Yoghurt Banana Loaf

Yet another banana loaf variation. Ingredients: makes 2 9″ loaves 1 1/2 cups plain flour 1/2 cup quick cooking oats 1 tablespoon (3 teaspoon) baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup vegetable oil 100ml plain yoghurt 3 eggs 3 ripe bananas, mashed (about 1 cup) 1/2 cup soft brown sugar 1/2 cup chopped walnuts 1/2 cup dried cranberries Method: Mash the yoghurt into the mashed bananas. … Continue reading Yoghurt Banana Loaf

Orange Meringue

I figured if you can make Lemon Meringue, you can make use of the plentiful oranges on hand as well. It did turn out a little too sweet for my liking, but it might just right for someone out there. Ingredients: makes 1 9″ pie 1 portion of  Short Crust Pastry – 2 Custard: 1-1/2 cups orange juice (freshly squeezed, about 3 oranges) 2 tablespoon orange … Continue reading Orange Meringue

Apple Slices (Apple-nies)

Not quite an apple cake or loaf. A bake for the many uncles & aunties that we sit with on the weekend mornings at our local kopitiam aka coffee shop. Something quick, easy & not too sweet on the palate. Ingredients: makes 1 brownie pan’s worth of apple brownies 1 apple, grated or finely cubed, skin/core removed 1 cup flour 1-1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 … Continue reading Apple Slices (Apple-nies)

Cranberry Sauce / Jam

This is a different version of Cranberry sauce or jam to go with our Thanksgiving turkey. A little late in posting for Thanksgiving, still plenty of time for Christmas. My first homemade sauce was a simple process of boiling a fresh bag of cranberries with a can of frozen apple juice concentrate. Recipe, courtesy of the internet, unfortunately I do not remember who shared the … Continue reading Cranberry Sauce / Jam

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Tomato Jam

Yes, tomatoes are a fruit not a vegetable. Something that was in the pipeline and on the T0-Make list for many years. A craving that my South African husband had, something from his growing up years and something that was available from the cottage industry there. I am very thankful of a wedding gift – Cook And Enjoy It by S.J.A. de Villiers (revised edition). Mrs … Continue reading Tomato Jam

Pineapple Fried Rice

I have been thinking of this version of fried rice and had been patiently waiting for the pineapple to ripen before making this dish. Pineapple rice is usually associated with Thai food with a sprinkling of coriander, peanuts & pork floss over it. Fried rice came about from not being wasteful and using up any leftover rice from the night or day before. This version … Continue reading Pineapple Fried Rice


” An Apple a day helps to keep the doctor away.” Many of us would have heard of this saying as I am sure many of us would have read about the many health benefits of eating apples or the by products like apple cider vinegar. Diabetics are advised to eat apples as it helps to control their blood sugar levels or to maintain it especially … Continue reading Apple

Raspberry Compote

If you have more raspberries than you want to eat, you can make them into a variety of preserves – Raspberry Vinagrette, Raspberry Sauce, Raspberry Compote and Raspberry Jam. Raspberry Sauce has less sugar and is more liquid than the Compote, whilst the Jam has more sugar, which acts as a preservative, and is denser. Ingredients: makes about 250ml (8 oz) 2 punnets (about 340g) … Continue reading Raspberry Compote

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Simple and well received by most. Ingredients: 1 punnet (250g) strawberries 6 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips (you can use cooking or baking chocolate) 1 tablespoon butter Method: Do not wash strawberries. Check for blemishes. Prepare a piece of parchment paper on a plate. This is for resting the chocolate covered strawberries to dry on. Place the chocolate chips and butter in a microwave safe measuring … Continue reading Chocolate Covered Strawberries