And A Life In Between

Recipes

Who else wants gougères inspired by Burgundy?

Who else wants gougères inspired by Burgundy?

I mentioned in a previous post that we were lucky enough to visit France again last year. For those who know me, and those who’ve been reading my blog for a while, my love of France is evident.  It is therefore no surprise that each […]

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Moroccan chicken tagine with chickpeas and apricots

Moroccan chicken tagine with chickpeas and apricots

A few weeks ago, there I was with my list in my hand, ready to do Christmas shopping.  Here I must confess; I am not the world’s most creative gift giver.  I always have the best of intentions but my creativity lets me down. Over […]

Oxtail and lamb shank pie

Oxtail and lamb shank pie

Hubby and I never need a reason to put a bit of effort into a meal (!) but last week Sunday, when the opportunity presented itself to us, we could not resist a bit of a splurge!  Hubby’s parents were about to go off on […]

Provencal daube stew with beef and red wine

Provencal daube stew with beef and red wine

Winter is firmly here and in typical winter style, the weeks are filled with beautiful sunny days but come the weekend it is raining and freezing cold!  (Not that I am complaining one bit – we really need the rain down here in Cape Town.) […]

Winter foods that are good for you

Winter foods that are good for you

Who can believe we are just about in the middle of June?  To me it still seems as if Christmas was just yesterday!  But the winter woollies have definitely come out and the mornings and evenings have a bite in the air.  It’s the time of […]

Pizza bread with rosemary, onion and feta

Pizza bread with rosemary, onion and feta

Autumn is my favourite season.  The days are still warm and the evenings have just the right amount of chill.  For me it is the best time for a lazy day outside on the patio, enjoying the last bits of warm weather.  And lunch doesn’t […]

Taste of the Amalfi Coast – homemade Limoncello liqueur

Taste of the Amalfi Coast – homemade Limoncello liqueur

  In a post from about a year go, titled “Memento“, I wrote a little story about one of my most treasured ornaments brought back from holiday.  It’s these two little ceramic glasses from Italy’s Amalfi Coast.  However, as much as the glasses are a memento in […]

Roasted beef sirloin with bone marrow gravy

Roasted beef sirloin with bone marrow gravy

A few weeks ago it was my work’s annual staff conference. All the staff across the country get together for a weekend of presentations, team building (and definitely some partying)! Safe to say that come Sunday afternoon when the conference ends, you are totally exhausted and […]

Chicken and courgette noodles with cottage cheese and basil puree

Chicken and courgette noodles with cottage cheese and basil puree

So, what is the most difficult thing about having a food blog?  That you just want to eat all the time, of course!  Not being blessed with the best of genes (sorry, Mom!) it means that I always have to watch what I eat.  So […]

Chargrilled beef with herb dressing and leeks

Chargrilled beef with herb dressing and leeks

Follow my blog with Bloglovin There is something to be said about ‘pure’ food.  I’m not talking organic food per say, but rather about food where the food speaks for itself.  Where the ingredients are shining in their own right. Don’t get me wrong! What is […]