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    West Coast Distillers honoured with a Gold Award for their Caspyn Gin

    If you’re following me on instagram or read my birthday wishlist post some time back you will know that …

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  • Travel

    Salinas Beach Restaurant in Wilderness

    Salinas Beach Restaurant in Wilderness is one of very few restaurants in the area that offers an ocean view giving …

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  • Beauty

    Sheet Masks The Nook Trials { Face Mask Face Off }

    This week I joined Melanie from Melanie’s Nook for her weekly trials where she puts 5 to 6 items against each …

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    Chutney & Mayo Chicken

    I’m back with a super easy recipe for chicken. This recipe is probably a favourite in a lot of …

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  • Lifestyle

    How I keep my eczema under control

    About a year ago I had the worse eczema flareup under under my breast that I’ve ever had. It …

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  • Lifestyle

    Period.

    Today I’m going to touch down on a topic that still seems to be a bit “taboo”. Periods. Yes, …

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    Restaurant review, recipes and all things food related

    Oh so delicious Lamb Shank Pie

    This recipe is from my grandmother’s recipe collection, neatly cut from a magazine, this recipe was in Huisgenoot and was sent in by Hendrik Conradie, I’m not sure when tho. This is a huge family favourite and got copied down countless times, it always makes it’s appearance on the table on Christmas day and other special occasions and there is hardly ever any left over. Lamb Shank Pie. Lamb Shank Pie Ingredients for filling: 1.4 kg Lamb Shanks 25 ml Oil 1 Medium Sized Onion, chopped 50 ml All purpose flour 25 ml Mushroom Soup Powder 240 ml Milk 1 Tin…

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    Fast and Easy Tuna and Mushroom Tart

    This is one of my mother’s go to recipes, it’s really yummy and really fast and easy to make. Serve it with a salad of your choice. Tuna and Mushroom Tart. Tuna and Mushroom Tart Tuna Tart or Tuna Tert in Afrikaans ~ Serves 3 – 4  Ingredients: 2 Slices white bread 1 Cup Milk 5ml Baking Powder 1 Grated Onion 250g Mushrooms – Chopped 1 1/2 k Grated Cheese 1 Tin of Tuna 30ml Butter 2 Eggs Salt and Pepper to taste Method: Mix bread, milk and butter in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Take off heat and…

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    My Grandmother’s Carrot Cake

    This Carrot Cake is a recipe from my Grandmother’s recipe collection. I’m sure all our Grandmother’s has either a big book or file filled with little recipes cut from magazines and scribbled down recipes on pieces of paper that got written down from friends and family throughout the years.So here is one of my favourites, my Grandmother’s carrot cake. Carrot Cake Ingredients: 500ml Flour 10ml Baking Powder 10ml Baking Soda 5ml Salt 10ml Cinnamon 4 Eggs 250ml Oil 500ml Sugar 350g Carrots, grated Method: Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon together. Beat the eggs, oil and…

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    Leche Flan – A dessert from the Philippines

    This is one of my husband’s favourite desserts. I am not this dish’s biggest fan and the only one I liked so far was one I had in the Philippines. I made this for his birthday in February and it was a big hit with my friends. Leche Flan. Leche Flan I changed a recipe I found online because I didn’t have all of the ingredients from the recipe. I used the recipe on Mangoes and Palm Trees, we don’t have palm sugar in South Africa so I just used regular sugar and I didn’t use lemon/lime juice. Traditionally a Leche…

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    Green Fig Cake

    My grandmother turned 88 years old on the 8th of April.  I wanted to make her a granadilla cake, but oh my, no granadilla pulp at Woolworths and who has time and patience to stand in the line at Pick n Pay for only one item. Definitely not me! Green Fig Cake. I looked around in the baking isle and my eye fell on the Fig Coulis, well, figs are one of my grandmother’s favourite fruit and the consistency is very much the same as granadilla pulp, so then, just there I decided ~ Green Fig Cake it will be. I…

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