Sauce Vierge

For 2-4 servings you need 2-3 tomatoes, I like to use the oval Roma tomatoes that are fleshier 1-2 cloves garlic, finely chopped or crushed About 80ml chopped fresh herbs: I like using parsley, dill [...]


Pickled Olives

To prepare the olives for brining you need to place them in a container covered with clean cold water. Change the water daily for 3 weeks. Rinse, place the olives in clean, sterilized [...]


Lemon Curd Cake

For a 12 slice cake (25X28X5cm cake pan) you need: 6 large eggs, separated 5ml vanilla extract 320ml granulated sugar 80ml lemon zest 200ml lemon juice (2-3 lemons) 180 g/ml butter, melted 580ml warm milk [...]


Courgette Fritters

For 10 fritters you need 450 to 500g courgettes 10 ml fine salt 250ml chick pea flour (also known as Chana) 7ml ground cumin 1 small shallot, finely chopped OR 1 spring onion, sliced thinly [...]


Preserved Lemons

Unique to Morocco, so easy to make & add a fabulous flavor. They bring saltiness, acidity and a perfume citrus quality to everything from stews & tagines to salads. Prepare a few batches, & give [...]


Chicken Cacciatore

For 4 generous portions you need 20ml canola oil 1 medium onion coarsely chopped 1 red pepper, cut into approximately 2cm squares 1 yellow pepper, cut into approximately 2cm squares 2 cloves garlic 250ml mushrooms [...]


Chicken Biryani

For 6 very generous portions you need 2 Cups rice, Basmati or other 125ml brown lentils Lightly crush the Cardamom pods to release their flavour 1 stick cinnamon, split 2-4 cardamom pods, slightly [...]


Chicken Melanzane Parmigiano

For 6-8 servings you need A tomato sugo (stew) 2 medium white onions, coarsely chopped 2-3 plump cloves of garlic 20ml canola oil 2 cans chopped tomatoes 5ml oregano 30ml tomato paste Salt and ground [...]


Coq au Vin Rouge

For 4-6 generous portions you need   About 8 portions chicken (thighs and/or breasts; or a whole chicken portioned) 2ml ground black pepper 200g bacon cubes 20-30ml canola oil (if required) 6-8 small onions or [...]


Lean Caesar Salad (egg free)

For two generous portions use 1 medium sized Cos or Romaine lettuce 125ml fat free yoghurt ( or full or double cream) 20ml lemon juice 30ml olive oil 1 clove garlic, crushed 5ml Worcestershire Sauce [...]


Brinjal Pickle

For 6-8 good portions you need 1 large or 2 medium brinjals 500ml water 250ml white wine or grape vinegar 5ml salt 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped or crushed About 25ml chopped fresh herbs – [...]


Lemon Verbena and Lemon Cordial

You need Approximately 2 liters of lemon verbena leaves stripped from the stalks 500ml lemon juice 500ml water About 6 strips of lemon zest 250ml or more sugar 5ml tartaric acid Place all the ingredients [...]