Roast Pumpkin With Feta & Honey
Peeling and slicing a butternut pumpkin is easier than other varieties and I just kept adding flavours that I liked to it. I stashed it in the fridge for dinner and a couple of hours later it ended up being an excellent vegetable accompaniment to the steak. Roasting the pumpkin intensifies and sweetens the vegetable and the sesame seeds, feta, chilli and honey add so much texture and flavour to it. What I also liked about it was that it could be eaten cold or hot depending on the hemisphere…
Hasselback Fingerling Potatoes
I only discovered hasselback potatoes a few years ago at a birthday braai where my good friend Suné Rupping helped to cook side dishes for the hungry beer-drinking crowd. She made a huge tray full of hasselbacks, baked to golden perfection, crisp and magnificent."What on earth did you do to the potatoes?!" I exclaimed (with delight). Suné looked at me with a gleam in her eye. "Don't you know hasselbacks?" Rhetorical question, of course. And the rest is history.