Alto Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, delicious with Grilled Pork Chops with Honey Garlic Glaze…

Alto Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, recently released new vintage by Bertho Eksteen, classical Helderberg expression of this noble grape...

Rooibos Tea Bar Cake – Le Creuset

Le Creuset's Rooibos Tea Bar Cake Makes 1 cake Ingredients 80ml boiling water 60ml rooibos orange blossom tea, plus dry leaves for decoration 180g butter 180g castor sugar 10ml grated orange rind 3 extra-large eggs, beaten 120g cake flour 120g self-raising flour 1ml salt Orange glacé icing 250ml icing sugar 15ml orange juice

October 7th, 2014|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , |

Puff pastry rolls with goats cheese, courgette & tomato – Le Creuset

Le Creuset's Puff pastry rolls with goats cheese, courgette & tomato Ingredients 1 x 320g (35cm x 22.5cm) sheet of puff pastry 200g fresh, soft goat’s cheese 1 courgette 50ml olive oil 1 tomato Freshly ground black pepper Oryx Desert Salt Mixed Herbs Cocktail sticks Method Pre-heat the oven to 200°C/180°C fan/Gas Mark

September 4th, 2014|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , |

Angry Duck Curry – Le Creuset

  Angry Duck Curry Serves 4 Ingredients 2 large duck breasts, sliced thinly 1oml oil 1 red onion, Chinese sliced 150g baby corn, halved lengthways 150g mange tout /sugar snap peas 45-60ml red curry paste(depends on personal taste) 400g tin coconut milk Small tin coconut cream 400g egg noodles, cooked as per packet

August 26th, 2014|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , |

The pie elephant

The Nutbrown Pie Funnelour 'pie elephant' When I was a boy, one of the exciting things at the lunch table on the farm was to have a pie and to see the pie elephant’s trunk sticking out of the middle surrounded by pastry leaves which my mother painstakingly made from the remnants of

July 8th, 2013|Categories: Michael's Writings|Tags: |