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SA Cheese Festival 2009!

Posted on April 28, 2009 by in cheese

I was fortunate to receive 2 complimentary tickets to the annual SA Cheese Festival , compliments of Jenny Morris(thanks Jenny!!!). The drive out to Franschhoek was a treat because it surely is one of the most beautiful parts of South Africa, but then you arrive on the farm, Bien Donne, where the festival is held […]

Ricotta Crumpets-with Mulberry Compote!

Posted on April 24, 2009 by in baked goods

style=”text-align: center;”> Ricotta Crumpets-with mulberry compote Crumpets or flapjacks as we call them here, are my children’s favorite snack when days are cold and rainy like yesterday! So when they got into the car at school, it was like a chorus from the back seat: ” Mommy, will you please make us some Ricotta Crumpets-with mulberry […]

Mushrooms-and Blue Cheese – on Ciabatta – Perfect for lunch

Posted on April 15, 2009 by in vegetarian

Mushrooms-and Blue Cheese-on Ciabatta. A light lunches or a mid-day( at 2 o’clock when school comes out) snack is always a problem for me, because we have our dinner at night, so it can’t be too heavy, but the children do want something a little more substantial. Well today they were in luck! I had […]

Cheese and Jam – a match made in heaven!!

Posted on April 1, 2009 by in cheese

Cheese Bites are one of my favorite snacks and it is a wonderful lunchbox filler. I love the combination of cheese with fruit…think blue cheese with pear, camembert with grapes, figs with goat’s cheese …heck I even made a prickly pear and cottage cheese salad!!! This time it is cheddar with apricots…..apricot jam that is! […]

Bacon, Fig and Goat’s Cheese Tart

Posted on March 26, 2009 by in baked goods

Easy tarts are still the topic of today’s post and this time my guests were totally floored by the toppings I used. Making tarts can be as easy or as difficult as you want it to be. If you want to make your own pastry, obviously it will take a little more of your time, […]

Love- your- heart- this- Valentine’s Day!

Posted on February 13, 2009 by in desserts

Today, 14th February is Valentine’s day and people from all walks of life will for one day at least, “spread the love”. Delicious recipes in red and white have adorned my computer screen for the past week and many a post has been written on this topic. My favorite is that of Culinary Concoctions by […]

Homemade Cheese

Posted on January 20, 2009 by in cheese

Making my own cheese? No, never!!! Well that is what I would have said…. last year, but as this is the year of new beginnings for so many people, I decided to step out of my comfort zone a little and try new and exciting things, like making my own cheese. I have tried it […]

Low-fat Strawberry Cheesecake!

Posted on November 10, 2008 by in desserts

Low-fat, sugar-free and high-fiber are not terms that I necessarily look for when trying out new recipes!. No, no, I look for creamy, sweet, decadent, comforting and delicious. I should be looking to the healthier options, but something inside me, just plainly refuses! As I get older, it is getting more and more difficult to […]

Goat’s Cheese and Gooseberry Salad

Posted on November 7, 2008 by in salads

Lo and behold, my computer packed up again…I was devastated and could just imagine losing every photo or post I have ever written….ok, ok I will learn to back-up more often! Finally this morning I got my computer back and everything seems to be in working order. A fellow SA blogger Jeanne from Cooksister committed […]

Camembert Cheese and Fruit

Posted on September 9, 2008 by in cheese

I missed my Blogiversary, I missed my 100th post, so I’ll be damned if I miss another opportunity to celebrate. This is my 200th post and boy, what a journey this has been so far! I started blogging on 27 July 2007, in fact it was my husband who got me started by creating this […]