is two litres … Continue reading

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Eskom let me cook

If you live in South Africa, it’s always an exciting experience to fire up the oven to get some cooking done.  It’s living on the edge, taking your life in your hands, because you run the risk of having the … Continue reading

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