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  • Quick and Easy White Bean Soup

    When you are in need of a quick hearty meal, this white bean soup made with pantry staples can be made in 15 minutes,  just grab a few cans from  the shelf…

  • Christmas Roundup

    Wishing everyone a fabulous festive season.  May you and your families be blessed with happiness, love, fun, and lots of delicious food to eat. If you are looking for a few Christmas…

  • Nigella’s Clementine Cake – Gluten free

    I love Nigella’s Clementine Cake, which can be decorated with a sprinkling of icing sugar, or an icing drizzle.   I have added dried clementine slices which add an extra tang to the…

  • Lemon shortbread cookies

    Lemon Shortbread Cookies

    These light buttery lemon shortbread rounds are perfect to serve with tea or coffee.  Don’t be fooled by their simplicity, as they have a wonderful lemon tang to them, and sometimes that…

  • Thai Spiced Butternut Soup

    Winter has suddenly arrived here in South Africa, and what better way to keep warm than with this Spiced Thai Butternut Soup.  Colds and Flu abound and the warming goodness of ginger…

  • Chicken Tarragon Tart

    Chicken and Tarragon Tart

    Photo: From Pastry by Richard Bertinet This beautiful tart with creamy, soft filling is from the french “Pastry” cookbook by Richard Bertinet.  The book is an amazing reference for anyone wanting to…

  • Vanilla and Chocolate Cheesecake

    Brûlée Chocolate and Vanilla Cheesecake

    Making a sugary crust on the top of this silky smooth cheesecake is like placing the cherry on top of a cake.  It finishes it off and adds a perfect crunch to…