Bee Sting Cupcakes

Bee sting cupcakes

  Recently I was invited for tea, and there in all its glory was the most beautiful Bee Sting Cake.  Its been a long time since I have seen a Bee Sting Cake, let alone eat one.   They were all the craze in the 80's but like clothing, food also goes in and out [...]

How to make Pesto like a real Italian Mamma

how to make pesto

If there is one thing I have learned from my many trips to Italy, its that to make the perfect pesto you need great fresh ingredients.  Traditional Italian pesto is made from the sweetest young basil leaves, pine nuts, parmesan, garlic, and the finest extra virgin olive oil.  If you've ever tasted pesto in Italy [...]

The Perfect Ragú – a sauce to savour


A rich ragú forms the basis of many classic dishes. I am not kidding you, once you have made this you will never again make boring old savoury mince.  This recipe is a keeper - make it in large quantities and store in the freezer. If you are planning on making a ragú, give yourself some [...]

2 Years of Shades of Cinnamon


  A collection of my recipes and posts over the second year of Shades of Cinnamon. If you have missed any of these click on the hi-lighted Recipe Names below.  Or PIN one of the images to save the page for easy reference when you need them. I hope you have enjoyed some of these [...]

The Chilli Pepper


by Marilina Lewis - Nutrition and Lifestyle Coach Crispy Clean & Chilly......but sometimes rather ‘hot’ too ! That describes our gorgeous South African winter at the moment....but it also describes a very useful and healthy little vegetable! The CHILLI.... Here are  some of the many benefits of these fiery little numbers: °         Excellent for your IMMUNE [...]

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