Buttermilk Lasagna

Buttermilk Lasagna

I had a glitch with my online shopping today.  The result?  I had to be very resourceful with what I had in the fridge, freezer and cupboard when it came to making dinner tonight!

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A Pasta Lesson at Jamie Oliver’s Cookery School

Filled Pasta with Italian-inspired nail art at Jamie Oliver's Cookery School

Our best neighbour’s moved.  Far away.  Now we actually have to make appointments to see each other!  Today was one such get together; we decided that it would be really a lot of fun to do a cookery class together at Jamie Oliver’s Cookery School.  It really was a lot of fun!

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Buttermilk Chicken Katsu Curry

Buttermilk Chicken Katsu Curry

I am sure that there are as many recipes for Chicken Katsu Curry as there are people in this world.   Read More

20 days before I have to tick a different box…

I cannot believe that in 20 days I will be 21 with 14 year’s experience!  That is crazy!  Today I allow myself to cast a retrospective eye over my life.

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Perfectly poached egg with salami and tomato on toast

For years I struggled to cook the perfect poached egg.  Until today.

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The Royal Wedding: A long wait on The Long Walk

Royal Wedding Nail art

One cannot live in England and not have some form of engagement with the Royal Family.  I’ve lived in England for an entire decade now and twice I had the privilege of experiencing a rather spectacular historical event.

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The Ultimate Potato Salad

My Ultimate potato salad

There are a few staples that you will always find at a South African braai: pap, sous, greek salad, garlic bread and potato salad.  This is my ultimate potato salad recipe.  Even my German friend loves this and we all know that Germans know a thing or two about a great potato salad!

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Sweet potato bake

Creamy Sweet Potato bake

Summer is upon us!  And with great weather, comes spending a lot of time outdoors.  If you are like me, you love a good summer time braai (Afrikaans for BBQ) with lots of salads and quick side dishes.  My sister-in-law’s sweet potato bake hits just the right spot!

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Fluffy basmati rice

Rice

Whilst growing up my mother only cooked brown rice.  By the age of ten I was an expert in cooking brown rice.  Then I move to the UK, met my hubby and a new chapter in my life started: Basmati rice…

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Chicken Pasta bake with Cream of Tomato Soup

Chicken pasta bake with Cream of Tomato Soup

This used to be my most favourite Tuna and Spinach tagliatelle dish of all time.  Then I became allergic to fish and moved to the UK where spinach tagliatelle are hard to come by so I had to adapt…

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Nail fail: Now 3 years later…

MoYou Polishes

I’m a Numbers girl.  I loved accounting so much that I got a degree in it.  Then the teaching bug bit and I became a Maths teacher.  It is only natural that, as a Maths teacher and nail art enthusiast, I combine the two for an art explosion that is literally at the tip of my fingers.

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Unconventional Spaghetti Carbonara

Unconventional Spaghetti Carbonara

Everything you see I owe to spaghetti.

Sophia Loren


 

I feel the same way.  I can (and often do!) eat spaghetti for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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Balsamic Bean Salad

Balsamic Green Bean Salad

Summer time is salad time.  The fresher the better!

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Homemade burgers

Homemade burgers

It is that time of year when everyone thinks: ‘Let’s have a BBQ!’  To me, there is a massive difference between a braai and a BBQ.   Read More

Quote of the day: Tuesday 26 June

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Quote of the day: Monday 25 June

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The Ultimate Comfort Food: Baked Chicken Fingers and Rice

Chicken Fingers and Rice bake

I went to Nursery between the ages of 3-6 and I still remember how every Friday was baked fish finger and rice day.  I loved it.  So much so that I have tried for many years to recreate the recipe until, one day, I found the original magazine clipping in my grandmother’s recipe book.

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Quote for the day: Sunday 24 June

 

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Quote of the day: Saturday 23 June

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Homemade Gnocchi

Homemade gnocchi

You had me at potato dumplings…

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Quote of the day: Friday 22 June

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Homegrown Garden Pesto

Homegrown garden pesto

Pesto can be so versatile.  And, if done right, it can be very healthy too!

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Quote of the day: Thursday 21 June

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I’ve cheated!

Pink Purple and Blue unicorn cake

Today marks my birthday and to celebrate it properly, I had to cheat… Read More

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