Archive for the ‘On the Side’ Category


Saturday, September 10th, 2011

Any of your favourite fruit combinations can be used….just remember pips does not always do well being put in a blender…you don’t want to end up spitting out bits. You can always add some dried fruit, Agave syrup or honey for sweetness.



Saturday, September 10th, 2011

…..just the most exquisite taste sensation!

For those of you that doesn’t know what to do with pumpkin seed oil here is to a good start.I’ll decided to start with a soup. Pea soup without any meat…smokey or other wise! Made with basic veggies you’ll definitely have in the house. (more…)

Chilli Jam

Sunday, October 11th, 2009
Everything in this recipe depends on the chilies you would use. For me it is whatever chilies I harvest out of  the garden. It is always good to use a combination of mild and hot. Some very hot chilies have an amazing flavor. So by using a few of those toned down by a milder chili will give you the perfect taste. (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…)

Grilled Beetroot

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009
After many requests now revealed…this must be Whalesong’s signature dish! One of the best ways of doing and having them is grilled. So many people say they don’t enjoy eating them but believe me done this way many minds has been changed. Always make more to make sure you have left overs! Marinated over night they turn into a perfect salad ingredient. (more…)


Monday, November 24th, 2008

That something so simple can be so delicious. Just cooked pumpkin mixed with a few things, fried and sprinkled with cinnamon sugar. Eaten as an accompaniment to some other dish or on its own as a desert with vanilla ice cream, for me it will always be a favourite. (more…)