August 13, 2022

Pasta Puttanesca is possibly the quickest tastiest pasta dish you will ever make.

Posted on April 18, 2016 by in pasta, vegetarian

Pasta Puttanesca

Pasta Puttanesca literally translated as “spaghetti in the style of a prostitute” is most probably the quickest pasta you will ever make. (Well, maybe my Pesto Pasta is quicker) It is a tangy, somewhat salty Italian pasta dish, dated back to the mid-20th century. I am not sure how this recipe is linked to prostitution, […]

Top Deck Cookies for tea?

Posted on March 18, 2015 by in baked goods, rsg

Top Deck cookies

Top Deck Cookies? Yes, just like the chocolate, it comes with two divine layers, vanilla and chocolate. Top Deck Cookies are going to steal hearts in my home. That’s for sure! In our home Top Deck also refers to the two color hairstyle of the 80/90’s! This time, Top Deck Cookies are for  real and […]

Cashew Pesto Springrolls

Posted on February 19, 2015 by in baked goods

Cashew Pesto

Cashew Pesto, for me the creamier family member of pesto made with almonds. Cashew Pesto is divine stirred into a bowl of steaming hot pasta or the success to a really delicious sandwich! I know it may seems to you that it is mind over matter which nuts you are using, cashews are better in […]

Pear Tartlets – Melkkos – Merlot – all wrapped up in one!

Posted on June 11, 2014 by in baked goods, rsg

Pear Tartlets

Pear Tartlets were the end result to a fantastic morning spent baking, chatting and getting to know the inspiration behind Melkkos & Merlot! Pear tartlets, made with a few simple ingredients, but just taken up a notch to impress simple folk, like me! Let me however start at the beginning. I am always on the […]

Food that inspires me to cook!

Posted on March 31, 2014 by in baked goods, vegetables


Food has become such an integral  part of our lives! Yes, we do eat 3 times a day, but what I mean by this statement is that it has infiltrated in almost all areas of our lives. A few years back, a car was advertised with a half naked blond draped over the bonnet, these […]

Chicken-Cheesecake and a tribute to unsung foodie heroes!

Posted on November 11, 2012 by in Chicken

Easy chicken - cheesecake

Chicken and cheesecake, not exactly two words you would use in one concept. My husband says Chicken – Cheesecake just does not sound right!My old way of thinking was that you would have chicken for a main course and cheesecake for dessert. Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think of a chicken-cheesecake! After […]

Bookkeeping and 2011 Bloggers on RSG

Posted on December 12, 2011 by in sa bloggers


As 2011 is coming to its end, it is always a good thing to do some blog bookkeeping to determine if  you are still on track with what your have planned for this year. Just to see if you are still in line with the goal you have set for yourself at the beginning of […]

South African Food Bloggers Conference 2010

Posted on March 22, 2010 by in south african food bloggers conference

When doors  for the first South African Bloggers Conference opened at the Cook’s Playground here in Cape Town, history was made and I believe this dream of my good friend and fellow blogger, Browniegirl will now become an annual event. The anticipation and excitement was almost tangible as the bloggers arrived in heaps to share […]

SA Blog Awards – Let the voting begin!!!!

Posted on March 23, 2009 by in awards

I have made it to the finalist list of South African Food and Wine blogs for 2009 and it is all thanks to all of you who nominated for me!!! You can now vote for me until 31 March. Simply click on the badge which will take you to the voting page. Scroll down the […]

You can now nominate for the 2009 SA Blog Awards

Posted on March 6, 2009 by in awards


Bloggers here in South Africa are catching up with our fellow bloggers in other countries and once again it is that time of the year where SA bloggers(or SA bloggers in other countries, like our own Cooksister) can be rewarded for their hard work and dedication.. You must vote for at least 3 websites or […]