Going Italian at Cook Franschhoek

                                                                          Franschhoek is beautiful any time of the year, but in mid-winter even more so: The lovely autumn-coloured trees, the misty mornings and rainy skies, add a special touch to anything one does in this small town in June. We opted to attend a cooking class at a local restaurant as part of a weekend-long…

Butternut, Sweet Potato and Red Lentil Curry

Serves 2 15ml olive oil 1 onion, chopped 5ml garlic, chopped 5ml dried chilli 5ml ginger powder 2.5ml turmeric 2.5ml coriander powder 1ml cumin 1ml cinnamon 15ml curry powder (or to taste) 1 small sweet potato, sliced 1 small butternut, cubed 125ml red lentils ½ can chopped tomatoes 1 can chickpeas 250ml vegetable stock 250ml…

Green Bean Stew

Serves 2 Ingredients 1 onion, chopped olive oil for frying ± 200g green beans, chopped (width-wise) 1 teaspoon chopped garlic ½ teaspoon dried chilli 3 small potatoes, skinned and diced 1.5 cups vegetable stock (I prefer Ina Paarman’s delicious dried stock) ± 200g tomatoes, peeled and diced Black pepper (lots!) Salt Sugar Optional: Fry’s Vegetarian…