Greater then the sum of the words, that’s how I would describe my next guest. When I sat in Marlene van der Westhuizen’s cooking studio and waited for other Food24 bloggers to arrive I remember wondering what everyone would be like. Most of the bloggers were exactly how I pictured them, Nina, now from My Easy Cooking, however was not. She was just so much more then I expected and I really enjoyed her company that day.

I believe she should be big in the foodie world. Mouth watering recipes, food styling top class magazines should kill for but you judge for yourself:
I feel so honored to be a guest here on Add to Taste. Hila and I met about a year ago at a cheese cook-a-long and it was my first meeting with other foodies here in Cape Town.  Since then much has happened on the blogger scene here, so this is really just another facet or extension of blogging and that is why this is special to me. The recipe that I am sharing with you today is perfect for a light supper, to serve with drinks or just a quick winter warmer. Classically a Spanish recipe, but you can twist and teak as much as you like. You can read the story behind this recipe here:
Patatas Bravas features on our menu regularly and I am sure it will soon be a favorite in your house to. Smoked paprika is the secret here, so if you do not have any, hop in at your nearest Woolies and get some…
Links to Recipes on my site:

Patatas Bravas

about 1 large potato per person – peeled and cut into big chunks
1 medium onion – peeled, but keep it whole
1 onion – sliced
5 whole cloves
1-2 tsp smoked paprika
3 cloves garlic
2 Tbsp tomato paste
fresh thyme
salt and pepper
1 chopped chili – optional.
Press the cloves into 1 onion and place the onion, potatoes and salt in a pot with some water. Cook the potatoes until soft, but not mushy. Heat some olive oil in a pan and add the onion, garlic and paprika.
Fry until onion is soft and add potatoes. Lower the heat and let the potatoes caramelize. Finally add the tomato paste and season well. Sprinkle with fresh herbs and enjoy as a light meal or add slices of smoked pork fillet.


  1. Just catching up with my blog comments, read this when you posted- you've had me so busy with the Ready Steady Cook challenge haven't had time to post comments.
    Nina is and always has been an inspiration to me. She has helped me since day one – and thanks to her I have grown my blog.
    Not to mention her wonderful recipes and to dir for photographs!
    Strength to strength to all of us, as we join together and make the circle bigger.

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