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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  […]

Gammon and grilled fruit for a festive Christmas Lunch!

Posted on December 11, 2013 by in pork, rsg


Gammon for Christmas is one of the traditions that I really do not understand. Don’t get me wrong, it is on our table every Christmas and if by some act of fate it is not, every one asks for it! Gammon for Christmas however is not at all a proudly South African tradition but originates […]

Retro Christmas Fridge Cake for my table this year!

Posted on December 4, 2013 by in desserts


Retro furniture, I am sure you have heard of, maybe even retro clothing, but have you heard of retro desserts? Retro, a word derived from the Latin prefix and literally means backwards or going back into the past! According to Wikipedia, clothing trends and furniture from  around 1980 to 1990 that is back in fashion […]

Christmas flavors and colors in one delicious salad!

Posted on November 14, 2013 by in pork, salads

Christmas flavors

Christmas flavors  to me  is fruity, spicy, creamy and of course always salty. Christmas flavors  in layman’s terms, (that’s me)  then boil down to gammon, lamb, chicken, bowls upon bowls of  salad, mom’s favorite mustard, potatoes, pork with crackling, rice  and gravy…… oh my word, I get tired just thinking of  the discomfort afterwards! Then […]

Fruit Mince – you either like it or you don’t!

Posted on November 13, 2013 by in desserts

fruit mince

Fruit mince, not at all my favorite thing to eat! There I’ve said it! I am not fond of this Christmas treat and Mince pies are nowhere near the the top of my list of favorites to eat during the festive season. I always think it is something old people enjoy…. well wake-up call Nina, […]

Christmas Cookie Decorations-perfect gift for teachers!

Posted on November 6, 2013 by in Uncategorized


Christmas is around the corner…. I kept myself from saying it for a while now, because it just did not feel right to see Christmas decorations in the shops in October already! I can no longer avoid the inevitable! Christmas is here and so are all the plannings and preparations to make this Christmas the […]

Christmas Pudding and reflecting on a RSG year gone by!

Posted on December 21, 2012 by in baked goods, rsg

Christmas Pudding

Christmas Pudding was always my gran’s job! My gran or “Ouma Mina” as we fondly called her, made a traditional Christmas Pudding, crammed with fruit and steamed in a pristine muslin cloth until it was cooked and just perfect. Ouma Mina always made sure there were enough old coins ( tikkies) in the pudding so […]

Edible gifts and Acts of Random Kindness

Posted on December 21, 2012 by in desserts, rsg


Edible gifts are nothing new, even in Ancient and Biblical times it was common practice to give something edible as a sign or respect and kindness.  Whenever people had to thank God or ask for something, they would offer something edible…a lamb…a goat…an ox and the instruction was always that they had to share it! […]