Books for Cooks for Christmas – A pair from Quivertree

Vickie de Beer's My low carb Kitchen There is still time for a quick last minute shop for Christmas and Quivertree Publications step into the breach with two fabulous cook books. Vickie de Beer is a food writer, food stylist and food enthusiast.  She is the Food Editor of the popular Rooi Rose.  Vickie has

Sedgwick’s Quick & Easy Mussels

Sedgwick's Quick & Easy Musselsby Vickie de Beer, photo by Charles Russell If you’re pressed for time yet aiming to impress you can’t go wrong with the Sedgwick’s Original Old Brown infused Quick & Easy Mussels. Inspired by Captain James Sedgwick’s and his many voyages at sea on the clipper Undine, this delicious

Bay roasted quails with honeyed-butter & spring greens – Vickie de Beer

Vickie de Beer's Bay roasted quailswith honeyed-butter & spring greens As part of one of her fabulous series on their website Vickie de Beer and photographer Charles Russell created a forest forage theme.  This delicious dish made no doubt from quails lurking in the forest. Serves 4 For the quails 4 quails

Chilled tomato and strawberry soup – Vickie de Beer

Vickie de Beer'sChilled Tomato & Strawberry Soup - picture by Charles Russell With the most delicious of strawberries and the ripest of heritage tomatoes in season, Vickie de Beer's soup makes so much sense when paired with a lovely dry white wine like the Simonsig Adelberg Sauvignon Blanc 2014. Serves 4 1kg ripe

Pan-fried salmon with Pernod sauce, fennel & cucumber salad – Vickie de Beer

Vickie de Beer's Pan Fried Salmon with Pernod Sauce,  fennel & cucumber salad Fennel is often used in digestives and liqueurs like Pernod or Ouzo because it aids digestion. These pungent liquors can be used in delicate beurre blanc sauces to dress up all kinds of fish, very fancy! Serves 4-6 for the

Pork Necks Steaks filled with sage – Vickie de Beer

Vickie de Beer's Pork Neck Steaks Filled with Sagephotograph Charles Russell Vickie de Beer is a cook with great flair and works with Charles Russell, Stellenbosch Photographer. I just love this recipe.  "Pork and sage are like a happily married couple," says Vickie, "they belong together and they know it!" Serves 6 For