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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Iced Rooibos Fruit Tea, A Refreshingly Healthy, Sugar-Free Summer Cooler

Iced Rooibos Fruit Tea, A Refreshingly Healthy, Sugar-Free Summer Cooler

Iced rooibos fruit tea is low in sugar and high in anti-oxidants.  It’s the perfect way to cool down and rehydrate all summer long! As a Southerner, I grew up on the tradition of sweet tea and lemonade.  These are our favourite sweet, cooling beverages. […]

Spicy Carrots with Harissa Yoghurt, A Recipe from Season’s Bounty, Cooking with nature’s abundance

Spicy Carrots with Harissa Yoghurt, A Recipe from Season’s Bounty, Cooking with nature’s abundance

Spicy carrots with harissa yoghurt is a recipe that highlights spring’s beautiful baby carrots.  They’re a welcome treat with sundowners and also make a quick, flavorful side that’s perfect for casual entertaining. I am constantly on the lookout for beautiful produce.   It’s a habit […]

Mombasa Style Baked Chicken Curry with Vegetables

Mombasa Style Baked Chicken Curry with Vegetables

Mombasa’s rich, coconut infused chicken curry is a dish the whole family will love.  Redolent of exotic, warm spices, and served on a bed of roasted vegetables, this curry is prepared in the oven.  It’s perfect for entertaining or for a casual weeknight supper. I […]