Welcome & About


Hi, my name is Esmé Slabbert, and I wish to thank you for visiting my blog.

Welcome to the Cook and Enjoy Recipes blog by The Recipe Hunter! This is a site dedicated to finding and sharing recipes and keeping them together in one place.

If you want your recipe featured on our blog, please join in and participate in our monthly Share and Inspire Others! Recipe Exchange.

Please join our Facebook group: The Recipe Hunter

I have a passion to cook and experiment, and have gathered recipes for almost 50+ years (paper and then electronic).  I felt it an absolute waste to just toss all those wonderful recipes in the garbage and forget about them, thus decided to put them to good use and started “The Recipe Hunter” Facebook page The Recipe Hunter, as a way to share some of my collection with all to “Cook & Enjoy”.  As our son and his family are ‘Vegan’, I have managed to come up with some wonderful and yummy dishes for them.  I can promise you, its easier than you think.

I have since branched out and added my own blog: The Recipe Hunter Blog, as its my passion and also a wonderful escape after hours. I truly hope that you will have as much fun as I have and enjoy what the “Hunter” can find and share with you.  At present we have more than 8,500 members and they post their “Tried and Tested” recipes to the group, on a daily basis, and then my dear friend Recipe Hunter Cook will blog them.

I joined the ranks of StumbleUpon.  Please check out the Post on how to go about to set yourself up to participate on this forum.

I am also a Proud member of the Top 100 food Blogs

You can now also follow me on Twitter:  The Recipe Hunter –  @Recipe_tried

What is The Blog-Aholic Award?   Hope you will help yourself to this award, as this is for all my followers.  Feel free to accept this award, share it on your site, and please link back to my Welcome page, then I will be able to read your post and meet your nominees.

I truly hope you will visit An open invitation to all Bloggers and leave me a note then I will be more than happy to share your blog on the  “Social Media” Participants page which I update on a regular basis.

You can also visit and check out Where to find The Recipe Hunter (Cook & Enjoy) and follow me and let me know then I can also follow you.

If you love to cook, you will love this blog, and everyone is welcome to share and ‘hunt’ for recipes.  I welcome any feedback and comments.

Feel free to email me should you have any questions or queries @ Cookandenjoy@shaw.ca


Something about me personally:
I am originally from South Africa, and our family now reside in Vancouver, BC, Canada for the past ± 20 years.
I am a Mother to our Daughter and Son.  They both have two kiddies, thus I am also a Grandmother to our 4 wonderful and loving grandchildren.  I am above all a Wife, to an awesome and fantastic husband, friend and partner.  Then to top this off, I am also working full time on the Medical side in the Travel Insurance Industry.

Have fun, Cook & Enjoy and share your recipes with us.  Thank you!!!

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63 thoughts on “Welcome & About

  1. hi, nominated you for the blogger recognition award, totally up to you if you want to accept!

    I want to do a Valentine’s Day special post, where people explain how they think a perfect date is. More or less like a tweet (140 letters). If you want to take part on this post, send me your writting to: thehappiestpixel@gmail.com
    Thank you!!

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  2. Esmé, it’s a pleasure to meet you! Your passion for cooking, discovering and learning is apparent here. I love it. I’m excited to read your blog and see all the yummy dishes. Thank you for following my blog. ☺

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  4. Esme: Hello! I am scheduled to have a granola recipe featured on the Sharing is Caring recipe exchange in December but it seems as though you are posting more recipes and you were encouraging bloggers to send more than one? So, I am sending a few more recipe links that would be good to make this fall. Let me know if you can find a place for them.

    Thanks for doing what you do on your blog. It’s lovely to see so many different kinds of cooking in one place!



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  6. Hi Esme. You had followed my first blogging project, which I’m just about to shut down. I really hope you’ll head to christinanifong.com, my new baby, and Follow there, too. Thanks!

    Love what you’re doing here, BTW! And looking forward to my post date in December!

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