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Design diva

Local artist #2 Jonaline Kane Jonaline is not any local designer – she’s a girl with talent and experience. When she talks about her design plans she gets a special shine in her eyes which makes it impossible for you to resist and you just have to find out what she’s up to. Through the way that she talks about her designs and how she has made them, she seems to be much older than Read more…

Local landscape artist

Local artist #1 Christa Espost This artist and mother mostly paints local landscapes of places which inspire her. She was born in a barren place where the land has a different kind of beauty, one that has a certain harshness. The place is called Boesmanland or Bushmanland. It is in the Northern Cape of South Africa and not far from the Namibian border. Here people live secluded on their farms – far from their neighbours Read more…

chicken pie

Chicken pie

Chicken pie is always a good idea. Here is an easy recipe for those who are hungry for a real chicken pie. Ingredients Chicken fillets 200 g, cut into small pieces 1 onion, finely chopped Puff Pastry, original 1 tablespoon butter 1 teaspoon Cumin 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon pepper 50 g mushrooms, chopped 3 medium carrots, finely chopped 1 sprig rosemary ¾ cup chicken stock 1 clove of garlic, finely chopped 2 tablespoons all-purpose Read more…

Summer Christmas

Celebrating a summer-Christmas in Cape Town, South Africa Activities we like to do over Christmas in Cape Town include playing beach bats, drinking a beer in the sun, spending time with the family and chilling on the beach and all of this at Christmas time!  

apple dessert with coconut milk and almond flakes

Apple dessert with coconut milk and almond flakes

Wintery apple dessert with coconut milk and almond flakes. Light and fluffy, health conscious dessert. Ingredients 1.5 cups cake flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/3 cup brown sugar Pinch of salt 2 eggs 80 ml cooking oil ½ tin coconut milk 1 apple A handful of Almond flakes Icing sugar for dusting Method Heat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Beat the two eggs together in a bowl. Add the oil and coconut milk and Read more…

Delicious Bobotie recipe

Bobotie is very popular local dish in south Africa. It’s a fruity mince dish from Southern Africa, for those of you who don’t know. Bobotie is always tasty, but this recipe is especially tasty. It worked out very well even though it was made very fast – we were really hungry! So here it is – a fast and easy but delicious Bobotie recipe with its perfect fruity and sweet flavours. Ingredients garlic clove, chopped Read more…

Muesli rusks

Ingredients 4 cups flour, cake or brown bread flour 4 teaspoons baking powder 3 cups muesli 2 cups full cream milk 2 tablespoons vinegar 200 g margarine Pinch of salt ¾ cup brown sugar *The ingredients can be doubled to bake a bigger batch of muesli rusks. Method Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Add the vinegar to the milk. Then mix all the ingredients together in a mixing bowl with a wooden spoon. Read more…

baked

Baking and cooking inspiration

For more baking and cooking inspiration check out my Pinterest boards: Baked baked on pinterest Dessert Ideas dessert ideas on pinterest Breakfast ideas! breakfast ideas on pinterest Cakes cakes on pinterest Cupcakes cupcakes on pinterest and Recipes lunch and dinner recipes on pinterest

tropical cookies

Tropical butter cookies

Summer time is here! Let’s bake some tropical themed cookies! Ingredients 2 cups plain cake flour Extra flour for rolling out the dough A pinch of salt Half a cup butter at room temperature Half a teaspoon baking powder One teaspoon vanilla 1 cup sugar 1 egg 10 ml milk For decorating Royal icing/ flooding icing Egg whites 500ml icing, sifted Assorted sprinkles, Colour writing gel  Method Mix the ingredients together and use an electric Read more…

Thai red curry soup with giant periwinkle

This soup turned out very tasty indeed! The red curry with the creamy coconut milk and fishy periwinkle taste make for a wonderful starter. Dip a piece of panini bread to soak up the wonderful flavours. Ingredients 1 tablespoon coconut oil 1 onion, chopped 1 teaspoon chopped galangal or ginger half a teaspoon chili flakes 1 tablespoon red curry paste 1 spring onion, chopped 1 carrot, diced 1 tomato/ 3 cherry tomatoes, sliced salt an Read more…

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