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moroccan roasted vegies

My boys have always been easy eaters.  Our family dinners did not have to have camouflaged vegetables  such as broccoli trees or  carrots grated mince beef. Veggies have always been enjoyed and eaten with gusto. …

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soft baked pretzels

I have always been a little timid about baking with yeast, but today, I decided to try bake some soft pretzels.  I found this recipe on a food blog that I recently came across. http://www.fifteenspatulas.com. …

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oatmeal, choc chip and apricot cookies

It’s one of those glorious long Sunday afternoons, when everyone in the house is either out or busy and Ive got absolutely nothing to do.  The boys are back at Uni tomorrow and I’m thinking …

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Grilled peach summer salad

    INGREDIENTS 4 ripe peaches, quartered and seeds removed 1 cup pecan nuts, roughly chopped 1 spanish onion fetta cheese mixed salad greens canola oil INGREDIENTS FOR DRESSING 3 table spoons olive oil 2 …

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Cau Lau – Hoi An noodles

Ive just come back from a trip to Vietnam where I discovered Cau Lau, a noodle dish found in the ancient town of Hoi An. This noodle dish differs from typical Vietnamese noodle dishes, as …

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Cannellini bean salad with fresh mint and coriander dressing

This very simple salad has a tasty dressing made with fresh herbs, chilli, limes and sauces.  The original recipe is from Women’s Weekly, Food to Love, but this version has been simplified and adapted to …

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Keftedia – Greek meatballs

When I made these little meatballs the first time, I wasn’t quick enough to get any photographs worth posting.  My boys just loved them, they especially liked dunking them in home made tzatziki.    I …

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green lentil, coriander and mixed salad leaves

This is a really lovely and simple salad.  It’s refreshing, with a really fresh and subtile taste.  The recipe has been adapted from George Calombaris’ salad recipe in the March 2010 Gourmet Traveller.   INGREDIENTS …

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chocolate chiffon cake

I am completely obsessed with Chiffon cakes.  In fact the last 3 cakes I have baked have all been fluffy, moist chiffon cakes.  I remember my mother making these cakes when we lived in South …

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merelyn’s mum’s custard chiffon cake

I don’t know Merelyn’s mum and I don’t really know Merelyn either.  But last weekend I decided to make Merelyn’s mum’s custard chiffon cake.  I had been told it is an amazing recipe.   Now …

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fried fishcakes

Twice a year, for as long as I can remember, on the eve of Jewish high holidays, my mother and her sister have come together to fry traditional fishcakes.  Small round amounts of minced fish, …

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moroccan chickpea soup

This soup can be made on the spur of the moment as the ingredients can be found in most home pantries.  The cumin gives it that moroccan flavour, while the lemon juice makes it tasty …

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POTATO SALAD WITH AVOCADO DRESSING

I don’t really take any notice when food bloggers label their dishes as “the best ever” but this potato salad is so delicious that it probably is the best potato salad that I have ever …

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Zucchini cake

Don’t get fooled by the name of this cake.  It is really moist, lovely and sweet and very moorish.  I was sourcing cake recipes that I could use with the preschool children I teach, and …

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banana bread

One of the first cookbooks I ever owned is called “The New International Goodwill Recipe Book”.  It was published by the Johannesburg women Zionist League and was given to me by my lovely grandmother.  The cookbook …

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