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Banting Quiches with Bacon and Blue Cheese

Posted on March 10, 2016 by in baked goods

Banting Quiches

Banting quiches are somewhat of a contradiction, I’d say! The best part of a quiche, for me, is in the buttery, cheesy crust. Yes, the filling is important too, but what gives the quiche substance, is the crust that keeps it altogether. The banting quiches that I have made so far, were disappointing, because the […]

Squash with Cheese and Bacon

Posted on February 26, 2015 by in vegetables, vegetarian

squash

Squash – oh my word, I am treading on dangerous grounds when I cook squash for supper. My husband hates them and I am to blame! Squash Shame, that’s what I suffer from and I needed to redeem myself! You see, when we just got married, I was in “pleasing mode”! So one night I […]

Bacon, Fig and Goat’s Cheese Tart

Posted on March 26, 2009 by in baked goods

Easy tarts are still the topic of today’s post and this time my guests were totally floored by the toppings I used. Making tarts can be as easy or as difficult as you want it to be. If you want to make your own pastry, obviously it will take a little more of your time, […]

Smokey Cheese Straws made with only 3 ingredients

Posted on September 29, 2016 by in baked goods

smokey cheese straws

Smokey Cheese Straws are the perfect little bite with drinks or when the children come home from school and in need of a snack. Dip a few of these smokey cheese straws in a cup of soup and you have a delicious meal. It is also the ideal way to use up leftover pieces of […]

Macaroni Cheese evolved into Samp-a-roni and cheese.

Posted on September 28, 2016 by in pasta

macaroni cheese

Macaroni cheese is a comfort food, whether you are English, Italian or American. Macaroni  Cheese is a British invention, I know it is disputable, because pasta after all is an Italian invention. Let’s just give credit where it is due, shall we? A casserole made with cheese and pasta,known as “makerouns” was recorded in the famous […]

Beignets with White Chocolate and Raspberry Jam

Posted on January 22, 2016 by in baked goods

Beignets

Beignets are French deep-fried choux pastry. Beignet is the French term for deep fried choux pastry, but it can also be made with other dough, such as dough made with yeast. Beignets in other words, are like dougnuts or fritters or as we know it in Afrikaans “vetkoek”. Why then the fancy name? It is […]

Jalapeno cheese Donut with Crispy Bacon

Posted on June 5, 2015 by in baked goods

Jalapeno cheese

Jalapeno cheese Donut, served with honey and crispy bacon is my contribution to National Donut Day that is celebrated in The States every year on 5 June. Yes, yes, I know we are not in The States, but hey any excuse is good enough to have donuts, at least for me! I am not a […]

Potato Stacks with Parmesan and Thyme

Posted on April 18, 2015 by in vegetables, vegetarian

Potato Stacks

Potato stacks are the perfect  side dish for your Sunday roast and they are so, so good! They are the new roast potatoes, the new kids on the block! Potato stacks are by no means my own invention, Pinterest has loads of mouthwatering photos of them! However potato stacks are new to me, but now […]

Onions – stuffed with cheese and nutty goodness!

Posted on January 14, 2015 by in vegetarian

onions

Onions are an essential part fo the Holy Trinity of cooking. Together with bell peppers,and celery in equal quantities mirepoix and forms the base of many recipes in many cuisines. Onions bring flavor to so many dishes, yet they are always on the back ground as part of the flavor base, the jus or the […]

Crunchy Ricotta and Honey fritters

Posted on October 8, 2014 by in Uncategorized

crunchy

Crunchy – I just love the word, don’t you! Crunchy says it all, it makes a noise when you bite it, it has texture when you eat it and it was most probably baked or fried, which is all good man! Think of crunchy falafels, pork crackling, cookies, Cheese and bacon snacks…. the list goes […]