To the Spanish and Mexicans it’s Churros – to the Portuguese it’s Farturas. Many of us have heard of, seen or tasted these in some form or another. Churros were originally a twisted u-shape but through the years they have … Continue reading Churros or Farturas in abundance.
[ti_audio name=”Magic” autoplay=”1″ repeat=”1″ volume=”20″ randomize=”1″] Christmas time is magical…and so is this dessert. The Ultimate Christmas Pavlova. Pavlova is a crispy, crusty meringue-based dessert with a soft, light and slightly chewy inside. It was first created in honour of Anna Pavlova, the Russian ballet dancer when she toured New Zealand and Australia in the 1920’s. Today it’s a traditional festive dessert in Australia and New Zealand. One of the things we all have in common is that feeling of warmth and happiness when you spend Christmas with loved ones sharing and creating new traditions. Where there is good cheer, … Continue reading The Ultimate Christmas Pavlova and the Magic of Christmas
[hopos id=’1′] The children will love this Kiwi Lime Sorbet and Greengage Jelly with its green vibrant colours. It just screams ‘YUMMY’. No alcohol, just pure fruity flavours. I like the texture and flavour contrasts in this little cup. Anything with lemon and lime is a winner for me. I have used greengage flavoured jelly here but any colour or flavour will do. I guess a bright red jelly will look festive too. If you’ve never made sorbet before, don’t be intimidated. All it is is simply a semi-frozen blend of fruit juice or purée and a sugar syrup. Sometimes … Continue reading Kiwi Lime Sorbet – Not for Adults
When I was younger I would easily lie in the sun next to the pool for hours to acquire that golden brown 80’s tan. It was the ‘in thing’ then. As I got older my tolerance for the heat and lack of time made it very difficult to just lie in the sun. I still enjoy maybe an hour or so by the pool, but I prefer to catch a good swim and watch the kids splash around rather than just tanning. I don’t have that patience anymore and my mind starts running with all the things I have to … Continue reading Chunky Berry Medley Smoothie
While I find myself with some time on my hands, I think it’s time to finish all the drafts I have accumulated and start posting them before the season changes. I have been quite lazy when it comes to cooking lately. We have had heatwave after heatwave in Pretoria and I just can’t bear to be behind a hot stove or oven. So, I find myself with many summer inspired posts. We’ve had mainly salads and light ‘tapas’ in our home. And loads of ice-cream, sundaes and shakes. I often use my husband and kids as taste ‘guinea pigs’ for … Continue reading Brownie Topped Toffee Sundae
Some things are just not the same if not together. Some people are meant to be with one another no matter what. We all have our perfect soul mate that makes us whole. When you have found yours…you know it from the word go. My husband and I share the same star sign of Pisces. Two fish swimming in the opposite direction yet in sync with one another. So different and yet so the same in many ways. There is no other match for me… (and as for him….well,he’s stuck with me). As much as it is a cliché, there … Continue reading Vanilla and Cinnamon – a classic comforting pair.
When my children were younger we practically lived at the Sailing Club every weekend. Sailing during the day and sitting around the fire with good friends in the evening, till odd hours of the morning. Naturally food was a part of it. We made some good friends there, whom I will never forget. I am talking about a particular family from Maryland in the US. Their children and ours got on great and we instantly became good friends. Those were some of the greatest moments of our lives. Our family often reminisces about those days and what we got up … Continue reading Nostalgic Malva