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Easy, Homemade, Air Fryer Masala Nuts

Easy, Homemade, Air Fryer Masala Nuts

These air fryer masala nuts, are the easiest and most delicious happy hour accompaniment I can think of.  They’re totally addictive.  Best of all, you can use the same technique to make an infinite variety of flavours! As I’ve said before, I love gadgets.  However, […]

Peppadew® Cheese, a Fresh Twist on a Southern Classic

Peppadew® Cheese, a Fresh Twist on a Southern Classic

Peppadew® cheese is my version of a classic spread I grew up with.  It’s perfect for stuffing celery sticks, spreading on crackers, or making the most decadent grilled cheese or quesadilla you’ll ever eat.  Best of all, it’s the easiest appetiser you’ll ever make! Warning:  Peppadew® […]

Easy Instant Pot™ Mexican Hot Chocolate Candied Nuts

Easy Instant Pot™ Mexican Hot Chocolate Candied Nuts

These easy candied nuts made in the Instant Pot™ contain all the delicious flavours of Mexican hot chocolate.  However, they’re guaranteed not to heat the kitchen or the cook! Having grown up in the Northern Hemisphere, where Christmas is in winter, the holiday gets me […]

5 Spectacular South African Instant Pot™ Recipes for an Easy Holiday

5 Spectacular South African Instant Pot™ Recipes for an Easy Holiday

This stunning Christmas pudding is but one of many South African holiday recipes you can easily make in the Instant Pot™ this holiday season!  Enjoy time with friends and family and wow them with great food, without spending all of your time slaving over a […]

Apple and Aubergine Tarte Tatin, A Recipe from Lampedusa Pie

Apple and Aubergine Tarte Tatin, A Recipe from Lampedusa Pie

Aubergine and apple may sound like an unusual combination.  However, they make exquisitely delicious bedfellows in this aubergine and apple tarte tatin.  This gorgeous tarte is but one of many treasures in Andrea Burgener’s superb book, Lampedusa Pie. As awareness increases of the critical role […]

Instant Pot™ Wild Mushroom and Spring Pea Risotto

Instant Pot™ Wild Mushroom and Spring Pea Risotto

The Instant Pot™ makes wild mushroom and spring pea risotto easy enough for even the busiest weekdays.  It’s a dish that’s delicious, nutritious, comforting, and on the table in 30 minutes.  What more could you ask for? There is something infinitely comforting about a dish […]

Instant Pot™ Ginger-Crusted Cranberry Orange Cheesecake

Instant Pot™ Ginger-Crusted Cranberry Orange Cheesecake

This decadently creamy ginger-crusted cranberry orange cheesecake is a snap to prepare in the Instant Pot™.  Best of all, it’s an easy, elegant dessert to grace your holiday table without overheating your kitchen! If you live in the Southern Hemisphere, where Christmas takes place at […]

Easy Instant Pot™ Peppadew® Potato Salad

Easy Instant Pot™ Peppadew® Potato Salad

This South African peppadew® potato salad is perfect for summer entertaining.  Enjoy this classic salad as a side at your next cookout, without overheating yourself or your kitchen, thanks to the Instant Pot™. I love potato salad.  I don’t know many folks with German heritage […]

Wade Bales Cap Classique & Gin Affair at Hyde Park, November 24th & 25th

Wade Bales Cap Classique & Gin Affair at Hyde Park, November 24th & 25th

You won’t want to miss this year’s Wade Bales Cap Classique & Gin Affair.  Set to take place at the stunning Southern Sun Hyde Park Rooftop Terrace Bar, is certain to be an unforgettable experience!  After all, sipping the finest bubbly, and enjoying the coolest […]

Strawberry Muffins, A Recipe from Southern Country Cooking from the Loveless Café

Strawberry Muffins, A Recipe from Southern Country Cooking from the Loveless Café

There’s no better way to start the day than with scrumptious, homemade strawberry muffins, still warm from the oven.  These easy muffins are the stuff that dreams are made of.  They’re mildly sweet and chock full of ripe strawberries, with just a hint of fragrant […]