French Onion Soup

I’m lucky enough to be in France this week, enjoying the snow and the delicious comfort food that the Savoie region has to offer in winter. Yesterday I had the most delicious French Onion soup at a little cafe on the slopes, and it inspired me to share my own tried and tested recipe. This…

Christmas Turkey

There are several ways to ensure you don’t serve up a dried out turkey on Christmas day and a large part of that is making sure you don’t dry out the white (turkey breast) meat. I do this in two ways, and the first step is to soak your turkey in a spicy brine bath,…

Halloween: Poison Cocktail

While the kids are Trick or Treating, keep the adults entertained with this mysterious black cocktail. It’s really a G&T with a ghoulish twist! Here’s what goes in: 1 tot of Black Sambuca (15ml) 1 tot of classic gin (15ml) 1 can of tonic water Raspberries, blueberries and liquorice bits to garnish How to do…

Halloween: Vegan Butternut Soup

Serves 8 If your Halloween is spent anything like mine, sitting on the curb greeting neighbours while the kids run around the suburb trick or treating, a cup of soup to share with friends and passers-by will probably be most welcome. And since its Pumpkin time, this vegan Butternut soup will be perfect for the…

Halloween: Monster Pops

Kids just love these bite-sized, chocolate smothered balls of delicious, moist cake. And they’re even more fun at Halloween as one-eyed monsters! You can add any designs or colours to them and even let the kids get involved in the creations. Here’s what goes in 1 vanilla sponge cake (which you can bake or buy)…

Halloween: Poison Apples

Over the next few days I’ll be sharing some recipe ideas for Halloween party treats, some of which can be made in advance. This is my recipe for toffee apples, but the candy you make here can be used for all sorts of candy-coated things (such as peanut brittle). Here’s what goes in: 1 cup…

Slow-Cooked Napoletana Sauce

This is a wonderful out of the pantry creation that requires a little time. It’s perfect cooking for those lazy Saturdays or Sundays when you can pop it on early and leave it to slow cook to perfection. It gives back in the sense that once the sauce is made you can use up a…

Coconut Cake

National Coffee Day definitely calls for a cup of coffee and a slice of cake so today I’m sharing my hassle-free (and can be gluten-free) coconut cake. It keeps for days so you’ll have something under the cake dome for your coffee every day this week. Here’s what goes in 6 large eggs 1 cup…

Caramelised Onion Flatbread

One of my favourite things to make is this caramelised onion flatbread. I choose to make it on the weekend because it does take a little time. It makes a great starter if you’re having guests, and is just perfect for this season of outdoor entertaining. Notice my absolute favourite Ottolenghi burrata and grape salad…

Granadilla Topped Cupcakes

Makes 16 – 18 How about a sunny Granadilla cupcake to bring some cheer to your weekend tea? These cupcakes are dead easy to make, quick to prepare and will have everyone grabbing just one more! Here’s what goes in 2 and a half cups of self-raising flour 1 cup of castor sugar 1 teaspoon…