October 26, 2020

Making Paneer on RSG in anticipation of a weekend at the Cheese Festival

Posted on April 25, 2012 by in rsg

Making your own cheese

Make your way to the Cheese Festival near Stellenbosch this weekend, otherwise you will be missing out big time. If you are a cheese-o-holic like me, this is the place for you! You can sample the best cheeses SA has to offer and watch demonstrations and even learn to make cheese yourself at one of […]

Semifredo Cheesecakes for Valentine’s Day

Posted on February 13, 2012 by in desserts

Semifredo Cheesecakes have got to be the golden ticket through  my man’s heart. Semifredo Cheesecakes it is then for our Valentine’s Day. With Valentine’s Day 2 sleeps away, I think it is only apt that I share this totally decadent, yet ridiculously easy dessert recipe with you. Seriously, there is nothing complicated about this recipe……a […]

Mini Ricotta Cheesecakes with Raspberries

Posted on January 16, 2012 by in baked goods


I developed this recipe for these Mini Ricotta Cheesecakes while racking my brain for dessert recipes that are slightly less harmful to the waistline as the ones we have been having over the festive season. Let’s face it, my Meringue Roulade with cream and raspberries would hardly be seen on the front cover of Weight […]

Berry Delicious Breakfast Smoothie

Posted on January 26, 2011 by in desserts

Blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, cloud berries, gooseberries…any kind for that matter, I love them all. A couple of years ago berries were mostly used in sweet desserts, tarts or cakes, but these days berries are used with great success in savory dishes too. Heaven forbid, I even used it in a sandwich the other morning when […]

Baked Camembert – Fairview Bloggers Competition – let the voting begin!

Posted on August 5, 2010 by in cheese

Fairview Bloggers Competition, sounds easy doesn’t it? Recipe has to include Fairview Camembert, still no problem right? Wait until you see the food gurus I am up against and you will know that I am stress  beyond belief, because no longer am I the cook with the one I in the land of the blind […]

Verlaque Contest – I chose not to cook at all!

Posted on July 21, 2010 by in cheese

My first taste of Verlaque products I had at the Food and Wine Show of  2007. I was fascinated with all the different flavors, splashes and infused balsamic reductions. At the time, my favorite without a doubt was the Lemon Olive Oil & Gooseberry Balsamic Splash. In my household we love our salad dressings and […]

Risotto has only one “s”!

Posted on July 3, 2010 by in rice, vegetarian

Rissoto/risotto, I am ashamed to say, only crept into my foodie repertoire a few years back. I can’t tell you why I was is intimidated to try this Italian classic, but the truth of the matter is, I was too afraid to even try. Nic van Wyk of Diemersdal and Kokkedoor fame made this for […]

Phyllo Baked Camembert with Red wine and Onion Jam!

Posted on April 16, 2010 by in cheese

Phyllo Baked Camembert. Camembert is one of the most famous French Cheeses and it is definitely my favorite cheese. Finding empty cheese wrappers every time I open the cheese compartment in my fridge, is enough reason to believe that I am not the only one in this family that likes Camembert Cheese. Phyllo Baked Camembert. […]

Coulis – Unbelievably delicious!!!!

Posted on October 5, 2009 by in desserts

Coulis is the French word for “strained liquid” and that is exactly what it is.The base of a coulis can be from a fruit or a vegetable and it is used in a variety of dishes ranging from roasts to the most decadent desserts. When making a fruit coulis you can used the fruit either […]

Caramelized oranges cheese crackers and goats cheese

Posted on August 18, 2009 by in cheese

Caramelized oranges cheese crackers and goats cheese. I am all for easy desserts, the kind of recipes that you can prep before the time and after your meal, all you have to do is just assemble and serve!!! With an abundance of citrus fruit at the markets, it just makes sense that I should incorporate […]