Slow-roasted cherry tomatoes

Beautiful sweet roasted tomatoes! You can use them on crostini's with ricotta or in a salade with burrata and basil


500 gram sweet small cherry tomatoes

1 tbsp olijfolie

1 tsp kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon fresh pepper


Preheat the oven to 150 C

Put a baking sheet on an oven rack and place the tomatoes on top.

Brush the tomatoes with the olive oil and season with salt and pepper.

Place the tomatoes in the oven until their skines are shriveled, but the tomatoes are still plump, about  75 min.



On a recent visit to the Zuidermarket, we discovered a new product called Bloempie.

As we approach the festive season, where parties are being hosted, you need look no further for something which is easy to serve but also looks and tates good.

Bloempie is a small sourdough bread 'pot' which can be served as a canapé or used, in it's larger form, as a starter.

The small versions are available already filled or unfilled, to which you can add your personal touch.

The filled versions are available in the following:
- Grilled pepper, ricotta, anchovy and basil
- Salt cod with garlic, tomato and celery
- Provolone cheese fondue with chives
- Porcini ragout with parsley
- Lamb with peas, cream and tarragon

You'll also find an array of dried sausages and salami's at their Zuidermarket stall.

For more information, please visit Bloempie or visit the Zuidermarket.


South African-Style Chicken Wings

1 kg chicken wings
1 cup tomato ketchup
1 cup fruit chutney*
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 red chilli, finely chopped

Mix the tomato ketchup, chutney, soy sauce and chilli in a bowl. Add the chicken and leave to marinate for at least 2 hours or preferably overnight.

Preheat and oven to 180° C. Place the chicken wings on an oven tray lined with baking paper and pour over any marinade in left in the bowl. Roast for about 40 minutes until the chicken is cooked through and nicely coloured. Turn the chicken over halfway through the cooking time. Allow to cool slightly and serve on a platter lined with fresh chives.

* Try finding Mrs Ball's chutney. It's an authentic South African chutney available from good supermarkets and deli's.