Posts by Nelleke

My version of a French-style Omelet

My version of a French-style Omelet

There are few things as delicious as an omelet made with farm fresh eggs… This is the secret to my mother’s incredible breakfasts that keep her guest coming back to her guest house, year after year. There’s something almost surprising about that deep rich yellow, almost orange, yoke that makes you realise that the shop bought eggs are far from the authentic thing… Since the start of the guest house, my parents have kept chickens to supply the guest house with fresh eggs. It started as a novelty, but as people have become more aware of where their food is sourced,...

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Kale Chips

Kale Chips

Kale burst onto the ‘super food’ scene faster than you could say Goji berry. It has also, it seems, stayed in vogue  for longer than most of the super foods that simply seem to disappear quietly making room for the latest health-promoting product. Don’t get me wrong, the idea of ‘super foods’ is definitely a real one, they are most definitely foods that are absolutely loaded with essential nutrients and cancer-fighting anti-oxidants, but my own lifestyle leans more towards eating a well-balanced diet and eating whole foods and Organic, when possible. So my first...

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Healthy Nut, Seed and Date Balls

Today is another beautiful, sunny Winters day in Cape Town. The branches of the oak tree that hangs over my house are almost bare and it feels like a familiar time of year when I’me grateful for every sunny day. I’ve caught myself making my third cup of tea before the afternoon has started… It’s the type of weather that just calls for a sweet treat with your tea and makes me wish I was able to snuggle on the couch for the afternoon with a good book. I have been enjoying the glories of my daughter having a two hour nap and am catching up on some long-overdue blogging...

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Birthday Celebrations

  I recently celebrated my 30th birthday at the Company’s Garden Restaurant in the beautiful Cape Town, city centre. I haven’t written too many posts directly referring to restaurants, but I had such an incredible experience there and love the food and decor so much, that it’s definitely worth a mention. My sister-in-law took these gorgeous pics of the party-happenings and I made my birthday cake (something that happens most years), afraid this is the lot of a pastry chef slash undercover cake critic… I thought I’d share some tips for this simple rosette...

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Making Granadilla Cordial on an Autumn Afternoon…

Making Granadilla Cordial on an Autumn Afternoon…

  I recently visited my parent’s beautiful guest house in the Garden Route with my little girl. I can’t believe I can call her a little girl and not a baby! It was such a magical time for me being in the home where I grew, up with my daughter and watching her enjoy the beautiful garden, swing that her grandparents hung in an old tree for her and the friendly bullmastiff, Juno. My father’s garden is so full of surprises and I just love to see what my mother’s been cooking with his bountiful produce. While I was there, she made a huge pot of granadilla cordial on a...

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