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  • 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…

  • Coffee cake with lemon curd

    Lemon Coffee Cake

    There is nothing sweeter than a New Year, filled with hope and wonderful new ideas. After a month away from blogging, baking and food shoots, I am excited at the prospect of sharing…

  • Christmas Cake tray bake shades of cinnamon

    Christmas Cake Tray Bake

    Fruity, light and and spicy – this year’s delicious light Christmas Cake.  Made in a tray, it is perfect for a “quick night before, forgot to make a Christmas Cake”, kind of cake.  Heavy…

  • Mini chocolate bundt cakes

    Mini Chocolate Bundt Cakes with Cherry Preserve

    Whilst tidying my baking cupboard where I keep my stash of  baking pans, I came across my  beloved Bundt tins and trays.  And when I mean stash, I am not exaggerating.  One of my crazy…

  • Yogurt Bavaroise with grapes and muesli

    Yogurt Bavarois with Grapes

    My reasons and joy for travelling are manyfold, and one of them being the inspiration that I get for new ideas and trends in the world of food.  For me there is nothing to beat the exhilarating…

  • Pumpkin recipes

    October is Pumpkin Month

    As we experience the last cold weather here in South Africa before Summer arrives, it seemed appropriate to take advantage of the beautiful pumpkins that are filling our grocery shelves. Our normal limited choice of…

  • 15 Minute Almond Shortbread

    I’ve been playing around with some flavourings and decided that a little hint of almond, subtle but distinct, would be just the thing for this easy shortbread. These are flaky and melt in…

  • 5 Healthy Breakfasts we should be eating

    Purple means Plums, Blackberries, Blueberries, , Acai and all things good and healthy.  When you see these beautiful colourful fruits on your plate, you just know your meal is going to be overflowing…