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

For the carnivores

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… Continue reading Roasted Duck in Orange and Orange Liqueur Sauce.

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


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… Continue reading Orange Cake For A Dreary Winter’s Day

Comfort food · Sweets for my sweet

Pistachio-, Choc chip- and Oats with White Chocolate and Cranberry Holiday Cookies

In less than a week we will be packing our car, locking our house and heading off to the seaside for the Easter Holidays.   It's been a long-standing tradition in our house to take along a tin of rusks and biscuits to nibble on.  Here is what I have filled our cookie-tin with. I only use real butter… Continue reading Pistachio-, Choc chip- and Oats with White Chocolate and Cranberry Holiday Cookies

Uncategorized · Vegetarian

Fresh Hake in Beer Batter

We all know that fish is good for us, right?  Right!  What is not so good is  fish in batter, loaded with preservatives and trans-fats, that we buy in our local supermarkets.  As a mom that is trying to improve the quality of my children's food I am on the lookout for the above mentioned nasties most… Continue reading Fresh Hake in Beer Batter

For the carnivores · Laid Back Food

Vanilla and Rosemary Chicken

One of my family's favorite meals remains the humble roast chicken. Golden roasted, I find it hard to declare not being one of my favourites to make.  I usually can't wait for it to come out of the oven. Especially during the summer months, when it is sweltering hot in Pretoria, I like to prepare it… Continue reading Vanilla and Rosemary Chicken