Out and About Durban Style.

Moving back to Durban 6 months ago, was basically like moving to a new city I had never been too.  Even though I grew up in Durban, at the age of 13 I headed off to boarding school in the Midlands, away from the bright lights and socialising that happened in Durban –  And then went from high school to Cape Town. So in April when I moved to Durban, I slowly had to start finding my way around Durban.  I hadn’t been in Durban for 12 years besides the quick family visits I did every couple of months.  But every time I had [...]

Home made Pizza.

For Valentines Day this year, we decided to that instead of fighting the love bird crowds at all the restaurants we would rather stay home and cook home made pizza’s.  From scratch people.  Yes, this mean’s the dough too!  No woolies already made bases.
They actually turned out amazingly.  And surprisingly the base wasn’t that difficult to make.  We used a recipe of Jamie Oliver’s for the dough, tomato sauce and then added what we liked on top.
Ingredients : { serves 8 – we halved it }
For the dough-
800g strong white bread flour
200g fine ground semolina flour or strong white [...]

By |February 19th, 2013|Food|1 Comment|

Scenes from my weekend {Long weekend edition}

Macaroons at Tashas Le Parc/ Stacey’s Bachelorette/ Madam Zingara/ Breakfast at the Loading Bay with the boyf.

Banana Jam.

When I saw this Banana Jam recipe, I was sold. I have always been a fan of banana on toast {strange I know} so when I found this recipe, thanks to the wonders of Pinterest, I thought I had to try it.  I’m hoping to make this recipe next week, but after the photos posted on this food blog, its obvious that its going to be delicious..

1 banana, the riper the better
1/4 cup dark brown sugar
1 tablespoon lime juice
2 tablespoons butter
Coarse sea salt, To taste
In a small pot combine banana, brown sugar, lime juice and butter. Whisk over medium heat for 5-8 minutes or until the sugar [...]

By |July 31st, 2012|Food|1 Comment|

Baskins Robbins

Think Ben and Jerry’s, think Haagen-daars, think better. Yes that’s Baskins Robbins.  The first time I sunk my teeth into this delicious little taste of heaven was in Beijing, China.  And ever.since.then I have been meaning to share this little jem with you.  For any of you ever visiting the east.  I highly recommend stopping by this ice cream franchise. The flavour’s they have are some you couldn’t even dream of. You’r welcome!

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By |May 18th, 2012|Food|0 Comments|

Sweet Mandy B’s.

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Chicago’s little sweet wonderland, Sweet Mandy B’s is a place you can go to, to satisfy your sweet cravings.  Cindy Levine named her piece of heaven after her daughter Mandy and her son B.  This home away from home bakery has freshly baked treats made to put a smile on your face.  Chicago, I think I need to give you a visit.. .

By |April 18th, 2012|Food|2 Comments|

Lulu Cake Boutique.

LULU Cake Boutique is a little bit of cake heaven.  Honestly, If i need any more reason to go to New York, it’s to try out LULU’s.  Tell them your fantasy and they will make magic happen and turn your dream into a reality.  Not only can they custom-design anything you can dream up, you can also pop in for a quick cupcake and tea. How tempted are you?
“A cake from Lulu is a feast for the eyes and a triumph for the tongue. Let us indulge your every fancy with the objects of our confection!”

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By |April 12th, 2012|Food|0 Comments|

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

pink milkshakes.

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As far back as I can remember, milkshakes have always brought about happy occasions for me. They remind me of my childhood and staying at my grandparents.  After dinner us kids would be allowed to make up any milkshake we could think of – these memories I didnt think could be topped, really. Up until now, my home-made milkshakes have consisted of a scoop of vanilla ice cream, milo (or a chocolate of my choice) and a splash of milk. While there’s no need to mess with a classic combination (one as easy as can be, and so simple that I made it up at about the age [...]

By |March 22nd, 2012|Food|0 Comments|

blueberry breakfast loaf.

I came across this quick and easy blueberry breakfast loaf recipe the other day and thought I must try it.  Not only is it delicious for breakfast with a little strawberry jam but kinda healthy too! Well… its got blueberry’s in it?

 what you’ll need:
1 cup rolled oats 1 1/2 cup flour (of your choice)
1 tsp. baking soda 2/3 cup plain yogurt
1 cup milk (soy/rice/cows) 4 tbsp. sweetener (honey/maple syrup/apple sauce)
1 egg
2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup blueberries (or fruit of your choice)
what you’ll do:
Preheat oven to 180′C .
Grease or line a bread loaf pan with baking paper .
Combine oats, [...]

By |March 13th, 2012|Food|0 Comments|