Corn Fritters

by  Linda Sang

2 cups of fresh corn kernels
2 tbsp chopped mint (or herbs of choice)
½ cup of crumbled feta cheese
1 cup SR flour
2 eggs
1 tsp salt
½ cup of soda water (or more if needed)
Freshly ground pepper
Oil for frying


Mix flour, eggs, soda water and salt together until smooth. Stir in corn, feta and herbs. Stand for ten minutes. Cook spoonfuls in ½ … Read more »

Zucchini Fritters

by Linda Sang

3 zucchinis or more, coarsely grated
1 tsp salt for sprinkling
1 small onion, finely dice
1 handful of flat-leafed parsley, chopped
1 handful of dill, chopped
3 tbsp plain flour
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
Black pepper
250 ml sunflower or canola oil


Put the grated zucchini in a colander, sprinkle with the salt and allow the liquid to drain for at least 20 … Read more »

Zucchini Pesto Fritters


by Linda Sang

To the base batter for the corn fritter recipe, add 4 grated zucchini (salted and squeezed of liquid as in the other zucchini recipe), and ¼ cup of parmesan cheese and 2 tbsp of pesto.


Mashed Potato Casserole

by Bhagya

Purists beware! This mashed potato casserole is delicious and can be made ahead. When you want mashed potatoes on the menu but have enough to do on the day, try this!

230 grams unsalted butter, softened, and more for the pan
3 kg potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon salt
1½ cups sour cream
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/3 cup finely chopped chives
⅔ cup bread crumbs
⅔ cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese

Lightly grease a … Read more »

Meat Loaf

from Georgie Adamson’s parents’ days

This was one of Dad’s specialities and made for family get-togethers where it was mainly served cold with Mum’s home-made relish or tomato sauce.

Mix together in a large bowl:

500g finely minced steak, 250g sausage meat, ½ cup bacon pieces chopped finely, ½ cup breadcrumbs, 1 large onion finely chopped, 2 tsp salt, pepper to taste, 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce, 1 tbs tomato sauce and 1 egg. Finely chopped parsley or herbs may be added. Add a little water or milk to moisten.

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Chinese Food –  Chow Mein

from Georgie Adamson’s parents’ days

This was a pretty exotic dish introduced to the family menu.

1 lb minced steak

½ cabbage, sliced thinly

1 lb beans cut small, 4 stalks celery, 2 medium onions, all cut small.

1 packet Continental chicken noodle soup

1 dessertspoon curry powder

3 cups water

Melt 1dessertspoon butter in saucepan or frying pan. Brown mince steak and season. Add water, soup and all vegs. Cook 20 mins. Add 2 dessertspoon rice when it … Read more »