Tangy Orange Sponge

Is it tme for tea or coffee? This cake perfectly complements a morning or afternoon tea with your friends. It’s a fluffy and light sponge which is super easy to make and takes no time at all. I regularly make this when I have a couple of oranges spare, though I have also made mandarin…

Israeli Halva (Halwa)

Ssh don’t tell anyone but Halva is my guilty treat. It’s sickly sweet and can only be consumed in small amounts, but it is seriously delicious. My father lived for most of his teenage years in Israel and discovered halva or halwa. It’s a simple recipe of tahini sesame paste and honey (though most manufacturers…

Chorizo, Chickpea and King Prawn Estofado

Spanish food is simply divine! I love tapas with the endless variety of small delicious morsels packed full of flavour; the robust estofado’s or stews; the seafood and the sweet to the max desserts. Unfortunately I haven’t managed to get to Spain yet, but it is definitely on my bucket list. And when I do,…

Frozen Banana Ice Cream

Saturday nights at our place are usually low key…especially as we have two kids under four years. We treat ourselves to a relaxing dinner followed by a homemade dessert and snuggle down on the lounge watching a kids movie. Last Saturday we had a BBQ of grilled chicken and corn with a Greek salad (yes,…

How do people make it through life without a sister?

Having a sister is a truly wonderful blessing and I often feel sorry for those of you who don’t get to have this special sibling bond in your lives. She knows all my stories and shares my memories. She understands why I sometimes get emotional and she gets my sense of humour, without thinking I’m…