Sunday, June 5, 2022

Open pie - tart - apple crostata


Recipe Dough

1.25 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup (1 stick) salted or unsalted butter, cold - will update in grams

 Ice water Add just enough till forms a ball

Lemon zest (Yes in the dough!) adds a fantastic zing

Fillings: with whatever seasonal fruits in the fridge:
ie. Pears, Nectarines, Peaches etc
Top with nuts ie Walnuts, hazelnuts, almonds...

Tip: Dust fruit chunks with cornflour. This prevents a runny watery pool but makes a thick syrup fruit sauce.

The recipe does not use any artificial sugars!

Dust with roasted soybean powder before serving. Enjoy with a nice cup of tea.


Kate D. recipe

If you wish to 'bake along with Kate', here is the necessary ingredient and equipment list:


For 1 dough disc (can be doubled)

1.25 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup (1 stick) salted or unsalted butter, cold

5 tablespoons ice water

Suggested Ingredients for Fillings



Any jam or lemon curd


1/2 to 1 cup of any fruit, fresh or frozen (apple, banana, berries, pear, etc)


Measuring cup and spoons or scale

A bowl

A knife

A fork

A spoon

A spatula

A rolling pin (or even a wine bottle)

A baking tray or cookie sheet

A smile, that's the most important ingredient!

Filling options mine



Seasonal fruits

tip: Dust fruits with cornflour to thicken the fruits juices to a sticky syrup and not a runny sauce.

Saturday, June 4, 2022

Market prices


10nis - All avocadoes - perfectly ripe

10 nis Kale (2 bunches) was a bit old and bitter

10 nis locquats 

Cherry tomatoes (10nis) , 

4 x cukes (2/15 nis), 30

apricots (10 nis), 

cantaloupe (5nis), 

2 x lettuce (2/15 nis)

FREE Watermelon 

Total: 70 nis

Sunday, February 13, 2022

Vegan Chocolate cake with Pear

This was made using original recipe but using generous 1 tbp of Honey and no sugar, and regular plain flour
Cake was moist and spongy, tasted very good and rich, dark, deep chocolatey colour


  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup spelt
  • 1/2 tbp honey (needs sweetner)
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 3/4 teaspoons baking soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 cup canola oil OR melted coconut oil
    • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
    • 1/2 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
    • Tip Use boiled scented pear juice
    • 1/2 cup boiling water!!!! makes extra moist - 

    Note: use spelt 80% next time
    cook pears in cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom 


  • Used Spelt flour 70%
  • Came out great, raised lovely, and good texture. Even though I had forgotten to add boiling water! Missing the sweetness so will add honey next time. 

Friday, February 11, 2022



So freakin easy it's criminal never ever buy store-bought chemical filled mayo ever again!


Full egg yolk and whites
oil neutral

Layer ingredients
The egg then oil on top (Do NOT stir)
Add salt, vinegar

Mix without moving the blend stick till light and fluffy. Refrigerate.

Tip: I sometimes like to add black garlic granules, it adds depth, flavour and colour! if you don't mind your mayo to be slightly beige 

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