How to Peel Tomatoes Like a Boss

You might think this post will never be relevant to you. But believe it or not, every now and again you’ll need to skin tomatoes for a recipeĀ and you won’t remember how to do it. If you’re cooking with fresh tomatoes, the skin doesn’t disintegrate like the rest, and little tough bits of skin get…

Corn, Avo and Tomato Salad with Lime Dressing & Microgreens

Microgreens are a new discovery for me. Turns out they are the tiny first shoots of the plant after it pushes its way through the soil. Of the normal plants (beetroot, rocket, spinach etc.) that we already eat. How sweet! Although can you imagine harvesting all those tiny shoots by hand? Not for the faint-hearted.…

Grilled Aubergine with Feta & Sundried Tomatoes

Classic winter salad: cooked vegetables (warm or room temp) arranged on a nice platter with some extra bits (cheese, nuts, some fruit if you’re feeling adventurous) and garnish. My favourite. This is a new one and really quick and easy – I did the aubergine in the time it took to carve the roast chicken,…

Chorizo & Gorgonzola Tomato Soup

It seems weird to post a recipe for soup on a 32 degree day, but all Capetonians know that the Easter weekend signifies the beginning of winter. And if your office is half as cold as mine, you’ll no doubt desperately inhale anything hot any chance you get. My feelings about soup and liquid ‘foods’…

Moonblush Tomatoes

Texture is a funny thing. Everyone knows someone who categorically won’t touch tomatoes, and issues with avocado and mushrooms are not far behind. Something about the squishiness of certain foods really makes people lose their minds. I was once one of those people, and it created some real problems. 2am and in desperate need of…