Chilli Con Carne

Winter in Cape Town is well and truly here.  There hasn’t been that much rain yet but it is absolutely freezing!! I am really missing beach weather and temperatures above 20 C.  The one good thing about winter is making slow cooked, meaty, hearty dishes.  Curries, stews, pies…anything to remedy the cold winter nights!

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Apple Crumble

Its winter, its cold and an apple crumble with custard is probably the best desserts to remedy the winter blues.  Apple crumble always reminds me of cold, winters nights in the Midlands with a fire crackling in the background and my brothers and I fighting over who won Monopoly. Coupled with a dollop or 10 of good old Ultra Mel, you literally cannot go wrong!

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Winter Roast Butternut Salad with Lemon Dressing

When most people think of salad they think hot summer days, lettuce, refreshing cucumber, nothing hot or cooked and anything else along those lines.  But I think there is a whole class of salads that can fit into the winter category and can make the perfect side or even meal during those cold winter months.

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