For me, winter is synonymous with cosy evenings in, comfort food, fantastic red wine and great company. One of my top winter meals is a stew, which pairs exceptionally well with red wine! Making my beef stew using the De Krans Cabernet Sauvignon, is the ultimate winter warmer.[Read more…]
Delicious easy to prepare recipes to inspire the chef in you! "Cooking is love made visible"
If you are looking for winter meal ideas, my Lamb Stew Recipe is melt-in-the-mouth delicious, and pairs exceptionally well with a full-bodied red wine. Growing up, Lamb Stew was a firm favourite in our household and the aroma that fills our home when I am cooking it, brings back wonderful childhood memories.[Read more…]
Repetitive weekday meals can get so dull, which is why I like to try new recipes a few times a month. I found this recipe in one of my favourite cookbooks, Jamie’s 30 Minute Meals, but have adapted it to suit our taste. With the result, my Satay Chicken Skewers with Spicy Noodles now makes a regular appearance on our menu plan and is a family favourite.[Read more…]
Today I am sharing the recipe I created for a recent food and wine pairing challenge with Bouchard Finlayson. The wine was a 2016 Bouchard Finlayson Galpin Peak Pinot Noir, which I paired with a delicious Pan-fried Salmon with Creamy Caper Pasta.[Read more…]
This delicious Red Lentil and Chicken Curry is a recipe my daughter, Ally, has been making and the best part is, it is a one-pot-wonder! The recipe was initially introduced to us by my brother and sister-in-law, who live in the UK. We have modified the cooking method to make it even easier to prepare. Most of the time spent is in the prep and stirring, once the ingredients have been combined.[Read more…]
The weather is changing and getting a bit cooler; this is the best time to start perfecting my soup recipes. Soup is one of my favourite comfort foods during winter, especially my Roasted Tomato and Red Pepper Soup. This dish is perfect as a dinner starter, or I love it for lunch, just add a handful of rustic croutons. [Read more…]