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Tasty Tuesday - No fuss Chocolate Cupcakes

Prevani Kistan-Naidoo

Tasty Tuesday - No fuss Chocolate Cupcakes
Every mum needs a go-to recipe for these surprise bake days, so when my son volunteered that he will take chocolate cupcakes for his teacher's birthday tomorrow - baked while he was sound asleep, I had to turn to this recipe.

Tasty Tuesday - Espresso and Rum Truffles

Shahen Naidoo

Tasty Tuesday - Espresso and Rum Truffles

Every so often I feel a bit indulgent, and these boozy caffeinated confections are just the treat for a luxurious end to an evening. They are so impressive as an after dinner treat and they will add a sophisticated air to your dinner party, yet they're deceptively easy to make. You can make them days before your dinner party, but you are going to need some self restraint to not finish them off before your guests arrive. You can store them for up to 2 to 3 weeks in the fridge and bring them up to room temperature for serving. Ingredients: 100 ml whipping cream 350g dark chocolate drops (or...


What to do with Used Coffee Grounds

Shahen Naidoo

What to do with Used Coffee Grounds
With all our coffee drinking, comes a whole lot of used coffee grounds. It's easy to throw it away in the dustbin? But in the midst of our changing climate, it's our responsibility to reduce our own carbon footprint. Here are a few tips on how to reuse and recycle your used coffee ground from one coffee junkie to another.

Tasty Tuesday Recipe - Coffee Rubbed Burgers

Shahen Naidoo

Tasty Tuesday Recipe - Coffee Rubbed Burgers
Up your picnic game with these Coffee Rubbed Burgers on a Sunday picnic lunch. They're delicious to serve immediately, or prepare beforehand and pack into a picnic bag, or even take the patties along and braai at your picnic site. Take along a flask of hot water and your plunger, or a gas burner and a mocha pot along with you for some added inspiration.

Tasty Tuesday Recipe - Irish Coffee

Shahen Naidoo

Tasty Tuesday Recipe - Irish Coffee

One of the things I love most about the Tasty Tuesday post is that I get to consume whatever I make, so it was inevitable that this weekly post would combine coffee and alcohol at some stage. Of course Irish Coffee is the most well known alcoholic coffee beverage and we'll start with that, but over the coming weeks I will take you on a trip to create a few other coffee based drinks from around the world that will warm you from the inside.  Irish Coffee is a warm cocktail consisting of coffee, Irish whiskey, sugar and cream. Isreali artist, Alex Livine describes this...