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Lemon Cake

Lemon Cake loaf

We just love our lemon tree. It’s producing more and more lemons each year, thriving and growing in leaps and bounds. It’s an absolute joy having fresh lemons when you need them, and we’re so fortunate that the tree yields such large and fleshy lemons. It’s time to make a lemon cake! Not only does […]

Egg Salad

Egg Salad

Each year after Easter Sunday, we always have quite a few hard-boiled eggs left over. After all, there’s only so much we can consume on the day. But nothing goes to waste in our household, if I can help it, and so we continue to enjoy our colourful Easter eggs throughout the week as an […]

Grape Konfyt (Preserve)

Grape Konfyt

Grapes are still in season at this time of year. They are plentiful and extremely affordable when buying in bulk! You can buy a whole box of grapes (1.5kg) for just over R20.00! This is the time when we make quite a few jars of delicious grape konfyt, and we enjoy it throughout the year. […]

Homemade Pizza

Homemade Pizza

If you’re in the mood for a pizza this weekend, but don’t feel like paying for a takeaway, why not make your own? It’s certainly cheaper and it’s also tastier because you have your own choice of toppings and quantities! We always have such fun in the kitchen making our own pizza, or as we […]

Cheesy Mushroom & Potato Bake

Cheesy Mushrooms & Potato Bake

This cheesy mushrooms & potato bake was such a delicious, meatless Monday dinner for us this week that I thought I’d share the recipe with you. You know how I just love quick and easy suppers which are delicious and also good for your budget.   For this recipe, you can also use frozen mushrooms, […]

Curried Baked Beans

Curried Baked Beans

This is such a yummy and easy little dish to prepare. Sure, you could simply buy a tin of curried baked beans but trust me, this is much, much tastier!   One of my readers was kind enough to share this lovely recipe with me, and my husband and I have been enjoying this little […]

Tomato & Black Beans Salad

Tomato & Black Beans Salad

On a hot summer’s day there is nothing more refreshing than a delicious salad to cool you down. The Tomato & Black Beans salad is one of our favourites, especially in summer, although we make it all year round – we enjoy it so much! Very often we have the Tomato & Black Beans salad […]

Sausage Rolls

Sausage Rolls

It’s much, much cheaper to make Sausage Rolls at home, and we often make a batch or two. A Sausage Roll is nice as a meal on its own with some gravy and salad on the side, and they’re also an inexpensive but convenient food to pack for picnics or road trips.   Sausage Rolls […]

Pickled Beetroot

Pickled Beetroot

Pickled beetroot is one of my favourite side dishes, or as an addition to leafy green salads, especially in summer. Beetroot is plentiful at this time of year and you can usually buy it in bulk at your local greengrocer’s at a good price. I mentioned in my post Grocery Finds & Savings in December […]