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Lumaconi con Piselli e Pancetta

Pea & Pancetta Lumaconi Pasta

This is going to be a bit of a rush job!  But needs must and I have been promising this recipe to BigBigJoe for sooooo long!  The last time that we made this dish, I couldn’t hold the scavenging horde back and they polished the whole lot off in nano seconds.  If my memory serves […]

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Rotolini di Salmone

Italian Sushi …. Rotolini di Salmone.

My life has been blessed with two beautiful family weddings recently. Both of my sisters have daughters. Cuzzies Melisa and Nicci married within 3 weeks of each other. Oh the joy of it all still brings happy tears to my eyes. Of course, weddings mean Bridal Showers and this means ‘pretty food’. Being ‘la mamma’ […]

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Cannoli Siciliani ... the perfect way to say Thank You on Mother's Day xx

Cannoli Siciliani ……. with love on Mother’s Day

This is a time that makes me reflect on the many ‘mothers’ I have known. And I use the word ‘mother’ in a very broad sense. One does not have to give birth to be a mother. I have been ‘mothered’ by so many incredible women over the years. I think of the many ‘nannies’ […]

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Perfect for a hot summers day Orange Caramels

Flan de Naranja Recipe …. a Dessert that can Beat the Durban Heat!

I always find it nigh impossible to break the ice after a long lay-off! Jan, the hedonist wages a fierce yet useless battle with Jan, the organised-disciplined mum, wife, worker, blogger, cook cum general factotum! All this battle seems to achieve is a Jan that’s frozen stiff. This happens every year! I am not comfortable […]

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Camembert dressed with Apricots, Crispy Pancetta, Nuts, Thyme and Honey

Honey, Nut and Pancetta dressed Camembert … a Quickie!

  My Life Today ……………………………….. in pictures! Can’t chat! Spring Cleaning ……… RESPECT! The Grim Reality! So it’s a quickie post today! When I was in Cape Town for the shooting of the Dinner Divas Show Daniele invited a few friends over for drinks and a light dinner. I really didn’t have much time to […]

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Dinner Divas: My Semi-Finals Wedding Rehearsal Dinner Menu and Recipes.

So what is a day like on the set of Dinner Divas? It’s looong and quite exhausting but at the end of it your adrenlin levels are just so high that you feel like you have consumed a hundred cups of coffee. My mind was a bee-hive of buzzing and I was constantly running through […]

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Love yourself xxx

V-Day is D-Day with Heart Shaped Blini, Roasted Ginger Figs,Parma Ham and Chevin Parcels.

Being the completely hopeless Romantic that I am, I have a big day planned for tomorrow.  Obviously I can’t share just yet, but I can tell you that it involves food!  Now that surprised you didn’t it? Breako’s is one of my favourite meals of the day; so why not spoil your ‘significant other’ with […]

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Retro Prawn Cocktail

RetroPrawn Cocktail with Spicy Pink Mayo and Classic Sole Bonne Femme

I know that I have been scarce for the last week but sometimes one has to put ones passions aside for a mate. I have still been cooking but have literally had no time at all to sit in front of my laptop let alone do any work. I have many blessings to count though […]

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Espresso al Uovo Batuto

Espresso al Uovo Battuto … an Italian Coffee Break.

Ask any member of my famiglia what would happen if Mum didn’t get her coffee in the morning and you would get pretty much the same response from each of them. Eyes will widen in fear, eye brows will raise, hands will gesticulate madly and they will start walking backwards towards the nearest exit in […]

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Sexy Sexy Food!

Bonjour Mes Amis! A Strawberry and Pepper Chevin Breakfast Brioche. C’est Tres Bon!

  I have been happily eating my way around Cape Town for the last ten days. This town is like a pot boiling over with great restaurants that tick all my boxes. I arrived last Sunday have and a million people to thank for amazing food, company and meaty conversations. Grazie infinite to Caro who […]

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