Passionate about exploring the world's culinary diversity, while using the very best seasonal, local ingredients.

Author: Jeanette Marie

Wade Bales Cap Classique & Gin Affair at Hyde Park, November 24th & 25th

Wade Bales Cap Classique & Gin Affair at Hyde Park, November 24th & 25th

You won’t want to miss this year’s Wade Bales Cap Classique & Gin Affair.  Set to take place at the stunning Southern Sun Hyde Park Rooftop Terrace Bar, is certain to be an unforgettable experience!  After all, sipping the finest bubbly, and enjoying the coolest […]

Strawberry Muffins, A Recipe from Southern Country Cooking from the Loveless Café

Strawberry Muffins, A Recipe from Southern Country Cooking from the Loveless Café

There’s no better way to start the day than with scrumptious, homemade strawberry muffins, still warm from the oven.  These easy muffins are the stuff that dreams are made of.  They’re mildly sweet and chock full of ripe strawberries, with just a hint of fragrant […]

Iced Rooibos Fruit Tea, A Refreshingly Healthy, Sugar-Free Summer Cooler

Iced Rooibos Fruit Tea, A Refreshingly Healthy, Sugar-Free Summer Cooler

Iced rooibos fruit tea is low in sugar and high in anti-oxidants.  It’s the perfect way to cool down and rehydrate all summer long! As a Southerner, I grew up on the tradition of sweet tea and lemonade.  These are our favourite sweet, cooling beverages. […]

Bacon Jam on Braaied Rosemary Flatbreads, a Recipe from More Braai the Beloved Country

Bacon Jam on Braaied Rosemary Flatbreads, a Recipe from More Braai the Beloved Country

If you haven’t yet tasted bacon jam, you don’t know what you’re missing.  In combination with these delicious grilled rosemary flatbreads, it becomes an elegant starter that kids of all ages will fall in love with. There is something magical about any recipe with bacon […]

Chipotle Cocoa Rubbed Steak and Wilted Spinach Salad

Chipotle Cocoa Rubbed Steak and Wilted Spinach Salad

Chipotle Cocoa Rubbed Steak and Wilted Spinach Salad is a light, satisfying supper that comes together in under 30 minutes.  It’s perfect for busy weeknights and bound to become a family favourite. Here in Johannesburg, we’ve been having a bit of a schizophrenic spring.  The […]

Spicy Carrots with Harissa Yoghurt, A Recipe from Season’s Bounty, Cooking with nature’s abundance

Spicy Carrots with Harissa Yoghurt, A Recipe from Season’s Bounty, Cooking with nature’s abundance

Spicy carrots with harissa yoghurt is a recipe that highlights spring’s beautiful baby carrots.  They’re a welcome treat with sundowners and also make a quick, flavorful side that’s perfect for casual entertaining. I am constantly on the lookout for beautiful produce.   It’s a habit […]

Asian Chicken Salad with Honey Miso Dressing

Asian Chicken Salad with Honey Miso Dressing

This easy chicken salad has become a family favorite.  It’s light, healthy, quick and addictively delicious.  Mildly sweet, savory ginger miso dressing kicks everything up a notch!  Plus, using perfect poached chicken breasts means the salad comes together in a snap! As the weather warms […]

Perfect Poached Chicken Breasts

Perfect Poached Chicken Breasts

Poached chicken breasts are a terrific refrigerator staple for warmer weather.  This simple technique will save you lots of time, enable you to throw together light, healthy salads on the fly, and free you up to focus on exciting combinations of flavours and ingredients. Have […]

4 Great Salads to Make the Most of Seasonal Tomatoes

4 Great Salads to Make the Most of Seasonal Tomatoes

In summer, when seasonal tomatoes are at their peak, it takes minimal effort to make them shine.  Here are four terrific, easy salads to add to your repertoire! When I was a little girl, my father kept a vegetable garden in the back yard each […]

Mombasa Style Baked Chicken Curry with Vegetables

Mombasa Style Baked Chicken Curry with Vegetables

Mombasa’s rich, coconut infused chicken curry is a dish the whole family will love.  Redolent of exotic, warm spices, and served on a bed of roasted vegetables, this curry is prepared in the oven.  It’s perfect for entertaining or for a casual weeknight supper. I […]