Plate of Moroccan Lamb Potjie garnished with coriander.

Moroccan Lamb Potjie

January 1, 2023 peterb 2

Eergister se potjiekos is vandag se ontbyt. ~ kykNETtv ~ If you still don’t know – potjiekos is a traditional South African dish cooked in […]



October 26, 2022 Melby 0

  Local is Lekker ~ South African saying ~   I created Melby’s Post to share my favourite recipes with the world. The blog was […]

Loadshedding Meal Ideas

Loadshedding Menu Ideas

November 11, 2021 Melby 0

Loadshedding is ‘n moerse turn off ~ Idees_vol_Vrees ~   Ah, I see the resignation in the eyes of the South Africans reading this post […]

Cremora Tart

Cremora Tart

August 31, 2021 Melby 16

It’s not inside, it’s onnnnnnn top! ~ Cremora TV advert ~   If you are South African, you might have grown up watching a TV […]

Vegetarian Lentil Soup

Vegetarian Lentil Soup

July 6, 2020 Melby 0

Lentils are friendly – the Miss Congeniality of the bean world. ~ Laurie Colwin ~ In my post about Quick Minestrone Soup, I mention that […]

Chocolate Crunchies

Chocolate Crunchies

April 16, 2020 Melby 0

A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand. ~ Barbara Johnson ~   I must admit, I have never been satisfied with just one […]

Curry chicken potjie

Curry Chicken Potjie

March 31, 2020 Melby 1

When you’re down on your luck and you’ve lost all your dreams there’s nothing like a campfire and a can of beans. Tom Waits, Lucky […]



March 25, 2020 Melby 2

Chakalaka is a South African vegetable relish, usually spicy, that is traditionally served with bread, pap, samp, stews, or curries.  ~ Wikipedia ~   I’ve never really been a fan Years ago […]

Milk tart slice

Milk Tart

February 23, 2020 Melby 0

One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well. ~ Virginia Woolf ~   To say South Africans get obsessed […]