2 years of shades of cinnamon

2 Years of Shades of Cinnamon

A collection of my recipes and posts over the second year of Shades of Cinnamon. If you have missed any of these click on the hi-lighted Recipe Names below.  Or PIN one of the images to save the page for easy reference when you need them. I hope you have enjoyed some of these recipes and that you will carry on following Shades of Cinnamon.

My thoughts on blogging.  Blogging is an exciting wonderful place, a world connected by a community which has grown to be bigger and stronger then anyone’s wildest dreams. All bloggers  are in sympathy with each other, they share the disappointments, failures, triumphs and euphoria that goes with the job, but at the end of the day there is an amazing freedom in blogging, where we have our own space to create any content we like.  Whether 10 people read it or hundreds of thousands, its a place of our own where no one can tell us what pictures to take, what to say and how to do it.  And hopefully along the way, some one learns something, has a laugh, or a cry , or just enjoys the moment.  I love blogging,  but most of all, I love the amazing people I’ve met along the way.

What would I have been doing if I wasn’t blogging for the last two years?  Probably having a lot more sleep, because the midnight hours are when I spend at my computer.  Its kept me focused on taking more and more photographs, improving my photography with hard drive’s overflowing with images , because I hate to delete any, just in case I may need one in the  future.   Its challenged my cooking abilities, improved my computer skills to an all new level, and led me to a whole new world of like minded people and friends.

Share your thoughts in the comments below.


Ostrich Burger with Corn Meal Breads /  Almond and White Chocolate Meringues / Spicy Thai Shrimp Salad /   Chinese Cabbage Salad  /  Frilled Wedding Cake /  The Robertson Valley

2 years of shades of cinnamon


Marche Bastille in Paris  /  French Almond Nougat with Poached Fruit and Ice cream  /   Spring Rolls  / French Onion Soup  / Col’Cacchio Pizzeria  / Spicy Rice  with a side serving of crispy Pilchards / Eclairs  /  Beef, Vegetable and Caramalized onion pot pies /  Chicken Liver and Sweet Onion Crostini


2nd year of shades of cinnamon


Pulled Pork Sliders and Spicy Coleslaw  /  Cocoa Shortbread Biscuits  /  Healthy Chicken and Cashew Salad  / Party Appertizers  /  Mini bride and groom cakes  / Pantone Food of the Year 

2 years of shades of cinnamon

Dark Chocolate Cake with a Safari Theme  /  Halloween Ideas and Food with Style  /  Christmas Table settings  / Halloween Ideas and Food with Style  /  Christmas Cake  /  Healthy Granola Bars  /  Christmas decorating ideas  /  Healthy Trail Mix  /  Celebrate Summer with Col’Cacchio Pizzeria

shades of cinnamon turns 2

Beetroot and Lentil Salad and other great beetroot ideas /  Toasted Coconut Marshmallows  /  Delicious Egg Recipes  /  Lemon drop cookies  /  Chocolate cupcakes  /  Pumpkin and Spice Granola

2 years of shades of cinnamon

Braaing without bending the rules  /  Healthy Chicken and Cashew Salad  /  Pear and Walnut Coffee Cake  /  Garden salad at Babylonstoren   / Breakfast Granola Cups  / Spinach and Tuna Roulade   /  Poached Eggs and asparagus /  Landscapes from Africa  /  Easter Ideas


Butternut and Leek Red Thai Curry  /  White Chocolate Mousse Tartlets  / Patrick Holfords Leek, Potato and Bean Soup  /  Eat Your Art Out  /  Limoncello and Creme di Limoncello /  Guatemala Markets

2years of shades of cinnamon

Santa Monica Farmers Market  /Healthy Chicken Berry Salad with Peppedews  /  Phyllo Caprese Tartlets  /   Bridal Shower  /  Strawberries and Buttercream Cupcakes  /  Paul Hollywood’s Tea Cakes


The Chilli Pepper  /   Leek and Pancetta Pasta  /  Chocolate Orange Cheesecake  /  Devil Food Cake  /  Landscapes from Africa  /  The benefits of Cinnamon


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  • Reply Kelly Thomas July 11, 2014 at 5:06 AM

    two years of greatness Ev. Looking forward to all the deliciousness and visual delight that is sure to come.

    • Reply Ev July 11, 2014 at 7:42 AM

      Thanks Kel , looking forward to sharing lots more with you.

  • Reply Caryll July 11, 2014 at 2:57 PM

    Ev your delicious recipes and beautiful photographs have inspired me to be a better cook!

  • Reply Ev July 13, 2014 at 4:36 AM

    Hi Caryll, Thanks so much my friend, I wish we lived closer so that we could share our dinners like we did in the good old days

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