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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 […]

Pulled Pork Sliders with Pineapple and Slaw

Posted on December 9, 2016 by in Uncategorized

Pulled Pork Sliders

Pulled Pork Sliders are 100% my kids favorite. Yesterday while shooting these images, they were literally hovering and drooling over my shoulder. Pulled pork sliders are also the best way to deal with leftover pork after your Christmas lunch this year. I have to say that I love Christmas leftover meals almost more than the […]

Festive Trifle like you have never seen before!

Posted on December 1, 2016 by in desserts

festive trifle

Festive trifle is layers of custard, jelly, boozy sponge cake and cream in a bowl, right? Wrong! My festive trifle this year is something completely different, yet similar in so many ways. A tapestry of trifle, I call it. Why mess with a heirloom recipe? Look, I love trifle, it’s  Christmas tradition not to be […]

Easy Ice Cream Dessert!

Posted on December 15, 2015 by in desserts

Ice Cream Dessert 1

Easy Ice Cream Dessert, heck yes! Who wants to spend their days cooking and making desserts when you could be spending time at the pool or on the beach. You want an Easy Ice Cream dessert, well this is it and it is a show stopper of color, texture and taste. The best part of […]

Christmas Chicken with Cherry Sauce

Posted on November 30, 2015 by in Chicken

Christmas Chicken

Christmas Chicken – What makes it so Christmassy? Well, Christmas is about presents and opening parcels…….. Christmas Chicken is like that present under the tree. As you cut through the chicken roll, you fist hit the crispy pancetta, then the soft white chicken meat, then a layer of spinach and in the middle you get […]

Christmas Fruit loaf for the “not-so-organised”

Posted on December 16, 2014 by in baked goods, rsg

Christmas Fruit Loaf

Christmas fruit loaf with a strong cup of coffee on my Mom and Dad’s porch…… I can think of nothing more appealing right now! Christmas Fruit loaf is for those of you (like me) who are impulsive, un-organised and a little on the lazy side when it comes to pre-season baking! My mom believes that […]

Summer Salads with Sizzle!

Posted on December 11, 2014 by in rsg, salads

Summer Salads

Summer Salads – colorbursts of flavor and textures that will make your taste buds pop! Summer salads are no longer made with limp lettuce, tomatoes and cucumber, but salads are just packed with flavor. It combines fruit with vegetables in the most amazing ways and salad companions range from nuts, to all sorts of delicious […]

Edible Christmas Wreaths

Posted on December 3, 2014 by in baked goods, rsg

edible Christmas wreaths

Edible Christmas Wreaths are very popular right now and we see them in puff pastry, vegetables and fruit, even sweets if there are children in the house. Adults and kids love the idea of a Christmas wreath so let your imagination run free. Edible Christmas Wreaths are modern takes on the Advent wreaths which have  […]