Dinner Parties are a monthly tradition with a group of my friends. The general idea is that we have dinner once a month or so where I get to try out some new recipes or we enjoy well tested recipes depending on the month. This past Monday we were celebrating a belated birthday and a
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One of the many lessons I learnt when I was on a cooking course in beautiful Cortona in 2012 was that the simplest flavours could make the most delicious food. In Tuscany you don’t waste any food and you always use what is in season. I have had the privilege to be able to grow
This time of year is full of delicious foods including turkey, cranberries, stuffing, roast potatoes and many other decadent treats. Flitting from social event to social event, you might find that you have a piece or two of leftover turkey which would be perfect for this recipe. If you don’t have any leftovers not to
I had the privilege of moving into my own cottage like house in November last year and one of the main projects I set for myself was to start to grow some veggies, herbs and some easy fruit. I must say that I don’t think I have a green thumb like some, but I really
Mother’s Day is just around the corner and here is an idea of something special for your mom. Imagine giving your mom this special breakfast basket filled with some homemade lemon curd, cranberry almond and honey granola and an assortment of individually wrapped teas. Just what you want as a treat for breakfast and your
I have been asked by friends to create a menu of dinners that can be ordered. So I have listened to my wise friends and so here is a list of some different and tasty dinners. I hope you will find something that you like in the list below and please don’t hesitate to contact
Easter is one of my favourite times of year. Having some of my family roots from Switzerland we celebrate Easter with some interesting traditions. One of the traditions is that we each take a hard boiled egg (sometimes painted) and then smash the eggs together. The egg that does not crack is the winner.
Here are some ideas to make your Easter celebrations a special time. Easter Simnel Cake A classic Easter Simnel Cake has a delicious layer of marzipan running through the centre of the cake which melds in with the flavours of the light fruit cake. An 18cm cake on a board @ R250.00 each. Chocolate
Here are some ideas to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Heart shaped cake Why not order a “zebra” heart shaped cake? The zebra part is that there are two cake mixes added to the pan to give it a double flavour and marbled effect. The flavour options are: Chocolate and vanilla, Chocolate and berry and Vanilla and