A calming summer cooler


Of late I’ve taken a fancy to tea. Not the chai kinds. I’m talking about the various herbal ones and the infusions that you get. I find them a great option to sip on in the evenings, particularly when those 5pm hunger pangs hit or you have that 3.30pm energy drop at work. During a recent trip to Dubai on…

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Breakfast for those in a hurry


We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And we all know that one needs to ‘breakfast like a king’. But let’s be practical, shall we? Unless you have someone who will do a Mary Poppins and present a platter in front of you, it is next to impossible for working women like us to…

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Going beyond carrot cake


My earliest memory of carrots is watching Bugs Bunny on TV. Being a goat (Capricorn, by zodiac) I’ve always loved munching on raw veggies and carrots are right on top of the list. But when it comes to cooking with them, I’ve not taken to it as much as I do with salad or crudites. Desserts are a completely different…

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It’s jam-making time, again


January is a month of hope and everything new. There’s something about this month that holds a lot of promise. Maybe because it’s also birthday month for the husband and me! January is also that time of the year when Saturdays are devoted to making jam. Strawberries are in abundance during this time and I can think of no better…

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A ‘blonde’ moment!


It’s been a while since I’ve posted a recipe here, so I thought this lazy Saturday afternoon is the perfect opportunity to get down to it. We are quite familiar with brownies. Who doesn’t love a warm, gooey piece with some vanilla ice cream on the side? But when you consider its cocoa-free cousin, Blondies, they seem to pale in…

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Red or white!


The husband and I are always game to taste some new wine. We love a glass of this over the weekend and of late, I’ve also been making a lot of Sangria, so that means there’s always a bottle or two, of wine, at home. A weekend or two ago we went to the Uppercrust Food Show at Cuffe Parade.…

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What’s in that packet?


After all the talk around substances in packaged food, there have been eyebrows and questions raised about the ‘goodness’ of it all. I, for one, have consciously become more aware of what I buy and make it a point to read all the fine print and labels of any packaged product that I buy. Yes, I’m trying to cut down…

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