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Nacho’s and Guacamole are probably one of our favourite, and easy to make snacks to have on week-ends with a glass of wine or two.  Lots of the Guacamole recipe’s that you’ll find have tomato in, but personally I don’t find that appetising. I prefer a tomato salsa on the side. What you need: 2 ripe avocado’s […]

Chicken soup

With winter here, and everyone having sniffs and coughs I made some chicken soup for the family.  You can make it with a whole chicken that you roast yourself, or buy a rotisserie chicken from the supermarket to save some time and effort {for those lazy day’s}.  If you feel that you need a more […]

Red Velvet Cupcakes

I have tried and tested a lot of red velvet cupcake recipes and till now this one is the winner.   My mission was to try and get the best recipe with beetroot to colour the cupcakes.  So I used beetroot juice and beetroot pulp, but it seems like the colour fades when baked.  So […]

Mini Breakfast Frittata’s

There are few “nice” ideas for breakfast, other than layered muesli with fruit, or stacked flapjacks! So this is a dedication to making brunch {or breakfast} special 🙂 with mini Frittatas. I enjoy making individual portions, it’s lovely to make variation and it also looks beautiful, so I made these in muffin pans to make […]

Cremora Tart

This is a very easy recipe, and takes about 20min to make and half hour to an hour to set.  All the ingredients you can keep for a while so the perfect tart for those unexpected guests.  This is my grandmothers “flop free all ingredients in the home” tart when we pop in.  She uses […]

Pancake recipe {Basic}

We had a rainy and windy easter week-end in Cape Town {South Africa}, which is perfect weather for pancakes {comfort food}.     I’d say probably the best part of big fetes and get togethers in farm communities is buying pancakes from the ladies baking hundreds of pancakes on their little gas burners. But making […]

Rice Krispies Cookies {no bake treats}

What you need: 3 Tablespoons Butter 1 Pack Marshmallows {about 40} 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal Line a pan of approximately 35 x 25 x 5 cm with wax paper and cook ‘n spray. In a large saucepan melt the butter over a low heat. Add the marshmallows and stir until completely melted then remove […]

Homemade ice-cream (Easy)

Adri, a friend of mine has been “bragging” with her easy but delicious ice-cream recipe for a while now.  So I made it over the week-end, this is a cheat ice-cream recipe but it is still good, sweet and creamy. Warning: Don’t start this in the evening… you need at least 4 hours till it’s […]

Homemade Muesli

Visiting my sister {Leigh-Ann in Europe} we had homemade muesli every morning and I just had to share her recipe with you. It’s a bit more effort than buying the muesli, but it’s sooooo worth it! What you need: 850 ml Oats 200 ml Almonds 200 ml Sunflower seeds 200 ml Pumpkin seeds 75 ml […]

Mango and banana yogurt gelato

I’m a huge Donna Hay fan and saw this recipe on her show on TV. Now that it’s somer in South-Africa, I decided to make some yummy gelato… It takes 10 minutes to prepare {but you need at least 2 to 3 hours of freezing time} What I did was to chop up my mango’s […]