Windhoek, Namibia through the keyhole

This week I had the great pleasure of jetting off to Windhoek, Namibia to deliver training and attend a meeting. My husband was born in Namibia so I was very excited to go and experience a little of it myself. Like most work-travel expeditions to foreign lands, I saw more of my room, taxis and…

Taking roast chicken to the next level

I got a bee in my bonnet last week and decided to try my hand at roasting a chicken in a potjie (or Dutch oven). We have been trying some new things in our potjie of late, yet at the suggestion my husband had that look: I am humouring you just a tad, we may need…

Getting potted…Moroccan lamb potjie

There is nothing more quintessential in South African cooking culture than a ‘potjie’. Notice I did not say ‘cuisine’, as it is a tough task to lift the game of a stew. This traditional means of cooking has cult status in some quarters and is a fantastic outdoor and social cooking technique. With a bit of creativity,…