And A Life In Between

Recipes

Roasted beef sirloin with bone marrow gravy

Roasted beef sirloin with bone marrow gravy

A few weeks ago it was my work’s annual staff conference. All the staff across the country get together for a weekend of presentations, team building (and definitely some partying)! Safe to say that come Sunday afternoon when the conference ends, you are totally exhausted and […]

Chicken and courgette noodles with cottage cheese and basil puree

Chicken and courgette noodles with cottage cheese and basil puree

So, what is the most difficult thing about having a food blog?  That you just want to eat all the time, of course!  Not being blessed with the best of genes (sorry, Mom!) it means that I always have to watch what I eat.  So […]

Chargrilled beef with herb dressing and leeks

Chargrilled beef with herb dressing and leeks

Follow my blog with Bloglovin There is something to be said about ‘pure’ food.  I’m not talking organic food per say, but rather about food where the food speaks for itself.  Where the ingredients are shining in their own right. Don’t get me wrong! What is […]

Provençale inspired chicken breasts with roasted tomatoes

Our first trip to Provence was in 2015.  What an adventure it was!  We hired a little car and drove to the villages close to Avignon.  Driving on the right-hand side of the road was quite nerve wrecking, but hubby quickly got the hang of […]

Sundried tomato and anchovy breadsticks

Sundried tomato and anchovy breadsticks

 You know what is one of hubby and my most favourite thing to do over the weekends?  You guessed it – making delicious food! But it’s not just the fact that we make nice food that we enjoy; more importantly, it is making food that […]

Moroccan lamb kebabs with flatbread

Moroccan lamb kebabs with flatbread

For us, Sundays are typically lazy days – having a little lie-in, then getting up and enjoying a cup of coffee on the patio and finally contemplating what we would like to do for the day. In the summer that mostly involves pottering around the […]

Steak tartare with pommes frites

Steak tartare with pommes frites

I was still small when I discovered that I did not mind rare (raw!) meat.  I remember when my mom used to buy our meat from the butcher at month-end… A Friday afternoon would be spent packing the meat, sausages and ground beef into portions and […]

Homemade pappardelle with pulled pork

Homemade pappardelle with pulled pork

Sundays have never been a particular favourite day of mine.  I think it stems from when I was small.  After Sunday lunch my thoughts always turn to the inevitability of Monday morning and back to school; and when at seven pm the theme song to […]

Autumn days… with a seared steak salad

Autumn days… with a seared steak salad

Autumn is my favourite season.  Ok, so getting up in the mornings for work while it is dark is not the greatest – nor is getting home and it being dark again – but it still does not take away from the things I love […]

Kingklip, inspired by the blue jewel… the Mediterranean

Kingklip, inspired by the blue jewel… the Mediterranean

I will never forget the first time I ever laid my eyes on the Mediterranean.  We arrived in Rome after a 21 hour flight from Cape Town.  Exhausted we had to rush to catch a train from Rome to Naples.  Two hours later (and no […]