Home Food // Coffee & Pecan Cake

I have to admit that, while I love eating cakes and pastries, I’m really not much of baker. There’s something about the precision and chemistry of baking which I can’t quite seem to get a handle on. I also like to allocate a bit of blame to the fact that I don’t have a KitchenAid […]

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Home Food // 3-Ingredient Chocolate Mousse

This chocolate mousse is one of my favourite desserts, especially for weeknight entertaining. It only requires three ingredients (which you probably have in the cupboard), takes less than ten minutes to prepare the mixture and can be made the day before and set overnight if needed. My guests always love it and it requires far […]

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Home Food // Butternut & Sweet Potato Risotto

People – I just love risotto, or any Italian food for that matter, but especially risotto. It is not by accident that this is already my second risotto recipe in just a few months. Brace yourselves – there are many more to come! This recipe is originally from ‘Feast with Sababa’ although I’ve tweaked it […]

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Home Food // Lemon Chicken Tray Bake

This lemon chicken tray bake is a perfect weeknight dinner as you can just pop it in the oven and forget about it for 45 minutes while you get on with whatever else demands your attention. It can also be made a day or so in advance and then heated up in the oven before […]

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Travel Food // Coffee in the USA

In 2013 I spent six months in Australia where my coffee snob rating scaled off the charts. Those Aussies know how to make a good flat white and bad coffee just does not exist. Cape Town has, over the years, also developed a love for a good brew and it is now fairly easy to […]

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Home Food // Smoked Trout Salad with Basil Dressing

I originally posted a picture of this salad about two weeks. Since then I have had a few requests for the recipe (although let’s be honest a salad doesn’t need much of a recipe). Anyway, my husband was also a big fan so I’ve made it again, but this time managed to get in a […]

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Travel Food // Maine to Philly

I’ve neglected my travel posts lately as I’ve been focussing on sharing some great recipes and improving my food photography. But I need to get back to it to round off our US trip before moving onto some of the other exciting culinary experiences we’ve had elsewhere in the world. So – where were we? […]

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Home Food // Chilli Con Carne

I love Mexican food. I’m pretty sure it’s because I love a good excuse to load my food with cheese, sour cream and guacamole! But growing up I always had an aversion to beans which made enjoying Mexican a little difficult. It is actually this chilli con carne recipe which began my foray into beans […]

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Inspiring Food // Simply Delicious

In this post I thought I’d share one of my early cooking inspirations – Alida Ryder’s Simply Delicious blog. I first encountered Simply Delicious in 2012 when I moved out of home and was desperate to make not only edible but delicious meals. It was probably one of the first food blogs I’d ever come […]

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Home Food // Chorizo & Tomato Pasta

This pasta is my ultimate comfort meal and is currently (and has been for quite some time now) my go-to pasta recipe. I tend to go through phases where I make something a lot because it’s just so delicious. That is, until I manage to come up with something better. But this one has been […]

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