So… we’re all back from holiday. The traffic is horrible again and most of us are wondering how soon we can go on holiday again. The heat here in Cape Town has been quite incredible – granted, we do live in AFRICA, so some heat is to be expected… but considering we live closer to… Continue reading Beetroot – rediscovered
My sister and a friend of ours are both bloggers, so we hatched a cunning plan a little while ago. We all enjoy cooking, as well as challenges, and love the idea of participating in blogging/cooking challenges. Shocking, I know. So an opportunity came up for our first ever challenge – finger foods using oranges.… Continue reading Oranges – A Sunny Fruit For a Sunny Day
My last post was on lemon curd – a comparison between the stovetop version and the microwave version. As you may recall, I prefer the stove top version to the microwave version. However, after making both versions I still had two pots of delicious, tangy, creamy lemon curd, just crying out to be eaten in… Continue reading Baked Goods Will Get You Everywhere
I was thinking yesterday, that if you ask people around you what their favourite colour is, you’re likely to get lots of blues and greens, a few purples and pinks, maybe an orange or red here and there – but you’re highly unlikely to hear people say brown. Yet, if you ask people what their… Continue reading I Love the Smell of Chocolate in the Morning…
I don’t know if you remember this post, but I’m inundated with lemons at the moment. So far I have made one batch of candied lemon peel (So good it was gone before I could take a picture), one batch of lemon marmalade (not as good as I was hoping it would be – so… Continue reading Lemon Curd: Microwave or Stove?
As mentioned in previous posts, I had a dinner party a while back, and my main meal was lamb shanks. I love lamb shanks – they’re moist and juicy and sticky and if you cook them well, they fall off the bone. The meat doesn’t make me feel sick like pork sometimes does, and whenever… Continue reading Lamb Shanks for Everyone!
As you have no doubt guessed, my mind is not always the most organized place in the world. So please excuse the fact that I am posting the welcome drinks recipe from my dinner party after I posted the starters. What can I say? My bad… So the welcome drinks I made were lemongrass-infused litchi champagne sparkling… Continue reading Champagne, I mean Sparkling Wine, Cocktails