lemon meringue cake

This was an Easter Weekend treat that I made at the very spur of the moment. I was slightly skeptical about how it would go down (being a lemon meringue pie & a cake hybrid), but it was surprisingly yummy! * The original recipe is from the LeCreuset website & is for cupcakes.  Unfortunately the […]

honey tea cake

This recipe has done its rounds in our family for some time now. It was passed on to me by my aunt (who first received it from my mom) in a stack of copied & stapled recipes. This was just before or after our wedding – can’t remember exactly. All of the recipes in this […]

easy peasy pomegranate & pear snack

It’s pomegranate season & a friend gave me a bowl full (yay!), so I was eager to find & try new recipes. So, here is my variation on a simple Martha Stewart recipe. Mini goats cheese & pear sarnies with pomegranate rubies, serves 2 8 slices of melba toast (or four slices of ciabatta if […]

jamie’s moreish cauliflower cheese bake

This is a fantastic rainy day recipe – if you’re a cauliflower fan, off course. It’s easy, quick & extremely moreish! (I can even remember waking up in the middle of the night once, craving this…) Macaroni Cauliflower Cheese Bake, serves 4 – 6 Taken from the “Quick Pasta” section of Jamie’s Ministry of Food ½ […]

a bubbly treat for oscar night

As usual, I’m super excited for the Oscars. The dresses, red carpet interviews & suspense… Off course I’m also very happy that Ellen will be hosting the awards this year! Yay! If you live in sunny South-Africa (like me!) then you can either wake up at 3am to watch live or wait until the next […]

oven roasted rosa tomato side

I just love tomatoes.  They are such versatile fruits (or is it a veg? – see below*). Either way, it’s one of the easiest ways to tick off one veg a day.  Eat them hot or cold, on their own or mixed with lots of other ingredients for salads or stews, in hot or cold […]

valentine’s treat: strawberry & coconut biscuits

Home-made biscuits make me feel really warm & fuzzy. Maybe it’s the smell that fills your home or the satisfaction of having tea with biscuits that you made by hand…. Anyway… Here is my latest favourite biscuit recipe: Coconut & jam hearts, makes 24 Recipe taken from the Donna Hay magazine (December 2012) 250g butter […]

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