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I live in the small town of Kokstad (South Africa) on the border between the provinces of KwaZulu/Natal and Eastern Cape. I 'm trained as an agriculturalist and have spent the last few years developing a no-tillage system of mealie (maize / corn) production for the small scale farmers.
I have always liked cooking and baking but very much an intermediate cook. I can read a recipe book like a novel. I however have to control myself from buying too many of the things. There are some that I have neveer prepared a single dish from.
Having been raised on a farm, we have always hunted and slaughtered which has lead me to an interest in doing things with as much as possible of the animal.
My first target will be to focus of the traditional braai (barbeque) . A braai in South Africa is a "ritual" and not just a meal. Read more
My Latest Recipes 10
Soetpatats Glazed Sweet Potatoes from ristows in KOKSTAD, ZA.
A very sweey vegetable dish is quite common on the South African table. Adapt quantities to suit your taste buds. Not a dieters ...
Biltong - South African Jerky from ristows in KOKSTAD, ZA.
Difficult to find somebodi in South Africa who does not like biltong. We like to think that we are the only place where you will ...
Dry Wors - Dry Sausage from ristows in KOKSTAD, ZA.
Dried sausage (known locally as dry wors) is hugely popular in South Africa. A basic boerewors recipe can be used. Never use por...
Braai Sandwich from ristows in KOKSTAD, ZA.
In our part of the country a sandwich is called a "sarmy". This sandwich toasted over the coals is a must as a side dis...
Venison Boerewors from ristows in KOKSTAD, ZA.
Boerewors is a South African institution. African game is very lean and needs the extra fat. Huge local variations in spices as ...
Green Mealie Bread Steamed Corn Bread from ristows in KOKSTAD, ZA.
In South Africa we speak of "mealies" more so than maize and hardly ever corn . For this bread, we normally use maize at the hard ...