Being a good guest is as important as being a good host!

When you are the guest, it’s easy to feel like you have little responsibility for the success of a party. But that could not be furthest away from the truth. There are major elements to the success of any party, and one crucial element is the guests. After all, the hosts have thrown the party …

Methods for Cooking Fish & Seafood

Understanding Fish & Seafood (Part 2) Having read the previous post (Understanding Fish and Seafood part 1- Purchasing & Preparing to Cook), you now know how to purchase, clean, prepare and store your fish and seafood. In this part, I will walk you through the most common methods for cooking the fish and seafood you have purchased. …

Purchasing and Preparing Fish & Seafood

Fish should smell like the tide. Once they smell like fish, you are too late! Make sure your fish has a straight from the ocean smell when you purchase them. They have to be moist and fresh. This makes all the difference to the final texture and flavour. Understanding Fish & Seafood (Part 1) The inspiration… …

Fussy Eaters? Make way for happy healthy eaters

Some advice on how you can get the lil ones to start enjoying a variety of foods and take the struggle out of meal time!   We have all been there! Almost everyone of us at some point thought: ‘there is something wrong with my child… I just can’t get him/her to eat!…. S/he refuses all …

My Favourite Food: Salads

If Salads refer to dishes that are: cold or warm; raw or cooked; vegetables, fruits or both combined; usually dressed and seasoned; can be served as an appetiser, side dish, or main course… then, I don’t know about you but I am buying!! Can you imagine the endless possibilities? The options? The flavour combinations?… This …

Understanding Pasta – All there is to know

  PASTA is essentially made out of flour, water, oil, eggs (could be without), seasoning and herbs. It could be any combination of those ingredients, which are then mixed together to form a dough. The dough is then rested, after which it is rolled thin and cut into different shapes (rectangles for lasagne, long narrow …

The Absolute Basics – Broths

All Good Food Starts Here This is the base to soups, stews and most dishes. Many recipes call for broth, because broth makes most of the flavour. Starting with a good broth is the secret to successful cooking that is packed with good flavour. Broths are the base of flavour layering and creating deep flavours in your cooking. …

Welcome to My Kitchen

The kitchen is the heart and soul of every home. Mine is definitely that for my family. But my kitchen serves more than just the core of my home. It is a bit more of: the centre of me! It is my hobby centre, my reflection time and my connection place, my therapist and my …