Tag: vegetables


Dishes with the finest carrot julienne: the Microplane Gourmet Series

Today I’m back in the kitchen trying out my fabulous new Microplane Gourmet Series Fine Julienne Slicer. With its ultra sharp, stainless steel blade you’re guaranteed matchstick slices of carrot, courgette, cucumber, pretty much any vegetable you would desire. It’s certainly perfect for preparing ultra-thin, delicate carrots. Today I made a tasty carrot sambol chosen […]

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Review: Microplane Pizza Cutter

Today it’s time to get back in the kitchen. I’m a bit of a carnivore, although I do love my vegetables I must admit that I think I probably eat too much meat. So the new cooking mission is to eat vegetarian dishes twice a week. It’s been really fun deciding what to make and […]

Recipes, Salad recipes, Uncategorized, Vegetarian recipes

Russian salad: A recipe and a magical story

Most of my encounters with Russian salad have been in Spain – it’s a  dish commonly served in most tapas bars around the country.  I can’t say I’ve ordered it much, but its frequent appearances did get me wondering what the story was behind this ubiquitous salad. There’s a bit to wade through, but legend […]

Restaurants in Cape Town, Restaurants in the Cape Winelands, Uncategorized

Beautiful Babylonstoren

Today we headed into the Cape Winelands to one of the oldest Cape Dutch farms, Babylonstoren. It’s famous for its amazing gardens and Babel restaurant where they serve produce freshly picked from them. Cleverly, all the original outbuildings on the farm have been converted for use today – like Babel which has been fitted with […]

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Cabo de Palos market: fruit and veg from the Orchard of Europe

After the fabulous fish I simply had to show you some of the amazing fruit and veg that you can get in Murcia. It’s a huge agricultural area which has earned it the nickname “the orchard of Europe” and you can see why every time you go into a shop or visit a market. The […]