Wednesday, July 23, 2014

WIN The Herb and Flower Cookbook by Pip McCormac

If you've ever grown herbs (or bought some at the store) and then weren't sure how many ways you could use them up. Perhaps you bought a particular herb for a certain soup recipe but now you want to try this herb in another dish - cause you don't want them to go to waste. I know I have!!! Well this book shows you how to grow and use a whole bunch (pun intended) of herbs.
It is such a beautiful book with a mixture of sweet and savory dishes.

And I have 2 copies to GIVE AWAY.
 



Thursday, June 19, 2014

SLOW ROASTED STEAK IN BALSAMIC ONIONS AND SPICES




I have now made this twice --- two weeks in a row.
The fool proof plan is to roast this long and slow.
The size of the piece of meat is up to you... I use a medium to large piece of steak with the onions and tomatoes and roasted it till it was falling off the bone. 1 steak feeds the 3 of us.  The idea isn't to have

Monday, June 2, 2014

Johnnie Walker - The Black Box experiment


 
Recently myself and husband had the opportunity to check out a cool experiment with Whiskey.
Now when I was invited to experience it I had no idea as to what I was going to encounter exactly, the only thing I knew was that it would be myself, the husband and 2 or 3 other people for us to try out some whiskey... and that it would be a more intimate experience than the usual table of foods and drink pairings (I can be a little shy at times so less crowds, yes please). Sounded intriguing - so I replied yes to the email.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

CAULIFLOWER MAC AND CHEESE



This warm and comforting food is great in my mind for a lazy Saturday evening dinner while watching a DVD. But it is great for any night of the week... soft on the inside and crispy on the top, mmmm I wish I had some now.
The dried oregano on the cauliflower is a great Antioxidant. Antioxidants help protect the cells in your body against the effects of free radicals and improve your ability to fight infection.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

HAPPY EASTER




Wishing you a beautiful Easter.

I loved styling and photographing some Easter pics for a client. Here I used real eggs mixed with white candy coated chocolate eggs in a tin bowl set on wooden table in nature.

Hope you are having a spectacular time relaxing and spending time with the ones you love.
Of course a good chocolate or two in the mix ;)

Thanks for stopping by. I just wanted to check in and say hi.

Have a great time. All my hellos and smiles



Monday, April 14, 2014

BUTTERNUT BAKE




Every one needs a few simple side dishes they can throw in the oven or in a pot on the stove and not have to worry. These side dishes should be relatively quick to prepare and always have a nice outcome, going with most things.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

WIN 12 bottles of Organic Wine Worth R590



Wow do I have a lovely give away for you!

Stellar Organics would like to give one lucky person R590 worth of wine - thats roughly 12 bottles.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

KEFIR - HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN PROBIOTICS AND WHY YOU SHOULD


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This year so far has been more about focusing on me, being kind to myself and my body and putting the most effort into sorting out the most important things in my life. One of them being my daughters

Friday, February 21, 2014

GLUTEN FREE VS GLUTEN FREE AND BEING HEALTHY


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So recently I felt like I was the only one not following some sort of eating plan... Everywhere I read  or someone that I spoke to was following some way of eating or diet. It really made me question (again) the way we are eating. Were we wrong in how we were eating in our household? Did we consume the wrong food groups? Did we need more or less protein or more or less carbs?

And of course we are a gluten free and corn free household. So who am I to be the pot calling the kettle black and questioning these sort of things?

But after much internet reading and searching and thinking I've come to realize that:   

Health is an evolution or ever growing state of mind and body.
&
What I ate a year ago I may no longer deem fit to eat now.


CHANGE

If I look back at my recipes from when this blog started to now there are certainly recipes that I don't

Monday, February 10, 2014

COCONUT MUESLI

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This is like having dessert for breakfast!

Fresh coconut thinly sliced and then toasted can not be compared to dried out coconut toasted! really once you have cracked up a fresh coconut and put a thin sliver under the grill until lightly golden - oh my yum! I never knew what I was missing... I strongly suggest you try (if you like coconut that is)

Friday, January 17, 2014

Life


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Hi

January 2014

Monday, December 23, 2013

CHOCOLATE MOUSSE LOAF CAKE


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Kind of moist, kind of mousey, a little bit cakey.... low in sugar... what more could you ask for in a cake?

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Rooibos Cappuccino


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I like coffee - like I REALLY like coffee... ALOT!
BUT.... sometimes drinking to much coffee isn't a great idea for me. Especially at night time when I want to be peaceful, chill out and sleep.

Friday, December 6, 2013

BETTY BAKE FOR SA BLOG AWARDS


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I will not beg, I will not plead - I will only ask once and that will be that! :)
If you like this blog and think it is cool enough to get an award please click on this link/badge below

<a href='http://website.sablogawards.com/2013/vote/voteforme/310,28' title='SA Blog Awards Badge'><img src='http://website.sablogawards.com/2013/files/images/saba2013votebadge.gif' alt='SA Blog Awards Badge' width='150px' height='150px' /></a>

please respond to the email they send you for your vote to be valid!


thanks so much :) 
hugs


Monday, December 2, 2013

LOOT.CO.ZA 10th Birthday Bake Off




Recently my little one and I were invited to bake off against other bloggers and their kids at the SA Chefs Academy in celebration of Loot.co.za 's  10th Birthday.


We all baked the same recipe which was a chocolate cake. We then iced it with a chocolate ganache. And there after decorated it with any or all of the sprinkles that were on offer

Friday, November 22, 2013

STRAWBERRY FROZEN YOGHURT


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How bright and luscious are these strawberries?


I like my frozen yoghurt to taste more like the flavour its supposed to be and less like yoghurt.
So my fruit to yoghurt ratio is around 2 parts fruit to 1 part yoghurt.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Whisky Launch - The Private Barrel Co.


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Last month I had the privilege of attending a rather scrumptious lunch at the Cape Grace which was paired with whiskey... yes you heard me, not wine but beautiful and golden, amber whiskies.

Thanks to Checkers who are importing some beautiful whiskies and branding them under Private Barrel Co. Each bottle is brought to SA in limited numbered batches.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

QUEEN OF RANDOM




Talking to yourself in your head is a creative process... Or maybe I just tell myself this to not feel like Im crazy!

Personally I like to chat and write nonsense, the problem with writting nonsense is that not everyone

Monday, November 11, 2013

chocolate...





 Hi

The lack of posts = crazy silly madness... You know the kind were you husband is on leave, you have a house to paint and fix, the kid has school project, outings, orals and activities, the emails keep piling in and the cleaning never ends, and you want to fit in a week away somewhere.... well that has been the last +/- a month.

I am just trying to get my digital,online legs back / the pile of emails sorted / photos edited etc...

So please bear with me

I feel so bad for not popping in sooner. BUT brownie points to me for:



During this crazy time Ive also learnt to say No sometimes and not feel guilty! - well kind of ;) I work through it and in the end all is good.

What have you been up to?

Hope you are amazingly well :)


 
ps while we were away I did manage to bake the chocolate loaf cake in the pic... hope to share it with you soon 

Friday, October 4, 2013

PINA COLADA POPSICLES


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The delicious combination of pineapple and coconut reminds me of summer. Add banana to the mix and you have the most delicious smoothies ever!!! Add rum and you have adult drinks - kind of like a pina colada. 

I dipped them in chocolate for added summer fun. And who doesn't like chocolate?

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