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July 22, 2019

Samoosa Wreath – the most delicious edible wreath!

Posted on December 20, 2018 by in baked goods, cheese

Samoosa Wreath

My Samoosa Wreath is my version of a Christmas must-have. The samoosa wreath is crunchy and sweet, yet it can easily replace a cheese course on Christmas eve or even New Years eve. Every year around Christmas, I think of different ideas or takes on a wreath. I know traditionally a wreath belongs on the […]

Smoked Salmon Cucumber Rolls

Posted on December 11, 2018 by in seafood

Smoked Salmon Cucumber Rolls

My Smoked Salmon Cucumber Rolls are really so delicious. Everytime I make them, I get jaw-drop reaction from my guests. The Smoked Salmon Cucumber Rolls are also gluten-free, banting-friendly, paleo and LCHF. Sometimes I make the cucumber rolls with tuna for a quick lunch snack and the kids just love it. For the festive season we are […]

Elegant Christmas Trifle

Posted on December 3, 2018 by in desserts

Elegant Christmas Trifle

An elegant Christmas trifle to adorn your dessert table. The Elegant Christmas Trifle may see complicated to make ans assemble, but I can assure you, it is childs play. Not really a child-friendly dessert though, as it is spiked a little with Fairview La Beryl Blanc. Afterall what is Christmas without the cheer. First of all, […]

Salmon Cream cheese Starters

Posted on November 14, 2018 by in seafood, Uncategorized

Salmon Cream cheese Starters

These Salmon Cream cheese Starters are just perfect for our warm Summer festivities. You can make these Salmon Cream cheese Starters a day or two in advance. After all who needs hours of cooking and baking in hot kitchens while the rest of the family are saying their hih-hoh’s around the Christmas tree. What I love about […]

Crackling Pork Belly Roll with Bacon wrapped apples

Posted on November 30, 2017 by in pork

Crackling Pork Belly Roll

This Crackling Pork Belly Roll should be at the center of each and every Christmas Dinner table this year. It is that easy and that delicious! My Crackling Pork Belly Roll is already prepped and in my freezer, In fact I actually have a few ready for the silly season. By now, regular visitors to […]

Braaibroodjie Tutorial – South Africans should know this.

Posted on November 29, 2017 by in cheese

Braaibroodjie Tutorial

A Braaibroodjie Tutorial, say whaaaaat? Yes, Here is my top tips for making delicious braaibroodjies. ( For all non-South-Africans, it is a sandwich, traditionally made with cheese, tomato and onion and cooked on a grid on the open fire.) Maybe I am naive in thinking that people don’t know about braaibroodjies, I found  article about […]

Chicken Terrine – Delicious hot or cold!

Posted on November 27, 2017 by in Chicken

Chicken Terrine

This Chicken Terrine is so incredibly easy to make and you can make it in advance. All part of a plan to make your Christmas dinner fuss-free. The Chicken Terrine appeals to me, because it is made with ingredients I can easily source. It is affordable and I don’t have to be a cooking guru […]

Christmas Baked Alaska – Summer Celebrations

Posted on November 24, 2017 by in baked goods

Christmas Baked Alaska

My Christmas Baked Alaska is perfect for a South African Christmas. A Summer Christmas with sun and sea and open skies. The Christmas Baked Alaska also has a surprise element, because no one knows what is on the inside, until you cut it. Kind of like a Christmas gift….. just edible! The part I like […]

Snack Times become feasts with a little planning

Posted on December 14, 2016 by in baked goods, snacks

Snack Times

Snack times are my best times. Those informal get-togethers that end up being the best memories. Snack times can either be stressful and expensive or, with a little bit of clever shopping and cupboard stocking, most enjoyable. I thought it would be a good idea to give you a peep into my festive stock cupboard. […]

Creme Patissiere Tart with red currents and Pistachio Praline

Posted on December 12, 2016 by in baked goods

creme patissiere

Creme Patissiere, or in short  ‘crème pat‘, is a rich, creamy custard thickened with flour. It is used in donuts, eclairs and tarts, as I am going to do today. Making Creme Patissiere is one of those kitchen basics that you just have to master. Like knife skills, measure correctly or kneading. Yet, so many […]