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 […]

chicken potjie with mrs balls chutney

We spent the last week of May in The Kruger Park with temperatures in the late 20’s & even early 30’s. Pure bliss! Although it feels like months ago already, the memories still linger. One of the highlights on the Kruger calendar is always the hoenderpotjie! My dear husband is no cook when we’re home, […]

chorizo & bean salad

This is one of my very favourite quick mid-week meals to make. I call it a salad, but it’s very filling, so we have it as a main course on its own. It tastes fantastic the following day too, so save the left overs for your lunch box. That is, if you’re not phased about […]

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 […]

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