Thursday, August 26, 2010

Vanilla Flower Cookies

We’ve been so inspired by all the Spring Blossoms around that we started baking! These yummy flower shaped cookies are a treat and a perfect way to celebrate Spring Day!

Get this box of 8 Vanilla Flower Cookies from LekkerBek for only R20.00
– OR a small bag of 3 Cookies for only R8.00!

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Or for more Spring & Secretary’s Day Gift Ideas, visit

Friday, August 20, 2010

Apple Snow

We just love the variety of Apples in stores at the moment! Pink Lady (our favourite), Breaburn, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, Sweet Starking, Royal Gala, and the list goes on… We just had to make this light and delicious Apple dessert!

Serves 6 - 8

6 Granny Smith Apples
2 Jumbo Egg Whites
1/2 Cup Sugar
1 Tbls Vanilla Essence

How to make it
Preheat oven to 180°C.
Rinse apples.
Place whole apples in a baking tray.
Pour enough hot water into the pan to cover the bottom of the apples.
Bake apples for ±45 minutes - or until they are tender. (They must not fall apart.)
Cool slightly.
Remove skin and core of apples, until only the pulp remains.
Place apple pulp in blender and blend until smooth.
Beat egg whites until stiff - gradually adding half the sugar bit by bit whilst beating.
Fold egg whites into apple puree - gently - don't beat it in.
Fold in the remaining sugar and vanilla essence.
Beat with electric beater or mixer until foamy and shiny.

Dish into a glass serving bowl or individual glasses (Martini glasses look very fancy!) and chill for about 3 hours before serving.

Garnish with thin slices of apple with the skin still on. (Place apple slices in water with lemon juice to prevent discolouring.)

*If you don't own an electric beater, don't even go there. Whisking by hand will leave you with injured wrists!
* You can use rum instead of vanilla essence for a ‘grown up’ version.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

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Coolest Birthday Promotion!

We’ve always liked the Ocean Basket campaigns, but this one literally takes the cake. For their 15th Birthday they sold Fish & Chips at the same price it was when they first opened: R9.99! Needless to say, customers went flocking to Ocean Basket Restaurants all over South Africa to take advantage of this amazing deal… What a cool way to share in the celebrations! 

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Warm Winter Market

With the end of winter South Africa is buzzing in anticipation of Spring, and what 
better way to celebrate than by stocking up on wonderful South African products!
We are selling some delicious goodies at this Warm Winter Market…
Pop in for a gourmet cupcake and some tea in-between shopping!   

When: 12 – 15 August,
Where: The Ring 17, Lynwood, Pretoria
Contact: +27 82 414 3638
On Sale: Foodie Products, Paintings, Mosaic, Lifestyle Products, Jewelry and more.

A percentage of the proceeds will be donated to Wespoort Feeding Scheme in Danville.

Rid that Onion Smell!

We cook with onions and garlic on a daily basis, and absolutely love the flavours they add to dishes. But we really hate the way the smell clings to your hands for hours after dinner! Here is a fantastic trick to rid your hands from those onion & garlic smells:
Take a thick slice of lemon, pour some salt on it and squash the lemon & salt together with your bare hands. Rinse and repeat if you’d like… The smell should be gone!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Late Autumn Boozy Picnic!

Just thought we’d brag about the delicious picnic we had…
Pork Terrine, Chicken liver pate, Smoked Snoek pate, Meatballs, Boiled Eggs, Grilled Veggies, Steamed Veggies, Tomato Basil & Olive Salad, Cheese Platter, Dips, Fresh Breads, Ginger Beer & Wine – Heaven! O, and we topped it off with yummy Strawberry Cheesecakes… delish!