Asparagus and Cheese Tart

Asparagus and Cheese Tart

Asparagus and Cheese Tart

Asparagus and Cheese Tart

We all know local is lekker … add to that seasonal and you have a taste sensation waiting to happen in your kitchen.

One of the first foods that signal the start of spring is the appearance of fresh asparagus at local farmers’ markets, vegetable shops and supermarkets. I love experimenting with fresh asparagus as they are packed with health benefits. Continue reading

Beryl’s Boiled Fruit Cake

Beryl’s Boiled Fruit Cake

Boiled Fruit Cake

Boiled Fruit Cake

Whenever we are in a game reserve with our ‘getalong’ friends, the ladies surprise us with some amazing snacks for the game drives. On one such occasion, Bassie presented us with the most delectably moist fruit cake during a coffee break.

This fruit cake doesn’t just belong on the Christmas table, but it also provides a powerful energy spike for long distance athletes – just omit the sprinkle of brandy at the end ;-). I particularly enjoy this fruit cake as it easy to make and does not have to ‘mature in brandy’ – so no one will even suspect that you forgot to bake the Christmas cake in October. Continue reading

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10 Health Benefits of Strawberries

 10 Health Benefits of Strawberries

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Strawberry plants

Strawberries are an excellent source of antioxidant-promoting vitamin C and manganese. They are also a very good source of dietary fibre, iodine, and folate plus strawberries are a good source of copper, potassium, biotin, phosphorus, magnesium, vitamin B6, and omega-3 fatty acids … in other words Strawberries are a Super Food! Here are ten reasons to over-indulge 🙂 Continue reading