Ever since I was young, Halloween was a big deal to me and my sister. Back then I hated scary things, but I enjoyed dressing up, I enjoyed Trick Or Treating with the neighbourhood kids, and even though Halloween and scary things frightened me, I enjoyed the day, and the fun it brought into my life. Continue reading
Chocolate and chilli… A weird, yet scrumptious combination, originating years ago! We’re talking way back in Mesoamerican times, where their main use for the cacao bean was to grind and mix with water, honey, vanilla, chilli and other spices to make a chocolate drink! Interesting, hey? Well, I find it interesting.
While I didn’t have the biggest sweet tooth growing up, one thing I absolutely loved was a solid slice of my Mum’s cheesecake. And then my sister began making cheesecakes of a HUGE variety (Toblerone, being her speciality) and I really enjoyed them too! But growing up with hereditary high cholesterol and being dairy intolerant made this a rare delicacy.. And a painful one at that!
A solid morning or afternoon ‘cuppa’ would not be complete without a little snack alongside! Usually, I would suggest a cookie of sorts, but sometimes you need something a little heartier with a bit more oomph, and to me, no other treat says ‘oomph’ quite like a classic muffin. Continue reading
When you hear the word ‘parfait’, you don’t really think of it being healthy. Well, I know I never did. But let me share with you a little secret I’ve learned since beginning my adventures in cooking, baking and all things ‘kitchen’ related…
Cookie sandwiches are a treat indulged upon by many. To be honest, I don’t know anyone who doesn’t enjoy treating themselves to a good cookie sandwich! The dense, freshly baked cookie, coupled with a delicious, creamy filling of whatever variety… Okay, now I’m making myself hungry.. Continue reading
Merry Christmas, all! Things are getting quite festive in my household, what with all the menu planning, present shopping and wrapping, and various Christmas get togethers. It sure is a busy time of year, but it’s always a fun one!