Welcome to the first of what I hope will be a regular Sunday feature here on Lavender and Lime. Today we are going to learn more about Magda van Wyk, the blogger behind Daily Dose of Fresh in her replies to my interview questions.
Who has been the most influential person in your life?
My Grandmother, I remember how she used to do all the catering and cakes herself for the family weddings and all the wonderful creative food she used to dish up at Christmas lunches.
What started you on the path of cooking?
Marriage! lol. When I got married I couldn’t even boil water and my husband expected dinner.
Which three ingredients could you not live without?
My spice tin, which conveniently consists of more than 3 ingredients!
Which of your kitchen tools would you take with you anywhere and everywhere?
My knife, I use the same knife every day and it goes everywhere and anywhere, from holiday to camping trips and everywhere in between, it also fits in my handbag and I have two of them just for in case.
Do you have any pet peeves in the kitchen?
I hate crumbs on the floor, it drives me crazy especially in the summer because I’m always bare foot while cooking. (That’s not against any health regulation is it?)
Which meal is your all time favourite?
Anything Indian! I love Indian cuisine, the spices and the rich aromas from the spices.
Which restaurant would you visit over and over again?
Blue Bayou at Graceland Hotel and Casino in Secunda.
If you could only have one recipe book, which one would it be?
Gabi’s Steenkamp’s series of “Eating for sustained energy” cookbooks. I love healthy eating and healthy low GI recipes.
If you could work alongside one chef for a day who would that be?
Gordon Ramsay because I have a secret crush (obsession) with the man, not so much of secret anymore is it?
Which ingredient will you not eat or cook with?
Pork ears and feet, it just freaks me out!
What is on top of your bucket list?
To bake an Ombre cake for my birthday this year. That will also mean I will have to buy a cake tin to bake it in, for some bizarre reason I don’t have one….strange really, I only realized it this weekend when I wanted to bake a cake.
What is your food philosophy?
You should always cook with love, passion and emotion, people can taste it!
Any parting words for the readers?
Food is a bit like art, you have the basic steps you need to follow but the end result is for you to create! Most of us have almost set the kitchen on fire at one stage of our lives, wash the walls and begin again, sooner or later you will have a masterpiece signature dish that your family will always remember you for, even if it was just spaghetti and meatballs, make it your own!