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Notsoskinny’s favourite baked cheesecake with fruit topping

I can hardly believe that the holidays have come and gone already and that the rat race have started again for most of us.  It feels like the few weeks of just having to do sheer nothing, sleeping late and spending time with family and friends have sped by way too fast.  Luckily the memories… Continue reading Notsoskinny’s favourite baked cheesecake with fruit topping

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Hummingbird Cake with Goat’s and Cream Cheese Frosting

I have been drooling over photos of Hummingbird Cakes, in recipe books and Pinterest for quite some time now.  The thought of some of my favourite foods (pineapple, banana, pecan nuts, cinnamon and cream cheese frosting) all being combined into one beautiful cake has left me fantasizing about it at two in the morning. I… Continue reading Hummingbird Cake with Goat’s and Cream Cheese Frosting

Preserves · Sweets for my sweet · Vegetarian

Apricot and vanilla jam

I found some apricots at our Food Lover's market yesterday and bought two boxes.  One of the boxes are reserved for my children's fibre and vitamin intake, the other I decided to transform into Apricot Jam to capture a bit of Summer for when the season turns again.  I added some vanilla just for fun… Continue reading Apricot and vanilla jam

Comfort food · Sweets for my sweet

Biscotti: a quick treat for afternoon tea and good Christmas gift idea

I made this Coffee Biscotti yesterday afternoon because I was feeling grumpy.  Yes, you heard me, I bake for therapy! There are not many things, that relax me as much as the sound of my Kenwood  Chef mixing and the smell of freshly baked goods that fill my kitchen.  I instantly start to breathe slower… Continue reading Biscotti: a quick treat for afternoon tea and good Christmas gift idea

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Fritata for a lazy summer brunch….

I have recently discovered that Fritata is a great way to use up all that left overs that tend to sit in your refrigerator.  I had my in-laws over for dinner a few nights ago and made some pork fillet for them.  Although everyone enjoyed it thoroughly some of it ended up in the fridge.  So yesterday morning… Continue reading Fritata for a lazy summer brunch….

Comfort food · Sweets for my sweet

What to do when you are playing hookey from school? Sugar Biscuits of course!

The  academic year for our children ended on the 30th of November.  It is therefore optional to attend, until school closes on Friday for our Summer holidays.  There is something very sneaky- feeling about not having to attend to school, even if it is still legal, and with the blessing of your teacher, while some… Continue reading What to do when you are playing hookey from school? Sugar Biscuits of course!

Comfort food · Sweets for my sweet

Apple Cake with Earl Grey Apples

I don't know exactly how it happened but somehow I ended up with three bags of apples in my refrigerator.  Luckily I have children that love apples and eat them as a staple.  Now who am I to complain if they want to keep the doctor away? Although I also like nibbling on these crunchy lovelies,… Continue reading Apple Cake with Earl Grey Apples