View of Camps Bay from the top of Table Mountain

South Africa travel tips – Cape Town

We visited South Africa in November and had the trip of a lifetime. I’ve been recommending it to virtually everyone so thought it was high time I write up some recommendations for anyone who’s thinking of visiting. I’ve outlined what we did below and over the next few posts I will cover Cape Town, Franschhoek, Hermanus, Wilderness, Knysna, Plettenberg Bay, and our safari. I’ll include … Continue reading South Africa travel tips – Cape Town

Chocolate chip pancakes at Clinton St

New York food recommendations

I love New York. There’s a reason it’s on all the t-shirts. Following my quick visit to some dear friends in May, I have written a quick round up of all my New York food recommendations. I planned most of our itinerary around food (of course) so some serious research went into this list. That said, I only had three and a half days, so … Continue reading New York food recommendations

Magnum in a TUB!

Magnum – now in tubs!

BREAKING NEWS: all your summer prayers have been answered; Magnums now come in a tub. And if summer is anything like last weekend, we’re in for a very ice cream heavy season. Hoorah. Everyone knows the best thing about eating a Magnum is breaking through that crackable chocolate, so I’m pleased to report that there is a fantastic chocolatey layer surrounding the ice cream on every … Continue reading Magnum – now in tubs!

Minor Figures cold brew coffee

Review: Minor Figures cold brew coffee

Cold brew coffee has been growing in popularity over the last few years. Not to be confused with ice coffee, cold brew is made by steeping coffee with room temperature water over 24 hours. This long brewing time produces coffee with a more nuanced, sweeter flavour. Cold brew coffee is dead easy to make and is ideal to have tucked away in the fridge as … Continue reading Review: Minor Figures cold brew coffee

White chocolate and cranberry oatmeal cookies

Cranberry and white chocolate oatmeal cookies

These cranberry and white chocolate oatmeal cookies are absolutely heavenly morsels that you can fool yourself into thinking are healthy (thanks, oaty goodness). I made them recently for my colleague Cat’s birthday (hence the candles) and they went down a treat! These are ideal sweet treats when you need a boost to get you through an afternoon at work :) You need 120g unsalted butter (soft) … Continue reading Cranberry and white chocolate oatmeal cookies

Pulled chicken chilli

Pulled chicken chilli

I came across this recipe for Crock Pot Chicken Taco Chilli on Facebook, where it was being demonstrated in one of those brilliant, quick cooking videos. I tracked it down to a website called Skinny Taste and gave it a whirl. After all, with all those delicious ingredients, it had to be pretty tasty! And as it’s literally one of those chuck-everything-in-the-slow-cooker jobs, the easiness … Continue reading Pulled chicken chilli

Caramelised red onion and goats cheese tart

Easy caramelised red onion and goats cheese tarts

Thes caramelised red onion and goats cheese tarts have just six ingredients and take very little culinary skill to make – meaning they’re perfect for a dinner party starter or as part of a weeknight meal. I threw them together for a Sunday lunch starter and they were light enough that we all had room for a full roast AND pumpkin pie afterwards. If I were to do it again, … Continue reading Easy caramelised red onion and goats cheese tarts

Pecan raisin cookies

Soft and chewy pecan raisin cookies

So last week I made cashew butter and honey chocolate chip cookies and they were so yummy that I made another batch three days later. It was the night before I was due to visit my dad, and, knowing how much he likes raisins, I had an idea for another cookie recipe using Pip & Nut’s honey and cinnamon cashew butter. Again, let me promise you I’m not being paid … Continue reading Soft and chewy pecan raisin cookies

Cashew butter and honey chocolate chip cookies

Cashew butter and honey chocolate chip cookies

I have a real thing for homemade cookies – you know, the chewy, slightly crisp, deliciously moreish kind that you just can’t get in shops. Nothing comes close to a warm cookie straight from the oven, where the chocolate is still a bit melty. And my favourite thing about cookies is that they’s SO easy and SO quick to make. No faffing about with cake … Continue reading Cashew butter and honey chocolate chip cookies

Hummingbird cake

Hummingbird cake

Hummingbird cake is one of my all time favourite cakes. It’s a deliciously moist cake, made with banana and pineapple, giving a texture a bit like carrot cake. The sweetness is beautifully set off by fluffy cream cheese frosting. I originally made it using the Hummingbird Bakery‘s recipe, but since then I’ve made some tweaks and I prefer my version now! This recipe makes a three layered … Continue reading Hummingbird cake