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I love this eggy paté served with Melba toast made with French bread. It will keep in the fridge for 2 days.

Ina Paarman | Devilled Egg Paté

I love this eggy paté served with Melba toast made with French bread.

We found these frozen calamari heads and tubes at PnP under the GSA Ocean Products brand.

Ina Paarman | Grilled Calamari with Char-grilled Peppers

Frozen calamari heads and tubes are available in South African supermarkets. A homegrown quick and easy recipe. Start a new tradition in your family with this tasty dish.

On a recent trip to London we spotted this salad in the Harrods salad bar. Try it, it is delicious. A fuss free salad. The olives are optional.

Ina Paarman | Smoked Beetroot and Yoghurt Salad

On a recent trip to London we spotted this salad in the Harrods salad bar. Try it, it is delicious. A fuss free salad. The olives are optional.

This recipe was inspired by Mimi Jardin from her book ‘My Portuguese Food’. I served it to weekend guests. They loved it, not only as a starter but for snacks with mini pita breads and even at breakfast with toast.

Ina Paarman | Hummus with Fried Onion

This recipe was inspired by Mimi Jardin from her book ‘My Portuguese Food’. I served it to weekend guests. They loved it, not only as a starter but for snacks with mini pita breads and even at breakfast with toast.

An enthusiastic response from all our tasters. Choose ripe tomatoes that feel heavy for their size. As long as they’re ripe, any type will work.

Ina Paarman | Tomato Toast

An enthusiastic response from all our tasters. Choose ripe tomatoes that feel heavy for their size. As long as they’re ripe, any type will work.

A no-fail crowd pleaser. The prawns can be replaced with smoked salmon trout, in that case, decorate the paté with a rolled ‘rose’ of salmon.

Ina Paarman | Prawn Paté

A no-fail crowd pleaser. The prawns can be replaced with smoked salmon trout, in that case, decorate the paté with a rolled ‘rose’ of salmon.

One of our most popular and affordable snacks!

Ina Paarman | Posh Pap and Wors Bites

One of our most popular and affordable traditional South African snacks! Serve it to your overseas visitors and see how they rave!

This recipe is best pre-prepared the day before and left in the fridge overnight to firm before slicing.

Ina Paarman | Poppy Seed Crackers

This recipe is best pre-prepared the day before and left in the fridge overnight to firm before slicing.

Dates and Sun-dried Tomatoes taste a whole lot better than the prunes used in the past.

Ina Paarman | Drunken Dates

Dates and Sun-dried Tomatoes taste a whole lot better than the prunes used in the past.

A pretty starter and so easy to make.

Ina Paarman | Tomatoes Wrapped in Serrano Ham

A pretty starter and so easy to make.

A festive starter for a special occasion.

Ina Paarman | Prawn Salad Starter with Chilli Dip

A festive starter for a special occasion.

This wholesome, easy to make soup is delicious served as a starter.

Ina Paarman | Mushroom Soup Cappuccino

This wholesome, easy to make soup is delicious served as a starter.

Serve this classy starter with Melba Toast made with Ciabatta bread. The mousse will keep in the fridge for 2 days, but do not freeze.

Ina Paarman | Salmon and Prawn Salad Starter

Serve this classy starter with Melba Toast made with Ciabatta bread. The mousse will keep in the fridge for 2 days, but do not freeze.

A salad is the healthiest and most painless way to start any meal; especially when the main course is substantial. Iceberg lettuce is back in fashion!

Ina Paarman | Iceberg Slice with Blue Cheese, Pears and Pecans

A salad is the healthiest and most painless way to start any meal; especially when the main course is substantial. Iceberg lettuce is back in fashion!

Tuna, in place of shrimps, teamed with avocado makes an excellent and affordable starter especially if you jazz up the tuna a bit.

Ina Paarman | Avocado Ritz with Tuna

Tuna, in place of shrimps, teamed with avocado makes an excellent and affordable starter especially if you jazz up the tuna a bit.

A clever way to transport these delicious treats to a picnic or party is in an egg-box lined with squares of baking paper and covered with clingfilm. Use week old eggs and stir them a few times while boiling to keep the yolks in the centre. Older eggs are easier to peel, than very fresh ones.

Ina Paarman | Cheesy Picnic Eggs

A clever way to transport these delicious traditional treats to a picnic or party is in an egg-box lined with small squares of baking paper and covered with clingfilm. Use week old eggs and stir them a few times while boiling to keep the yolks in the centre. Older eggs are easier to peel, than very fresh ones. See notes below: