Category: Kitchen

Anything that involves a stove or a whisk.

Yummy fluffy omelette

It’s breakfast pizza! Or an omelette…

I am not an egg fan.  I abhor boiled eggs, hate fried eggs, tolerate scrambled eggs and can just about stomach Ziplock omelettes, but only because one can jazz it up with so many other yummy things.  You can hardly taste the egg when you are done jazzing it up.  So when my brother from another mother offered to make me an omelette, I… Read more →

The red velvet cupcake test results

The Red Velvet Cupcake Test

The whole red velvet cupcake thing has had me baffled for quite some time.  What exactly is so special about red coloured cake, surely it has been around for ages, or well at least since red food colouring came into existence, so why all the brouhaha?   Read more →

Spicy Sweet potato and pumpkin soup

Spicy pumpkin and sweet potato soup

Years of hostel living have made me a hater of all things soup.  There is just something about that oniony, vegetable stock smell that immediately brings back a flood of angsty adolescent feelings and memories of cold hallways, even colder study halls and horrible margarine and polony sandwiches.  However since I have been dating a kaaskop with a predilection for soup and… Read more →

Spice Chiffon Cake

Spiced Chiffon Cake with White Chocolate Ganache

Even though I am sitting in “Kaapstad” eating awesome “Vis en Chips”, I can still bring you something delicious to bake. I “love” this cake!!!  Yip, three exclamations, that’s how much l “love” this cake. It’s not everyone’s cup of tea but if you like trying new and interesting things then give this one a go.   Read more →

Bacon and maple syrup popcorn, rocky road popcorn

Gourmet popcorn and outdoor movie nights

I have had a bee in my bonnet about hosting an outdoor movie night for ages.  We finally got around to it in January when we hosted a screening of Searching for Sugarman in our backyard.  It is such an ASEM movie, if you haven’t watched it yet make a plan…  It was a rather last minute affair, a test… Read more →


Carrot Cake

It is difficult to find a carrot cake that is perfectly made, because I find a lot of them are dry.  I tried this recipe below and it worked out great, moist just the way it is meant to be. Sometimes a recipe works only once so I have tried it a few times and it comes out just as moist… Read more →