January 27, 2020

Quick Antipasto Pizza – your answer to “Mom, I’m hungry!”

Posted on May 5, 2016 by in baked goods, vegetables

quick antipasto pizza

Quick Antipasto Pizza is just one of the delicious things you can make with your Antipasto Relish made with The Ball® Home Preserving Starter Kit. Quick Antipasto Pizza is perfect as a light lunch when the kids literally fall into the door, bags-‘n-all, begging for something to eat. I know in most households Peanut Butter […]

Fruit Crumble – design your own dessert!

Posted on June 3, 2015 by in baked goods, desserts

Fruit Crumble

Fruit crumble has to be the essential winter dessert. It’s comforting, crunchy, creamy, fruity and most of all, it is warm. Making Fruit crumble is much easier than making a pie or tart and it is definitely the most versatile of all winter desserts. You can choose our own fruit, your own crumbly topping, so […]

Blueberry and Lavender Pies!

Posted on August 8, 2014 by in baked goods


Blueberry – my mind immediately goes to the old Satchmo singing in his gravely voice “I found my thrill on Blueberry Hill…….” Blueberry Hill was not written by him, but his 1949 recording of this classic, send it to the top of the charts and it became quite an iconic song! Well, I found my […]

Banana Split with Milk Tart Ice-cream

Posted on July 30, 2014 by in desserts, rsg


Banana, believe it or not has never been my favorite fruit! Maybe it is because I was taught to believe that bananas are fattening! Banana has too much sugar and you must eat it when it is almost mushy to get the optimum nutritional value from it and so it goes on and on and […]

Pear Tartlets – Melkkos – Merlot – all wrapped up in one!

Posted on June 11, 2014 by in baked goods, rsg

Pear Tartlets

Pear Tartlets were the end result to a fantastic morning spent baking, chatting and getting to know the inspiration behind Melkkos & Merlot! Pear tartlets, made with a few simple ingredients, but just taken up a notch to impress simple folk, like me! Let me however start at the beginning. I am always on the […]

Poached Pears and the Sweet Mafia

Posted on April 2, 2014 by in charity, desserts

poached pears

Poached pears look so very posh when you order them in an upmarket restaurant, yet people are always hesitant to make this “difficult ” dessert! Poached pears are not at all difficult to make! Honestly, I have also always thought that making poached pears is tricky, but this recipe Thys gave me, worked like a […]

Tarte Tatin with tea-infused plums!

Posted on March 19, 2014 by in baked goods, rsg

tarte tatin

Tarte tatin, the French classic dessert that happened by mistake. A certain Stéphanie Tatin intended making a different apple pie, but left the apples and sugar on the stove too long and it started to burn. Like we all do at times, cover up our mistakes, she covered hers with pastry and voila……. that tarte […]

Safari Dried Fruit – the perfect pick me up snack for the sweet tooth!

Posted on October 31, 2013 by in baked goods

Safari Dried Fruit

Safari Dried Fruit and nuts! Sweet and savory dishes come to life with the added fruit and nuts. In my kitchen, Safari Dried Fruit and I make magic! Safari Dried Fruit is rich in iron and fibre, a good source of carbohydrates, minerals and vitamins, low in sodium and contains no cholesterol. It is the […]

Apple, cranberry and almond tart

Posted on June 23, 2013 by in baked goods


Apple Tart, drizzled with cream and lightly dusted with sugar …… drooling yet? I am, because this is my favorite tart by far. Thinking of the very elegant  French Apple Tart and my knees start to wobble slightly, but maybe you like a more rustic tart  or a galette! For the not so keen, try […]

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 […]