Lemon-Thyme Honey Loaf

Again, life has gotten ahead of me and Pinch of Salt has been very quiet as a result! In the last 3 weeks, Doug and I went to Durban for a long weekend (and addressed my curry craving), spent a weekend in Paarl with friends eating lots of cheese and wine and moved into our new flat! We didn’t have to move very far and very much (moved up 3 floors) but it is still a mission!

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Courgette Carpaccio

When the sun is out on the weekend, the beers get cracked, ice gets popped into the Gin and tonics and the braai comes out.  What is better than a lamb chop, delicious steak or chicken on the braai, with that char-grilled smokey flavour.

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Basil Chilli Prawns

I am been a bit out of action on Pinch of Salt lately, thesis has been taking up a lot of my time!  Hardly done any cooking or anything actually.  Apart from First Thursday in Cape Town.  The first Thursday of every month all the art galleries in town open up late, and the restaurants are vibey, the food trucks of out and there is free drinks at some places.  I went to HQ (known for their steak) with some friends for half price tapas.  People in Cape Town go to HQ on a thursday for half price tapas! So reasonable AND delicious.

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Honey Cake with Lemon Whipped Cream

So for the last week Doug and I have been out in the winelands, he has been studying for CFA and I am working on my thesis (supposedly).  Over the last two days the wind has been gale force, so I am have ben stuck inside and I was getting a little bit of cabin fever.  I didn’t feel like doing my thesis and there was nothing worth watching on TV and Doug couldn’t even entertain me because he was being extremely diligent.

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There are only the basics in the cupboards here at the moment, so I checked to see what we had: a whole lot of spices and herbs, 8 tins of beans and condiments galore.  Not much I am make from that.  Luckily, the baking draw had all the basics (because I rarely bake) and after looking through a couple of recipe books I found this Honey Cake recipe in Tessa Kiros’s cookbook, Apples for Jam.  I had (nearly) all the ingredients and it has rosemary in the ingredients lists and I am in with love rosemary in sweet baked goods (I made rosemary and white chocolate cookies a few months ago and it just works!). Continue reading “Honey Cake with Lemon Whipped Cream”