Patatas panaderas / Sauteed potatoes

Patatas panaderas / Sauteed potatoes As a student in Spain in the 1980’s money was always tight, but our worries were few. Life was cheap  and all we cared about was to squeeze every drop of living out of a student city that gave more than it ever took. Students then ...


Holiday cocktails @ Cafe Milorca

Holiday cocktails @ Cafe Milorca   THE time around Christmas and the new year is a great one in which to rustle up some celebratory cocktails. We like ours old-school, so here are three of our long-time favourite recipes for some southern hemisphere summer stunners! White sangria Everybody knows sangria ...


Cuban Rice (Arroz Cubano)

Student life and Cuban Rice The simplest taste or smell can take you back in time and flood your mind with wonderful memories. One of the most uncomplicated and economical dishes I remember with fondness from my student years at the University of Salamanca in Spain is Cuban Rice (Arroz Cubano). No one really knows where the dish ...


Thai-style sweet potato soup

Thai-style sweet potato soup We bought the most amazing organic orange sweet potatoes from a woman called Nomonde Ntsundwana at the Valley Market this past weekend. She grows these huge whoppers in the township. We came home with a good kilo and immediately remembered a favourite old recipe from our ...