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…

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…

Orange Cake For A Dreary Winter’s Day

The weather has been horrifically cold this weekend and I find myself longing for summer days with hot weather and a long glass of icy orange juice beside our pool.  Don’t get  me wrong, winter certainly has it’s perks as well, as I am writing this I am sitting in front of the fireplace with…

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…

Mexican Chili with Tomato Salsa

I have been getting that feeling for a while now…. it is time to still my need for chili and Mexican food.   Fresh Mexican food, not just tacos that come in a shop-bought-kit with  spices and one or another suspicious sauce… but  homemade with lots of zesty limes,  sweet tomatoes, freshly roasted spices, golden cheddar cheese and of…

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…

Broccoli and Cheese Soup

It has all of a sudden, after a lovely autumn weekend with blue skies and sunshine, turned into cold winter weather.  So out comes our gas heater, wood for the fire-place and hot chocolate as we bid salads goodbye and say hello to soups. Little things are as comforting during the cold months as a bowl of…

Cheesy Double Pizza Wraps with Chicken

This is another one of my quick Sunday evening or Saturday-lunch favorites.  I find the thought of  melty, oozy cheese always extremely comforting, therefore this is just the thing to help me cope  with my Sunday evening blues.   The great thing about this almost quesadilla-like  meal is that you have endless possibilities with fillings….

Fresh Figs, Smoked Chicken and Goat’s Cheese on Ciabatta

Hello all you beautiful  readers.   I hope all is well and all have been munching away this Easter.  I myself had a tremendous time in the Eastern Cape!  What a beautiful part of South Africa!  Long white sandy beaches and dunes, and on a clear day I have never seen the seas  nor the…