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Mediterranean Tomato Salad with Tuna, Olives and Capers

Mediterranean Tomato Salad with Tuna, Olives and Capers

This Mediterranean tomato salad is sunshine on a plate.  With tuna, olives and capers, it is ideal for an elegant, light lunch.  Serve it with a good loaf of crusty rustic bread to sop up all the delicious juices.  Add a well-chilled bottle of dry […]

Mouthwatering Pasta Puttanesca in Under an Hour

Mouthwatering Pasta Puttanesca in Under an Hour

Pasta puttanesca involves a simple sauce of humble origins.  However, it’s also a symphony of flavours you won’t soon forget.  Best of all? It can be on the table in less time than takeout. Pasta puttanesca is one of my favourite pasta dishes.  I will […]

Preserve Summer’s Bounty with Tomato Confit

Preserve Summer’s Bounty with Tomato Confit

Tomato confit is a condiment I will always associate with summers in Paris.  If you visit Paris in July or August, these tomatoes are omnipresent at bistros across the city.  To me, tomato confit epitomises the best of French cuisine — elegance and simplicity.   You […]

Tangy Cucumber and Tomato Salad with Pomegranate Molasses

Tangy Cucumber and Tomato Salad with Pomegranate Molasses

This bright, crunchy cucumber and tomato salad, which is loosely adapted from Naomi Duguid’s brilliant book, Taste of Persia: A Cook’s Travels Through Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, and Kurdistan, is the perfect accompaniment to summer meals and barbecued meats.  It’s both refreshing and cooling, and takes […]

Ice Cold Gazpacho, A Zesty, Refreshing, No-Cook Summer Soup

Ice Cold Gazpacho, A Zesty, Refreshing, No-Cook Summer Soup

Gazpacho is one of my favorite summer treats.  It is a delicious, cooling, satisfying soup for summer’s hottest days. Best of all, it takes 15 minutes to make and there’s no cooking involved! On hot days, my family craves cold foods.  Even I yearn to […]

4 Fantastic Salads for Your Weekend Braai

4 Fantastic Salads for Your Weekend Braai

As the weather gets warmer, I find myself scrounging around for interesting salads.  As much as we all love meats off the braai, they require some light, crunchy veg to balance it all out. Since it looks as if we’re in for some lovely, warm […]

Quick Heirloom Tomato & Basil Salad

Quick Heirloom Tomato & Basil Salad

This classic, Italian tomato salad comes together in a matter of minutes.  Best of all, it’s a real crowd pleaser and is easy to make in big batches.  This is an ideal side dish for family gatherings or outdoor entertaining. Sometimes, the simplest dishes are […]

Pico de Gallo, Mexican Salsa

Pico de Gallo, Mexican Salsa

Pico de Gallo (rooster’s beak in Spanish) is probably the most common Mexican sauce.  There is good reason for its popularity, because this salsa is both easy to make and totally addictive. Nobody knows why pico de gallo was originally named for a rooster’s beak. […]

Roasted Tomato Soup with Mexican Flavours

Roasted Tomato Soup with Mexican Flavours

When it’s chilly outside, I vastly prefer a warming soup to a cold salad.  So, I tend to start preparing soups and broths the moment the first cold-snap arrives. The Mexican-inspired flavors of cumin and jalapeño pepper in this soup will warm both your palate […]