Pineapple fluff – a retro dessert

2019-02-12T15:28:10+00:00February 12th, 2019|From the Kitchen|

Do you day dream about nostalgic foods from your past? I do! During the past 2 weeks I have had a stream of house guests, including two sets of cousins visiting from the UK. As we are a family of food lovers, when planning some menus my thoughts floated back to my Mother’s kitchen. I [...]

Grilled grapes for your cheese platter

2019-01-28T11:08:28+00:00January 28th, 2019|From the Kitchen|

You simply have to try Grilled Grapes at least once! It was a cool evening and needed to add something interesting to the cheese board. I had read about baked grapes, but not wanting to heat my oven, I decided to try grilling them.  All I did was cut the grapes into smaller bunches, toss [...]

Watermelon feast time!

2019-01-17T13:18:28+00:00January 17th, 2019|From the Garden, From the Kitchen|

Versatile watermelon to celebrate summer! I always feel that summer is in full swing when there is an abundance of watermelons in the shops and markets! We buy mainly from supermarkets, especially when you can choose a quarter or half fruit. But when our local little market stall has melons directly from the farm we [...]

Singaporean Laksa, a delicious light meal

2019-01-12T13:08:48+00:00January 12th, 2019|From the Kitchen|

We are in the second week of January and it was simply a matter of time before my palate started craving a hint of spice and Asian flavours. I do love my salads and barbeques, grills and roasts but ........ Laksa-style soups are served all over South East Asia. We enjoyed the versions most in [...]

Salad days are here again….. 3 great salads!

2019-01-06T11:16:16+00:00January 6th, 2019|From the Kitchen|

The Cape weather is warm and my repertoire does not stray far from salads, chilled soups and grilled protein. This week’s favourite three salads that I need to share with you differ. The roasted Indian Cauliflower with Cashews and the other Pear and Fennel Salad with Walnuts and Blue Cheese Dressing are delicious. Thirdly, easiest [...]

Limoncello Cheesecake Desserts

2018-12-20T13:14:10+00:00December 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|

I love these small lemony desserts. They are perfectly light with a hint of richness to provide a satisfactory end to a summer meal. These small desserts are also ideal to serve at large parties or where it is easy for a guest to enjoy a few spoonfuls from an espresso cup or a small [...]

Gammon – how to cook and some yummy ideas!

2018-12-06T15:19:19+00:00December 7th, 2018|Christmas|

One of the most frequently asked questions I am asked at this time of the year is ..... How do I cook the gammon? Gammon is cooked in 2 stages The first, to cook the meat, and thereafter to glaze the gammon. If you do not want the sticky coating you may simply follow the [...]