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On The World’s Best Chocolate Cake. Mine

It always surprises people that I cannot bake. I can cook – really well, I like to think – but I can’t bake. I can’t be arsed to exact-measure and follow a recipe to the letter. My baking always flops. … Continue reading

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On Fudge. No Other Words Are Necessary.

Last night I made fudge. The end result looks nothing like the recipe I used, however. Could have had something to do with the fact that I used condensed milk, butter (not margarine), vanilla, brown sugar and maple syrup. (I … Continue reading

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On Recipes: Easy Caramel & Toffee Fridge Cheesecake

I’m a huuuge cheesecake fan. In fact, it’s probably the only kind of cake/dessert/sweet thing that I actually like. (Aside from Angel’s Cupcakes, of course!) I think I like cheesecake, because it’s not actually that sweet and it’s not actually … Continue reading

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On Recipes: Pizza From Scratch

This recipe is one of my absolute favourites. It’s great for when you’ve got people over – make the bases and let them choose their own toppings and create their own pizza masterpieces. You could always buy pre-made bases, but … Continue reading

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On Recipes: Chicken, Zucchini, Feta & Roasted Butternut Pasta

Yes, I know I mentioned in yesterday’s post that I’m attempting to cut carbs. But this recipe is something I made on Saturday night, for dinner for my fiance and his BFF. It was the weekend and obviously a cheat … Continue reading

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On Obsessions

A few of my favourite things: If it’s blue and white, I’m all over it. I’m not really sure how it started, but I have a growing collection of Delft, blue willow and assorted other blue and white vintage crockery/vases … Continue reading

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On Making The Perfect Lasagna

If there’s one reason that I’m sure that my fiance definitely wants to marry me – it’s because of the lasagna that I make. It’s his absolute favouritefavouritefavourite. One time at band camp when The Kid and I took a … Continue reading

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Courgette and Feta Soup

My fiancĂ© – who hates courgettes – adores this soup. It’s simple and delicious – a favourite of ours in winter. INGREDIENTS: * 2 large onions, peeled and roughly chopped * 2 potatoes, peeled and grated * 10-15 baby marrows, … Continue reading

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On Recipes: Mini Yorkshire Puddings, No Roast Is Complete Without ‘Em

Before The Fiance, I had no idea what Yorkshire pudding was – it wasn’t something I grew up with, and I’d never encountered it before. While my family was big on roast Sunday lunches, they were always done on the … Continue reading

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On Good Housekeeping – Not Just An Art, Now a Magazine

That’s what yesterday was all about. What was yesterday? Only the Good Housekeeping SA media introduction event. Held at the gorgeous Pick n Pay Good Food Studios in Bryanston – my BFF & I joined a few bloggers and other … Continue reading

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