Month: July 2012

Ready to eat


Cheesecake, Cheesecake, Cheesecake……who doesn’t love Cheesecake!!! I love it, and this recipe I have tried a few times, is great. There are tons of different ways to make cheesecake but if you want a REAL cheesecake, don’t go for the quick and easy recipes, all the effort is worth it in the end. Read more →

Gardens by Design

Now that you have your mood board (or not) you should have a good idea of what you want your garden to look like. It’s not impossible to achieve if you plan, plan and then check your plan. Perhaps you have children and pets and you want to entertain in your garden as well as grow vegetables and herbs. You… Read more →

Ready to Eat

Health Rusks

It has been so cold this past weekend and it doesn’t seem to be letting up just yet, especially for the Cape area, so I decided that Rusks would be an ideal recipe.  I make these rusks in winter and they are a real favourite, especially with my husband.  Our tea time at night wouldn’t be tea time without one… Read more →


Install your own laminate wood flooring

As previously mentioned we bought a fixer-upper back in 2009 and had ambitious plans for it.  After our initial burst of fixing and painting, life started happening again (as it is wont to do) and we took a 2 year hiatus from actively renovating.  But these past two weeks the streak of nothingness was finally broken and we tackled our… Read more →

Sandton Baked Apples

I just have to comment on this recipe, I really enjoy making this dessert. Not only for the fact that it is quick & easy & not to mention delicious but it is something my Mom has made & still makes all the time. The smell that fills the kitchen when making it reminds me of her & my childhood.… Read more →

Baked Apples Preparation

Sandton Baked Apples

Feel like a dessert after dinner but haven’t got anything prepared?  OR maybe you’ve got guests coming over for dinner & don’t have much time to whip up a fancy dessert but want to serve something delicious? Well I have just the perfect, quick & easy, tasty dessert …… I call them the Sandton Baked Apples. Read more →

Garden Landscaping

Some people believe that the first landscaped gardens belonged to the Chinese and others say it was developed by the Romans and Egyptians. Whichever it was, it really came into its own during the Victorian era during which time glass houses, pouring cement and many garden tools were invented such as a horse-drawn lawn mower. Plants were collected from excursions… Read more →