The Great Vodka Meat and fried rice yummy dish

 The Great Vodka Meat Marinade:

The great Vodka Marinade

a world of color

a world of color

1/2 cup chopped cilantro

1/2 cup chopped green onion ends


8 cloves of garlic chopped

Cracked black pepper

Few crunches of sea salt

2ml of corriander

100ml of vodka

2 chopped pickled chillies

2 juiced limes

1ml of cumin seeds

1ml of paprika

2 tablespoons of white malt vinegar

The Great Meat Vodka Marinade

The Great Meat Vodka Marinade

Side Cooked Rice dish

Fry up:

One chopped onion

2 large slices of salami

Some chopped cilantro and spring onion greens

Some garlic

1 teaspoon of capers

One chopped red chilli with no seeds


1 cup of rice (I used Thai rice)

1 cup of chicken stock

1/2 cup of water

A few glugs of chardonnay white wine

Stir that all up, lower the heat. Put on the lid, and cook until the rice is lovely and soft.

Now, you have amazing meat to cook up, and then, you can finish off the meal with the amazing rice dish.


So delicious I forgot to take a photo of the finished meal!!! LOL


The Great Way to pickle, preserve and freeze your chillies

red chilli

red chilli

I have harvested a bunch of chillies from the garden, so many I thought it’s a great idea to save them. So you can preserve them for future use in two very easy ways. I have discovered: freezing or pickling.

frozen chilli ice cubes

frozen chilli ice cubes

Freezing Red Chilli’s

Take about 8 red chillies and chop really finely

Place half a teaspoon in each section of an ice tray

Fill with mineral water

frozen chilli ice cubes

frozen chilli ice cubes

frozen chilli ice cubes

frozen chilli ice cubes


You can now use each ice cube every time you’re cooking. Add to the saucepan, and flash it into any meal that needs zesting up! Easy!

Red Chilli Pickle

red chilli pickle

red chilli pickle

Sterilize one jar and lid by boiling it in water for a while

Chop up your half kilo/ one pound of red chillies, and remove the stems


Soak in 3 tablespoons of salted water for a while and then drain off the water.

Heat one litre of white wine vinegar/cider vinegar and

6 tablespoons of castor sugar

Stuff your jar with chillies and a few lemon leaves

Pour over the heated liquid

Now allow for it to cool down before putting the lid on.

Voila!!! Amazing preserved pickled chillies, that look gorgeous!.




The Great Sticky Roast Chicken Bunny Chow’s from South Africa

Bunny chow is a very traditional Indian dish that is an exciting meal involving a hollowed out half loaf of bread, filled with a delicious meaty filling. Originating in Durban where the largest population of Indians in the world exists, outside of India. You can grab it almost everywhere as a take away, or eat it in a fancy restaurant.

The Great Roast Chicken Bunny Chow

The Great Roast Chicken Bunny Chow

Lets go!

The Roast Chicken:

Roasted Chicken with brown onion soup and chutney

Roasted Chicken with brown onion soup and chutney

A few chicken breasts

Brown onion soup, half a packet

A few glugs of peach chutney


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large baking dish lined with foil add the chicken breasts and mix all the ingredients together and over the breasts. Cover with foil, and back for an hour and a half, checking once to turn over.

Set aside.  Remove the chicken from the bone and chop into flakes. Discard the skin (or give it to your kitchen companion, mine is my dog).

The Filling:

Bunny Chow filling with sticky roast chicken

Bunny Chow filling with sticky roast chicken

A few chopped tomatoes

One big red chilli chopped (keep the seeds or not)

One red onion chopped

A few cooked and chopped carrots

A teaspoon of sugar

Ground ginger

Ground sea salt

1/2 teaspoon of paprika

1/2 teaspoon cumin

Cook all of these ingredients in a large frying pan with some soya oil.

Then add the flaked chicken meat and allow to simmer for a short while.

Bunny Chow Bread

Bunny Chow Bread

Hollow out half a loaf of bread using your hands to scoop out the bread to make a well, and a slice of bread for the top. Pour the mixture into the bread, and drizzle with juices.

The Great Roast Chicken Bunny Chow

The Great Roast Chicken Bunny Chow

NOW, you can enjoy the delicious flavours direct from South Africa. Heaven.