Risotto

This is another one of my favourite foods to work with because you can incorporate so many flavours into it or a minimum amount of flavours and it would still taste good if done right. Risotto is one of those meals that if you’re having a lot of people over will feed everyone without breaking…

G&T (Gin and Tonic)

We are approaching summer and I figured we could talk about another one of my favorite things ,this time to drink! ( I wish I only drank this in summer) one cannot live on bread alone  well not my bread at least they do also need Gin and tonic.So simple, but the most addictive drink out…

#wheninwisconsin1

This has been a long time coming but I am officially back! and I will do my best to post as often as I can.Since I am in wisconsin for a couple of months I figured I would do a series my favourite cheese themed food. Starting with macaroni and cheese I posted this on my instagram…

Anniversary dinner

  Anniversary dinner On the 27th of July was my parents’ 37th anniversary so my sisters and I decided to have a dinner dedicated to them. The menu was 3 course meal starting with carrot and coconut soup served with focaccia. The first time I had this soup was courtesy of my friend Eileen, (thanks…

bread journeys

  I have decided to face one of my worst fears and make bread! I have completely abandoned sweet treats this time.I have made bread before but never by recipe just by guessing as to what it should look and taste like. I don’t think it is justified to say that I have made bread…

Picnic ideas

    Seeing as the weather has been on our side lately having a picnic was a must and considering  I have not posted in a while I thought I would give three easy ideas to put in a picnic basket. Rocky road, ginger biscuits and my own recipe for jack Daniels honey cupcakes. These ginger bread…

Chez panisse Almond tarte

    Now I had never heard of this in my life but one of my flatmates from France made this for me (hi Valense:) ) and I knew its something I have to learn to make myself . I’ve never made a tart  either because nothing scares me more than  making pastry and bread…

Afternoon tea?

I thought this time I would give myself a break from the kitchen and include an experience I did not create . Therefore I thought I would talk about  my fist time going to have an afternoon tea, I do not know why it took me so long to have one as this should be one of…

Sticky Toffee Pudding

This has been a very busy week for me catching up with university work and life in general hence why my post is so late! This time staying with my apparent sweet tooth I decided to do one of my favourite British desserts! Sticky toffee pudding. I have abandoned Nigella for a while and decided to use…

Carrot Cake Chronicles

Carrying on with the nigella and cake theme, I have decided to attempt a carrot cake. I have made this cake before and it tasted much better the first time however with the previous cake, the icing was my biggest problem as it was too runny and just didn’t sit well on the cake, but that did…

Nigella should be queen!

Anyone who knows me knows I have an unconditional love for Nigella Lawson. Every time I attempt one of her recipes I have never been disappointed therefore it is only fair that when I attempted making my favourite cake in the world this would be red velvet by the queen herself. The recipe I used is said to…

Lazy Saturday

Hello, As the due date for my dissertation is getting closer lazy Saturdays are becoming more and more common in my  life  but nothing brings me more comfort than a cold day ending with a cup of tea in this case my favourite South African tea is Freshpak’s Rooibos . It is usually drank with a…