Eid in Lockdown 2020

This Eid was one for the books, I missed my family dearly, we had social distancing, which meant, no friends. Still grateful and always looking on the bright side of life, I was determined to make the most of it. After four flower-free months, I was elated to have these gorgeous blooms. Sourced from local […]

Gulab Jamun Pannacotta

I’m out of my comfort zone here, if you don’t try, you’ll never know. Experimenting with Indian cuisine, I gave this traditional sweet a make over. A Gulab Jamun Pannacotta  topped with a mango mousse, if you are looking for a refreshing dessert, try this. Gulab Jamun Pannacotta Syrup  1 1/4 cup sugar 1 1/2 […]

Baked Carrot Halwa

It’s not very often that I experiment with Indian cuisine, but when I do, I try to keep it contemporary. Baked carrot halwa, a carrot semolina cake, doused in a saffron, cardamom glaze topped with a vanilla cream.  This could double up as a starter or dessert. Baked Carrot Halwa 2 eggs 1 cup yoghurt […]


Have you even been to Istanbul, if you haven’t sampled Kanafeh! I couldn’t resist, it’s our second day here, I decided to give it a go. I’m no Kanafeh expert, so I turned to Google for answers, it’s all about the cheese it seems, I wanted to have the stringy cheese experience so I went […]

Turkish Delight Pannacotta

The closest we are going to get to Turkey RN, so pack your hand luggage & let’s go ✈️. This gorgeous, multilayered Turkish Delight Pannacotta has a raspberry rose jelly topping which balances the sweetness of the pannacotta, topped with strawberry pashmak and rose buds, it’s sure to be a crowd pleaser.  Let’s talk about […]

Mango Kulfi

Sweet dreams are made of these, a good Mango Kulfi is just sweet enough to hit the sugar cravings and since it’s made of fruit… I guess that makes it healthy 🤔? Mangoes aren’t in full season here in SA, however you can still find them in the cut fresh fruit section, if you can’t […]