Braai, Light Meals, Vegetarian

Butternut on the Braai

I love Butternut! Besides it's gorgeous colour, it is a versatile vegetable that is super healthy and has far more flavour than pumpkin. It is naturally sweet, but is delicious as a savoury, main meal or side dish. It can be peeled, diced and boiled or steamed until soft and then mashed; cut into sticks… Continue reading Butternut on the Braai

Braai, Light Meals, Salad

Good old traditional South African Potato Salad

My husband teazes me that I must be Irish because of my love of potatoes. But having said that, this is his favourite salad - combining the humble yet versatile¬†potato with hard boiled eggs, chives and tangy mayonnaise. We can't go through Summer without having it at least a few times, especially with it being… Continue reading Good old traditional South African Potato Salad

Braai, Bread

Cheesy Corn Bread

I often talk about having a crusty bread as an accompaniment to soup or a stew as it not only fills the belly really well but it is a great way to soak up all the delicious gravy that you would otherwise have to lick, but good manners tend to prevail and sticking one's head… Continue reading Cheesy Corn Bread

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Mixed Mutton Potjie

This delicious one-pot meal is so traditionally South African I don't really know how to begin describing it. A potjie pot (pronounced poy-kee) is a 3-legged cast iron pot available in different sizes and comes with a fitted lid. It is normally placed over smouldering coals and the heat carefully monitored and controlled over a… Continue reading Mixed Mutton Potjie

Braai, Bread

6 ideas for leftover bread

At this time of year, I don't know about you, but I seem to gravitate towards bread sticks and French baguettes. They scream lazy SUMMER lunches or light evening meals; last minute¬†picnics and no dip platter is complete without a few lightly toasted crostini or sticks. Whether neatly sliced or stuffed with fresh produce, they… Continue reading 6 ideas for leftover bread

Braai

Garlic Butter Braai Potatoes

Saturday was another gloriously bright sunny day and as this weekend is a long weekend with Monday being Labour Day, we're taking full advantage of relaxing at home and slapping a few chunks of meat onto the BBQ, or rather, the Braai. We have a small bbq, but being South African through and through, we… Continue reading Garlic Butter Braai Potatoes