Kill Two Birds with One Stone

Posted by on Oct 4, 2012 in Cheese | Comments Off

Are you looking for a cooking school to put a little flavour back into your life, your cooking and your relationship? Cooking schools have come a long way, and add a lot of flavour to an otherwise bland existence – but take note that there are cooking schools and then there are cooking schools that offer that hand’s on personal experience. Whether you are an accomplished cool or whether you are a complete novice, you will now be able to learn to cook really good food by learning right from the very basics. And if...

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Our Photo albums August 2012 onwards

Posted by on Aug 17, 2012 in Cheese | Comments Off

Cooking at La Convivialita August 2012...

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Clara’s peasant tomato and meat sauce for pasta

Posted by on Aug 13, 2012 in Cheese, Main Courses, Recipes | Comments Off

Each region in Italy has its favourite pasta sauce, my Mom Clara says that her sauce is the best and I cannot dispute that, so here goes: 1 whole onion peeled, push 6 cloves pushed randomly into it 4 tins Italian tomatoes or 1 cup of tomatoe puree 1 tablespoon tomato paste 1 pork chop (with bone) 2  pieces of free range chicken (thigh and drum stick) 1 celery stalk a few basil leaves 2 cloves garlic 3 tablespoons Olive oil 1 tablespoon butter 1 medium strength chili – according to taste Salt 1 cup of red or white...

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Our Photo Albums May to July 2012

Posted by on May 18, 2012 in Cheese | Comments Off

Cooking at La Convivialita      ...

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Mothers and daughters – keeping the traditions alive!

Posted by on Mar 14, 2012 in Cheese | Comments Off

I thank my friends for bringing their daughters and  opening my door to “mother daughter” teams and I have had two such teams on separate occasions since my Pasta Teaching at La Convivialità started…. Leslie(mother) and Laura (daughter).  At the age of 5 Laura decided that she was not going to marry my son Steven, what a silly decision cause she is so natural in the kitchen Sandi (mother) and Tegan (daughter), my special Godchild, who loves and embraces life with love and surprised me with her pasta making skills...

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the Johannesburg Girls

Posted by on Mar 6, 2012 in Cheese, Pasta | Comments Off

It’s Tuesday and I’m already looking forward to Saturday, its Pasta Making Day with “the Johannesburg” girls and I cannot wait. I am not a chef but I cook daily, some days I cook very well other days just for the love of it and some days because I’m starved. We live in an amazing world, a world that is fast so we need to take time to make simple and healthy food, we need time to relax and enjoy our friends and family and we need time to enjoy ourselves. I have always loved the simplicity of making food, the...

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