St Nicholas Speculaas

St Nicholas Speculaas

Christmas is a time for giving.  A time for helping those less fortunate than ourselves, for showing our appreciation by passing on gifts of thanks.  It is also a time that many of us use to spend with our families and loved ones because we realise how important they really are.

For [...]

Banana bread

Banana bread

I never thought I’d own a Thermomix, let alone actually be doing in-home demonstrations and loving being an Independent Consultant for the product.

Why? You might ask.  Sometimes I tell my story about how I started in this  business during my demos.  Briefly, I owned every kitchen appliance known to man.  I was [...]

Banana bites

Banana bites 1

Finding new and interesting ways to use overripe bananas seems to be a constant challenge, especially lately.  I buy them with the best of intentions to make sure that I eat at least one piece of fruit each day.  The only problem being that I am quite fickle when it comes to bananas, [...]

Banana bran muffins

Banana bran muffins 2

Having fruit that is a little past its prime seems like an endless reoccurrence in our house, especially when it comes to bananas.  I’m not sure if I buy too many or whether neither of us eat enough but there always seems to be some left by the end of the week.

Blondies (a white chocolate and pecan brownie)

Blondies 2

 

Baking is one of my pleasures in life that I don’t need an excuse to do.  Although, I always seem to have a good reason for the things that I make, whether it be taking a dessert to someone’s place for dinner or simply because our cookie jar is empty.  [...]

You say potato.........I say tuna patties!

Tuna Patties

Having left over mashed potato could be considered a blessing in our house because there is always something to do with it.  One of my favourites and the easiest thing I know to do is make tuna patties.  They succeed on may levels.  They are quick and easy to prepare, a good source of [...]

Snap, Crackle & Pop at work - Muesli slice

Muesli Slice 3

When I was a child I loved the Kelloggs Rice Bubbles (Rice Krispies for those people not in Oz) ad on TV.  Snap, Crackle and Pop were the three character who bought the breakfast cereal to life.  Unfortunately not even my adoration for them meant that I was committed to the cereal for very long.  [...]

Mars Bar slice

Mars Bar Slice

Food can evoke some very powerful memories, especially of one’s childhood.  Being a competitive swimmer when I was younger meant that my diet consisted (mostly) of healthy, energy giving food with sweet treats being exactly that, a special treat.  One of the first delights I remember making with my Mum was [...]