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Kim’s winning lamb curry

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  recipeSEP25-tLast Thursday saw an amicable face-off between Muratie Estate in Stellenbosch, and Du Toitskloof Wines from Breedekloof, with the result going right down to the wire as Du Toitskloof's Elrine Thomson and Muratie's Kim Melck battled it out, with a traditional Cape Malay lamb curry, paired with a wine from each producer.

By Norman McFarlane 27 September 2013 Read Article


Luxury choc chip cookies

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  AlexChockChipCookies-tDear daughter Alex has journeyed far and wide in the last year, in pursuit of much-needed experience in her chosen field of winemaking. Last year’s Northern Hemisphere harvest saw her working at Dalla Valle and Dancing Hares, two boutique estates in the Napa Valley.

By Norman McFarlane 20 September 2013 Read Article

Wheat-free chocolate-glazed cupcake

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  WheatfreeCupcakes-tWhat's a man to do, if he can't eat anything with wheat in it, and occasionally craves something sweet? Like a chocolate cake? Or even a chocolate cupcake? Well, you start to do some research about what is possible in the baking department, that does not use wheat flour. The obvious – but not necessarily the best – solution is to use gluten-free flour...

By Norman McFarlane 13 September 2013 Read Article

A breakfast mushroom cheese omelette

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BreakfastOmelettetmMrs M whizzed off to visit family in Johannesburg for a week recently, and left to my own devices. I had no compelling reason to get out of bed in the morning first thing – she has a real job as director of studies at an English school in Somerset West, that requires her undivided attention from 8am Monday to Friday.

By Norman McFarlane 06 September 2013 Read Article

Man in the kitchen at large

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  ManInTheKitchenAtLarge02-tI've been a busy bee buzzing my way around the Winelands of late, and Green Season it might be, but there is just so much to do. Durbanville Hills. Lunch with Martin Moor, the cellar master at Durbanville Hills, last week afforded the opportunity to sample the new menu in the winery's restaurant, created by new exec chef, Louisa Greef – paired with Martin's lovely wines.

By Norman McFarlane 30 August 2013 Read Article

Tempura prawns

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  WasabiAvocadoIceCreamTempuraPrawns-tFor the longest time, I've wanted to make a savoury ice cream, something that you can serve with foods like prawns and other seafood. In keeping with the avocado pear ice cream I made a couple of weeks back, I was toying with making a chilli avocado version, until Mrs M very cleverly suggested wasabi instead.

By Norman McFarlane 23 August 2013 Read Article

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