I admit, I haven’t done any Christmas baking at all; not a candy cane, eggnog, gingerbread or fruit cake recipe in sight. I was however, planning a last minute Christmas ambush of chocolatey recipes on the blog but as usual, things got away from me and before I knew it, it was the end of […]


You know, I had a post already written up about my current state of panic. And how I’ve done absolutely nothing for the holidays; not a single thing baked, not a single pressie bought, not one Christmas meal planned and shopped for. And how the thought of fighting other frenzied shoppers in over-crowded malls terrified […]


Ok so it’s a little strange to post another cheesecake recipe so soon after this one but I just bought myself one of those nifty Profiline Pushpan cake tins and I really wanted to test it out. For those that aren’t sure what I’m talking about, it’s a loose-bottomed cake tin with a water-tight silicone seal […]


{Competition is now closed. Congratulations Robyn Little!} The holiday countdown is officially on and to celebrate, I’m reaching into my Christmas sack a little early and brightening up someone’s kitchen with a new toy. A few months ago my old stick blender died a pitiful death, which for a raging soup lover during winter, was […]

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Wait what?! Mussels and… blue cheese?! So those who know me well would understandably, be a little perplexed and confused by the fact that I have a blue cheese recipe on the blog. And that I actually cooked with it and survived the stinky fumes. Because they’d all know that I’ve always been repulsed by […]


Ok I gotta be honest, this isn’t really a trifle in the purest sense (I mean a trifle without sherry, custard, jelly and sponge cake?! *Thud goes the purists*). What it really is and was always meant to be, is a fruity version of tiramisu replacing the coffee with peaches, fragrant tea and peach liqueur. […]


Caramel Pineapple Cheesecake

November 13, 2012

There’s one part of me who’s dreading the impending summer and its energy-crushing heatwaves, soul-draining humidity, ants, bugs, muthafreaking flies and that horrible uncomfortable sweat you get at the back of your neck when you’re in the kitchen. On the other hand, I’m looking forward to t-shirts and flip flops, beaches and the smell of swimming […]