Like bees to the honey pot

Alfonso, our gardener and brother-from-another-mother, is a legend. As a Rasta and natural healer, his love for nature and respect for natural remedies (especially the green leaf) is immense. From the skin-healing power of the ‘baboon bum’ mushroom (spores from a stemmed pufball mushroom), to fresh buchu tea (that does smell like cat pee) and…

Smokey and the Bandit

Last month we welcomed in a new family member – Smokey the GSP (German Short Haired Pointer). You will remember that, in January, we lost our sweet Moose to an epilepsy-related accident. I was quite happy to wait it out until the time was right to add another doggie into the mix. I could not…

Jaffa mash up

It was my hubby’s birthday this week and he gave me an unusual request for his birthday cake: a Jaffa Cake biscuit in a cake format with a chocolate hard shell. Mmmmm right. The Jaffa Cake was first produced in 1927 by McVitie and Price and would be a close contender for the British national biscuit…

Koeksisters with a twist!

Over the holidays, in a fit of year-end ‘let’s get our life in order’ craziness, I tackled the pile of recipe books that I inherited from my late Granny Yvonne. We shared the same birthday and many an afternoon was spent helping her in the kitchen, and, more importantly, licking the chocolate cake mixing bowl!…