foodie crushes: Russian Doll Kitchen Goodies

How cute are Russian dollies? I can’t put my finger on why I love them so much. Maybe it’s the surprise element? Or just the fact that they’re such fun to unpack? Anyhow, they’re still as cute (or even cuter) today as they were when first carved back in 1890. Whether you like to call them […]


For a while now, I’ve been thinking of MINI TREATS FOR MINI PEEPS, so this was the first experiment! Technically this  cannot be classified as a recipe. Maybe I should call it a ‘throw-together’. Nevertheless, it is a fun, yummy little treat for tiny (or big) tummies! Note: The end result wasn’t photographed as well […]

10 TIPS FOR the best DîNER EN BLANC!

Jozi, only 5 more sleeps to le Dîner en Blanc!! 2013 saw the very first Dîner en Blanc in Jozi. At that stage I was a very new mommy & not yet willing to leave my new little bundle in the care of someone else. This year, however, we’re booked & ready for a BIG […]


        There used to be a Vietnamese and Thai restaurant called “Soi” in Melville (Jozi). On the menu was a specific starter that we just couldn’t get enough of. The restaurant closed down out of the blue & one of the things that I missed (& craved) was said starter. The recipe is […]

foodie crushes…. food movies {The Hundred-foot journey}

Young & old, cooks & non-cooks salivate at the mere thought of an on-screen foodie fix like Masterchef…  Yup, foodie shows on the big & small screens are (still) the in thing! Let’s talk about yummy food moments on the BIG screen only for a moment. When I think about my favourite food & movie […]

Blueberry Lemon Tea Cakes

It’s no secret that I love lemons & any recipe that contains lemon for that matter. The combination of the lemon & blueberries in this Martha Stewart recipe is totally heavenly. You will need about 35 minutes to prep & a total of two hours to get everything done. The original recipe calls for a stick of butter […]

Cherry Clafouti {recipe}

Cherries are fantastic little fruit. For some reason, just seeing them, puts a smile on my face. Yum! Well, recently I found this recipe by none other than Julie Child from & it is a winner. You’ll need quite a bit of prep time, but the baking part is quick-quick. Here goes: Julia Child’s Cherry […]

butternut, feta & chickpea salad

If you’re bored with the same-old-same-old green side salad or you’ve had enough of sarnies if your lunch box, then this one is for you. It’s easy (only four ingredients!) & lasts for a few days in an air tight container in the fridge. You can either serve it luke warm or cold. Adjust the […]

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