Starting a Veggie Garden

Seeing and experiencing how plants grow in your own garden, is amazing. We used to grow herbs back in South-Africa, and I took the next steps and started to grow and maintain our veggie garden. Some veggies did not make it, others just bloomed from the beginning. How I started was taking a whole vegetable…

Instant Dark Chocolate Mousse

Easy chocolate mousse, you can add less or more dark chocolate according to your preference. This recipe uses alot of egg whites, I know. You can use as many as you’d like. You don’t have to use the exact quantity. Ingredients:1 x 70g Instant Chocolate Mousse250ml Fresh Milk for the instant chocolate mousse dessert +…

Sticky Sweet & Sour Slow Cooked Chicken Drumsticks

I made this delicious, mouth watering recipe. It reminds me a lot of the ribs we recently had at Dixie Browns in Taupo. It’s falling off the bone. It’s sticky and yummy. Unfortunately there was nothing left by the time that dinner was finished. Ingredients:8 Chicken Drumsticks1 Packet Sweet & Sour Ready Mix Sauce 1…

Home Made Lemon Curd

I made this home made lemon curd, from all our leftover lemons in our fridge. I added a normal cup of lemon juice as well. This delicious recipe makes 1L lemon curd. Ingredients: 7 Lemons, depitted and juiced (makes 250ml – 1 Cup) of Fresh Lemon Juice250ml Lemon Juice500ml Caster Sugar60ml Condensed Milk4 Egg Yolks2…

All the Cakes I Made (so far)

My passion for cake baking really started when I was in high school. It’s not the quantity that matters, but the quality that you want to set. I was that little girl that dreamed of having my own website, to showcase what I was upto and for my own preference what I am baking and…

Caramel Mint & Chocolate Mousse Tart

I made another version of this tart, using the new mint thins from Griffin’s. The mint is not overpowering and with the biscuit texture it reminds me of cookies and cream. It is really yum. Base:250g Crushed Biscuits mixed with 50ml Melted butter. Press the biscuit base into a prepared glasss serving dish. Set aside…

Turning 30

I just turned 30, it’s such a liberating age. My younger, 20 self, would be bothered by what people think and said about me. Now that I am 30, passed my early 20’s and early adulthood, I realise that what people think of me is less important and doing what is best for me is…

Dixie Browns

After our snowday, me and my husband was craving ribs, not just any ribs. The mouth watering ribs that falls off the bone and are covered in sauce. As we drove to Taupo, I went on google maps and searched for a good rating place to eat. I read hundreds of reviews and found the…

Mount Ruapehu – Whakapapa

We were looking forward to visit this mountain, since we arrived in Taupo last year. Due to Covid19 we couldn’t visit it, this year we got the chance. Our kids enjoyed the snow so much too. We went on the Gondola, the cable car and our oldest daughter was a little scared but enjoyed looking…