I’m a cookie monster. That is, I can slay a packet in seconds flat but creating them is another story altogether. Somehow I have the motivation to make layered cakes, baklava and even chutney from scratch, but cookies are terrifying? Well, quirks and what not. Or laziness. Either way, it’s holiday (is my gloating getting to be a bit much? :D) so I have no excuses. Cookies for everyone! Continue reading
I hope I’m not ruining anyone’s childhood by changing up the S’more a little, but I don’t have patience to make marshmallows (ok, so I don’t have a candy thermometer, rather!) and my childhood wasn’t one spent outside stuffing cookies with chocolate and white fluff (although if I’d known it existed I would have). Instead, I spent a ridiculous amount of time making endless PB & jam sandwiches; a food group unto itself. Well, there’s a time and place for everything, and the time for sandwiches is waning in my life as I find glee in better things, like lettuce wraps or PB & jam licked right off a spoon. This concoction is the fancy version of the spoon. With a fix of protein, grains, fat and fruit, I think I have my food pyramid covered 😉
Also, this post is for today’s Vegan Mofo 2015 theme: recreating a meal from my childhood. 😀
Greetings! It’s Sunday (most sadly) and I’ve got something fun to share today – some tasty, super easy cookies! I’ve been plotting these for a while, so it’s a treat to finally get to share them. Click to eyeball the recipe!
I’ve been a cookie monster of late. I’m not sure whether it’s a sense of ennui that’s becoming overwhelming, with cookies as a temporary cure, or whether they’re just that bladdy good that they require their own food group. There’s always a middle ground to be had, but these cookies are no slackers in either department. Those bits of crushed meringue really make this a stunning little cookie, so let’s head over to the recipe! 🙂 Continue reading
Today’s post makes me giddy, because I get to share something super typically South African – the loyal, hardworking rusk. A twice-baked hard biscuit, it’s perfect as a quick snack or breakfast. Ideally it’s meant to be dunked in a hot beverage, but it’s also great to chew as is or give to teething babies, if you’ve got some of those lying around.
Every year I like to bake some goodies for the security guards at work, since they’re always super friendly and helpful, and they have a pretty sucky job dealing with defiant, loud students and cranky professors all day long. I decided to try thumbprint cookies again, this time with more jazz and snazz to them. I’ve been hoarding a bottle of blackberry jam for exactly this occasion, which also gave me an excuse to make peanut butter and jam fingers :pAnd in case you missed it, be sure to check out my top 10 last minute dishes and 10 tips for last minute prep. 😀 Goodness knows natural calming remedies aren’t enough – a solid bullet point to-do list is the only way I get through these crazy times of year!
My grandmother and aunt are coming tomorrow for a visit to the new house, so I’m caught between stressing over how messy and disorganized everything looks, and excitement for them to check out our new lair. With the two of them combined there’s at least 100 years of experience regarding house stuff, organizational tips, and life hacks, so I’m keen to get them in as early as possible to throw around ideas and awesomeness.
Of course, you can’t expect people to undertake mental labour without offering fuel. Enter cookies! Continue reading
Learning how to cook is a never-ending process. It can be exhilarating, demoralizing, and certainly agonizing! Even so many years after first learning how to boil water (and not insisting loudly on Facebook that water can burn!), I still get moments that show me that my skills are not always on par with my imagination. Sometimes it’s good to take one or two steps back and simply reflect on the basics and try and get them right before attempting grand adventures! Enter cookies 😀 Continue reading
Today’s post is nothing serious – just a quick zoom in on some treats I made this weekend. Pal Charlene was a lamb and put me into contact with someone who was eager to adopt a kitten, and within less than a week my dearest Gina (Noir) was safe and sound with her new family. To say thanks I rustled up a few vegan Tim Tam type cookies, since she once brought them over to work for us to try out (the proper way with two edges bitten off!) and they were really fun and delightful. Continue reading