Braai/Barbecue

Smoked chicken on the BBQ with curried stuffing

July 18, 2008

  One of the hottest food debates in the media in recent weeks has centred on the provenance of everybody’s favourite white meat – chicken.  In a nutshell, it boils down to the interests of Big Business (i.e. making lots of money fast) versus the interests of the chickens (i.e. having a safe and healthy life). […]

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Sticky BBQ chicken sundowners

September 19, 2007

I love food on sticks.  Hot, cold, sweet, savoury… you name it, I love it.  I don’t know what exactly it is about food on sticks that’s so perennially appealing either, but I’m guessing it’s that whiff of the fairground or of streetfood that appeals to me. When I think back to my childhood, I […]

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WTSIM#8 – Roasted butternut on the barbecue stuffed with spinach and feta

August 25, 2007

As I’ve written on this blog before, the South African braai is usually a meat-heavy affair.  Sure, there may be salads on the side, but essentially it’s all about protein.  Pity the poor vegetarian who arrives unannounced at the average braai. It’s going to be a long night picking over the salads, mate!  All of […]

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Bacon-wrapped venison loin on the braai

August 3, 2007

Recent readers of this blog will know that I have been deeply unimpressed with the weather around here lately.  Summer?  You call this summer??  All we’ve had is the wettest July since records began, or words to that effect.  We’ve had thunder, hail, severe flooding – you name it!  See why I’ve been moaning?  But […]

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Beer and cheese bread for lazy bakers

April 25, 2007

Bread.  The final frontier.  These are the voyages of the Breadship Cooksister.  Her mission:  to explore new loaves. To seek out new yeasts and new starters.  To boldly bake where no dough has gone before… [wakes up from dream] Who am I kidding?? Check out the recipe index on my site and tell me how […]

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Hasselback potatoes and the first braai of 2007

February 20, 2007

Since arriving in England, I have learnt that January and February are probably the worst months to be here.  Autumn lingers into November with wonderful crisp days and the smell of woodsmoke and the colour of the leaves.  Then it’s December with all the magic of the Christmas build-up.  And then January dawns and you’re […]

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Snoek: scrumptious, sustainable – and sold in Milton Keynes

December 1, 2006

Isn’t it funny what you miss from home?  When the first wave of South Africans came over to London after we were welcomed back into the Commonwealth, suitcases were stuffed full of Mrs Ball’s chutney, rooibos tea and illicit biltong.  Now all of these things are available at many mainstream supermarkets (which is either a […]

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