Archive for July, 2012


“If the family were a boat, it would be a canoe that makes no progress unless everyone paddles.”-Letty Cottin Pogrebin


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In the 1600s, a French monk called Dom Pérignon, took a giant step towards the modern, most widespread use of cork — as a wine closure.

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This Spicy Chicken Curry, paired with a delicious bottle of Douglas Green red is the perfect way to keep warm this weekend!


1 packet free range chicken legs and thighs

2 large onions- chopped

2 Tbs cooking oil

3 Tbs garlic and ginger paste

2 large tomatoes- finely chopped

3 Tbs medium curry powder

1 Tbs tumeric

2 cinnamon sticks

1 ½ chicken stock cubes

2-3 Tbs hot fruit chutney

1 Tbs vinegar

6 potatoes- peeled and quartered

Sugar to taste

Salt to taste


Combine the following:

1) Brown the chicken pieces in a large pot in oil and set aside.

2) Sauté the onion and ginger garlic paste together until soft, add tomatoes and cook for 2 minutes.

3) Add spices and fry for roughly a minute to release the flavours, add stock, chutney and vinegar. Bring to the boil.

4) Add chicken and potatoes, cover and let simmer until chicken is tender and potatoes are cooked through. This takes +- 30 to 40 minutes.

5) Add sugar and salt to taste, thickening with flour paste if needed.


Serve with your favourite bottle of Douglas Green Red!



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