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In My Kitchen – December

6 December 2011 in In My Kitchen

In my kitchen……

I am very fortunate that I have had a free supply of a wonderful olive oil for the past few years. My sister-in-law Sally has a brother (Sean) who farms olives near Swellendam in the Western Cape and produces award winning olive oil. Sally came to visit for a long weekend with my niece Catherine and she bought me a 2 litre box of the latest pressing and a bottle of their balsamic to try.

Saint Sebastian Bay by The Greenleaf Olive Company

Whilst she was here Sally wanted to visit a local business in Howick called Romesco, they use Sean’s olive oil and she wanted to meet them. She very kindly bought me some of the Romesco products, I’ve already tasted the olives (divine) and as I type, our steaks for tonight are marinading in the Sicilian Dipping Sauce which is made of olive oil, balsamic, red wine vinegar, soy sauce and a smidge of harissa.

Romesco Products

Whenever she visits, Sally goes back to Johannesburg with beef fillet from my trusty butcher as it’s so much cheaper here in the hollow. I spotted this biltong dust (biltong is the South African version of Jerky) while she was buying her meat and I have some ideas forming of what I want to make with it, watch this space.

Finally just to prove that I was definitely not born with a silver spoon in my mouth… is a picture of my obviously silver plated and much tarnished baby spoon which gets used as a sugar spoon.

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