Cold soups are a snap to make and easy to present; shooter glasses make it a lovely little starter before dinner while larger glass mugs, martini or water glasses give it a summery feel. Rim the glasses with salt or some pesto and add a stick of cucumber to peek out of the glass. The mint pesto gets a little dark when it sits for too long so make it right before dinner if you want the brightest green colour. The taste will not change either way.Read More
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Ginger lemon meringue tart is a festive twist on the classic pie. The big challenge when it comes to making a meringue tart is the meringue's tendency to separate from the filling and ooze liquid. To ensure that this won't happen, avoid making the topping too far in advance. The way of making a non-weeping meringue by cooking cornstarch and water together comes from The Baker's Dozen Cookbook . You will need most of a 350-gram package of ginger cookies or can use pre-baked short-crust pastry if you wish.Read More
The secret to juicy pork chops, which can easily become dry when grilled or baked, is brining. It really does make all the difference and renders the meat not only succulent but extra-flavourful.Read More