Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Salted Caramel Chocolate Truffles and a food demo in Bloemfontein




Two weeks ago, after months of planning and anticipation, it was finally time to hop on a plane and fly to Bloemfontein where I had been invited to demonstrate some of my recipes to the lovely ladies of Bloemfontein Fynproewers. Exciting times! When I landed I was met at the airport by Alma, one of the committee members who took me straight to the demo venue where the other committee members were all busy in the kitchen preparing my dishes for the audience to taste the following day. I had a chance to get my bearings, check the recipes and also familiarise myself with the demonstration area. At this point the excitement and the nerves were really starting to kick in! 


Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Bacon & Broccoli Macaroni Cheese






This post comes a week later than planned, and regular readers might have noticed that I was missing in action last week. The week started with a fun trip to Bloemfontein and a food demonstration (look out for another blog post about this next week) but quickly went downhill after that as I returned home to two sick children as well as having a nasty bout of flu myself! So unfortunately my regular schedule went out of the window, but I am happy to report that aside from a few lingering symptoms things are on the up for team Ulyate!  


Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Spiced Apple Slices




Earlier this year we had a few days away with friends in the lovely little town of Montagu. On the drive back to Cape Town my daughter wanted to see where all the apples are grown, but got more than she bargained for when we drove past orchard after orchard full of trees bursting with thousands of apples. She was absolutely delighted (and it was a beautiful drive)! 

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Millionaire's Shortbread with Ganache Topping




This is a fully loaded treat if ever I saw one. Utter decadence on a plate - I must admit that I only make these occasionally due to their richness and for fear that gobbling too many might induce a sugar coma!

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Roasted Garlic & Mustard Pork Chops with Creamy Mash




Can flavours determine love? This was the subject of an email that landed in my inbox recently and I was instantly intrigued! New research conducted by Knorr which spoke to 12,000 people in 12 countries has shown that a whopping 78% of people say that they are more attracted to people who enjoy the same flavours as them. I can relate to this - there are very few things that I do not eat (I could probably count my food dislikes on one hand) and living with an extremely picky eater is not my idea of a good time.


Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Ginger Toffee Puddings




Years ago whilst I was living in the U.K. I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to go on some skiing trips. Or was I? Learning to ski the first time was terrifying, the second time it was slightly better but not great, and needless to say there was no third time! Dear husband took to it straight away and still pines for the slopes, but on the contrary - whizzing and zig zagging over the slippery ice while feeling that at any moment I might become imprinted onto the nearest tree is not for me as it turns out, and I am quite happy to keep my feet on solid ground!

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Win a Sasko Mother's Day Hamper!





You probably thought you had heard the last of me for this week but... surprise! It's giveaway time! This Sunday is Mother's Day and our friends at Sasko have put together a gorgeous kitchen hamper for one lucky Cupcakes and Couscous reader. Could it be you?