Simonsig Woolworths Chenin Blanc Pinotage Reserve Collection 2017, perfect lunch time partner to Lizet Hartley’s Pork and Green Fig Terrine…

One of the top sellers on the shelves in Woolworths is the Woolworths Chenin Blanc Pinotage Reserve Collection 2017, made by Johan Malan of Simonsig and his team...

Neethlingshof Caracal 2016, a Bordeaux style red blend is good with Lizet Hartley’s Rabbit with White Wine Dijon Cream Sauce & Pancetta Crisps…

De Wet Viljoen comes up with another stunner, the Neethlingshof Caracal 2016. A Cabernet Sauvignon led Bordeaux style red, matched with Lizet Hartley's delicious rabbit stew...

Landskroon Pinotage 2016, perfect with a heritage dish from Lizet Hartley…

Made from a grape produced in the 1920s by Abraham Perold, the Landskroon Pinotage 2016, is a fine expression of the grape. Paul de Villiers, 5th generation Cellarmaster carries on the fine wine tradition of the family...

Durbanville Hills Collector’s Reserve The Cape Mist Sauvignon Blanc 2017, nice partner to Lizet Hartley’s Cream of Mushroom Soup with Parmesan Toasties

The grapes for the Durbanville Hills Collector’s Reserve The Cape Mist Sauvignon Blanc 2017 come from separate vineyards which provide the building blocks for a fine expression of a cool climate Sauvignon Blanc.

Fairview Stok by Paaltjie Grenache 2014 & Lizet Hartley’s 5 Spice Pork Spare Ribs – 07.04.2017

Fairview Stok by Paaltjie Grenache 2014 I have known Fairview for almost 40 years, from the earliest of days when Cyril Back bottled his own wines, held the first wine auction ever, and Beryl Back sold the wines from the tasting room and packed eggs in the room next door. Charles & Cyril Back, way

Mulderbosch Chardonnay 2015 & Lizet Hartley’s Pork Shank Ragu with White Wine & Fennel – 06.04.2017

Mulderbosch Chardonnay 2015 There are Chardonnays and there are Chardonnays, and for me the most appealing are those which have a story.  The Mulderbosch Chardonnay 2015 has a story. The Chardonnay grapes used for this wine are all from the Stellenbosch Appellation and are picked in a stretch of the finest grape wine areas from

Peter Falke Ruby Blend 2014 & Lizet Hartley’s Bordelaise Sauce – 05.04.2017

Peter Falke Ruby Blend 2014 Groenvlei Farm, home of Peter Falke Wines, sits in an important part of the Stellenbosch wine appellation, on the foothills of Helderberg Mountains. It is surrounded by producers of some of the finest red wines produced in this little region.  The hot summer vineyards are fanned in the afternoons by

Steenberg 1682 Chardonnay Brut & Lizet Hartley’s Corn fritters with salmon & lemon-dill crème fraîche – 20.01.2017

Steenberg 1682 Chardonnay Brut Steenberg Wine Estate is one of the oldest in the Constantia Wine Appellation having been granted to the Widow Ras in 1682. The modern Steenberg boasts not only a fine array of sublime wines, but also two excellent restaurants, the Bistro 1682 with Kerry Kilpin as Chef and Catharina’s with Archie

Green Bean Bredie – Lizet Hartley

Green Bean Bredie by Lizet Hartley Lizet says: "Green bean bredie [groenboontjiebredie] – of course one has to call it a bredie, for nothing this soul satisfying could possibly be called a mere stew. What makes this a true South African bredie? The addition of marvellous old-fashioned boerekos spices along with liberal lashings of lard.

Traditional Frikkadels – Lizet Hartley

Lizet Hartley's Traditional Frikkadels Lizet says: "Frikkadels or frikadelle – my dictionary offers meatballs or rissoles as an alternative. Now I don’t readily disagree with lofty tomes but, well, balderdash. Because for me a meatball can be any size, made of any meat, and contain pretty much anything in addition to the meat. And that

Jalapeno beef burger with guacamole – Lizet Hartley

Jalapeno beef burger with guacamole by Lizet Hartley Lizet says: "Burgers, done properly, are a thing of beauty. They’re super easy and cheap to make. Best of all? They’re actually quite healthy. Now before the fast food insults start flying, let me qualify. A burger is healthy IF you make it yourself, because you’re in

Harissa-spiced roast butternut & red onion salad with cucumber-mint dressing – Lizet Hartley

Lizet Hartley's Harissa-spiced roast butternut & red onion salad with cucumber-mint dressing Lizet says: “Size does matter. I know this because I’m inordinately attracted to all things small – puppies, kittens, quail eggs, those teeny baby apples. Too cute for words. So when I spotted tiny red onions at Woolies on Friday, it was pretty

Roasted nectarine & dukkah-crusted goat’s cheese salad – Lizet Hartley

Lizet Hartley's Roasted nectarine & dukkah-crusted goat’s cheese salad Lizet says: “Week two of avoiding carbs and I’m doing just fine. In fact, I’m loving it. Mostly because in the last week I’ve managed to pack away sushi (erm, rice), a pork and roast fennel burger (erm, bread) and a seriously deevine little crayfish pasta

Christmas Paté with hazelnuts, sage & Brandy – Lizet Hartley

Lizet Hartley's Christmas Paté with hazelnuts, sage & Brandy We may be a bit late for Christmas, and this paté would be perfect on your New Year's Eve Buffet. Lizet Hartley up to her usual inventive, aromatic, tasty, beautiful to look at dishes, and this one is a star. Christmas Paté with hazelnuts, sage &

Duck liver paté with cranberry jelly & ciabatta melba – Lizet Hartley

Lizet Hartley's Duck liver paté with cranberry jelly & ciabatta melba Lizet says, "Paté – it’s just better home-made and nothing could be simpler. Few things beat smooth creamy chicken liver paté. I was about to make some, but then I spotted duck livers from The Duck Farm at P&P. Only R10 more than the

Moroccan spiced lamb with raspberry-mint sauce – Lizet Hartley

Lizet Hartley's Moroccan Spiced Lambwith Raspberry-mint Sauce I love aimlessly ambling in supermarkets and markets. Touching, sniffing, reading, seeing what’s new – it’s how I get recipe ideas. Like the other day, when I spotted a bottle of Ras el Hanout spice in Woolies. A heady Moroccan blend of perfumed spices like coriander,

Cinnamon Dumplings, aka Souskluitjies – Lizet Hartley

Lizet Hartley's Cinnamon Dumplingsaka Souskluitjiies Lizet says, "Now this is the stuff of my childhood and I had naively assumed everybody would know a souskluitjie from a samoosa. Apparently not. So for those of you who haven’t heard of it, ‘souskluitjies’ is the South African name for old-fashioned cinnamon dumplings. A really filling,

Lamb Kebabs with Fruity Couscous & Pomegranate Raita – Lizet Hartley

Lizet Hartley's Lamb Kebabswith Fruity Couscous & Pomegrante Raita Now here's a lovely Mediterranean dish by the brilliant food blogger Lizet Hartley, made for this wine with it's spiciness. All you need is… For the kebabs 500g lamb steak 150g full cream Greek yoghurt 3 green cardamom pods, smashed open 1 tsp powdered

Smoked mackerel and beetroot with sour cream

Lizet Hartley's Smoked Mackerel with Beetroot & Sour Cream All you need is… peppered, smoked mackerel bunch of beetroot radishes dill red onion micro leaves sour cream black pepper lemon extra dark rye bread You can buy ready-cooked beetroot, but it’s ridiculously pricey. Rather go for fresh and simply boil them (in their

Pasta with Rich Lamb Ragu – Lizet Hartley

Lizet Hartley's Pasta with Rich Lamb Ragu People aren’t all the same and that’s probably a good thing. I can’t begin to image how epically boring a place the world would be if they were. Unfortunately this different-strokes-for-different-folks thing is a bit of pain when it comes to writing recipes. Take my friend

April 24th, 2014|Categories: Recipes|Tags: |

Old-fashioned Ideal Milk Ice Cream

Old-fashioned Ideal Milk Ice Cream I follow a lovely blog called Melkkos en Merlot which is the foodie outpourings of the talented Lizet Hartley.  It is huge fun to read, she has some fabulous recipes on it, and it has a very pretty design.  Merlot is her black rescue cat from Grassy Park

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