Celebrate Milk Tart Day! No really!!

Celebrate Milk Tart Day! No really!!

  There are few desserts more quintessentially South African than the good old Milk Tart. I even know a restaurant that serves it wrapped in pastry and deep fried! It is omnipresent at every church bazaar, school fete, home industry outlet, supermarket and...

Chocolate will always be THE thing to give a loved one.

Chocolate will always be THE thing to give a loved one.

  With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, have you wondered how the connection between love and chocolates was made and how the tradition of giving chocolates on Valentine’s Day was formed?     It was in the mid-1800s that Richard Cadbury was...

Perfect roast pork belly at Greg’s Table

Perfect roast pork belly at Greg’s Table

      I have been making perfect roast pork belly for many years now. There are no tricks to it, only one or two simple and obvious guidelines. 1.The first is to get the best quality pork belly you can get, with an excellent ratio of fat to meat to...

Christmas at Greg’s Table–a feast for friends

Christmas at Greg’s Table–a feast for friends

    With Christmas Day but a golden memory I would like to share with you what delights were apparent on our table this year just gone by.  In the southern hemisphere, Christmas Day is often a very warm affair, but nevertheless we cling to some of our...

Some great recipes to get your Christmas mojo going

Some great recipes to get your Christmas mojo going

Christmas is the time we pull out all stops to impress. Last week it was all about wine and more wine and this week it's all about food--- some really easy and some more complicated -- you choose. If it's all too much for you, head for your local supermarket, buy what...

Luscious Strawberry Galette at Greg’s Table

Luscious Strawberry Galette at Greg’s Table

A gulet is a Turkish sailing vessel often seen along the coast off Bodrum. A gilet is a sleeveless jacket usually worn over an outfit to provide extra warmth, and a galette is a freeform or flat round crusty cake baked open in a hot oven.Today we are talking Galette....

Delicious Osso Buco in R2D2 –my electric pressure cooker

Delicious Osso Buco in R2D2 –my electric pressure cooker

    I have a friend in Australia who says she has never forgotten my fantastic osso buco. Well bless her-- I still make it, but these days I make it in my electric pressure cooker, affectionately known as R2D2. Guess why? Well just look at the picture and...

Roodeberg–perfect for a twist on SA’s favourite wors

Roodeberg–perfect for a twist on SA’s favourite wors

  OK technically not Greg's Table but these look so fabulous and EASY--my favourite word---guess what we will be making come the big day? If you don't know yet that Roodeberg is one of my favourite red blends ,let me be the first to tell you. . In the old days---...

And the winner is—-Coconut?

And the winner is—-Coconut?

  OK its not technically Greg's Table, even though we have made two of these recipes with great success, so please bear with me and read on. You can’t make a piña colada or a decent Thai curry without it, its water makes a great recovery drink, and its fibrous...

Massaman Curry meatballs at Greg’s Table

Massaman Curry meatballs at Greg’s Table

MASSAMAN MEATBALLS WITH VEGETABLE CURRY Massaman curry is a fusion of Thai and Indian style curries, using a red curry paste and dry whole spices like cumin, coriander, cinnamon and nutmeg to achieve a fragrant, deliciously warm flavour. This adds immeasurably to the...

Delicious marinated tomatoes at Greg’s Table

Delicious marinated tomatoes at Greg’s Table

  Ripe, juicy tomatoes soak up olive oil, red wine vinegar, onion, garlic, & fresh herbs in Marinated Tomatoes, a zesty summer salad or a versatile side dish! This is the perfect thing when the weather is cooking, when you want something cold and tangy....

Moroccan fish fillet tagine at Greg’s Table

Moroccan fish fillet tagine at Greg’s Table

A tagine is a conically shaped cooking vessel extensively used in Moroccan cooking. The lid fits snugly onto the base and the steam rises in the oven, condenses and falls back into the dish being cooked. The result is that the food does not dry out and is served moist...

Super cold Vichyssoise for lunch-irresistible

Super cold Vichyssoise for lunch-irresistible

There are quite a few theories how this delicious cold soup came to be –and how it got its name but the most popular at the moment is that Louis Diat at The Ritz Hotel in New York wanted to make a cold soup for his guests in the summer of 1917. Anyone who has ever...

Mary Berry’s smoked salmon terrine now with strawberries!

Mary Berry’s smoked salmon terrine now with strawberries!

OK so I have published this before BUT could not resist the update using strawberries. When I first heard it I thought oh yuk no but was proved oh so wrong. The piquancy of the fresh strawberries was a perfect foil for the richness of the salmon mousse and on a hot...

Try something light after all that food

Try something light after all that food

After all that indulging--glazed gammon , turkey, beef Wellington, smoked salmon terrine, roast potatoes, trifle, cheese cake and so on--oy--enough already. I do love eating and drinking but even I go--enough already.   So how about these two totally refreshing...

Deliciously crisp prawn croquettes at Greg’s Table.

Deliciously crisp prawn croquettes at Greg’s Table.

Just when you thought there was an end to all that cooking--what to do with those prawns you never got around to?? Well this is the perfect way to use them--easy and delicious. Makes a change from all that meat. Serve with feta whip--heaven .  Have fun Prawn...