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(Serves 8) Oven 150C INGREDIENTS: 3kg oxtail Seasoned flour – (flour, salt, pepper, mixed herbs) Sunflower oil 3 large onions – sliced 3 cloves garlic – chopped 1 bottle good red wine Beef stock – enough to cover oxtail 1 bouquet garni (thyme, parsley) Salt and cracked pepper 2 bay leaves 3 tablespoons red currant jelly Peel of ½ lemon Peel of ½ orange 600g carrots – sliced 1½ tablespoons lemon juice 1½ tablespoons tomato paste METHOD: Trim oxtails of as much fat as possible.… Read the rest


INGREDIENTS: 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 onion –peeled and chopped 2 small leeks 4 tomatoes ( take skin off – hot water) Handful of fresh green beans 1 or 2 carrots 1 stick celery 1 cup cut green or red  cabbage 2 garlic cloves 1 tin mixed beans (drained) 1 ½ litre boiling water 3 teaspoon vegetable stock powder ½ cup soup mix ( barley, split peas etc) Crack black pepper 1 teaspoon salt – taste 1 tablespoon sugar 1 tablespoon tomato paste 2 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley Grated cheese to serve METHOD: Prepare all your vegetables.… Read the rest

Roasted Tomato and Basil Soup

INGREDIENTS: 4 Chopped Onions 6 Chopped Celery Stalks 6 Tablespoons Vegetable Stock Powder 2 Tablespoons Crushed Garlic 2 Tablespoons medium Curry Powder 10 Ripe Tomatoes cut in quarters 2 Sprigs of Fresh Basil 3KG Tin of whole peeled Tomatoes 2LT Water Sugar, Salt & Pepper to taste Olive Oil for frying METHOD: In a roasting pan; add the onion, celery, garlic, quartered tomatoes, fresh basil.… Read the rest

Butternut, Spinach & Feta Salad

INGREDIENTS: 1 Butternut, halved, pitted and cut into 2 cm thick strips 15 – 20 ml Olive oil Salt and pepper A squirt or two of good quality honey 1 small bag – 50 gr or so of fresh spinach leaves 1 cup of balsamic vinegar One or two wheels of good quality/ Danish feta cheese A handful of seed selection.… Read the rest

Umngazi Breakfast Muffin

Ingredients:   2 cups self- raising flour 1 tsp bicarb 1 cup cake flour 1 cup brown sugar 2 eggs – lightly beaten ¾ cup oil 1 ½ cup milk Handful of chopped dates 1 tsp cinnamon powder Method: Sift the self raising flour and cake flour and bicarb together Stir in the sugar Mix the eggs with milk and oil Fold in using a big metal spoon Leave mixture a bit lumpy Bake in greased muffin tray for about 20 minutes Variation: Can add handful of chopped pecan nuts Can add a cup of tinned apple Can add a cup of mashed banana Can add a handful of raisins … Read the rest
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