Monday, November 30, 2009

For Fun...

A while back on one of our TV channels there was an advert.I cannot remember what the advert was actually for but I loved it.It began with a large family around the dinner table.All generations, Grannies, Grandads, Moms,Dads,children.

One of the grandchildren says to the Grandmothers, " Granny ,what did you do when you were young?"

The Granny says ...." Ve cooked".

The Grandson then says..." but what did you do for fun ...?"

The two Grandmothers look at each other and reply ,in unison,....

" Ve baked!!!"

I bake for fun too.I bake because it gives me such pleasure following the stages of a recipe.I love watching the golden egg yolks turn pale yellow and creamy after a long whisking with my Kenwood hand mixer.I love rolling the batter of a Cranberry,dark chocolate and white chocolate mixture into little walnut sized lumps,knowing that after 20 minutes in the oven they will be melt in the mouth cookies. I love whisking egg whites and castor sugar into a snowy froth and feel a sense of satisfaction when the soft ,feathery mounds turn into a crisp, crackly merangue!

But most of all I love sharing what I have baked with those I love......


  1. When I first saw your photographs, I thought they were in a bakery...but the rack was one found at home...WOW! You bake incredible goodies...made me want to tuck into one of each...yum! What's the little blue flower? When we were last in SA our friend made a lovely dish from a flower that, sadly, I don't remember the name...but was absolutely delicious! And, I looove your Ve cook/bake story...

  2. Darling! I feel so blessed to be one of the lucky recipients of that heavenly, cullinary love! You are the ultimate domestic goddess xxx elle

  3. your majesty!!!

    these look soooooo divine!!! i wish i were in south africa to help you eat those:))) beautiful presentation, nigella would be envious!!!

    Royal wishes,
    La Petite Plume

  4. Thank you !! The little blue flower is from the Borage plant.It tastes a little like strawberries xx

  5. Finding your blog today has made my heart sing! I love your post "Feather." Amazing how Life sends us messages, isn't it? I can see why you love your home. It's divine! I am eating your scrumptious looking creations vicariously! Have a beautiful day!

  6. Thank you Teresa!
    I love that we can connect even if we are Oceans apart.Perhaps I should actually put the recipes here too!

  7. From our home to your, Lesley, Merry Christmas...Teresa Evangeline is sooo right about your beautiful blog and scrumptious creations...oh, your lucky family and guests!!

  8. yes yes put up the recipes!!, yum yum:))

    I just wanted to wish you a wonderful Christmas and Holiday season, my dear friend!!! I wish the same for Tom, your parents and Emma and Ollie!!!

    Lots of love,