Category: recipe

Stove top popcorn

Stove top popcorn

I love popcorn but I’ll admit that for the longest time ever I wasn’t able to make it on the stove. It was nothing but bags in the microwave for us and those aren’t exactly cheap. A few years back I had a sailor staying […]

squish it, squeeze it, mush it, smell it

squish it, squeeze it, mush it, smell it

M’s friends are having baby #2 and we were invited to the baby shower on Sunday. We were asked to bring a 20 x 20 crochet or knit square which might sound like a rather random request but turns out all the squares will be […]

Lentil, chickpea and coconut curry

Lentil, chickpea and coconut curry

When I’m down I tend to go for comfort foods, things like a pot of pasta, chips, you know what I’m talking about right? Today I wanted that. I wanted to order in pizza and coke, I wanted to just sit and eat and be […]

end of the month butternut pie

end of the month butternut pie

It’s mid month January and I’m pretty sure that I’m not the only one raiding the sofa for a few coins. I raided the kitchen to see what I had to work with and found a lone butternut, an onion and pie crust so…  MONTH […]

my dads beer bread recipe

my dads beer bread recipe

I forgot to get bread yesterday and Fysh has this thing about his toast ever since we got a toaster for xmas so he was a little miff when he realised we’re out. But I am not putting on pants just to go to the […]

Healthier ways to satisfy that sweet tooth

Healthier ways to satisfy that sweet tooth

Fysh is ALWAYS HUNGRY! I swear he has worms (he doesn’t, we do the deworm thing often as we have pets) and most of the time I’m hearing “do we have anything sweet in the house?” which of course we don’t most of the time […]

Salted Chocolate Chunk Cookies by Lisa Clark

Salted Chocolate Chunk Cookies by Lisa Clark

A while back Penguin dropped off The Cookie Jar book by Lisa Clark and with it came some sample cookies from the book, the salted chocolate chunk ones and guys… I have been craving this cookie ever since. I can’t explain to you how good […]

Masala cheesy fries

Masala cheesy fries

A while back I grabbed a packet of those thin fries Fysh loves, you know the kind they serve at McDonald’s?  Well we both adore those cheesy fries from steers and wanted some but I don’t want to venture out and also cash, then I […]

Cupcakes for 2

Cupcakes for 2

You know how sometimes you’re craving a cupcake but you really don’t want to make an entire batch because if you do you know you’ll have to eat them all because shame man you can’t neglect them… I feel your pain. So does my ass.  […]

Peppermint Crisp Tart… but cupcakes!

Peppermint Crisp Tart… but cupcakes!

A while back Fysh and I were contacted and asked if we’d be willing to take part in a fun little challenge set up by GWK, one where we take a traditional South African recipe and give it our own unique twist. If you follow […]

Granadilla cake recipe 

Granadilla cake recipe 

As you can see my mama has this huge granadilla creeper all along the side of the garage and every year it produces so many fruits she gives a lot away.  Yesterday she and Fysh decided to make use of some of them and made […]

Nature’s Farm Pasta!

Nature’s Farm Pasta!

We had the most epic press drop full of farm goodness. There was cake flour and brown flour and really epic cookies and of course PASTA! I know that we shouldn’t eat pasta. Or at least in moderation but we are a pasta household as […]

Moms Pancakes (but dairy free!)

Moms Pancakes (but dairy free!)

Fysh can only have dairy in small amounts and also not after lunch but he’s been asking for pancakes and seeing as my car died (battery) and we couldn’t get to the shop to get stuff for dinner I dug around and found we have […]

Condensed Milk Cookies

Condensed Milk Cookies

I have been feeling like cookies for a while now so though screw it let’s make some! Dug out a recipe I got from my great grandma :) You’ll need: 250g butter 150g sugar 5ml Vanilla Essence 1 can condensed milk 4 x 250 ml  Cake […]

easy microwave fudge recipe

easy microwave fudge recipe

I suck at fudge making, I just can’t. I usually end up with some form of weird toffee concoction that tastes good but definitely can’t class as fudge. And it’s a mission and a mess and you may as well throw your good pan away […]

chocolate peanut butter banana bread

chocolate peanut butter banana bread

Fysh made me buy a packet of bananas a week or two ago under the guise that he now actually likes them (hahahaha) well he ate maybe two and then I found a packet of over ripe nanas in the fridge so thought well I’m […]

Fysh’s mini cheesy butternut pizza’s

Fysh’s mini cheesy butternut pizza’s

The Fysh is pretty creative in the kitchen an tonight I let him be in charge and so he presents to you “butternut pizza”.  (His version isn’t vegan and because this is his recipe I wasn’t allowed to share mine but you can easily adjust […]

Quick and easy Rum Balls

Quick and easy Rum Balls

Occasionally I have left over cake pieces (SAY WHAT?!) yes, it happens, sometimes there’s left over when you trim a cake, when kids don’t eat it all or even when cats eat half and you have to retake it so you have half a cake […]

we got a bit of a make-over and made chocolate pie

we got a bit of a make-over and made chocolate pie

So am not sure if you noticed all the spam you got today or not but that’s because I got a bee in my bonnet and decided to give the blog an over-haul yest again. (No I have NO idea why themes spam posts out […]

beautiful food, on a budget

beautiful food, on a budget

Yesterday the Today team dropped off a box with 3 everyday ingredients for me to use to create a puff pastry masterpiece. The challenge was to create beautiful food, on a budget. I was free to add or remove anything that will give my creation […]