Pork Belly Roast

Pork Belly roast with crunchy crackling

Roast Pork Belly

Long, lazy Sunday afternoons with family and friends gathered around our table, is one of those ‘have-to’ events on our calendar. Sunday lunch is the time to catch up with your loved ones’ hopes and worries, stories, jokes, experiences. Around our table we share gratitude, memories, shape relationships and build a history together. This is the time that we can all decompress for the week ahead.

Roast Pork Belly3Whenever I ask my children what they would like on the menu, nine out of ten times they will say: “Roasted Pork Belly with crackling, like Ouma used to make.”  Now therein lays my problem. My mom seldom used recipes and sadly, I never penned down any of her masterpieces.

Over the years I have developed this easy, fuss-free recipe which the kids seem to like … maybe not as much as they did with Ouma’s dish, but I think it is passable. Continue reading

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About Me



Some of my earliest childhood memories can be traced back to my mother’s kitchen. Although she was a working girl, it never deterred her from experimenting in the kitchen.  We were three girls, and in our teens, the responsibility of helping or preparing the evening meal was a given. There was structure in our meal times. Dinner was always served at 6 pm sharp. Being a working mom myself, I now have huge admiration for my mom: juggling a full-time job, being a wife, raising three girls, making most of our clothes and running our household like a well-oiled machine. Continue reading