4 September 2018 Lorraine

When your passion kicks in, it really kicks in. I’m so thirsty for knowledge, I read anything and everything involving cooking and the kitchen. What’s  amazing is that  even though the thought of creating your own recipes is daunting, especially with baking, if you are equipped with some knowledge it becomes so much easier to experiment even if you’ve never been to chef school and learnt the science behind every ingredient. My mission is to learn everything I can and keep improving the cook I am. My little research on sugar and why different recipes call for different types of…

18 August 2018 Lorraine

There are so many people that are totally confused and unfimiliar with spices. It makes it easier to cook with spices when you understand what they are and how to use them. Here in South Africa we are spoilt for choice when it comes to masalas, there’s a huge variety available in spice stores. Masala can be used in almost any curry but finding the right one is key. I live in the city of Johannesburg and I must admit sometimes it is a challenge to find a good quality masala and sometimes best to make your own but if…

17 August 2018 Lorraine

There was a time when I didn’t know the difference between Natural cocoa and Dutch cocoa. I just assumed cocoa was cocoa. I hated science at school and I had a horrid science teacher which put me off science for life, maybe it’s why I didn’t bother to analyse the science behind cocoa. Anyway I once stumbled upon an article on cocoa and that’s when I had my little lesson in the life or should I say science of cocoa. So for those of you still not sure here’s the low down on the science of cocoa. Natural cocoa is…