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February 21, 2019

Pumpkin Doughnuts dipped in melted chocolate – grab one quick!

Posted on April 26, 2016 by in baked goods

pumpkin doughnuts

Pumpkin Doughnuts sure is the best way to eat pumpkin. Wowzers people, it is like pumpkin fritters on steroids. Just think about it for a while….. pumpkin, deep-fried dough, cinnamon sugar and then….. melted chocolate. Pumpkin doughnuts sure is a mouthful to get your mind around, but once you give in to the temptation, you […]

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 […]

Brownie Cups with Chocolate Mousse – a sweet indulgence indeed!

Posted on March 7, 2016 by in baked goods

Brownie Cups

Brownie cups are everywhere on the internet. Open Facebook and the flood of these self-help videos appear. First I thought, please people, what next, but then my children saw it and I fell for it….. line, hook and sinker. Brownie cups turned out to be delicious! Well, they are brownies and brownies are good, so […]

Panna Cotta with fresh Summer Berries

Posted on February 3, 2016 by in Uncategorized

panna cotta

Panna Cotta is my new go-to dessert. Firstly because I can literally bribe my son to do any chores around the house if Panna Cotta is waiting in the fridge for him. Panna Cotta also is a totally stress free dessert when entertaining. Stress free? Nope, I am not kidding, I know you all think […]

Beef Koftas with Homemade Pitas and Tzatziki

Posted on February 1, 2016 by in beef

beef koftas

Beef koftas, most definitely is the street one food I cannot resist. The intoxication aromas of the meat grilling and then topping it with cool, tangy tzatziki. Beef koftas made with love and hints of ground coriander, cumin, paprika, allspice and season with salt and pepper. Oh my word, you can whisk your family off […]

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 […]

Mediterranean Ciabatta – delicious hot or cold!

Posted on June 30, 2015 by in cheese, vegetarian

Mediterranean

Mediterranean cuisine or style of cooking fits me like a glove. I love all the flavors form this region. I think in my previous life, I lived somewhere in the Mediterranean. My favorite herbs such as basil, thyme, oregano, parsley, sage and mint are associated with dishes from the Mediterranean. Add to that tomatoes, garlic, […]

Pork Ragu with Sweet Potato Gnocchi

Posted on June 24, 2015 by in pork, rsg

pork ragu

Pork Ragu, slowly braised in beer and a rich, sweet tomato sauce….. can you think of anything more comforting than that! Oh yes, I can! What if we serve that delicious pork ragu on sweet potato gnocchi? I bet you are thinking of dinner already aren’t you? The pork ragu is so easy to make […]

Angelfish Fishcakes with Avocado Salsa

Posted on April 4, 2015 by in seafood

Angelfish Fishcakes

Angelfish Fishcakes, sounds a bit too fishy to me, but if I called them Angel Fishcakes, people might have the impression that the fishcakes had angelic qualities! Angelfish Fishcakes sounds overkill, too fishy, in language terms “redundancy”, but you get the point! You can use any fish, canned pilchards, canned tuna or fresh tuna for […]

Mascarpone, fig and honey Tart!

Posted on March 9, 2015 by in baked goods

mascarpone

Mascarpone cheese – thick, creamy, very high in fat and in my opinion the Italian Stallion of cream cheeses. Mascarpone, the essential ingredient in the the classic Italian dessert, tiramisu and let’s face it, a cheesecake made with mascarpone, is just better, way better! You want to know why? It has 40% fat content, that’s […]