It’s time to bring out the flip flops, short shorts and pretty soon every stall will be selling my favourite summertime fruits like berries, peaches, mangoes, nectarines, you name it!
When I was growing up, summer time was when the family would go on a mini road trip to visit oupa (grandfather's) family up country. We would return with boxes crammed with fruit - from watermelons and sweetmelon to grapes and peaches.
When I get the chance I still love visiting small towns when my favourite fruits are in season.
Not only do you get to pick your own, but it is also dirt cheap and fresh from the tree!
Nothing says summer like a colourful bowl of fresh fruits on the table.
Not only do they make for great ingredients in fridge tarts, salads and smoothies but also in traditional “veggie” dishes, as you will see here today.
Who better to whip up a few great summer recipes than Cape kitchen queens, Salwaa Smith and Fatima Sydow.
From braised steak with pineapple to summer smoothies and no bake cheese cakes, these add the perfect touch to your summer menu.
Salwaa's Mango, Kiwi & Strawberry Shakes
1/2 cup of plain yoghurt of choice
1/2 - 1 cup milk of choice
1 cup fruit of choice. I used kiwi, strawberries and mango
1 cup of ice optional
Sugar to taste optional
Mix in a blender for 1-2 minutes
Fatima's Malaysian Pudding