Baking, Chocolate, Lunch-box Ideas, Muffins, Picnic, School Holidays

Banana Choc Chip Muffins

Term 1 has flown by and was quite a shock to the system with the volume of homework increasing from primary school, settling into a new school, an earlier start time and a later finish, new routines. Plus making time for all the extra mural activities...and that's just me! Let alone my poor child! But… Continue reading Banana Choc Chip Muffins

Baking, Tips

How to safely remove a cake from it’s tin

Ever had one of those moments when the cake just won't come out of the tin? Or you flip it over and it falls apart? Follow these easy tips and it's sure to come out perfectly, provided you greased and lined the tin in the first place...

Baking, Lunch-box Ideas, Muffins

Feijoa Muffins

As per my Feijoa and Apple Crumble post last week, we're now well into Feijoa season, so I couldn't resist making more of these delicious muffins. They are fantastically easy to make. Everything into one bowl, a quick mix and then spooned into the muffin paper cups. Muffins can either be iced, or decorated with… Continue reading Feijoa Muffins

Baking, Dessert

Feijoa and Apple Crumble

Autumn, or Fall as this beautiful season is also known, is a time of change. The vibrant colours, creatures and sounds of Summer evolve into a more serene, although still beautiful surrounding, with leaves changing from the many versions of green through the yellows, reds and browns. The sun's light changes and our body clocks… Continue reading Feijoa and Apple Crumble

Baking, Cakes, Icing

Chocolate Beetroot Cake for Mother’s Day

With Mother's Day on Sunday, I wanted to share something that is easy to make, yet close to every Mother's heart - getting veggies into our kids. And with this cake, they'll be gobbling them up. How many kids like beetroot anyway? Mine does, but if they don't, don't even tell them it's in it.… Continue reading Chocolate Beetroot Cake for Mother’s Day

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

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

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

Baking, Cakes, Easter

Easter Celebration Cake

Happy Easter everyone! And if you don't celebrate Easter, then happy long weekend to you. I hope you enjoy the extra time home with your families and loved ones. Easter came early this year and took me a little unawares I have to admit. Seems silly, I know, but normally it falls in with the… Continue reading Easter Celebration Cake

Baking, Lunch-box Ideas, Slices

Chocolate Peanut Bars

Autumn is once again in the air. We're still enjoying beautiful warm, sunny days but I have noticed a chill in the early morning air. A relief from the humidity of the last few weeks, but I'm not ready for Summer to leave us just yet. Yesterday I had the pleasure of meeting up with… Continue reading Chocolate Peanut Bars