Hot chocolate on a stick

Hot chocolate on a stick

As winter arrived this weekend on the smallholding I went and look for the Hot-Chocolate-on-a-stick recipe.  I’m definitely more of a summer person and a cup of hot chocolate accompanied me as I said goodbye to summer for the next four months. I found this recipe 

 
Lemon curd drinking yogurt

Lemon curd drinking yogurt

Sometimes you find the most incredible things in the least likely places.  As I am currently working in deep rural South Africa, we stay with family, friends and mostly farmers. Their hospitality is just noteworthy. This reminds me of the way that we grew up. 

 
Rooibos Lemon Iced Tea with mint

Rooibos Lemon Iced Tea with mint

Rooibos tea is an exceptionally nice beverage: Smooth, soft and refreshing. I associate the smell with our kids when they were babies. Their bottles always had rooibos tea in them. But Rooibos, for me, really features in an iced tea. This weekend I found our 

 
A Mocha Frappé in two minutes

A Mocha Frappé in two minutes

It always starts with “Dad, can I have a snack?” And it ends with me slaving for an hour to get a quick snack going. Not that the teen lounging at the telly wanted me to slave for an hour. They just wanted something tasty 

 
Chai Masala

Chai Masala

Lara found this recipe in Daniel’s favourite Indian cookbook.  This is the basis for making Chai Tea and Masala Chai with Lemongrass. Ingredients: ¾ tblsp Whole black peppercorns 4 sticks (2½ cm) Cinnamon sticks, broken 16 Cloves, whole 16 Green cardamom pods 20ml (4 teasp) 

 
Chai Tea

Chai Tea

For our  Chai Tea we use Chai Masala that we’ve made in advance.  In India they drink this as a very sweet tea.  I’ve toned the sugar down a bit to avoid going into hyper drive. Ingredients: 400ml (2 c) Milk 400ml (2 c) Water 2 Tea 

 
Chai Tea with Lemongrass

Chai Tea with Lemongrass

This Chai Tea with Lemongrass comes originally from the west coast of Indian. Ingredients: 400ml (2 c) Milk 400ml (2 c) Water 4 – 5 Stalks fresh lemongrass, chopped 2 Tea bags, black tea or rooibos 2.5ml (½ teasp) Chai Masala 20ml (4 teasp) Sugar 

 
Luscious Lemonade

Luscious Lemonade

When I think of lemonade I am reminded of Charlie Brown and Peanuts. I remember the lemonade stall and I am sure that the graphic image of the lemonade stall on the curb had something to do with me becoming an entrepreneur.  This recipe was