Un noël à la campagne 1: Marinated herring and litchi cups, and foie gras with mango toasts.

It is a crazy time, the end of the year. Whether winter or summer, it is Christmas, gifts, parties, holidays, celebrations...and food. thank goodness it only happens once a year. I have decided to propose a menu over the following 5 days. A series of posts covering "Un Noël à la campagne". (And non, it…

Red cabbage with plums and beetroot..and Beaujolais wines amidst hues of red.

I initially thought I would post a recipe for "du vin chaud" (mulkled wine), to celebrate the last of my fall colour posts. But then I "fell" upon this recipe..red cabbage..beetroot...apples...pork fillet..and it won me over. So here I give you the  voluptuous, dark reds of beetroot and purple cooked cabbage, lazy late-fall plums instead…

Cherry and bacon rolls..and happy Valentine!

I suppose everyone thinks "chocolate" when in February and especially around the 14th. I'm breaking the rules a bit here...these small cherry and bacon rolls are much more popular in our home under my loved ones than chocolate. In fact, I'm the only chocolate fan around here! So, when I make my people these little…

A sweet mustard sauce…and the end of 2011.

This is a very popular recipe from "Winning recipes from Huisgenoot wenresepte" a great south African recipe book. I can't imagine a south African household without this recipe. I make it only at end of the year as a dip with some warm cocktail sausages or some shaved green beans, since it is a bit…