Archives for February 2009

Quick and Easy Banana Nut Bread Recipe

Recently, after quite a few weeks indulging in too much heavy food and wine I finally snapped… well it was a group snap. Both myself and PS decided it was all too much, and we were both feeling fat and just generally run down (might have something to do with late nights and way too […]

Top 5 Deserts in 5 Minutes: Number 4: Grilled Peaches with Whipped Amaretti Cream Recipe

This weeks top 5 desert in 5 minutes is taking advantage of the last of this seasons peaches. You could also make this recipe using nectarines (just make sure they are the free stone varieties of peaches/nectarines or you will have trouble removing the stone). Grilled Peaches with Whipped Amaretti Cream Recipe Ingredients 1 ripe […]

Top 5 Deserts in 5 Minutes: Number 5: Fruit Salad with Yoghurt and Crunchy Nuts Recipe

I have decided to put together a series on the top 5 deserts that can be made in 5 minutes, and will publish these, once a week, for the next 5 weeks (starting at number 5). These deserts are easy to make, incorporate ingredients that you (probably) have on hand, and can be made in […]

Easy Baked Lemon Cheesecake Recipe

For lovers of cheesecake, this home made, simple lemon cheesecake recipe is perfectly creamy and delicious! You might like to add a fruit sauce (such as a raspberry coulis) for serving, or top the finished cheesecake with fresh chopped berries and serve with thickened cream or ice cream. When baking cheesecakes, ensure that your oven […]

Caterpillar Carnage

Since beginning our wine barrel garden at the start of summer, we have enjoyed the fruits of our work. It is incredible how much actual food you can get out of two wine barrels! The biggest producer has been the lettuce, while we have still supplemented our summer salads with the usual bags of leaves […]

Quick & Easy Dinner Ideas Series: Thai Red Curry Recipe

A little while ago we visited Kangaroo Valley and whilst we were there we came across a great brand ‘Serious Salsa & Sauces’ that hand make their own fantastic curry bases (along with a number of other products). We bought the Thai red curry paste and became hooked (the Thai green curry paste is great […]

Quick & Easy Dinner Ideas Series: Dippers & Platters

This is more an idea than an actual recipe, but given just a few ingredients, you can have dinner on the table in minutes. We change whatever we put on the platter depending on our mood, but use whatever you have on hand, or can easily pick up on the way home. The best thing […]

Quick & Easy Hommus Recipe

Depending on what country you are based on hommus can be spelt a number of different ways (including hummus, hamos, houmous, hommos, hommus, hummos, hummous or humus!). It doesn’t matter how it is spelt, it is delicious, and very quick to make. Quick & Easy Hommus Recipe Ingredients 1 tin chickpeas, drained and rinsed well […]