Butternut Salad

Ingredients – serves 6 – 8 1 medium butternut – cut in blocks and grate 2 oranges cut out of the segments 2 tablespoon fresh ginger chopped Dressing for salad 3 tablspoons Wine Vinegar 4 tablespoons Orange juice ( chop off the ends of the oranges and squeeze) 1 TBSP Fresh Ginger 1 TBSP Honey…

Masuwe Lodge – Victoria Falls

In 1995 the Zimbabwean economy was booming under the leadership of Robert Mugabe and life was good in the beautiful country we all call home. I often look back and think what possessed me to leave England when I did. At that stage, Zimbabwe offered great career prospects and we were the new rainbow nation…

Turkish Pickled Green Chillies

Turkish Pickled Chillies are made with the variety “aci sivri”, a bright green and moderately hot pepper. This pickle recipe can be used with any kind of chilli and its delicious served just about anything if you like hot food. You can remove the pepper seeds or not. If you keep them, the pickles will…

Life in London

During the 1990’s the United Kingdom offered the youth of the Commonwealth an incredible gift of a two year work and travel visa, At a crossroads in my life , I booked the cheapest ticket I could find with TAP and boarded a flight to London, this included a hair raising stop over in Angola,…

The Perfect Puffed… Pita Bread

The trick to the puff in your Pita Bread is keeping your oven scorching hot , using a cast iron base to bake on. Finishing off in a cast iron pan on the stove top for a minute each side adds color and flavor at the end . Keep your oven at 230 degrees Celsius…

Baba Ganoush

Baba Ganoush is a creamy Middle Eastern Eggplant dip made from pureed eggplant , tahini paste, garlic , salt and lemon juice. Leave it 4 hours to marinate in the lemon before you serve it , it packs a punch in flavour and worth waiting for. When I think of the Gwayi Hotel and Christmas,…

Amarula Berry Trifle

Recipe – serves 12 – prepare 24 hours ahead 6 cups of mixed berries -Strawberry , Rasberry and BlueBerries 1/2 cup icing sugar chocolate cake – a per recipe below – cut in small blocks 2 litre of Vanilla custard 3 cups of cream whipped 1 cup of Amarula Homemade Berry Jelly as per recipe…