Cobb salad with creamy ranch dressing.

  MAKE THIS EASY COBB SALAD AS A LIGHT LUNCH ON HOT SUMMER DAYS WHEN YOU CANNOT BRING YOURSELF TO SLAVE AWAY OVER A HOT STOVE. The past few days have been scorchers and it has been so hot outside that the tar seemed to be literally melting in the 37°C weather in our area….

Green Cucumber Gin and Tonic: Hello weekend.

The past few weeks have really thrown some challenges at me and Hubby:  a broken car (brand new gear box required),  a flooded bedroom from the first season’s rain ( wet mattress and bedding included) and during the past few days,  ten dead  pet koi-fish (think very nasty bacterial and fungal  fish infection), not to…

Easy rainbow fudge for children’s marketday.

  Our  primary school annually have a market day for our grade sevens as part of their Economic Sciences project. My daughter and I took to the kitchen, naturally, to whip up some delicious treats to sell.  This included Oreo pops, lemonade, chocolate fudge and rainbow fudge which seemed to be the best seller at…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

Roasted Duck in Orange and Orange Liqueur Sauce.

I adore traditional Sunday food!   I feel deliriously happy when I have something roasting in the oven on Sunday morning, plotting what I would fix for dessert to create the perfect Sunday lunch.  This Sunday was no different, only this time I swapped the traditional roast chicken for duck. It is not every day…