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Best Butter Cookies

April 1, 2018

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Happy Easter everyone! I really hope you have all had a wonderful weekend so far and that you have been surrounded by family, friends, food and loads of chocolate eggs!

You may or may not have noticed that I’ve been sharing a lot more recipe posts lately. I’ve always loved being in the kitchen, ever since I was little kid and I’m so chuffed that Nina James loves baking and cooking as much as I do because it’s such a fun thing for us to do together and it doesn’t hurt that you get to eat the end result, which is not the story when you’re making pies out of playdough.

Yesterday we whipped up these very morish butter cookies and then sat in Nina’s room and had a full on tea party. She even picked a dress out of her cupboard and changed for the occasion, it was so sweet!

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Caramel Popcorn with speckled eggs and sprinkles

March 29, 2018

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Caramel Popcorn with speckled eggs and sprinkles, yes that is what I attempted to make yesterday in time for the Easter weekend. This super colourful but also super sweet treat is really good, but also really indulgent, I reckon a whole bowl of this might make you feel sugar-dizzy haha! I’m a huge fan of speckled eggs, in fact, I think whoever invented them needs a bronze statue erected in their honour and I also love popcorn, so I thought hey let’s combine the two and chuck in some caramel for good measure to make something fun to snack on.

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Everyone loves homemade pizza, right? Right.

March 20, 2018

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Homemade pizza, what is there about this dish not to love? I say nothing because you literally get to make up any combination that you’ve ever dreamt about having on a pizza and you get to make it for a fraction of the price one would pay at a restaurant. Plus, it’s so much fun making your own dough and then decorating it before popping in the oven and filling the house with the smell of baking bread covered in awesomeness!

This week as part of my Munching Mongoose recipe series I’m going to share our go-to-pizza-dough recipe as well as a killer recipe for a homemade tomato sauce that will convince you that you’re at least a quarter Italian, even if you’re not!

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Beetroot Rosemary and Boerenkaas Risotto

March 9, 2018

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For the last few weeks, I have been sharing a series of recipes that I have developed using key ingredients from my weekly Munching Mongoose order which is always jam-packed full of the freshest, organic locally produced product. It’s been a month now of me using this delivery service and I must say I’m really enjoying it, I get so excited when my new bag of goodies arrive and I get to start thinking of things that I can make.

Up to now, all the recipes that I have shared have been really quick but this week when I was presented with the most beautiful looking ruby red beetroots I knew what I wanted to make and that was Beetroot Risotto. So I’m going to warn you from now that this dish is definitely not the quickest to make, but the end result is a creamy, rich beetrooty extravagancer that is well worth the effort.

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Dinner and dessert, yes please!

March 2, 2018

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Yet another week has passed which means its time for another one of my Munching Mongoose recipes. I’m not sure how many of you guys are signed up to Munching Mongoose or something similar, but this is the first time I’ve ever used a home delivery organic grocery service and I must say I’m really enjoying it! I’m also loving the fact that the owners are super serious about what they do and the products that they put out. I’ve learnt so much from them and knowing that the food that I’m getting is free of nasty things like chemicals, fertilisers, hormones, antibiotics etc and that they are all grown in healthy soils which means that the plants are more readily able to absorb nutrients makes me feel a lot better about the things that I’m feeding my family, especially my kids! It’s also so nice to receive things like prickly pears and pomegranates, (which were in this weeks bag) fruits that I never think about buying but are so damn delicious!  There is nothing quite like a cold sweet prickly pear.

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PEACEFUL SLEEP ADVENTURE SERIES – PART FOUR

February 27, 2018

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It’s that time of the month again, time for another round of my Peaceful Sleep Adventure Series where I look at bringing you guys cool and interesting things to do in and around Johannesburg this Summer all whilst under the protective force field created by Peaceful Sleep’s extensive Family Care Range. 

This time I wanted to do something that was not only fun for the whole family but also a bit out of the ordinary, something that I don’t think a lot of people have thought about doing, something that allows you to enjoy the outdoors the fresh air and the night sky all whilst sitting comfortably on your behind eating snacks and watching Alec Baldwin in a babies body making jokes and wearing sock suspenders like a boss (do people still wear these things?!).

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