Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Butternut, Bacon and Feta

This is my one way to make butternut taste even better by adding some extra ingredients.  I've seen this done with sweet potatoes and adapted it to butternut squash.

I hope you enjoy it.

  • 1 Medium butternut, peeled and cut into small cubes (about 2cm cubes)
  • 1/4 cup bacon bits
  • Feta
  • Coriander (about a table spoon full, chopped)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Steam butternut until soft and drain (don't overcook)
Fry bacon bits and drain the excess oil
Combine butternut, bacon bits and coriander in a bowl (don't mix too much as you might end up with mash)
Season with salt and pepper according to taste
Crumble feta cheese over the combined mixture and use leftover coriander as garnish

Best served warm

Friday, January 9, 2015

Peanut-Butter-Choc-Chip Cookies

These are my absolute favorite cookies of ALL TIME.  Whenever I make these I think of my childhood days and Christmas holidays.  These are one of the few recipes my mom made and I think the first cookies I've made as well.

Here is the recipe.

125g butter
125ml brown sugar
125ml white sugar
1 egg beaten
2ml vanilla essence
375ml flour
3ml bicarbonate of soda
pinch of salt
125ml peanut butter
3 - 4 tablespoons of chocolate chips (optional)

Preheat oven to 200° C
Cream butter and sugar.  Add vanilla essence
Add egg and mix well
Sift dry ingredients and mix
Add peanut butter and chocolate chips and mix
Roll into golf ball sized balls and place them on a baking tray, leave enough space between cookies because they spread
Flatten with a fork but not too much
Bake for 10 minutes or until edges are golden brown
Remove from the baking tray and cool on a cooling rack

If you want them nice and crunchy leave then in for a few minutes longer, until they look like the picture

Monday, January 5, 2015

Pantone color of the year 2015

What a color for 2015! I absolutely love this color, Marsala.  This would be great as an autumn color wedding but I think it would be great as a summer wedding color as well.  Marsala paired with grey or even cream would be just as gorgeous.

Have a look at images below to get your creativity going.