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Turmeric and honey yoghurt mousse

2018-07-16T17:49:23+02:00July 22nd, 2018|From the Kitchen, Interesting ingredients|

The perfect dessert for an Indian or Asian meal When I needed a dessert to end off a rather rich curry menu I took my basic yoghurt mousse and added spices including turmeric, honey and fresh ginger. Honey adds sweetness and fresh ginger adds stunning flavour The colour was stunning and the flavours [...]

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Moroccan Yoghurt Marinaded Pork or Chicken

2018-03-02T14:50:39+02:00March 2nd, 2018|From the Kitchen, Interesting ingredients, Uncategorized|

Craving for warm flavours..... It’s the first week in March, there is a slight feeling of autumn in the Cape air (this week I started noticing vines changing colour and cats want to cuddle under the sheet for the first time in months). My taste buds are craving ‘warm’ flavours, but we are not quite [...]

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Fresh Horseradish

2018-02-15T13:41:49+02:00February 16th, 2018|From the Kitchen, Interesting ingredients|

Occasionally you may be lucky, as I was, to find fresh horseradish roots at your local market. If you enjoy the heady aromatic flavours of wasabi or mustard then you must try fresh horseradish. The root is rather ugly and is related to mustard, broccoli, wasabi and turnip! Don’t be put off its gnarled ugliness, [...]

Fresh Turmeric – Chicken & Mango Curry

2018-02-15T14:15:26+02:00February 15th, 2018|From the Garden, From the Kitchen, Interesting ingredients|

I was so excited when I found fresh Turmeric at my local supermarket last week  I just could not resist buying it. Turmeric comes from a gnarled root (rhizome to be botanically correct!) of the ginger family. Two years ago I bought a root that started sprouting and I have had a few leaves sprout [...]

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Dukkah, an exotic addition to a winter kitchen!

2017-07-04T19:47:38+02:00July 4th, 2017|From the Kitchen, Interesting ingredients|

On a recent visit to the Piedmont region of Italy every farm seemed to have a hazelnut orchard where vines were not growing! The fresh produce markets had the most beautiful hazelnuts and hazelnut oils, so guess what was added to our already bulging cases! (Where other girls buy shoes in Italy I buy nuts [...]

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