April 22, 2021

Crunchy Ricotta and Honey fritters

Posted on October 8, 2014 by in Uncategorized


Crunchy – I just love the word, don’t you! Crunchy says it all, it makes a noise when you bite it, it has texture when you eat it and it was most probably baked or fried, which is all good man! Think of crunchy falafels, pork crackling, cookies, Cheese and bacon snacks…. the list goes […]

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 […]

Rice Recipes – Don’t throw away your leftovers!

Posted on October 23, 2013 by in rice, Uncategorized

rice Recipes

Rice recipes that will make you cook more rice next time. These recipes using leftover rice are simply delicious and all it took was 2 cups of cooked rice, a little imagination and voila…… deliciousness on a plate! Rice recipes are to be found everywhere, Google is swamped with them and even here on my […]

Easy Chocolate Nutella Cake with Vanilla Mousse and Hazelnut Praline

Posted on August 2, 2013 by in Uncategorized


Easy Chocolate Nutella Cake with Vanilla Mousse and Hazelnut praline! I can see you shake you head in disbelief, thinking, what on earth is easy about that? First of all, what  is a praline? What is easy in making a vanilla mousse and I am not a good baker, these are just a few questions […]

Toad in the hole and an easy recipe for onion gravy!

Posted on January 14, 2013 by in Uncategorized

Toad in the hole

Toad in the hole sounds to me like a chapter from a Beatrix Potter book and my imagination runs haywire of a frog breathing heavily from a lilly pad or even worse a frog jumping at me, eeeek! (ok, so I have a frog phobia!)  So you can imagine that although I have been wanting […]

Steamed Treacle Pudding – My first attempt!

Posted on July 6, 2011 by in easy cooking, easy recipes, Uncategorized

steamed treacle pudding

Steamed treacle pudding was on my to-do-list for this winter. I have been intrigued by steamed puddings since I watched my gran skilfully cover the glass bowl, with our Christmas Penny pudding inside, to submerge it into the pot of boiling water on the stove. I marveled at her patience to wait for two long […]

Easy Salad Recipes – Watermelon Carpaccio

Posted on January 18, 2010 by in salads, Uncategorized

Easy Salad Recipes are just about all I have energy for with temperatures ranging from 35-40 C here in Cape Town. The beaches are filled to capacity and the cooldrink and ice-cream sales must have escalated tremendously in the last 2 months. No one however feels like cooking and even lighting a fire to have […]

Catering for the masses can be challenging!

Posted on January 26, 2009 by in catering, easy cookling, easy recipes, Uncategorized

  Catering for big groups of people can be a daunting task and it takes a lot of dedication and hard work. Catering for 1200 people is a story of a different kind….. it takes a lot of blood,sweat and yes…tears when it is all over. As you have all noticed, I have been away […]

Angelfish with Millet Risotto

Posted on November 12, 2008 by in easy cooking, easy cooking recipes, easy recipes, seafood, Uncategorized

Angelfish is a good replacement for snoek! Snoek is a fish that is indigenous to South African waters and is available during the winter months when you can see fisherman trying to sell their “Day’s Catch” on the side of the roads. It is a very popular fish and here are some of my fellow […]