I’m one of the statistical millions of people who got an Air Fryer during the pandemic and now can’t imagine my life without it. It has so many amazing features I still need to explore, but I would get one just for the ease and speed of cooking vegetables. Its life-changing. I have the Instant Vortex Air Fryer and this 4-in-one smart fryer heats up to 205C in 2 minutes 30 seconds. Ideal for last-minute dot com dinners which happen very often in my house. I have wanted to do a crispy ‘KFC’style fried chicken recipe for ages and it worked out brilliantly. I love the fact that with this recipe I can use free-range chicken.

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Whipped vanilla shortbread recipe

This recipe for whipped vanilla shortbread comes from my second cookbook ‘sweet’ and is super easy. It makes irresistible melt-in-the-mouth biscuits and was given to…

Beef san choy bow recipe

San choy bow literally means ‘wrapped in lettuce’ so this recipe is a great low carb option. Traditionally it’s made with pork or chicken mince,…

Furikake recipe

Furikake is a Japanese seasoning that is quite frankly delicious on just about everything. I bought a jar of ready-made furikake from Cheyennes last year…

Whipped vanilla shortbread recipe

This recipe for whipped vanilla shortbread comes from my second cookbook ‘sweet’ and is super easy. It makes irresistible melt-in-the-mouth biscuits and was given to…

Beef san choy bow recipe

San choy bow literally means ‘wrapped in lettuce’ so this recipe is a great low carb option. Traditionally it’s made with pork or chicken mince,…

Furikake recipe

Furikake is a Japanese seasoning that is quite frankly delicious on just about everything. I bought a jar of ready-made furikake from Cheyennes last year…

Easy garlic roasted artichokes recipe

This recipe for easy garlic roasted artichokes can be made in minutes without the fuss normally associated with preparing this vegetable. Not much is added…

Easy garlic roasted artichokes recipe

This recipe for easy garlic roasted artichokes can be made in minutes without the fuss normally associated with preparing this vegetable. Not much is added…

Furikake recipe

Furikake is a Japanese seasoning that is quite frankly delicious on just about everything. I bought a jar of ready-made furikake from Cheyennes last year…

Easy garlic roasted artichokes recipe

This recipe for easy garlic roasted artichokes can be made in minutes without the fuss normally associated with preparing this vegetable. Not much is added…

Creamy chicken with ravioli & spinach recipe

This creamy chicken dish with ravioli and spinach is an easy weeknight supper recipe. Use store-bought ravioli to make it even easier (either four-cheese ravioli…

Creamy chicken & mushrooms recipe

I wanted to make a chicken dish to pair with the spectacular Tokara Reserve Chardonnay so this creamy chicken with mushrooms came about. This 100%…

I’m one of the statistical millions of people who got an Air Fryer during the pandemic and now can’t imagine my life without it. It has so many amazing features I still need to explore, but I would get one just for the ease and speed of cooking vegetables. Its life-changing. I have the Instant Vortex Air Fryer and this 4-in-one smart fryer heats up to 205C in 2 minutes 30 seconds. Ideal for last-minute dot com dinners which happen very often in my house. I have wanted to do a crispy ‘KFC’style fried chicken recipe for ages and it worked out brilliantly. I love the fact that with this recipe I can use free-range chicken.

This recipe for whipped vanilla shortbread comes from my second cookbook ‘sweet’ and is super easy. It makes irresistible melt-in-the-mouth biscuits and was given to me by my good friend Nicky, who now lives in Canada. She makes these all the time for her children, who can’t get enough of them. Neither can I. The dough is so light you pipe it into a swirl or round shape and can decorate it with cherries, sprinkles, or chocolate drops.

San choy bow literally means ‘wrapped in lettuce’ so this recipe is a great low carb option. Traditionally it’s made with pork or chicken mince, but I wanted to create a beef version. It’s sticky and a little sweet with a dash of chilli for heat and is one of those dishes you can customise to make your own. I love adding texture to my food and with san choy bow you combine raw and cooked, hot and cold, crunchy and soft. It really is a textural adventure. I did tons of research and there are so many versions of this recipe out there, so I landed up taking elements from a few to create a taste I was after. I love to add vegetables to everything, so I included onions, carrots, and water chestnuts into the mix. I used a few different garnishes too but adapt this to how you like it.

Furikake is a Japanese seasoning that is quite frankly delicious on just about everything. I bought a jar of ready-made furikake from Cheyennes last year and sprinkle it liberally when I’m looking for some heat and umami. It is especially delicious in Asian dishes, on eggs, rice, soup and sushi. It is also VERY delicious on avocado too.

I recently had the absolute pleasure of spending 24 hours at Babylonstoren. It is the most exquisite farm imaginable and even though I go often, there were still so many nooks and crannies to explore. I stayed in their newish Fynbos cottages which are set above the citrus orchards in a totally private part of the property. Overlooking a dam and the Paarl valley you get the sense of being much further away.