Beef shin stew with Parmesan dumplings

When I was little, I despised stew. I actually didn’t like my food touching each other at all and so a stew was pretty much a disaster for me. The only time I would eat it was when my mom [...]

Mexican Chicken & Bean Stew

I am often left standing in front of my fridge/freezer before dinner not having a clue what to co. During these times my creativity is tested to the max and I sometimes come up with the most [...]

Osso Buco with Gremolata

In Pretoria, Winter is here in every sense of the word. In the morning I struggle to get out of bed because, even though it’s usually a beautiful day outside, there’s an iciness in [...]

Coq Au Vin

Coq au Vin, like Boeuf Bourguignon, has been one of those dishes that I’ve been dying to make. Just the name conjures up images of the beautiful French country side, a mother lovingly [...]

Short rib Bourguignon

I think most of us know what Boeuf Bourguignon is by now…especially if you’ve watched Julie&Julia. Julie Powell could not stop raving about her childhood memories of her mother coing [...]

Irish Lamb Stew

So with all these wonderful cold days around, nothing goes down better than a warm and comforting stew.  Any kind of stew would do, but I just Lamb so it’s usually the meat of choice in my [...]