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Ivan South Africa


Ivan South Africa
 
Home Town: Memel, Free State, South Africa
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Member Since: Mar. 2012
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About this Cook
I am Married for 35 years, and having a great partiner allows me to do my work. I work as a petrolum and construction consultant in Africa, Burundi and Rwanda. We live in a small village in the eastern Freestate of South Africa. This area is in the foothills of the Drakensburg, which is the Alpes of SA. Our climate is hot in summer and drops to -16C in winter, even sonw at time. I have 4 great children 3 married and one still singel. She is a profecional photgrapher. We also have 9 gard children My hobbies are, cooking, gardening, collecting cook books, Dinkey die metal cars,and fishing. I love playing with food. Cooking to me is an art of choice. One can change the picture if you do not like the contents or results. My good lady dose a lot of fruit jams and canning of fruit. We experiment by using fructose instead of sugar. We are both type 2 diabetics. I enjoy looking ino the earley pioneers cooking and recipies used.
My favorite things to cook
I enjoy cooking , Beef pressed toung, I am now maiking my own toung and brisket meat press. Roasting mutton scholder and mutton ribs in the oven or on my home made weaber. Cooking pork shanks and making small home made hams. My wife is the caanning lady, uses sucroes insted of sugar, due to us been type 2 diabetics. Veatable I like to cook in an old fasioned way. ie onions pototos and sliced green beans and a dash of fatty lamb. Fried rice. I also enjoy barbequeing fish and prawns. I love to use cast iorn pots. We also have a wood stove so in winter cooking stews and soups on the old stove and having a drink in front of the fire is just warm and so great.Our children always say Dad knows how to make good POT LUK
My favorite family cooking traditions
I like to cook for family functions,Roast Brisket, lam sholder, home made ham and some roast chicken.
My cooking triumphs
Making a perfect pickeld ham and serving it to my family. Making Surf and turf filet of beef.
My cooking tragedies
I have a known factor of burning the food. Especially when we have friends for dinner
Recipe Reviews 2 reviews
Easy and Delicious Chicken and Rice Casserole
I used this great recipe and we really enjoyed it. However living in the country and been short of some ingredients, we substituted wit packet soup and used some cut leaks with the dish. Thank you for a great treat

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 18, 2012
Dumplings
They are great I added Cut up chives or shallots and some fresh thyme. It just assisted to make them so great as I love to cook with fresh thym out of my herb garden.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 18, 2012
 
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