My Food Odyssey

Granny Ross’ Recipes

Granny Ross' Recipes

Over the Christmas break my grandmother came across a stack of my mother’s paternal grandmother’s handwritten recipes. There’s one recipe that looks like it was written on a page of an old diary – it’s dated Woensdag [Wednesday] 12 November 1969… there are some awesome South African recipes for things like my Great Grandfather’s tameletjie…

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Buttercream Decorating Classes at Baldocks

Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Buttercream

I’ve been baking since I was able to stand on a chair and manage stir a bowl. There’s very little I won’t attempt to bake. Cake decorating on the other hand, that’s something I’ve never quite mastered. Since moving down to Adelaide, I have much more of an excuse to brush up on my cake…

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Where to buy South African Food in Brisbane

Boutique Meats Kitchen Kenmore

Brisbane has a high South African population so it’s always been really easy to buy things with pap, wors, decent biltong and lollies. There are heaps of places of buy South African Food in Brisbane. Here are some of my favourites. Boutique Meats Kitchen Growing up we would always go to the Boutique Meats Kitchen…

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Where to buy South African Food in Adelaide

South African Food & Booze

In all my trips to Adelaide I’ve been so distracted by all the amazing European influenced food and local produce that I’ve never noticed the lack of South African food until I moved here a month ago. I got a really rude shock to discover that you can’t buy pap at Coles and while there…

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Potjiekos!

Chicken Potjie

Potjiekos is a South African slow-cooked, stew-like dish cooked over a fire in a potjie. I say stew-like because potjiekos is not really a stew, its cooked with very little liquid and it is not stirred. Potjie translates to ‘small food pot’ and is traditionally a three-legged cast iron pot. It’s similar to the cast iron…

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Canoe the Coorong

Canoe the Coorong

For my birthday this year, my wonderful boyfriend planned a mega weekend of a my favourite things which he would only reveal as we were on route to the next location. On the Sunday he tossed me out of bed at some ridiculous hour to drive down to Hindmarsh Island. After about 10 minutes in…

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My Great Gran always said…

My Great Gran

…a sign of a great cook was how you recover a disaster. Amongst other amazingly inspiring things that she would say to make you feel all warm and gooey inside even when you didn’t want to smile. My Great Grandmother was an extraordinary cook. She would have given any of those celebrity chefs a run…

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