The wonder of flour and yeast

The wonder of flour and yeast

Tomato bread + bacon rolled bread + fig and chocolate bread I’ve developed a fascination with yeast.  When I started with my studies at the chef school, I dreaded walking into the pastry class.  But the day I got my head around yeast, I was in love.  Such a simple organism, just treat it right … Continue reading

Feeding from the garden:  Lentil and squash cakes

Feeding from the garden: Lentil and squash cakes

I’ve mentioned before that the household has an organic veg garden.  First things first, I’m not the gardener.  I have never and will never have green fingers.  However, I can definitely enjoy the garden, because it goes into the pot. The garden has supplied us with loads of vegetables already.  We very rarely buy vegetables, … Continue reading

Holiday homemade ice cream

Holiday homemade ice cream

I’m back, after a very busy holiday time.  All the best for 2013.  The Christmas and New year time cost some serious kitchen juggling.  The Eybers table played host to loads of visitors this holiday season. Which meant lots of food and some pre-planning required.  Before the holidays I promised myself that I will also … Continue reading

A study in chickpeas – from salad to paratah

A study in chickpeas – from salad to paratah

Recently I rediscovered the little dried up legume by name the chickpea.  It’s such an underrated little critter.   Once you bring this bean to the water it puffs out, showing it’s hidden talents.  This little bean (in respect to the Spanish who call it the garbanzo bean) is packed with goodness.  It’s a source of … Continue reading

Ode to the pressure cooker – springbok pie

Ode to the pressure cooker – springbok pie

We had some family that came to visit from Naboomspruit.  It was one of those surprises resulting in at least being able to share two dinners together.  This naturally meant that the second dinner was arranged around the renowned Eybers table.  As mentioned in my fried chicken post, this table means hours of eating and … Continue reading