Boschendal Black Angus 2014, good with Nina Timm’s Beef Fillet stuffed with sun-dried tomatoes and feta – 14.02.2018

Boschendal Black Angus 2014 Boschendal Black Angus 2014 is a recent release from the Boschendal Heritage Collection.  Boschendal Farm has a fine herd of pastured reared Black Angus Cattle, appropriate therefore that this fine blend should be named for them. With over 330 years since the granting of the land, this wine is one of

Boschendal Manor House Wine Tastings, more than well worth the visit…

Boschendal Manor House, main reception room for Wine Tastings I said this before – there is always something new out at Boschendal. Or as Pliny the Elder might have put it, and apparently Aristotle before him, ex Boschendal semper aliquid novi. The Manor House has been so tastefully redecorated, with its history taken into consideration,

The Crowd Pleaser Burger – Carey Boucher Erasmus

Carey Boucher Erasmus's The Crowd Pleaser Burger Carey says, "I call this “the crowd pleaser burger” because it has elements that everyone enjoys. The men(and some awesome women) will be won over by the juicy ostrich burger, cider batter onion rings and bacon crumbs. The women on the other hand, will be hooked on the creamed cheese,

Individual Beef Wellingtons with Crisp Bottoms – Jane-Anne Hobbs

Jane-Anne Hobbs's Individual Beef Wellingtons with crisp bottoms I think Beef Wellington does need some kind of sauce, so serve this with a home-made gravy, or a creamy mushroom sauce or - best of all - a lovely Béarnaise. Individual Beef Wellingtons with Crisp Bottoms 1 large (about 1.8 kg) fillet of beef (see Cook's

Roast vegetable & couscous salad with pan grilled feta & crushed pistachio dressing – Dianne Bibby

Dianne Bibby's Roast Vegetable & Herbed Couscous Saladwith pan grilled Feta & crushed pistachio dressing I always feel sorry for the butchers when people advocate a Meat Free Monday.  Diane Bibby redeems herself here in my eyes by suggesting that this delicious vegetarian dish be served with a steak or chicken. She says,

Boschendal flies high with SWISS Airline

Boschendal Reserve Collection Chardonnay 2012 Reaffirming its position in the industry for producing superb wines, SWISS Airline has selected the Boschendal Reserve Collection Chardonnay 2012 as one of the premium wines for their summer 2015 offering. The wine will be served to First Class passengers onboard SWISS Airline. A pre-determined list was selected

Old-fashioned Potted Trout with Mace & Cayenne Pepper – Jane Anne Hobbs

Jane-Anne Hobbs's Old-fashioned Potted Troutwith Mace & Cayenne Pepper Jane-Anne Hobbs is a great seeker for old recipes and brings them up to date.  This one, originally for salmon, came from The Experienced English Housekeeper by Elizabeth Raffald (1786). To poach the fish: a large fillet of lightly smoked trout, or a nice fillet

Chilled asparagus, blue cheese & biltong soup – Sophia Lindop

Sophia Lindop's Chilled asparagus, blue cheese & biltong soup Sophia Lindop recently published Season's Bounty which is packed with flavourful dishes, many with a Sophia twist.  This is a perfect cold soup for a warm summer's evening. Chilled asparagus, blue cheese & biltong soup Serves 4 Ingredients 2 baby leeks, thinly sliced Olive

South Indian Inspired Sambar Vegetable Curry – Meeta K Wolff

Meeta K Wolff's South Indian Inspired Sambar Vegetable Curry Prep Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 60 minutes Serves: 4 Ingredients 2 onions, finely chopped 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped 150g canned tomatoes, coarsely chopped 1 tablespoon tomato puree 1 piece of ginger about 2 cm thick, mashed 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon