September 30, 2013

A mid-week fix-me-up

What fun to escape the city with friends and unwind a little! And what chaos! Unwinding does not always go hand in hand with sleeping and […]
September 20, 2013

A braai by any other name

What is your heritage? What makes you South African and what makes you miss home when you’re away? When I lived in Atlanta and was in […]
September 15, 2013

Cauliflower soup and honey semifreddo – Part 2

What a week it has been! We have enjoyed days of beautiful sunshine and unusually high temperatures for this time of the year. The perfect weather […]
September 9, 2013

Cauliflower Soup and Honey Semifreddo – Part 1

It’s Spring! We have not really had a harsh winter at all, but everywhere I go people are ululating as the warmer weather approaches. For me […]
September 2, 2013

Maybe melfatti – defintely YUM!

I am wheat intolerant. I used to think I needed a support group to get me through the dark days of lust and withdrawal. But however […]
August 26, 2013

Food storage tips

Here we list a few general guidelines for storing your freshly delivered produce. Fruit & Veg It’s a good idea to store fruit and veggies separately. […]
August 26, 2013

Homemade granola – as you like it!

I seem to have a whole bunch of friends who are either pregnant or have small babies at the moment. This is a little treat that […]
August 17, 2013

Women’s Day Couch Snacks

So Friday is Women’s Day. It is a commemoration of the day in 1956 when 20 000 South African women marched to the Union buildings in […]
August 5, 2013

Old fashioned lemon curd

Home is not home without a lemon tree. Fact. It is my favorite gift for a house warming. Everyone I love should have at least one […]
July 29, 2013


I remember the first time I heard someone refer to oxtail as offal. I was appalled. I was a little girl who most certainly did not […]
July 22, 2013

Real custard and poached pears

“My heart beats lumpy custard.” What a peculiar thing to say, but I think mine really does sometimes, and smooth silken custard too. You see custard […]
July 15, 2013

The magic elixir (and scarily named): bone broth

So I finally had to do the “educational” spiel. I am not all that keen on telling you what you should and should not be eating. […]