Archive for the ‘Local is Lekker’ Category


Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

A South African twist to the ultimate dessert!!!!

Well what to say? Definitely Stanley’s favourite dessert being it the traditional one speckled with thousands of vanilla seeds, Cardamom infused (Brydon @ Havercroft’s) or the latest flavour added by our chef of the season Dan! He likes Amarula as much as Stanley likes (or should I rather say LOVES) Crème Brulee! (more…)


Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

This must be one of the most sought after Traditional South African recipes, not that Stanley is a big fan, either to eat or to prepare. So I knocked on Helena’s ( my mom!) door for this one. And her door leads to Casa Bellena, a small B&B in De Kelders. (more…)


Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

No meat required!

Waterblommetjies! A type of water lily ( Aponogeton distachyos ) that can be found growing on every farm dam in the area. Their season starts in spring and lasts for a couple of weeks. Many of our locals and even our International visitors know them only cooked together in a stew with lamb (and always served with white rice!); like that they have a very similar taste to green beans. It is one of the most well known traditional South African dishes. (more…)


Sunday, September 13th, 2009

An old favourite with a South African twist! (more…)


Sunday, April 5th, 2009

Dipping into the past…


Not something my European guest really knows.(Maybe the Londoners with all the South African living there). Once tasted most people want some more, especially with this recipe! The origin lies with the Voortrekker, in the olden days with it being hard to keep things fresh drying was a good preservative.