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Iced Masala Coffee
Iced Masala Coffee

When the weather heats up, a delicious tall Iced Coffee is a true thirst quencher and a pick-me-up in the afternoons. Inspired by the famous South Indian pulled coffees of India, my Iced Masala Coffee created on an almond milk base with a homemade spice syrup and...

Festive Spice Cookies (German Pfeffernusse)
Festive Spice Cookies (German Pfeffernusse)

The perfect Christmas Spice Cookie is one packed with warming, delicious spices. These delicious Festive Spice Cookies are crumbly and coated with icing sugar. Inspired by the famous German Pfeffernusse, these cookies make a great gourmet gift. Festive Spice Cookies -...

CHAI LATTE TIRAMISU
CHAI LATTE TIRAMISU

Christmas is just over six weeks away. Okay, now you can panic! I had that moment about two weeks ago when I realised that the whole year had slipped through my fingers and that my boys and loved ones would be the only ones waking up to no presents under the tree, if...

Lemon Lime Granita With Cucumber Mint Salsa
Lemon Lime Granita With Cucumber Mint Salsa

Granita hails from Italy, deriving its name from the Italian word for grainy. It is a frozen fruit dessert like a slushy made up of coarse crystals. Hence the name.  A granita is a labour of love. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. If you think that you can mix it...

Sparkling Chia Refresher
Sparkling Chia Refresher

  A Sparkling Chia Refresher is a great way to get your daily dose of chia seeds if you have had enough of chia puddings and smoothies. It is definitely lighter, cleaner and more refined on the palate. In fact, this sparkling chia drink is an excellent palette...

Sparkling Cherry Jelly
Sparkling Cherry Jelly

You know that Christmas is not too far away when the first batch of cherries start appearing at the markets in mid-November.  Cherries are just beautiful. Their delicate flavour and intense juicy red flesh make for excellent desserts. But the most magical thing about...

How To Make Spice Poached Quince
How To Make Spice Poached Quince

No more guessing how long and at what temperature t poach your quinces for optimum colour and doneness. I'll show you how to make Spice Poached Quince and get the most perfect quince slices to bake into cakes or top desserts and porridge with.  Quince - A magical...

Watermelon Agua Fresca
Watermelon Agua Fresca

An agua fresca is a Spanish beverage made with fresh juice, sugar syrup and a combination of natural flavour ingredients like nuts, seeds, herbs or cereal. This watermelon agua fresca with its ruby red tones, tangy lime and sweet star anise flavouring is not only...

Grapefruit Lime And Anise Granita
Grapefruit Lime And Anise Granita

You need a tin of this in the dark recesses of your freezer. Trust me. It is the most divine icy treat you will ever taste. The flavour of grapefruit (bitter, tart, mouthy) is a match made in heaven for the flavour of star anise (sweet, soft, delicate). Together they...