So, spring is here and it already feels like summer! Now that we are able to walk without 3 pairs of socks and a coat, we can eat food that is not hot. Spring and summer mean healthy food and showing some skin! And for those of us who don’t believe in the saying ‘summer bodies are made in winter’, trying to get back in shape and eating healthy starts now. Continue Reading
A few weeks ago I was sorting out our deep freezer and I stumbled upon a banana bread loaf that I had baked a few months ago. We were going to a braai the next day and we had to take dessert. Seeing as I had the bread, I wanted to make use of it. Bread pudding was the obvious choice, but it needed something to take it to the next level. Continue Reading
You all might probably have heard about the deconstruction of a dish. You either hate it or you love it. I love it! It is a way to take a dish to a new level – to take an ordinary dish and transform it into something that looks similar and nothing alike at the same time. I like the way the dish looks after it has been plated up in a deconstructed way.
The best description I found on a website, ChefTalk.com, was the following: “deconstructed dishes may take the foods that are normally combined in the dish, change their forms, and then plate them together in a different way. It’s not just about taking the dish apart, but putting its elements back together.”
My sister, Jani, recently attended a short DSLR Videography course. As part of her final assignment, they had to shoot a short video. What better video than one that involves food? We decided to make something a little more intricate to give her more footage to play around with and practice editing.
Here is an example of what a deconstructed dish looks like. This one is a lime meringue pie. It consists of lime curd (make sure to use GREEN limes, not yellow limes), meringue shards, piped Italian meringue, pastry crumb, guava jelly, gooseberries and edible flowers for garnish. You can serve it up as a dessert for one person, or what I have also done is a dessert to share.
This was her first attempt at making a video. We look forward to making the next one. Hope you like this one!
Thank you, Jani Rust Photography.