Category Archives: side

Cheese & herb waffles

3G, hubby and I went to Bruges (Brugge) in Belgium for a long weekend last month and had a fantastic time wandering around the old town, trying countless Belgian beers and recreating scenes from the movie “In Bruges” (without the … Continue reading

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Chunky potato salad with creamy tofu “mayo”

I’ve always wanted to try making mayonnaise from scratch but have been scared off by having to use raw egg yolks. I know in some parts of the world you can buy pasteurised eggs, but not so in this town. … Continue reading

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Chickpea & roasted vegetable salad with tangy za’atar yoghurt dressing

Za’atar can refer to a specific herb, but it commonly refers to a condiment – usually a blend of herbs, white sesame seeds and salt. The one I use just has sumac, thyme and sesame seeds and it is delicious … Continue reading

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Flatbreads with greek yoghurt & cumin seeds

Do you make things exactly the same way every time? Sure, some stuff stays the same because it just works, but things with added flavours or possibilities for switching ingredients always get switched in my kitchen. This occurred to me … Continue reading

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Potato, beetroot and carrot gratin

I picked up a pack of heirloom carrots the other day and wanted to make something to show off their vibrant colours and flavours, and a cheese-topped gratin is always a winner for me. Of course I had to add … Continue reading

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Cheese! My first time, I attempted a number of different cheeses with varying degrees of success. These are the best two! First up was mascarpone. We go through a lot of mascarpone and it’s not particularly expensive here, but I … Continue reading

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Meze: Lemon roasted potatoes

Ingredients: 500g new potatoes, peeled and cut into pieces 3 cloves garlic, sliced 1/4 cup olive oil 1/2 cup water the juice of one lemon good pinch of salt 1 teaspoon dried Oregano Directions: Preheat oven to 230°C. Put the … Continue reading

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Roasted sweet potato salad

Long time, no blog! I have been cooking, lots, but somehow I never get around to taking pictures of anything. Sometimes – more often than not, in fact – I just forget. The other problem is, I don’t create versions … Continue reading

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Potato and sweet potato gratin with wild garlic leaves

Rich and creamy, savoury and sweet. Delicious. No picture… sorry… I saw some wild garlic leaves in the supermarket and, never having had them before, wanted to try them out in something. I thought they should pair well with potato, … Continue reading

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