Egg and Asparagus Salad

Spring has sprung and I am amazed at what you can produce in 3 x 2 m patch, its a space that I love that has flowers , vegetables and herbs. I had a spider move in this week and hoping he is going to catch the little metallic blue beetle that also moved in………..

Karna Block

As a child the drive to our home on Karna Block seemed to take forever. The dry dusty road was punctuated by wire gates that Pierre and I had to take turns in opening, a task we especially dreaded at night. One of the gates was near the remains of an old cattle kraal and…

Pickled Beetroot Salad

Ouma always had rows of bright crimson bottled beetroot in the pantry – fresh from her vegetable garden on the farm . Its a quick and colorful salad to add to your braai for buffet lunch. I serve my beetroot in a small side bowl as it tends to run all over your plate and…

Beetroot Salad with Lemon Dressing

My Lunch today was quick and easy and proud to say all from my edible garden at our new home. I will forever have wonderful memories of designing this garden with my Mum and at the end of each day , its my happy place to be surrounded by butterflies and bees who seem to…

Organic Beetroot Cup Cakes

My guilty pleasure loaded with kilo joules ……. somehow a Chocolate cake combined with Beetroot just works for me, these cupcakes are so simple and have a warm earthy flavor, the best part of all is no one will ever know what you have hidden inside them. This sweet red vegetable is packed full of…

The Great Trek North

On a cold winters evening of 1953, Oupa Neels sat down next to the fire at Chelmsford farm to read his treasured Farmers Weekly, which had arrived in the post that day. He saw a large tract of land (87 000 acres ) advertised for Sale in the Gwayi Valley in Southern Rhodesia ( Zimbabwe)…………..

Pork fillet served with a Creamy Mustard Sauce

It been a crazy busy day and I love this recipe as it is quick easy to make – It works well with with steamed sweet potato , cauliflower and broccoli. Defrost your pork fillet and slice into small medallions – season with steak and chops spice and white pepper. Brown in a hot pan…