FEW CALORIES AND LOTS OF FLAVOUR – MY HASH BROWN SWEET POTATOES

This is not the classic dish with potatoes, but sweet potatoes also make awesome Hash Browns. INGREDIENTS 4 medium size sweet potatoes, scrubbed  well to remove any dirt. 2 to 4 tablespoons of olive oil 1 red pepper, finely chopped 1 onion, finely chopped 300grams spinach 4 eggs 2 tablespoons of butter 1 tablespoon of finely chopped parsley METHOD FOR … Continue reading

UGLY VEGETABLES ARE PERFECT – Roasted Carrots with Yoghurt and Tahini Sauce

I was reading TIME magazine this week and in one of its articles they mentioned a food trend for 2017, and in very big letters it said … ugly vegetables go mainstream. This article caught my eye and to my surprise when I went to the supermarket I found these carrots that just fitted the bill.  They were not pretty, labelled in a funny … Continue reading

A MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN – MANCHEGO CHEESE, NECTARINES AND JAMON SERRANO SALAD

  INGREDIENTS 8 slices of Jamon Serrano 4 Nectarines, firm, cored and cut in quarters 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon brown sugar salt to taste Manchego cheese, cut into slices INGREDIENTS FOR THE VINAGRETTE 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon tarragon vinegar 1 tablespoon of honey 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1 teaspoon fresh tarragon, finely … Continue reading

BURNT ORANGES WITH ROSEMARY

Simple recipe that bursts with flavour. This recipe is from Seven Fires cookbook by Francis Mallmann. When oranges are in season this is definitely my favourite orange recipe. INGREDIENTS 4 oranges 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary leaves 1/2 cup sugar 1 cup plain thick Greek yoghurt METHOD 1- Cut both ends off the oranges with a bread knife.  Remove … Continue reading

SIMPLY SUMMER – LA PANZANELLA

Mediterranean ingredients are essential for the summer table.  Ripe tomatoes, kalamata olives, torn basil leaves, olive oil and Italian-style bread tossed together and topped with parmesan cheese make my summer’s day. INGREDIENTS 6 large tomatoes, sliced into quarters 1 cup of torn stale Italian-style bread 1 small red onion, peeled, halved and sliced finely.  Put the sliced onions … Continue reading

MOTHER’S DAY -BANANAS FOSTER

Treat your Mom to this sweet and gorgeous dessert. INGREDIENTS 1/4 cup unsalted butter 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 2 cinnamon sticks 2 ripe bananas, peeled, halved lengthwise and crosswise 1/4 cup triple sec or other orange liqueur 1 tablespoon dark rum 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 3 tablespoons ground … Continue reading

A ROYAL FAVOURITE SINCE 1953 – CORONATION CHICKEN

This dish was created by Rosemary Hume co-founder of the Cordon Bleu cooking school to celebrate the Queen’s coronation in 1953.  Marinated British chicken in a coronation sauce spiced  with grated ginger, curry powder, coriander seeds, dried apricots, apricot jam and mayonnaise. Tomorrow  Queen Elizabeth II  will become the longest reigning monarch in the United Kingdom. We … Continue reading