My Recipes

Best Lemon Fridge Cheesecake

December 22, 2017

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This morning when I was adding the final details to my ingredients list for our Christmas lunch I wondered why I have never shared this recipe for literally the Best Lemon Fridge Cheesecake with you guys before! This is one of my favourite go-to-desserts because it’s delicious, it’s really really easy to make and it contains all the kind of things that will make anyone’s pudding compartment giddy with glee. I’m talking whipped cream, condensed milk, cream cheese, lemon and Tennis biscuits.

All you really need time-wise for this smooth lemony beast of a dessert is a quick mix with an electric beater and then a bit of time in the fridge and voila you’re good to go. So if you are the type of person who hates spending too much time in the kitchen or feels like dessert is just not their forte then this recipe is for you. If you’re the kind of person of loves spending time in the kitchen and loves making desserts then this is also the recipe for you.

I’ve been making this for years and it’s still one of those things that if I know there’s any leftover in the fridge I will get up in the middle of the night armed with a spoon and my natural ability to see in the dark and tuck in!

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PEACEFUL SLEEP ADVENTURE SERIES – PART two

December 19, 2017

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It’s round two of my Peaceful Sleep Adventure Series which involves my family and me together with Peaceful Sleep going on a set of adventures whilst under the protective force field created by their extensive Family Care Range (you can check the whole lot out on their brand new site). We’re setting out to show you some cool kid-friendly places and things to do around Joburg with your youngins during the next few months of Summer.

This time I’m going to tell you about a place that has been around for a while but has maybe fallen under everyone’s radar and that is Acrobranch! Shane and I took Nina there for an afternoon of zip-lining, bridge crossing, leopard crawling and more and she had the best time! At first, she was a bit hesitant as she had never done anything like this before but cut to less than 8 minutes later and she was on a mission to manoeuvre all the obstacles by herself! Before we started I gave her and Shane and I a little spritz of Peaceful Sleep spray and then I rubbed some Family Care Insect Repellent Stick on her ankles for good measure and I’d like to report that we came out with zero bites 🙂

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Rosto Sunday lunch

December 1, 2017

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If you’re a fan of a good old fashion Sunday pork roast then may I suggest that you pay Rosto in Linden a visit this coming weekend. Not only do they serve some pretty delicious free-range chicken, spit-roasted in front of a wood-burning fire, but they also serve amazing crispy porchetta that is only available every Thursday and Sunday.

I’m such a sucker for a good pork roast and pork crackling is one of my favourite indulgences so when we arrived to have lunch a few Sundays ago I didn’t even bother looking at the rest of the menu, I knew what I was there for and I’m happy to report that I wasn’t disappointed!

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27 Boxes in Melville

November 24, 2017

 

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Trying to find cool places around Johannesburg to take your kids isn’t the easiest thing to do, in fact, I find it quite frustrating because half of them are either cool for the kids and dismal for the parents or vice versa. I mean all I’m looking for is an awesome balance between things to do for the kids, a place that serves nice food and then a cool atmosphere to round it all up, is that too much to ask?

I haven’t been to 27 Boxes in Melville for a while so when I found out that it’s been taken on by a new development and has been given a whole new facelift, which includes new shops, restaurants, new branding and most importantly a new entertainment and play area for kids, I was really interested to check it out again, which I did last weekend and I’m happy to say that they have really done a nice job sprucing it up and there are definitely some new and improved spaces for kids which is great!

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Saigon Suzy

November 23, 2017

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There seems to be loads of new places popping up all over the place in Joburg these days and people are really making an effort to make them unique and different which is really cool! A few days ago I posted about the amazing little gin bar in Linden called Tonic and today I’m going to tell you about Jan Smuts newest addition, Saigon Suzy.

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Tonic Linden

November 20, 2017

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I love gin and tonic. I do. It’s one of the most refreshing drinks around and I’ve missed them haha. Not that I’m a huge drinker, at all, but every now and then it’s so nice to just sit back and enjoy an ice cold G’nT and I know there has to be a few of you reading this and nodding in agreement.

Now I’m not the most adventurous when it comes to making gin and tonics, I mean they are usually just made up of exactly that with lots of lemon, but since visiting Tonic in Linden I’ve realised that I have been missing out on the most amazing combinations! This tiny bar which is decked out in the freshest, coolest way won me over from the second I stepped in. I’m such a sucker for interior detail and I love it when I can see that an effort has been made in every aspect and when the food/drink offering matches the decor then the place instantly becomes a favourite!

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