Baking, Dessert, Slices, Sweet

Great Aunt Mavis’ Milk Tart

I've already mentioned that I come from a rather large extended family on my Dad's side. His Dad, my Grandpa, was one of 4 children, the only son with three sisters - that in itself isn't a large family, but over the generations, and once they all had kids, and their kids had kids, there… Continue reading Great Aunt Mavis’ Milk Tart

Fish, Light Meals

Parmesan Crumbed Fish

A few years ago I discovered Panko breadcrumbs, and although I stock the normal breadcrumbs in my pantry as well, I far prefer using Panko unless the recipe specifically calls for normal breadcrumbs (as was the case in the pork schitzels I made recently). I was about to get very descriptive about the differences and similarities… Continue reading Parmesan Crumbed Fish

Baking, Biscuits / Cookies

Eskimo Cookies

I have no wish to cause offense with this post to any of my Canadian family, friends or readers by being insensitive to the way you feel about the use of the term "Eskimo", so please read on and bear with me. In different parts of the world, words mean or represent different things, and… Continue reading Eskimo Cookies

Light Meals

Spanish Chorizo Rice

Brown rice is delicious. It's nutty, wholegrain goodness is full of magnesium, phosphorus, selenium, thiamine, niacin, vitamin B6, an excellent source of manganese and high in fibre and although it takes a little longer to cook than white rice, it's benefits are worth it. I recently discovered Basmati Brown Rice - can it get any… Continue reading Spanish Chorizo Rice

Baking, Cakes, Icing

Lemon Yoghurt Cake

I first made a version of this cake about 15 years ago back in South Africa, using a recipe book I borrowed from a friend. I've lost contact with her over the years and I have absolutely no idea what the title of the book was, but thankfully, with the gazillions of recipes at our… Continue reading Lemon Yoghurt Cake

Light Meals, Lunch-box Ideas, Vegetarian

Courgette Fritters

At first thought, courgettes seem to be a bit one-dimensional. I mean how much can you actually do with a courgette? But on closer inspection, this small sausage shaped green or yellow, plain or striped Summer vegetable, also known as a zucchini or baby marrow, can be enjoyed in as many ways as your imagination will… Continue reading Courgette Fritters