Kalam polo – Persian fragrant pilaf with cabbage & lamb

Kalam polo is a type of delicious Persian rice pilaf originating from Shiraz.  Kalam means cabbage and polo is rice in Farsi hence the title “Kalam Polo” however it often contains meat of some kind. Like many Persian recipes there are many different versions of this dish which are all equally as tasty. Sometimes even…

Apricot & Lemon Morrocan Chicken

Fewer dishes please me more than this one and I have made it more times than I care to mention. It is hands-down one of my favourite feast-like chicken dishes. It’s humble enough for a midweek family meal but also exotic and impressive enough to serve up to a discerning foodie crowd. It epitomises the…

Oranjezicht City Farm Market

This blog post is well overdue as I have been shopping at this market now for over 2 years now. From its first sessions in Oranjezicht Farm itself to its move to Zilla Villa (Leeuwenhof) and its final (hopefully) residence at Granger Bay by the Waterfront, this market has gone from strength to strength and…