Celebrations

Birthdays, holidays and other special occasions.

Jan 25, 2021

Cullen Skink

Cullen Skink

The 25th of January is Burns Night in Scotland, where the poet Robert Burns is honoured by means of a Burns Supper that usually involves, poetry, music and a Haggis! As I’m

Dec 28, 2020

The Season of Enough

The Season of Enough

It is lockdown and almost everything is closed, the streets are empty and at times it is so deadly quiet I feel as if we are the only people on the planet. Yesterday

Dec 21, 2020

Not a Merry Christmas

Not a Merry Christmas

Most of us have heard about the moral fable of the frogs in boiling water, that is often used to warn about the slow erosion of liberties or any other slow threat. The

Nov 26, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

“If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough." - Meister EckhartI am not American, although I do have many cousins living there and

Nov 3, 2020

The Gift of Waiting

The Gift of Waiting

“rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer;” 
- Romans 12 : 12There are times of waiting. Times when it feels as if the thing you desire the most, is always out

Oct 31, 2020

Pumpkin Fritters

Pumpkin Fritters

Pumpkin Fritters are one of those comfort foods from my childhood that I love making for my family. They are a common feature in a South African home, sometimes even served alongside roast

Oct 30, 2020

Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie

October is the month of pumpkins. It has just been Canadian Thanks Giving and soon Halloween will be upon us. I am loving the changing seasons and Autumn here in the Northern Hemisphere.

May 10, 2020

Nina’s Lemon Cake

Nina’s Lemon Cake

This is my youngest daughter, Nina’s favourite cake and every year I make it for her birthday. It is really easy to make, beautifully moist and so divine, just make sure you

May 3, 2020

Best Chocolate Cake

Best Chocolate Cake

This is seriously the best chocolate cake ever! Once you have tried it you won't ever need to search for another chocolate cake recipe again. I have tried and tested quite a few

May 2, 2020

Lockdown Birthday

Lockdown Birthday

"You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubt; as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fear; as young as your hope, and as old as your despair.