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honey biscuits

Its almost Rosh Hashanah the Jewish new year,  At our Rosh Hashanah seder dinner, we enjoy fried fish cakes, matzo ball soup, roast chicken, tzimmes (sweet baked carrots and pumpkin) and of course slices of …

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chocolate coated strawberries

My next door neighbour is a fabulous cook.  There are so many evenings, when the most delicious aromas waft over our fence, and we can’t help  wondering what tasty dishes she is preparing for her …

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vanilla apricot oat cookies

I’ve been baking lots of cookies lately.  I’m trying to find great cookie recipe that doesn’t have choc chips in it.  You see Mr L is cutting down on chocolate, and the boys love just …

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greek yoghurt double choc muffins

  INGREDIENTS 1 cup plain flour 1/2  cup granulated sugar 1/3 cup cocoa 3/4  tsp baking soda dash of cinnamon 1/4  tsp salt 1/3  cup dark choc chips and 1/3 cup white choc chips 2 eggs 1/2  cup  Greek yogurt 1/2 cup  low-fat milk 1/4 cup grape …

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chocolate banana muffins

The boys had a couple of mates stay over last night, and I decided to surprise them with a  batch of these super easy chocolatey-banana muffins for breakfast.  The recipe comes from Nigella’s blog, but …

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Rosie’s cheese scones

Theses tiny baked goodies are not quite scones, but more like little cheesy pops.  The baking powder gives them a fluffy texture and as they do not contain any butter or oil, they are light …

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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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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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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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caramalized figs

Valentines day wasn’t a big deal in our place this year…..the boys were out at Trop Fest, an outdoor short film festival and having the house to ourselves,  we decided to just relax, bbq some …

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