Best Thai Green Curry

Thai green curry is one of my favourite flavours and I have recently been put onto the best way to cook it. A colleague of Simon’s has a Thai wife and she is a wonderful cook. She recommended a brand of Thai paste called Mae Ploy.  They do green, yellow and red and we have tried them…

Spicy Durban Curry

There are so many ready-made cooking sauces and marinades around today the choice is dazzling.  I recently stumbled across a brand of South African made curry sauces and thought I would give it a go. The result was surprisingly good.  The brand is called Walnut Ridge Something South African and the one I chose was…

Garlicky Chicken and Potatoes…

Roasting chicken is an art and takes a bit of preparation.  I don’t often have the time to make a classic roast chook dinner so I cheat and use chicken thighs.  it’s quicker and easier and you can play around with the flavours.  I have used garlic, lemon and  fresh herbs for this one but…

Roasted Chicken with Tarragon

This is a favourite of ours – it’s delicious cold as well… Ingredients: 1 large free range chicken 200grams butter 1 bunch fresh tarragon 6 shallots (or pickling onions) 6 cloves fresh garlic 1 lemon Salt & pepper to season Cooking string to tie up the chicken Method: Rinse the chicken and pat dry inside and…

Moroccan Chicken

This is a very versatile recipe – you can add more or less of practically everything and include other ingredients such as preserved lemon, olives or cubes of butternut pumpkin.  It taste even better the next day. 500g chicken thigh fillets 1 cinnamon stick 12 pitted dates (I’ve used figs as well) large can of apricot…