Pasteis de Nata (Portugese Tarts)


I love these tarts. I first tried them in their homeland of Portugal. I even sat and ate several in the grounds of Casa Pasteis de Belem – the famous home of these tarts. They were soooo good! I have

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Inspired by my local..


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Dee Why on a Stormy Morning


The sky was really dramatic one morning so I was inspired to pull out the iPhone. I am still really impressed at the drama this photo conveys..

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Best Ginger Cookies Ever


I have totally stolen this recipe from the Brown Eyed BakerĀ and taken the credit from anyone who tastes these. The only way you would not love these is if you hated sugar. Because there is quite a lot in it.

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Powerballs


So I work in a mostly male-dominated team (of software developers) who have all decided to get into body-building. They talk a LOT about super foods and protein shakes and “gains”. Me – I am more interested in ‘losses’ but

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Hiking Spaghetti Bolognese


We went for an overnight hike the other weekend, suitably stocked with dehydrated meals from our local camping store. I chose something labelled “Lamb and Mushroom Risotto” which you apparently just add boiling water to and voila – risotto! Hmmm…

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Ouma’s Fridge Tart (Another South African Specialty)


This dessert is definitely not for dieters. My partner loves it though, and even though I grimace every time he asks for it I always end up re-filling my bowl. It is seriously yum. Ingredients 1 Packet of Tennis biscuits

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Salted Caramel Macarons


This is from London Eats blog. I would simply leave a link to it but I am scared the site will be removed and I will be left without it! So all credits to this blogger, but due to the

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South African Biltong


My partner loves biltong but is hard to get the exact right flavour and level of dryness he wants, and it is expensive for what it is (dried beef). I quite like it too (but I like it a bit

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Jaffles – Gourmet Lunch on the Go..


We often go on holidays that require a lot of driving, and mostly through country towns. Being foodies, we get VERY excited when we find some place to stop that is actually worth the money you paid AND enjoyable. Unfortunately

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