This week I know I was supposed to give my how to on these cutesy fridge magnets, but due to some lighting issues it will only be posted tomorrow. BUT I have an even easier option to make your very own fridge magnets for under R35. And it is a very nice activity to do with your kids.
I just love this dessert and it brings back so many childhood memories. It is so rich, and decadent and perfect for anytime of the year and no you don’t need a reason to indulge. There’s not much more to say because the proof is in the pudding.
This past few weeks I have been baking quite a bit and I have noticed that most of the items I have made are really good. I also noticed that my husband and I can have the same recipe but somehow, his texture is heavier or more dense or it doesn’t rise as much. I’ve heard someone say once that not everyone will be able to produce the same results with the same recipe, even though baking is a science and very precise. One of the main reasons is the way the ingredients are mixed. My mom taught me from a very young age that not all mixing methods are equal. Especially when the recipe calls for folding instead of whipping.
These are my first try at scones and I was very sceptical to try them, because I have had some scones that could be used as weapons. I’ve watched other make them and could not quite figure out what the trick was to making or mixing them. After much research I discovered it’s in the mixing or combining of the ingredients and the trick is not to over mix or over work the dough. To over work the dough would be great if you wanted to make bread but for this you want something that is light and fluffy.
Last week I gave you some ideas on what to make for dad, I was inspired by this and decided to make something similar. I love this idea because you can use it as an add on for another gift or you can use it on it’s own.
Because this month is Father’s Day (for most countries around the world), I am focusing some of my posts on fathers (or men).
Today’s post is about how to tie a tie. I know this is a very complicated thing to do sometimes. I had to wear a tie in high school and I would tie the knot once for the year and leave it there, even if I had to wash my tie, that knot would stay in place and it would be about 10cm long, just because I wanted it to be. My dad was the one that taught me how to tie a tie and showed me a very complicated way that just went way over my head. Hence the knot once a year; that my dad tied.Continue Reading…
It’s almost Father’s Day, WOW, this year has certainly flown by so fast. I was just looking at Christmas gifts!! With that said, I did some research on my favourite site and came across these very easy DIY gifts for Dad. You could even do them the day before if you have access to a printer to print these sentiments. I love these because they are just too sweet and so easy to make.
This is my latest combination of colors for weddings, lovely Honey yellow and Cranberry red. If you want to break the color add a dash of blue as an accent color. This is Arctic blue. Many would not combine these colors but I love the combination; it’s just so different.
I love this strawberry sauce. It has such a pungent taste that I really enjoy and it balances the sweetness of pancakes, waffles and vanilla ice cream perfectly. It might even be a great addition to plain yoghurt. I also enjoy the fact that there are still chunks of fruit left in the sauce. This is my own combination of ingredients and if I must say so myself, I love the combination.
This is just a practise run for my food photography. I love natural light; you don’t have to bounce too much light and you don’t have to make sure that the light is coming from the right direction… etc.