With a week to go until Thanksgiving, I ran into a site that showed cinnamon roll crust apple pie.Continue reading “Kitchen misadventures”
I literally just finished the last of my oxtail stew and I only have one little bag of biltong left, and well sure of course I’ve made some Chicken Yassa because I hadn’t in a couple of weeks, but I’ll be finishing off the Malva pudding with it…Continue reading “Quick break: Mexican food”
Miss (I) to the rescue again with another South African dish: Malva pudding!Continue reading “VAL: South African Malva Pudding”
Because sometimes there’s puff pastry already thawed and needing to be used.
Sometimes the cream cheese is at the expiration date. Sometimes the leftover Colby Jack and shaved Parmesan are about 3 days from getting fuzzy.Continue reading “Semi Random Cheese Balls”
Before (I) opened up her family cookbook to me (waves to (I) frantically: thank you my friend), a lot of the recipes I was finding online mentioned Boerewors.
Boerewors is, if the food subsection of the internet is to be trusted, “farmer’s sausage.”Continue reading “VAL: Boerewors with Chakalaka”
My friend (I) was gracious enough to open up her family cookbook and give us a recipe for oxtail stew.
Now, oxtail was all new to us and I suspect that since it’s not a major ingredient around here, maybe we didn’t get the best pieces of meat.
But that said…
The stew is really flavorful. Really different from the palate of our family beef stew, but still really good.
Hominy was also new to us, but we really enjoyed it!
But I would say … when we made some of the stew a few days later, this time over rice — in the way of stew, everything had gotten to know each other with time and it was even better on a second take!
So: thank you (I) for sharing this with us. I’m going to be enjoying this again!
And I’m going to make that dessert you suggested another day. So something to look forward to!
Happy birthday Emily🎂
Stew is a-simmering away, and while it does I have some other South African food to nibble.
Biltong!Continue reading “VAL: While I wait on my stew”
First Beautiful Niece was home for fall break, and one of the things we decided to do was whip up something delicious together.Continue reading “Sweets with my sweets”
My dear friend (I) had sent me some recipes to give a go, while I’m still trekking virtual Namibia.Continue reading “VAL: Sosaties”
Hello out there to dear reader and dear friend (I) who has sent me some Namibian recipe options.Continue reading “VAL: Meal adventures coming soon!”