Chicken Risotto

I love risotto, the fact that it has so many different aspects to it and that you can put your own twist on it. From vegetarian friendly to using beef, pork or chicken and adding any vegetables to your prereference. It is healthy too and makes for a super quick dinner in under an hour…

Chocolate Mousse & Caramel Mint Trifle

I made this dessert a few weeks ago and it came out delicious. It’s a quick and easy dessert that doesn’t take up much time. The peppermint liquor makes it extra yummy. Ingredients for the Biscuit Layer:1 Packet of Vanilla Biscuits Crushed Ingredients for the Chocolate Mousse Layer:92% 200g Dark Chocolate melted4 Large Eggs at…

Unicorn Coloured Birthday Cake with Rasberry Jam

I had so much fun baking our daughters birthday cake. I doubled the chocolate cake recipe I always used and just went for it. This time I wanted to do it the right way, from scratch and with no exceptions. I think all my experience and knowledge learning to bake cakes properly have lead up…

Honey Mustard Sauce

My husband makes the best honey mustard sauce, and he teached me how to make it too. It can be used over gammon, and over chicken, as a side or as a dipping sauce. In a microwave safe bowl add in: 1 Cup of Honey 2 Tbs Dijon Mustard 5ml of Lemon Juice Place the…

Chocolate Lovers Trifle

The highlight for me for 2020 was to be able to pull this yummy dessert off. It is definitely on the top of my list of desserts. In South-Africa at Woolworths foods I love eating their chocolate desserts, it is always so decadent and chocolate mousse just perfect, fluffy and delicious. This dessert reminds me…

Murray

After our lovely sunny but windy morning on the beach, we decided to have some lunch at Murray. They serve the best fried squid and delicious street food. Murray is located before you get to the beach. It’s a lovely atmosphere and the staff is very friendly and helpful. There food is delicious, if you…

Our Christmas Lunch

Our Christmas this year, we did things a little differently. We teamed up with our friends and neighbours and had Christmas lunch together. It was a lovely fresh lunch with cold meats that have already been roasted and cooled down. For dessert we had cinnamon rolls made by Jamie (recipe to follow) and the most…

Caramel Mint Log by Shar-nica

This is a really simple and easy dessert. My friend have made this for about a decade now. It’s her favourite Christmas dessert to make. She learn to make it from her mom and step mom. I took the photos and she shared her recipe with me. It’s really delicious and it will taste even…

Butter Lamb Curry by Shar-nica

While we were in Kerikeri, my friend made the most delicious lamb curry ever! Yes, it’s that good that it deserves to be heard about, and shared. It’s her husbands favourite. We ate so much, so delicious at their house while we stayed there. We had a blast. The recipe with its flavour profile is…