Tasting of Light & Refreshing Wines
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Sign up for a Masterclass on Light & Refreshing White Wines on Friday 10 March – particularly if you are bored with Sauvignon Blanc!!! Includes Refreshing Lunch Perfectly matched with a seafood menu from Southern Rock Seafood. Deadline for signup … Read More

S is for Smoked Salmon Fishcakes
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A plethora of S words today. I Settled on these Scrumptious fishcakes. I Stumbled upon the recipe when I was looking for a match for two Smokey wines; the first a Pouilly-Fumé (Sauvignon Blanc) from the Central Vineyards in the … Read More

Smoked Salmon Fishcakes
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 From ‘Made at Home: Curing & Smoking’ by Dick & James Strawbridge Serves 4 Ingredients: 1kg new potatoes 150g smoked salmon, roughly chopped 4 spring onions, roughly sliced 2 fresh red chillies, chopped into rings, seeds and all 100g pitted … Read More

F is for Francophile
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 As part of the preparation for today’s blog I took an online test to ascertain whether or not I am a Francophile and apparently I am. This means that I sympathise with the culture (oui) government (non), history (peut-etre non), … Read More

C is for Cooking (with Wine)
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Obviously I could have written about Chardonnay although I have done that before, or indeed Champagne or Chenin Blanc but don’t worry they are in the pipeline as topics for this month’s blog challenge. Cooking with wine or cooking to … Read More

Hot & Sour Coconut Soup
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Hot & Sour Coconut Soup (Wine, Food & Friends – Karen MacNeil) Serves 6, 101 calories I’m very excited about this new book – the only downside (for me) is the US/Imperial measurement……..   Ingredients 1/4 cup sliced & peeled … Read More

Goat’s Cheese & Onion Tart
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(Delicious Magazine published Jan 2008) Serves 8 Ingredients 50g butter 1 tbsp olive oil 2 lge onions, sliced 1 garlic clove, crushed 2 eggs plus 2 yolks 142ml double cream 1 tbsp chopped fresh thyme leaves plus extra 100g mild … Read More