Some really unusual cocktails to inspire you

Some really unusual cocktails to inspire you

When it all gets TOO much for you and you want to experiment with something really unusual to get the day going--do try one of these off the wall creations--keeps you busy and tastes divine!   Cocktail Name: Fruit Cake Martini Description: A traditional Gin Sour...

Danish Roast Pork–Flaeskesteg

Danish Roast Pork–Flaeskesteg

  OK so we can’t travel, OK things are NEVER going to be the same again, but we can cook, we can eat, and boy can we drink! Roodeberg, the classic Cabernet led red blend have come up with some delicious recipes that will go perfectly with their delicious wine . This...

Classic Tomato Gazpacho at Greg’s Table

Classic Tomato Gazpacho at Greg’s Table

As summer approaches—no, really it is coming! —thoughts turn to cooler fare and what better way to start a meal than a cold soup. Gazpacho immediately springs to mind and, yes, there are those who get really precious about preparing it but that is no excuse for us to...

Heavenly Mascarpone Mixed Berry Cake

Heavenly Mascarpone Mixed Berry Cake

If you are in the mood for a perfect summer treat—light and tangy, yet with a rich edge that lets you know it means business., this is for you. So easy to make and even easier to eat. The berries are the perfect counterfoil for the richness of the other ingredients...

Falafel and other summer goodies

Falafel and other summer goodies

  As the days lengthen and get warmer, one’s thoughts—and appetites—turn to lighter fare. The Mediterranean is always a good place to start, so we have been doing things like falafel—remember them? —so easy to do—packed with flavour and not only that—nutritious...

New look KWV Classic Collection-and 2 easy picnic recipes

New look KWV Classic Collection-and 2 easy picnic recipes

The KWV Classic Collection of accessible, quality wines is now sporting a whole new look—easy on the eye as well as the pocket—as one always expects from this label. The reds in the range – Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz, Pinotage and Petit Verdot are rich and...

Beyond the valley of hummus and taramasalata

Beyond the valley of hummus and taramasalata

  Beyond the valley of hummus and taramasalata lives whipped feta—tyrosalata, spectacularly creamy, delicious beyond all the talking of it.  Salty feta, tangy Greek yoghurt, olive oil, garlic, herbs, all whipped into a silky frenzy. Serve with roast tomatoes—heaven--,...

Irresistible baked lemon chicken with olives and potatoes

Irresistible baked lemon chicken with olives and potatoes

I came across this great recipe in Rosemarie Saunders’ new cook book “A Sprig of Rosemarie” (will review later.) Her recipe was for chicken only but I thought it would be great combined with my Greek lemon and potatoes recipe that so many of you loved. So I did—and it...

Just a few steps to heavenly mirror glazed chocolate cake

Just a few steps to heavenly mirror glazed chocolate cake

Last week I promised you a recipe to mirror glaze the fabulous chocolate ganache cake to out of orbit heaven—so here goes. Deceptively straight forward, it mainly takes patience. The 3 key things for a flawless, reflective mirror glaze are:   Smooth frosting and...

Spectacular chocolate cake’s finest hour

Spectacular chocolate cake’s finest hour

If you have a hankering for a chocolate cake that makes the hair on your arms stand up when you see it, this is the one for you. Spectacular and intense like chocolate should be—this is no shy and retiring fluffy thing –this is CHOCOLATE CAKE’S FINEST HOUR! Later this...

Packed with flavour Chicken Provencal at Greg’s Table

Packed with flavour Chicken Provencal at Greg’s Table

  Provence is that part of South Eastern France much loved by poets, writers, and any one with taste.  Bordered by Italy and the Mediterranean Sea, it is covered in pine forests, olive groves and vineyards as far as the eye can see—sigh! Think long hot summers,...

Classic cheese fondue at Greg’s Table.

Classic cheese fondue at Greg’s Table.

Fondues were all the rage many years ago and are returning to favour as we speak. If you have never had one now is the time to start. We used to serve them so often that a friend of mine—no longer with us –said when he came for a roast chicken dinner in the 70s...

Hearty winter dish-baked chorizo gnocchi

Hearty winter dish-baked chorizo gnocchi

It’s still time for hearty red meat casseroles in which the fabulous red wines of the Cape play an indispensable part. Try this one from the people at Fat bastard for size. If you are not into reds why not try the Haute Cabriere Chardonnay Pinot Noir with rich pea...

Crispy cheddar and herb cheese straws at Greg’s Table.

Crispy cheddar and herb cheese straws at Greg’s Table.

Hello!! Welcome to a whole new world—again! One where you will be looking for something to nibble on with the tipple of your choice. I said nibble, and if you can just nibble these you are a better piggy than I am. They are delicious and so far from the usual cracker...

Spicy Thai style broccoli coconut cream and ginger soup

Spicy Thai style broccoli coconut cream and ginger soup

Anything this delicious should not be healthy but guess what? –It is –and vegan as well if you use vegetable stock. We used chicken and it was heaven. Fragrant with spiciness from the ginger—do use fresh, the powdered has its uses but not here. Use full fat coconut...

Super tasty Apple cider braised chicken thighs

Super tasty Apple cider braised chicken thighs

This is the time for comforting winter casseroles and hunkering down in front of a cosy fire. This recipe featuring apples and apple cider brings a refreshing tarty apple taste to the richness of some of those beef ones we have been making, tasty in the extreme, so...

Indulge in delicious Frittata at Greg’s Table.

Indulge in delicious Frittata at Greg’s Table.

Well, what do you know?? Here we are again with no restaurants to go to and even worse no place to buy wine!! Ouch! So far we have enough to be going on with but might soon have to learn how to make my own. The result is of course that we are looking at more things to...

Fragrant red Thai chicken curry at Greg’s Table.

Fragrant red Thai chicken curry at Greg’s Table.

  This has to be one of the quickest, most delicious, most versatile ways of cooking you are likely to find anywhere. If you are already a devotee of Thai cooking this will not be news to you. Subtle flavours, as rich as you want to make it, either using, fish,...

Delicious Osso Buco at Greg’s Table

Delicious Osso Buco at Greg’s Table

Osso buco means bones with a hole so it is quite strange when you come across a recipe which advises you to cut the meat off the bone—very odd. The bones and their delicious marrow are integral to this fabulous dish—something that makes it what it is. And do not be...