It's a new year with 365 days full of promise and exciting possibilities. Here in my kitchen it is definitely going to be a year filled with much excitement. My first cookbook, 'Easy Cooking from Nina's Kitchen', will be on the shelves late February 2014.
By Nina Timm 28 Jan 2014 09:49
Everybody has an icon or hero; we have just survived the Justin Bieber tsunami and, for we old rockers, Bon Jovi brought new life to our nine-to-five exsistence. Middle-aged people stood in queues remembering days when life was carefree and wild. Burger King just landed in South Africa and everyone rushed off to sink their teeth into a giant Whoopie Burger.
By Nina Timm 14 May 2013 09:18
This Friday is the beginning of the annual SA Cheese Festival at Sandringham Farm. I have been cooking up a storm at this festival for the last couple of years and it really is a feast not to miss. This year, the Friday programme has been extended to 10pm to accommodate people who work till late and also due to popular demand. So please drop by and cook or eat along.
By Nina Timm 22 Apr 2013 11:59
The older I get the more I think that this Valentine's Day thing is just a commercial trick to get us all to spend money on things we would normally just walk past. Yet, on the other hand, I remember Valentine's Day at varsity and the whole of Stellenbosch just being one big mass of flowers and giggling students. So call me a sucker for love, but maybe forcing us all to be a little mushy one day of the year is not too bad, is it?
By Nina Timm 14 Feb 2013 10:14
2013 started with a bang, that's for sure. I think the load on school-going children is more and more each year and, ultimately, the load on parents too as we drive the taxis that must get our children to their various events. So, putting it mildly, I am a wee bit weak in the knees already and we are in month two only. Luckily, I know that the children will soon settle into their routines and things can become less hectic.
By Nina Timm 4 Feb 2013 10:02
Toad in the hole sounds to me like a chapter from a Beatrix Potter book and my imagination runs riot of a frog breathing heavily from a lilly pad or, even worse, a frog jumping at me (okay, so I have a frog phobia). So you can imagine that although I have been wanting to make toad in the hole forever, I had issues - big issues.
By Nina Timm 16 Jan 2013 10:17