Trial III Red Velvet Cake Baked Cut I

IT IS RED!!! Ah – well – reddish at least!!! YAY!! It works. It is a little more subtle in colour than expected, but it works. YAY for trying out and getting a result!!! This is part IV of the quest and as always, the ‘final’ recipe will come when the trial phase is over. […]

Trial III Red Velvet Cake Pre-Bake

*nomnomnom all the experimental cupcakes have been eaten. Back to the baking board and making a new batch of trial cupcakes. This time I focus on the Raw Cacao, on the question whether I have mixed up the cupcakes, whether beetroot smells funny and is redder than the cacao…

I’m currently ‘en route’, so a little hampered in my blogging. However ‘look what I prepared earlier’ *hehe I’m sort-o’-kidding, but I took the pictures after baking this delicous lunch a little while ago and thought I’d share this as a quick addition to my blog, since I’ll be some time until I get back […]

Skewer Knife Block

The World Wide Brain Exchange i.e. Internet had this little jewel for me. Tired of storing knives in an ever overflowing compartment of the divider in the kitchen drawer, risking my fingers to get cut in the process, I searched for a cheap and adaptable idea to store the knives which had not yet a […]

A cake. I wanted to make a whole cake. With the wonderfully sounding ‘Ermine’ icing/frosting/filling. So I did. And it was better than the cupcakes before and that was mostly due to a change in ingredients! This is part II of the quest and again, the ‘final’ recipe will come, once I am happy with […]

Microwave Cleaning

Microwaves get dirty. No matter how careful you are with putting a lid on, but at some stage it was placed on badly, you forgot, it moved off or for some other reason you’d like to clean your microwave. Trying to get off the caked-on stuff is not necessarily an easy feat. Unless, however, you […]

Chicko's Corn Jack in Microwave

Got this one from a friend, I’m sure there are many who know this, but I didn’t and others may find it helpful: When heating or re-heating food that usually is or was fried, wrap a paper towel around it while microwaving. I’ve tried this for items that needed microwaving on high for about 30 […]

Egg Salad

I’m near sure there are hundreds of countries with thousands of recipes for an egg salad – and most of them are probably really good. However, on a visit back in the home country I was annoyed by the small portion of the store-bought egg salad and quickly whipped up a home-made version, using what […]

Velvet Cupcakes Compared

Broken Glass Red Velvet (Dexter or Halloween) Cupcakes, what an awesome idea. I saw them, was intrigued and wanted to make them. But not from a cake packet and when I learned how much food colouring went in and about the myths, I started digging a little myself!

Zucchini Patch

Happy New Year in the Common Era / BC timescale. We may celebrate another one for other occasions. No reason wasted to celebrate! I’m starting light into the new year. Recipe-wise at least. A ‘recipe’ requiring just three ingredients and a turner and a pan. Easy, fresh and sooo yummy. More of a cooking suggestion, […]