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How to make homemade ice-cream

Cream ice is what it was called in the 17th century. Today, it is an all-time favourite, always loved and constantly being reinvented. This blog post will give you a quick guide on how to make homemade ice-cream that is delicious and easy to make. This simple recipe will take you through the process of making […]

Cronut Recipe

Have you ever heard of a cronut? Sounds quite strange, doesn’t it? Well, it’s the combination of a doughnut and a croissant, created in 2013 by Dominique Ansel, a Parisian-born baker who now resides in New York. Cronuts have been described as nothing less than heavenly and the popularity of this delicate pastry has been on […]

School lunch box ideas

Have you just run out of ideas for the kids’ lunch boxes? This is a feeling many parents can relate to… hopefully this blog post will give you some new ideas to change lunch making from dreadful to delightful! First, we look at meal ideas and then provide you with a list of snack ideas. […]

Flowers to eat

edible flowers

Do you feel that your food needs a little something to make it more appealing? Add to it a flower or two!   But not just any flower.  Not everything that blossoms is safe for human consumption. Stick to the tried and tested. Here are some of the flowers that you can add to your […]

Gingerbread men recipe

Gingerbread Men Recipe

Preparation time: 20 minutes Baking time: 15 minutes   Ingredients: 30ml full cream milk 50ml golden syrup 125g butter (unsalted) 1 egg 750g cake flour 125ml brown sugar 5ml bicarbonate of soda 5ml ground cinnamon 10ml ground ginger 3ml salt   Royal icing: 1 egg white 10ml lemon juice 250g icing sugar   Decorations: Jelly […]

Chinese steamed pork buns recipe

How to make delicious Chinese steamed pork buns   Preparation time for dough: 1 hour and 45 minutes. Cooking time: 20 minutes   Dough ingredients: 1 cup warm water 1 tablespoon sugar 1 packet of yeast 1/2 teaspoon salt 3 + 1/4 cup flour   Pork filling ingredients: 1/2 teaspoon five-spice powder 450g pork chopped […]

Making your own baby food

Being a parent can be one of the most wonderful and exciting times of a person’s life. The responsibilities of being a parent can also weigh down quite heavily on one’s shoulders. One of the first things that come to mind when thinking of child care is probably the health of your child. The best […]

Traditional bobotie recipe – so yum!

With winter coming right around the corner, we’re all craving some warm and delicious comfort food.   Bobotie is one of the national dishes of South Africa, and it is truly delicious!   This traditionally Cape Malay dish is made from fruity, but spicy mince meat with an egg based topping.   Quick and easy […]

Delicate and delectable Madeleines


  Personally, I blame Marcel Proust.   Were it not for his 2000 (give a take a few) words long description of Madeleines in Remembrance of Things Past (also known as In Search of Lost Time), I would have never fallen in love with these unbelievably delicate, melt-in-the-mouth little bites.   However, Proust left out […]

How to make sheperd’s pie

Now that winter is on our doorstep, it’s time to ditch the cold summer foods and opt for dishes that will warm our hearts and tummies. Pies are the ultimate winter comfort food and as we all know, nothing beats homemade food… good homemade food, that is.   Sheperd’s pie is one of the easiest […]