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Roast vegetable Lasagne

A while ago I made roast vegetable lasagne and loved it but forgot how to make it.  This time I looked at an Angela Day recipe but made so many changes that it didn’t resemble the original recipe much but is pretty darn yummy.  You can be flexible with the roasting veg, if you want to substitute or add ingredients ... Read More »

Glazed fruit sticky cake

My Mum gave me a Mary Berry cookbook At Home which I have used often and love the recipes which I have tried.  The only recipe which did not work was the one for Cornish Sticky Cake, it rose very fast and very high and then collapsed.  My guess is that there is something wrong with the ingredients probably too ... Read More »

Cliff’s magnificent Millionaires shortbread

I am the baker in the house, and my baked goods are pretty awesome but when my husband puts his mind to creating something special there are not many top restaurants that can top what he pulls out of the hat.  Long ago Woolworths used to sell millionaires shortbread but that version is no longer available and he had a ... Read More »

Roast Red Pepper Pasta Sauce Recipe

Last week I got a huge bag of Red and Yellow peppers at Woolworths for an excellent price.  Wanting to make a pasta sauce I looked up many recipes then went off and made up my own.  It went down really well and I will be making it again. ROAST RED (AND/OR YELLOW) PEPPER PASTA SAUCE (serves 4) INGREDIENTS 4 ... Read More »

Chicken, cheese and corn muffins

Last weekend my brother-in-law stayed over after flying up to Joburg for the Pixies, Rock on the lawns concert.  I wanted to make something nice for breakfast before he flew back home to Cape Town.  I based this recipe on an Angela Day one for ‘Cheese muffins with ham and corn’ but made quite a few changes.  They were really yummy ... Read More »

Ostrich Mince Bolognese

Since discovering Ostrich Mince, I never use Beef mince.  Ostrich meat is so lean that even extra lean beef tastes fatty in comparison.  Ostrich mince is available at Woolworths and Pick n Pay.   Of course you can use Beef, or Chicken mince in this recipe if you prefer.  This is a family favourite and we eat it once a ... Read More »

Chocolate Marbled Black Cherry Fridge Cheesecake

The ingredients for this Chocolate Marbled Black Cherry  cheesecake are expensive but it’s worth the cost for the reward of a very special treat.  An added bonus is that the recipe is egg free which means that my egg allergic son can eat it (provided that egg free biscuits are used in the crumb base). Before you start, please note ... Read More »

Domi’s favourite Malva Pudding

If I want to lure my daughter Domi around for a visit, Malva pudding is excellent bait to draw her here.  Last night she visited with her husband Duncan and they both love this recipe. MALVA PUDDING (serves 8) INGREDIENTS 1 Cup (250 ml) sugar 1 egg 1 Tbs (15 ml) apricot jam 1 Cup flour 1 tsp bicarbonate soda ... Read More »

Curried Chickpea Salad

I love trying new recipes.  This time the Curried Chickpea salad in Pick ‘n Pay’s Fresh Living Jan/Feb 17 magazine appealed.  However being me I made a few changes.  3 Tbs curry powder seemed a huge amount, 1 tsp of mild and spicy curry powder was absolutely adequate.  I didn’t like the idea of raw baby marrows so cooked them ... Read More »