If your friends are sports fans, you’ll definitely want to try interior decorator Susie Ord’s (082 788 6188) menu. These eat-on-your-lap dishes can be enjoyed while watching a big game



  • 500g natural almonds
  • 2 cloves garlic, very thinly sliced widthways
  • juice and zest of 2 large lemons, finely grated
  • 15ml flaked sea salt


1. Preheat the oven to 170°C. Combine the almonds, garlic, lemon juice and zest in a bowl and allow to infuse for 15 minutes.
2. Transfer the mixture to a roasting pan, scatter over the flaked sea salt and roast, stirring occasionally for 40 minutes or until the mixture is dry and crisp. Cool.

Cook’s tip: Serve these lemon almonds as part of a selection of mezze or with drinks. To complete the mezze snack table, add cheese straws, bowls of olives and sliced biltong.

This recipe makes 3 cups of almonds.