Winter has set in… and the rainy days are endless and … did I mention cabin fever!!! Every time I see a break in the rain I declare we are going for a walk and by the time we have our shoes on it is torrenting down again. So many games of cards have been […]
Entries Tagged as 'Gifts and Treats'
June 26th, 2013 · 18 Comments
November 27th, 2012 · 4 Comments
Christmas in Se7en + 1 Steps Here is our Collection of Christmas posts… I am going to leave it up for a couple of days so that you can explore and click on links and return and read a bit more… it is all here for your reading fun!!! Se7en do Christmas in a Nutshell… […]
October 25th, 2012 · 11 Comments
We live with a celebrity chef and he cooks and he cooks and he cooks… He gets it into his head to master a skill and then he pursues it until he has got it. One year it was zesting and this year it was pastry. So here you go: pastry in a nutshell from […]
October 16th, 2012 · 6 Comments
So here you go in Se7en + 1 steps: We began with a cake… a plain old “Quickest Cake in the World” kind of cake… and don’t worry if little folk have been nibbling it, because you are going to have turn it into cake crumbs anyway… A couple of months ago we bought a food processor and I am still learning the ropes… but it was a lifesaver… A push of the button and we had cake crumbs!!! … Then you combine your crumbs and icing together to form a thick mixture… We kept some icing back and added more than enough icing sugar… this is great workable modelling clay, you can roll it you can shape it – anything… add a dash of colour using food colouring and a toothpick and you are away!!!
September 18th, 2012 · 42 Comments
We were given this book to review by Penguin Books South Africa and our Celebrity Chef and I have been having the most fantastic time trying out the recipes in this amazing book: Preserving through the Year by Oded Schwartz and published by Dorling Kindersley. This book may well be the solution to all your […]
December 20th, 2011 · 14 Comments
Many folk ask how I cope with nine-mile wish-lists, followed by the inevitable scrabbling around trying to find the most memorable gift, sewing till four in the morning and traipsing through endless stores for the perfect gift for their kids and lets not mention the wrapping, which can go on until dawn on Christmas day… […]
May 28th, 2011 · 7 Comments
I have a hood that has been begging for these and he even went so far as to bring me several recipes… and still I just didn’t get around to it, so eventually he just did it himself… here are Hood #2′s date chewies: Let’s Meet The Players: 1 cup of sugar 3/4 cup of […]