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15 Minute Festive Fruit Punch
15 Minute Festive Fruit Punch

People close to me would say that I have a flamboyant and colourful personality. But I strive for flamboyance with very minimal effort. I am constantly thinking of ways to present something spectacular that becomes a conversation starter at gatherings without a lot of...

Apple Strawberry Pie Muffins
Apple Strawberry Pie Muffins

I love apples. Not just the fruit but the story and emotion surrounding this gorgeous red fruit. Apart from the fact that it was the first fruit that had a story attached to it in kindergarten right through to middle school (hello Adam and Eve! Oh hi Snow White!...

Apple Chai Spice Jam
Apple Chai Spice Jam

  Everything in life has a purpose. There is a multi-gazillion dollar industry built on that very fact. A car is for driving and not scuba diving. A hat is to wear and not use as a fish bowl. A frying pan is to fry eggs and not play tennis. But there are...

Green Apple Pancake Pudding
Green Apple Pancake Pudding

I was inspired to make this fabulous and fast dessert recipe from one of Bill Granger's breakfast recipes. He cooked an apple pancake in a skillet and suggested dousing it with a generous helping of maple syrup for a rib-sticking breakfast. Why follow the norm and...

Beetroot And Cacao Nib Smoothie And The Weekend In Pictures
Beetroot And Cacao Nib Smoothie And The Weekend In Pictures

  How was your weekend? I spent an afternoon with the boys at the park, sitting under a tree thinking and watching them play. We had just come back from the vintage book fair with nearly 50 books and I read one sitting on that park bench for nearly an hour. It...

Apple Fritter Donuts
Apple Fritter Donuts

My first taste of apple fritters was when Nick was trying to charm my socks off back in 1995. It was the first thing he ever cooked for me. As I watched him wield a whisk and crack eggs on the rim of the bowl, I knew I had found a keeper. The fritters were golden to a...