Oreo Delight

The word “trifle” comes from the old French term “trufle,” and literally means something whimsical.  An English trifle is made with real egg custard poured over sponge cake soaked in fruit and sherry and topped with whipped cream. Th trifle dessert was also a way of using up leftover or stale cake. I have whipped…

Festive Mocktails

The festive season is a time for family gatherings, time to reflect on the year gone past. Here’s a quick and easy recipe for adults and kids to enjoy, adults you can always add in something stronger if required. Passion & Berry Spritzer Ingredients:  1.5 liter of strawberry sparkling water; or any other flavour of…

The Importance of Coffee in Craft, Cuisine and Culture

  Coffee, from its creation to its consumption, is a craft. The ritualist process of crafting the perfect blend – the care, the commitment, the community around it – is reflected in the experiential value of making and enjoying that perfect cup of coffee. This ritualistic routine is entrenched in our culture – whether enjoying…

Nespresso Master Origin – Columbia

This past weekend, Nespresso invited me to visit them at the Nelson Mandela Market on the Square in Sandton to share in the launch of their exciting new permanent range of coffees called Master Origin. As a coffee fanatic, how could I resist? So, with my refined palate and adventurous spirit in tow, I headed…

Deviled whipped eggs

Ingredients  3 Boiled eggs, this gives you 6 halves; 1 Tablespoon of creamy mayonnaise; Chopped parsley; Chopped spring onion; Black pepper; Salt to taste; Chopped chilli to taste; and Pinch of paprika fro garnish. Method: Cool eggs after they have been hard boiled, peel the eggs; Scoop out the hard yoke, mix the yokes with…

Oreo Velvet Chocolate Cake

One of the earliest printed recipes for chocolate cake came from the cookbook The Hostess of T-o-Day by Linda Larned (1899) and although it is a cake made with cocoa, it is different from modern chocolate cakes Early chocolate cakes were much lighter because they used significantly smaller amounts of sugar and cocoa. They also…

Basil Pesto, Tomato, Onion & Chilli Bruschetta

Bruschetta is an antipasto (starter dish) from Italy consisting of grilled bread rubbed with garlic and topped with olive oil and salt. Variations may include toppings of tomato, vegetables, beans, cured meat, or cheese. A popular dish is bruschetta with tomatoes; one recipe popular outside Italy involves basil, fresh tomato, garlic and onion or mozzarella….

CARAVELA PORTUGUESE FESTIVAL 2018 29 JUNE – 1 JULY 2018

When one thinks of the Portuguese, the word ` food` springs to mind…and not just simply `food`  but…GLORIOUS FOOD ! At this year` s Caravela Festival, held at Montecasino from 29th June to 1st July, You will experience an unrivalled smorgasbord of culinary delights to tempt your eyes and stomach. There are a host of restaurant-driven food stalls…

Heart Beat Juice

Nutritional Value of Beetroot: Beetroot is of exceptional nutritional value; especially the greens, which are rich in calcium, iron and vitamins A and C. Beetroots are an excellent source of folic acid and a very good source of fibre, manganese and potassium. The greens should not be overlooked; they can be cooked up and enjoyed in the…

Pumpkin Ale Beer Bread

Baking bread with some beer really gives it that extra flavour, This bread is excellent for braai’s or simply a delicious snack enjoyed straight from the oven with some butter that simply melts on hot bread. This is a very simple recipe, but oh so delicious: Ingredients:  500g of self raising flour; One bottle of…