I am a mother of three and grandmother to two, I have been married for almost29 years AND we are still very much in luv...perhaps he just luves my cooking? We live on a 2 hectare piece of land outside of town and believe in treading lightly on our earth! We recycle everything and rear our own chickens naturally and share with our kids.
My favorite things to cook
I luv cooking large family dinners - things like oxtail, tripe & trotters, leg of lamb - normal South African cooking
My favorite family cooking traditions
Our family still get together at least once a month - on a Sunday after church and then we have a fest. It normally is decided by what is in season, local and especially affordable. We luv al fresco - we have the wonderful sunshine most of the year, shy not enjoy it!
My cooking triumphs
I owned a coffee shoppe / bistro for about three years and enjoyed cooking myself (all day). I do catering for functions up to 120 people - normally with the help of one or two ladies.... I have had several standing ovations from my patrons - a rarity in this country! I think it is the luv I put into planning, buying, preparing and serving any meal.
My cooking tragedies
I have never been able to succeed in baking a typical South African rusk. It is very light, white and with aniseed. My late mother-in-law tried to teach me, but I think I am too impatient! I eventually gave it up.....