Avocado toast 2.0

Avocado toast 2.0

Flavour Herbs and spice Spice profile Life is about flavour Acidity The tartness kick Acid profile Tart but not sour Fresh Made from scratch Fresh profile Fresh is better Floor Main starch base Floor profile Base or starch Frugal Living better Frugal profile How we 

 
Peppers roasted perfectly

Peppers roasted perfectly

There is another recipe – pickling your own bell peppers – that has a delicious pickling liquid recipe. However, this recipe focuses on the peppers. Someone asked me recently why I buy a box of peppers at a time. Well, as a box costs R39 

 
Fresh Fig Pasta, a quick meal that bends your mind

Fresh Fig Pasta, a quick meal that bends your mind

As I mentioned, the figs are ripe and marching into the kitchen. Living off the land, which is an aspiration to most flat- and inner-city dwellers, is possible for us plot people. (Maplotters, some would say. But not to my face. I am six foot 

 
Parmesan, Zucchini and Corn Salad

Parmesan, Zucchini and Corn Salad

 A healthy recipe to start the new year with! Be careful not to overcook the corn and zucchini. Cook them just long enough for the veggies to be infused with the garlic oil, but still crisp.    

 
Sausage rolls from scratch

Sausage rolls from scratch

Ok, so baking is not so difficult after all. I have been dreading the pastry and the bread and the baking thing, as it involves recipes and I like to follow my own way. I cook with my nose, and the use of spices and 

 
Puff pastry

Puff pastry

We love cooking shows like Masterchef. It intrigues me how the guys (and gals) get things done in an hour and make the most interesting dishes using different doughs and techniques. For this reason we invested in the epitome of technique manuals written by the