Chocolate salami with cherries, nuts and brandy

Friday, 11 November 2016|Sweet tooth|Tags: , |

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… Yes, yes, I know it’s 6 weeks plus a bit to go, but on my planet I’ve been wearing my elf hat since September. Because that’s how lead times work with this food styling gig and because, frankly, I adore Christmas. Giddy as a 5-year-old at the thought, that’s me. So here […]

Nutella hot chocolate bomb

Thursday, 26 November 2015|Sweet tooth|Tags: |

Nutella, hot chocolate, and bomb – use these words in a sentence and it can only be a good thing. I’m not a mommy. OK I am, but a mommy of feline wee ones, not actual human ones. Still, I know only too well the trial of school hols. No matter how I may have looked forward to it as […]

Spiced red wine pears with coffee-chocolate sauce, almond ice cream and brittle

Wednesday, 1 April 2015|Sweet tooth|Tags: , , , |

I’d intended to do something utterly decadent and fabulous that somehow involved chocolate eggs with marshmallow filling for this post. Something tongue in cheek. Something irreverent. Because that, of course, is my default setting.

Then I was invited to take part in the Fairtrade Fortnight Foodie Challenge that coincides with Fairtrade’s two-week The Power Of […]

Affogato ice cream cakes

Thursday, 18 December 2014|Sweet tooth|Tags: , , |

Affogato. No, it’s not a swearword – as in ‘well affogato you too dude’. It’s Italian for ‘drowned’ and refers to one of the simplest, yet most delicious 2-minute desserts out there – vanilla ice cream ‘drowned’ in strong hot espresso. Some folks add a shot of hazelnut liqueur like Frangelico to their affogato too, and why not. Either way, […]

Rose Italian kisses

Tuesday, 2 December 2014|Sweet tooth|Tags: , |

I don’t really mind standing in supermarket queues. It’s where I often get ideas. Like the other day when, queueing at Woolies, I spotted Turkish Delight wrapped in chocolate. Now I’m not much of a Turkish Delight fan because I loathe anything with a jelly-like consistency. But I love its rose-flavour and I really love it when it’s combined with […]

Milk chocolate mousse

Thursday, 14 August 2014|Sweet tooth|Tags: , |

I’m pretty sure it must be just me, otherwise brands wouldn’t insist on doing it, but I really, truly, deeply do NOT get the whole baby/toddler/puppy thing to advertise stuff.

I quite like babies, don’t get me wrong. I’m scared of holding and dropping them, but I like ’em well enough. And I’m deeply dilly about animals of any […]