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Homemade Ice cream with Amarula!

Posted on November 26, 2014 by in desserts, rsg

Homemade ice cream

Homemade ice cream is just the best thing ever! Just think about it, you can never ever run out of ice cream again! Well technically you can, but it will be your own fault! Homemade ice cream is the easiest thing to do and after today, you won’t even need an ice cream machine! Add […]

Blueberry and Lavender Pies!

Posted on August 8, 2014 by in baked goods


Blueberry – my mind immediately goes to the old Satchmo singing in his gravely voice “I found my thrill on Blueberry Hill…….” Blueberry Hill was not written by him, but his 1949 recording of this classic, send it to the top of the charts and it became quite an iconic song! Well, I found my […]

Back to school friendship muffins

Posted on January 9, 2014 by in baked goods

back to school

Back to school – I cannot believe 2014 is here and with it a year filled with tasks, projects, tests, exams and also multiple lunchboxes to fill every day! Back to school lunchboxes to me must be interesting, exciting and filled with little surprise snacks – just to take the sting out of being back […]

Roasted tomatoes and labneh tartlets!

Posted on December 30, 2013 by in baked goods, cheese, vegetarian

roasted tomatoes

Roasted tomatoes are just better, well for some dishes that is. It lends smokey, warm notes to any dish and warm or cold it is delicious. Roasted tomatoes form a good base for  pasta sauces, relishes and toppings for burgers and a stuffed roasted tomato is the perfect side dish for  a good steak. In […]

Safari Dried Fruit – the perfect pick me up snack for the sweet tooth!

Posted on October 31, 2013 by in baked goods

Safari Dried Fruit

Safari Dried Fruit and nuts! Sweet and savory dishes come to life with the added fruit and nuts. In my kitchen, Safari Dried Fruit and I make magic! Safari Dried Fruit is rich in iron and fibre, a good source of carbohydrates, minerals and vitamins, low in sodium and contains no cholesterol. It is the […]

Mushrooms-buttery and smokey in a puff pastry tart

Posted on October 9, 2013 by in vegetarian


Mushrooms with butter, hints of thyme and smoked paprika in a puff pastry tart sounds like something on a posh restaurant menu, doesn’t it! Mushrooms should very well be on every posh restaurant’s menu as far as I’m concerned! They are so incredibly versatile and good for you! I think however the misconception that people […]

Wholesome Apple Tart to welcome the cooler weather!

Posted on March 31, 2013 by in baked goods

apple Tart

Apple tart and cooler weather go hand in hand and this weekend we had to haul out the blankets and jerseys when cooler weather  arrived with the Easter bunny. Apple Tart was the first thing that jumped to my mind when I saw the rain clouds gathering! Traditionally Easter in Cape Town brings about a […]

Baking Christmas Cookies on RSG

Posted on November 14, 2012 by in baked goods, rsg

Christmas Cookies

Baking Christmas cookies is big business in my family. Luckily for us, my mom is still fighting fit and has this job covered year after year. As with her Easy Fruit cake which had our RSG listeners haul out their pans and wooden spoons, my mom starts this job early in October already! All the grand […]

Easy fruit cake – fruity, boozy and ready for Christmas!

Posted on November 7, 2012 by in baked goods, rsg

Easy fruit cake

Your fruit cake should have been baked by now and you should be feeding it with brandy every week ! Well, maybe if you were Julia Child or your great granny, yes, but hey, we live in the real world which is pretty hurried and fast at the moment. With this easy fruit cake recipe, […]

Scrumptious hot Caprese Tart on RSG

Posted on August 22, 2012 by in rsg

So when I heard from the horses mouth that she is busy with her own cookery book, not only was I overwhelmed with excitement, but I felt daunted at the thought that the proverbial bar just raised  extensively! The book launch for Jane-Anne’s cookbook, Scrumptious was as warm and unpretentious as the author herself and […]