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Almond Tahini Choc Chip Cookies

Almond Tahini Choc Chip Cookies

The South African cold press extra virgin Olive Oil is produced in the Riversdale area, has a whiff of fresh cut grass and aromas of green tomatoes, almonds artichokes and green apples
Soft Olive Oil Oatmeal Cookies

Soft Olive Oil Oatmeal Cookies

The South African cold press extra virgin Olive Oil is produced in the Riversdale area, has a whiff of fresh cut grass and aromas of green tomatoes, almonds artichokes and green apples
Peppermint Crisp Ice Cream Cake

Peppermint Crisp Ice Cream Cake

Peppermint Crisp Tart is one of those iconic South African desserts and this parfait version I did last year remains a popular recipe on the blog
Chocolate Sandwich Biscuits

Chocolate Sandwich Biscuits

well this recipe is my version of a popular South African biscuit and whether you need some fancy padkos (food for the road), a chocolate fix after a difficult week or simply something delicious to serve at tea time then these ought to do the trick
Homemade Milk Tart for National Milk Tart Day

Homemade Milk Tart for National Milk Tart Day

Milk Tart is one of my favourite traditional South African desserts and with National Milk Tart Day being celebrated on Friday 37 February, I thought it was a perfect excuse to make some
Peppermint Crisp Ice Cream

Peppermint Crisp Ice Cream

What is not to love about mint ice-cream, particularly when it’s made with the hugest bar of South African peppermint crisp you can find on the shelf
Rocky Road Fudge

Rocky Road Fudge

We removed the nuts as Pretty Girl’s school is a nut free zone, and replaced them with mini eet-sum-more’s which are a South African butter biscuit and old school favourite
Smoked Snoek Empanadas

Smoked Snoek Empanadas

South Africans mostly cook it on the barbecue with lemon and apricot jam and it is also a favourite smoked and served as a Smoked Snoek Pate
Spaghetti Carbonara

Spaghetti Carbonara

There was a day when a batch of Cranberry & White Chocolate cookies led me to confess my long held Bill Granger crush
The Week That Was… #200…

The Week That Was… #200…

We have been doing tons of learning about South Africa for school… virtual road tripping and hunting down landmarks… and this book from the library turned out to be just the best in terms of South African flavour and fun for little people

Understanding nutritional labels

Look out for the South African Heart and stroke Foundations logo on products. Pies, chips and cookies are the biggest culprit foods when it comes to trans fatty acids