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

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

Comfort food · Vegetarian

Wild Mushroom Risotto and a Reward for the Notsoskinnycook

I am happy to report to all my dear readers that I am still on holiday getting well rested and also eating very well.  I am also very happy and proud to announce that I have been awarded the Versatile Blogger award by Jennifer who writes a beautiful blog called the Foodery.  Thank you very much Jennifer.… Continue reading Wild Mushroom Risotto and a Reward for the Notsoskinnycook

Comfort food · Sweets for my sweet

Easy Cuppa Pudding for Vacations

Well, as most of my dear readers will know by now we are currently on those few rare, but very precious, days of the year namely vacation.   I really find that these times just bind our family spontaneously together.  As I am typing away I'm listening to my beautiful kids laugh and giggle at… Continue reading Easy Cuppa Pudding for Vacations

Comfort food · Laid Back Food

Rustic One Pan Chicken Roast

As I am sitting here I am happy to announce that we have been blessed with a holiday at one of the most beautiful parts of South-Africa, Kwazulu, Natal.  It has been quite cool in the rest of our otherwise sunny country, but fortunately we have not felt too much of the cold snap here… Continue reading Rustic One Pan Chicken Roast

Comfort food · Pasta

Beef Shawarma with Peanut-Butter-Hummus

After the whole Monday buzz I am usually not in the mood to spend a lot of time in the kitchen to produce a tasty dinner.  This Monday was no exception.  After having to do an extra trip to the dentist today for my seven-year old daughter I was só not in the mood for… Continue reading Beef Shawarma with Peanut-Butter-Hummus