Ramblings & Musings

Fresh Eating & a Fox Cub

As fate would have it...in month 4 (and a kilo from my goal weight) of my new found love of food and wine French women diet... I fell pregnant! I know it's no excuse but any expecting mum will tell you...the fun goes out of eating for those first 12 weeks, and I, as they say, fell off the wagon. 

Baking, Recipes

Christmas Ginger Cookies

So this recipe was one of the first baking recipes I made. One particular year, when I was too young to earn any money but insisted on making everyone's gifts myself, my mother took out this recipe and helped me make these cookies as Christmas gifts.

Recipes, Salads

Bacon & Avo Salad

With bacon and home made croutons this is probably not the healthiest recipe, but it's a salad so I figure I can at least pretend... 

Poultry, Recipes

Avo Salsa Chicken

This super simple recipe for grilled chicken and avo salsa, was so packed with flavour I'm going to try my best to remember what I did and share it with you.

Baking, Recipes

Orange Chocolate Brownies

These brownies were nice and easy to make and not too sweet because of the dark choc. I served them initially with ice cream (make sure to serve them warmed up, these brownies are not meant to be eaten cold). Then the second time we had them I made my granny's very famous chocolate sauce!

Baking, Recipes

Granny Whitaker’s Chocolate Sauce

Once you've made the sauce, you can just store it in the fridge, it keeps for months! No need to freeze it and don't be alarmed it wont go hard. The liquid stays fluid and cocoa-ey delicious!

Fish, Recipes

Snoek Paté

Following on from my explorations with Fish... I reached up for my mum's old recipes and dug through until I found one for paté.

Ramblings & Musings

Fresh Eating Take 2

My simple tips combined with my learning from "French Women Don't Get Fat" for feeling and looking better (well worked for me anyway :))

Baking, Recipes

Lavender infused Lemon Squares

Oh how I have longed to type the name of a recipe with something infused in the title! Such a fancy way of saying you added a flavour...makes me sound so posh! This is another one of those recipes that punctuated my childhood, but my sweet tooth is not as sweet as it once was, so I… Continue reading Lavender infused Lemon Squares

Recipes, Veggies / Sides

No Meat Monday Pizza

A healthy alternative to take outs, this delicious pizza base is made with nutty wheat or whole wheat flour