Our Contemporary Farmhouse Kitchen – A Tour

Contemporary Farmhouse Kitchen Tour-9566

I’m so excited to share my kitchen photos with you today, guys!!! So there isn’t a recipe today okay? Okay? Sure? You should still be munching on the Blueberry Cheesecake anyway :)

Our previous kitchen was rather small – it was only designed with 2 people in mind anyway…kids were so far from our minds, we didn’t really factor in that 10 years later, we would have 3 kids and the kitchen would be a huge part of our home. So with that in mind, when we designed our new house, we made it a little bigger. We increased the counter space and included a tea/coffee area, a larger laundry (uhum boys make piles of dirty clothes) and a separate pantry.

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best blueberry and lemon cake ever

Dainty and Delicious Blueberry Cheesecake

Last week I made…let me re-phrase…Last week I tried (emphasis on tried) to make a blueberry cheesecake. It was just something I put together in my head and at first it started to look amazing, the blueberries in the blender looked so colourful and the whipping cream and cream cheese were looking all satiny….AND THEN…in…

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Easy Leek and Potato Soup Recipe-2

20-Minute Leek and Potato Soup

I’m not getting out of bed today. It’s cold and misty and raining in Durban and I have absolutely nothing else to do today besides drink tea, page through magazines whilst toasting my toes next to the fire and writing a blog post and then possibly going for a little nap. Hah hah. I WISH….

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Best Carrot Sheet Cake Recipe

Yummiest Carrot Sheet Cake Recipe. Ever.

Do you know why sheet cakes are awesome? Can I just let you in on the secret here, in case you didn’t know…in case you’re thinking why not just a double layer carrot cake? Or why not just a carrot loaf cake? The answer lies in the proportions, namely its cake to icing ratio. It…

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Easy Bircher Muesli Recipe

Bircher Muesli with Fresh Fruit and Flaked Almonds

I’m not a breakfast person really. Tea and a rusk is a perfect start for me. I do like a warm breakfast though (subtract the eggs)…as in a warm breakfast cooked at a restaurant heh heh. In terms of cold breakfasts, Bircher’s Muesli is such a treat. My husband and I go to a local…

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DIY Fruit Leather

Homemade Fruit Roll Step-by-Step

We are f-i-n-a-l-l-y in our new house. Moving is hectic. Oh my goodness, I have a new resect for people who do this regularly. Seriously, wow. There are still boxes that need unpacking and pictures and towel rails to be put up but we are in at last. And it feels SO good. My biggest…

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Healthy Brown Rice Salad-9153

Warm and Healthy Brown Rice Salad

Today is move day. As in, we are moving house TOOOOO-DAY! Haibo. So I am going to try and keep this as short and simple as possible so I can go and finish packing my bags and run around like a headless chicken. Because that is what I feel like right now. Sjoe. Tonight might…

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Strawberries and Cream Dessert with Mascarpone Cheese

Ultra Delicious Strawberries and Cream Dessert

This is what you call an al fresco dessert. Rustic. Simple. Fuss-free. You could also read that as a lazy Sunday afternoon dessert in which case you would be 100% correct. It isn’t just strawberries and cream. It is Strawberries and Mascarpone Cheese and Greek Yoghurt and Icing Sugar and Whipping Cream. Yup. It’s all…

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Warm Butternut Feta and Pecan Nut Salad

Warm Butternut, Feta and Pecan Nut Salad

It was my birthday yesterday and it was such a glorious day I tell you. Glorious because the sun was a-shining so brightly and so warmly and there was cake, chocolate cake. And did you know that on your birthday, you are allowed to have 3 servings of cake, with one serving being equal to…

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Wholewheat Crumpets with Blueberries

Wholewheat Crumpets drizzled with Maple Syrup and Blueberries

Hello Friday deliciousness. Hello wholewheat crumpets drizzled with maple syrup and blueberries. You know that time of the day between lunch and supper, around 3 o’ clock, when you feel like a little snack, perhaps even something sweet, just something to tide you over to dinner and something to accompany your 3pm cup of tea?…

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Lemon Parmesan Chicken - Best Chicken Recipe Ever and effortless too

The Best Chicken Recipe Ever

We are moving house in 2 weeks time and my house is full of half-packed boxes and crates loaded with books and everywhere I look I see to-do lists that seem never-ending. They follow me everywhere. It is quite exasperating, but this morning my colleague walked in with freshly baked carrot muffins and then she miraculously…

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