South African milk tart

A wonderful traditional milk tart recipe given to my mom by her friend, Sharon Spiers – absolutely delicious and easy to prepare.

Sugar cookies

A delicious and easy recipe for sugar cookies from the Hummingbird Bakery recipe book – perfect for Valentines, birthdays, baby showers or Christmas…

Savoury mince

There must be something about a mom’s savoury mince. Phil won’t order this in a restaurant because his mom’s is the best and equally my mom’s mince is my absolute best which she always has on hand to welcome me home

Bobotie

This is my ouma’s recipe for Bobotie – a traditional South African Cape Malay dish with wonderful flavours.

Basil pesto

My mom’s fresh basil pesto – the perfect addition to any pasta or antipasti platter or as a topping to chicken, fish, pizza or bruschetta.

Caramel Sauce and salted caramels

Caramel is my weakness. Use this recipe for a delicious sauce to drizzle around chocolate puddings or over your favourite ice cream or for mouth watering, firm caramels to serve as after dinner treats.

Date and pecan nut tipsy tart

This “Tipsy Tart” is an old family recipe passed down the generations by my Granny Hazel and is basically a pecan nut and date tart with a rich orange brandied sauce.

Butternut and Orange salad with crispy bacon

This lovely, vibrant, fresh salad has delicious flavours of roasted butternut, orange segments, pine nuts and crispy bacon tossed in baby green salad leaves and served with a tangy orange vinaigrette dressing.

Duck l’Orange

Duck l’orange is on of my all time favourite meals and although I’m biased, my mom does make a delicious version and it’s easier than you think…

Cointreauband

My mom makes the most amazing Cointreau from her home using oranges from the orange trees in her garden.

Acai smoothie bowl

My absolute favourite at the moment – a healthy, vitamin rich meal full of wholesome, fresh goodness plus it looks really pretty with all the toppings

Chia pudding

Not really a pudding but rather a healthy and simple breakfast alternative made with super food chia seeds

Terry’s Dutch apple pudding

Thanks to my cousin Nicky for this recipe. This was a favourite of ours growing up perfected by my late uncle Terry – To know him, was to love him

Beer and mealie bread

A perfect braai companion – brings back fond memories of holidays in Mozam with Josie and her family. Just 4 ingredients…

Granny’s Christmas mince pies

Granny Hazel’s mince pies – adapted by my mom. A festive favourite and a tradition for all the girls to make together at Christmas time – lots of fond memories

Mango fool

The quickest and simplest summer dessert

Ouma’s health bread

This is my Ouma’s recipe for Health Bread and is still one of my all-time favourites. It takes just a few minutes to prepare before baking for an hour, and is tasty on its own with butter and/or cheese; a delicious home-made jam or country soup.

Pears and Camembert

A dinner party favourite – either instead of dessert or after dessert – I absolutely love camembert and this is delicious!

My quick banana bread

My easy and yummy one bowl banana bread and doesn’t even require a mixer. You can also use a muffin tin for perfect banana muffins

Deliciously Ella energy bites

These only take 3 minutes and require hardly any washing up. You can tweak the recipe as you like – my favourite recipe from Deliciously Ella. A great snack for healthier eating!

Ian Higgins’ chicken curry

Ian Higgins makes the best curries and this is a recipe Phil’s parents sent overseas with us for a little home cooked comfort

Nigella’s rocky road

A perfect festive treat and a wonderful gift idea packaged in a Consol jar with ribbon