Archive for the 'Sweetness' Category

Tea and Cake

Kerri -

Having talked earlier about how we rarely accept items to sample, I’m going to talk about another item I happily said yes to now. This time it was tea and the new range from PG Tips. I love tea and I drink loads of it. I like it strong and I like it to be […]

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Sirocco, Kalk Bay

Kerri -

When we were last in South Africa, we went to Sirocco a few times for coffee. We could never resist their croissants despite usually always having had breakfast already. They served them with olive oil, which I thought was strange until I tasted it and grew to love them. I was lucky enough to be […]

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New Year’s Eve Fondue

Kerri -

So, as I mentioned, just after Christmas, Stephen and I flew out of freezing London to sunny South Africa. We arrived to bright sunshine and heat that peaked at 40 degrees. It was glorious and very difficult to get back on the plane to come home. The first real meal we ate was fondue, to […]

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Mince Pies

Kerri -

One of my favourite things about Christmas are the traditions that go alongside the presents and the turkey.¬† I like a big tree with too-many decorations on it (I get this from my mum, her tree is so overloaded that you can’t really see the branches and it often falls over), I like strings of […]

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Summer Roast Chicken

Kerri -

As is now traditional, whenever we arrive home from a holiday, we cook roast chicken. It’s a comforting dish and one we always look forward to, particularly when we’ve been away and eating unusual foods. Neither of us particularly wanted roast potatoes – it was hot and we had eaten a lot of bad foods […]

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World Cup Cuisine – USA Burgers and Pecan Pie

Stephen -

So, onto the USA, which is of course well known for burgers, amongst other things. As it was such a lovely day, we continued the barbecue theme. My sister and her husband came round to visit and brought my little niece along, who ran around a lot and tired everyone out, but it was a […]

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World Cup Cuisine – South African Milk Tart

Stephen -

Kerri and I came up with a rather ambitious plan for the World Cup – to try to cook the food of the participants on the day that they were playing. We figured that we could probably get through roughly half of the countries involved, which is probably a bit over-ambitious but something to aim […]

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Rosewater Pavlova with Lavender Scented Rhubarb

Kerri -

When I realised I had nine egg whites in the freezer and plenty of people to feed over the weekend, I decided to make a pavlova. I divided the egg whites in half so that I had about 4.5 and adjusted the sugar, mixed it up, added some rosewater and some pink food colouring and […]

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Wedding Food

Kerri -

Stephen’s cousin got married on Saturday and at the reception we ate a goats cheese tart with caramelised onions and a red onion chutney followed by roast lamb with wild mushrooms and fondant potato. Dessert began with a creme brulee with strawberries and a sugary tuille and was followed by home-made tablet. All of the […]

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Bonfire Food

Kerri -

This title was suggested by my brother and it’s very apt, not just because we cooked the brownies and cheesecake to take to a bonfire party. Our oven is broken and we’re waiting for a new one to be fitted. Having suggested we take dessert along to the afore-mentioned bonfire party on Saturday night, Stephen […]

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