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…

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,…

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…

Melkkos

The winter has been creeping up on us slowly but surely….  This is one of my favorite winter comforts.  For those of you Non-South Africans that are confused with the title:  “Melkkos” literally translates to milk-food.   Melkkos  (also called Boeber) is a thick milk mixture made with butter rubbed into flour, thin strips of  dough, or…

Chocolate and Marshmallow Camp Bananas over the coals

This is one of those recipes that I am not even sure can be called a recipe.  I am not sure where or when I first saw or ate this but it has been part of our barbecue (braai in  my home language, Afrikaans)-repertoire for a very long time now.  I thought that most South-Africans were relatively…

Summery Banana Ice Cream

I have to admit, I am more of cake person than an Ice cream gobbler. Yes, I am the type that would rather find comfort in chocolate cake than ice cream.  Off course not all the members of my family feel this way. My children would after all, eat it for breakfast if this mom would allow it.  Luckily…

Blue Eyed Blueberry Muffins

I love it to whip up something freshly baked when a girlfriend comes to visit. Last week I made these muffins for a dear friend of mine. They were absolutely lovely, still semi warm. The fresh blue berries sort of oozed out to infuse the muffins with their lovely fruity taste, together with sweetness of…

Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cappuccino Muffins

There are little things in life that makes me as deliriously happy as the smell of something chocolaty rising to the occasion in my oven! Oh sweet joy!  The smell of freshly baked chocolate  goods is enough to send me over the moon and back.