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  • Italian Pickled peppers

    Italian Sweet Pepper Pickles

    Picture an Italian antipasto board overflowing with prosciutto, salami, salty olives, fresh mozzarella, and rustic artisanal breads with olive oil.   For me it just does not get much better than that,…

  • Crunchie Recipe a healthy version

    South African Crunchies – a healthy version

    This fabulous healthy version of South African crunchies is the creation of Anje van der Merwe who based it on our traditional family crunchy recipe.  I always say ‘If you love it, share…

  • Easter Coconut Bundt Cake

    Coconut Bundt Cake for Easter

     Easter for me is a home filled with the smell of  warm spicy hot cross buns, chocolate eggs, and thoughts of fluffy white bunnies and soft yellow chicks.  But there always has…

  • date and walnut coffee cake

    Date and Walnut Coffee Cake

    This simple coffee cake made in a square pan is sweetened with dates and maple syrup and topped with a crunchy walnut crumble and a drizzle of sweet glaze. The cake has…

  • The Best Blueberry Muffin Loaf

    has been a bit crazy for the last two weeks, so I haven’t had much time to bake. But today with some beautiful much needed rain falling and I bit of a…

  • Spiced chai ice cream ideal for vegans

    Vegan Spiced Chai Ice Cream

    I don’t know about you, but I LOVE anything Chai.    Vanilla Chai or Spiced Chai, both have equal charm for me.  This Spiced Chai ice cream is made with coconut cream and cashews…

  • White vanilla cake with cinnamon buttercream icing

    Dreamy White Cake with Cinnamon Buttercream Frosting

    This Dreamy white cake with cinnamon buttercream frosting is a basic 1-2-3-4 cake.  Getting it’s name from the proportions of its basic ingredients, it is so easy you will always remember it…

  • Coconut Lentil Curry

    Coconut Green Lentil Curry

    A little savoury to tantalise your tastebuds today.   This is my take on a traditional Indian Dhal, with Cape Malay and  Thai influences. The Coconut cream gives a subtle hint of sweetness…

  • Decadent chocolate cake

    Decadent Chocolate Cake with Dark Chocolate Ganache

    It’s February so lets celebrate the month of Love with chocolate and roses. This Decadent Chocolate Cake is a simple Devil Food Cake, dense, moist, dark,  and utterly delicious.   No need for any fancy…