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

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 · 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

Laid Back Food · Sweets for my sweet

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… Continue reading Melkkos

Comfort food · Laid Back Food · Sweets for my sweet · Uncategorized

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… Continue reading Chocolate and Marshmallow Camp Bananas over the coals