Monthly Archives: May 2014

Fresh Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Fresh Pineapple Upside Down CakeSome golden oldies are timeless and even though thousands of recipes and variations exist on the web, this Fresh Pineapple Upside Down Cake is worthy of another blog post. Maybe you have never baked this type of cake before. Or, its been ages since you last pulled out your favourite recipe and now I have you running to the kitchen turning everything upside down. Continue reading

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Mango Lassi with Bee Pollen |Healthy Summer Cooler

Mango Lassi with Bee Pollen |Healthy Summer CoolersThe temperature outside is rising and with a bit of mango mania going on in the kitchen, thirst quenching yoghurt based drinks like this mango lassi with bee pollen are on the drinks list. Now I know bee pollen is not your typical ingredient found in a sweet lassi, but adding extra health boosting ingredients like seeds, nuts, berries, oatmeal etc., are quick and simple ways of increasing the nutritional content of your favorite drink.

Touted as a super-food, I had never bought bee pollen (granules) until recently. Probably one of the reasons that kept me so long from trying bee pollen is written on packet labels… “this product may cause severe allergic reaction”. Do not take this warning lightly, I have experienced an acute anaphylactic shock (nothing to do with bees) and it’s a very frightening  experience and one I would not wish on anyone. Continue reading

In my Kitchen-May 2014

vanilla bean paste on a spoon and vanilla beanSomething a little different this week. This post is inspired by Celia’s blog, Fig Jam and Lime Cordial and she runs a monthly themeIn My Kitchen“, where bloggers showcase some of their kitchen treasures. If you are a blogger why not join in and let us have a peek at what’s in your kitchen.

In my kitchen you will always find vanilla and lots of little spoons. Filled with vanilla paste, this heart-shaped spoon with an infinity knot on the handle symbolizes how much we love the flavor of vanilla in our family. It’s easy to make your own vanilla bean paste, especially if you bulk buy vanilla beans. Continue reading

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