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Afternoon Tea 9 October 2016

2016 was an extremely busy year and as you can tell by the date of when this afternoon tea took place, I’m very behind posting this blog. Nevertheless, I remember it well! Autumn was a significant influence in what to … Continue reading

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Christmas Afternoon Tea Sunday 14 December 2014

I always look forward to designing my Christmas afternoon tea menu each year. There are so many wonderful flavours and delicious food to match the festivity of the season. While there were the usual suspects of my signature Christmas cake … Continue reading

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A festive lunch – Saturday 6 December 2014

‘Tis the season to be jolly and festivities began in earnest at Chez Shamwari with a lunch befitting any fat man in a red suit. The goal was to deliver a menu dotted with seasonal delights and not stick to … Continue reading

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Afternoon Tea – Sunday 16 November 2014

Autumn. What’s not to love? The distinct chill in the air. The golds and reds of the trees. The warming and comforting flavours of the seasonal food. An afternoon tea in November was just the ticket to enjoy this time … Continue reading

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Afternoon Tea Saturday 20 September 2014

Today’s occasion had been planned for some time and took a few goes to find a mutually convenient date what with lack of availability due to shift work for some of the guests on certain weekends, travels abroad for others … Continue reading

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Afternoon tea Saturday 1 February 2014

While all my afternoon teas are special events, this was a particular landmark as it was the redemption of the first gift voucher I had ever ‘sold’.  It had been bought for someone’s 2013 Xmas present. I had some dietary … Continue reading

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Nothing goes to waste in this house

I hate wasting any food so am always looking for ideas to use up those bits of leftovers and nothing more so than egg whites.  I seem to always have a lot of egg whites as I make my own … Continue reading

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About perfecting recipes

My posting on perfecting my apple pie recipe reminded me of the fact that my brother (P) reckons he has his malva pudding (a South African delicacy) down to fine art. “Practice makes perfect” were his very words to me on … Continue reading

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Pefecting apple pie

Today has been all about perfecting that apple pie that I referred to on my first ever posting on this site on 2 June (Hello World!). I am pretty pleased with the result and almost replicated the original from my … Continue reading

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Hello world!

I’ve been on a personal mission for probably years (as I come to think about it now) to create the ultimate apple pie.  It began with a ‘Dutch Apple Pie’ I had in South Africa some years ago but then … Continue reading

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