February 21, 2017

Healthy Cake? – who says eating cake is unhealthy?

Posted on August 25, 2016 by in baked goods, vegetables

Healthy Cake

  This healthy cake has your whole day’s fruit and vegetable servings in one delicious slice of cake. Yes, just for today you have to believe me when I say this is healthy cake. Butternut, zucchini, carrots, apples, bananas and nuts in one cake…… it must be healthy cake then. Sad thing is, no cake […]

Pickled Onions and a Ball® Give-away – inspiration to preserve!

Posted on July 13, 2016 by in vegetables

Pickled Onions

Pickled onions in a big jar is quintessential fish and chips shop food. Whenever I visit our local fish and chips store on a Friday night when I am too busy to cook, I see these big old glass jars with pickled onions. My gran also had pickled onions on her pantry shelves, except hers […]

Potato Pancakes with Cream Cheese and Smoked Trout

Posted on June 13, 2016 by in baked goods, vegetables

Potato pancakes

Potato Pancakes are very close to a potato rosti, in fact the taste is so similar that for the non-foodie, it will be exactly the same. Potato Pancakes are perfect for a quick supper or a scrumptious breakfast and can literally be served with everything, from smoked ham, a soft poached egg and hollandaise, fish […]

Mexican Tomato Soup – loaded with goodness.

Posted on June 9, 2016 by in soups, vegetables

mexican tomato soup

Mexican Tomato soup – spicy, creamy, rib-sticking and loaded with all sorts of yumminess. Mexican Tomato soup is the flavor of this winter it seems. I make a pot full almost every second day and the kids love it. When they come home after writing a subject or while they take study breaks, they go […]

Quick Antipasto Pizza – your answer to “Mom, I’m hungry!”

Posted on May 5, 2016 by in baked goods, vegetables

quick antipasto pizza

Quick Antipasto Pizza is just one of the delicious things you can make with your Antipasto Relish made with The Ball® Home Preserving Starter Kit. Quick Antipasto Pizza is perfect as a light lunch when the kids literally fall into the door, bags-‘n-all, begging for something to eat. I know in most households Peanut Butter […]

Cauliflower Bake with Red Onion Marmalade

Posted on January 28, 2016 by in vegetables, vegetarian

Cauliflower

Cauliflower has for may years been banned to side dish status on the Sunday lunch table. Smothered in thick, cheesy white sauce and topped with more cheese. Basically a carb-bomb. Cauliflower then suddenly took center stage when Tim Noakes and his Banting Diet entered the arena. I remember buying anything between 5 and 10 cauliflowers […]

Chilled Minty Pea Soup

Posted on December 16, 2015 by in soups, vegetables

Chilled Minty Pea Soup

Chilled minty pea soup can be served as mini soup shooters or in your finest bone China. The recipe is that easy to adapt. Chilled Minty pea Soup in shooter glasses with a Parmesan crisp on top, is what I served at a cocktail party recently. Contrary to what I wanted to believe, everyone fell […]

Asparagus with Creamy Camembert Sauce

Posted on November 10, 2015 by in cheese, vegetables

asparagus

Asparagus, oh the luxury of Spring and Summer! During the year, we have to settle for the tinned variety or if the cravings overtake common sense the imported ones, but come September and October we can feast on fresh asparagus. It seems to me that most people like to keep it simple. Yesterday on a […]

Stuffed beetroot with Ricotta and Herby Crumbs

Posted on September 3, 2015 by in vegetables, vegetarian

Stuffed Beetroot

Stuffed Beetroot is delicious. It also does not mess all over your plate and the stuffing……. is a personal matter! Last week sometime I discussed a beetroot recipe on my Facebook page and one of the readers commented on how much she hates beetroot. She said it tastes like nothing and it messes all over […]

Easy Thai Salad to eat on just about everything

Posted on August 17, 2015 by in vegetables, vegetarian

Easy Thai Salad

Easy Thai Salad that is delicious with meat, fish, chicken and at the moment, my favorite…… corn fritters. Oh my word, every bite is an explosion in your mouth. It is crunchy, tangy, zesty, spicy and oh so moreish that you just cannot stop. The other night I made a platter full of corn fritters […]