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Paleo Christmas Cake

“It’s starting to feel a lot like Christmas”…. Woohoo my favourite time of the year!!  I remember as a little girl, my folks would turn Christmas into the most magical time for us, my brother and I would always decorate the tree together, and then on Christmas Eve we would go to bed early bursting…

Melktert (Milk Tart)

Most South Africans love a good old melktert which is the Afrikaans name meaning ‘milk tart’ – the classic quintessential dessert usually consisting of a sweet pastry crust, filled with a mild, creamy custard of milk, flour, sugar and eggs, baked in a round pie tin and dusted with cinnamon after baking. Milk tart appears…

Strawberry Mousse Cake

Sunshine is not a common occurrence here in the UK so when it does come out we literally make hay!!  Remembering after we moved here nearly four years ago from South Africa how we laughed when we saw people practically huddled together outside to enjoy the last rays of afternoon sunshine at a pub when…

Roast Lamb

Often the hardest part of writing a post is actually giving it a title.  The title can’t sound overly complicated that will scare people away before they have even read the ingredient list, yet it also can’t sound to fancy on the ingredient side either.  Many people (I know I’m also at fault) will look…

Strawberry and Blood Orange Galette

A huge splurge at my local farmers market (mainly because of my inability to walk past amazing produce and just keep my hands in my pockets) resulted in an excess of strawberries this past weekend.  When I opened the fridge today I noticed they were looking ever so slightly tired so I set to work…