August G…uest #4: I love to cook!

Well, I certainly do.  Not always easy here as I can’t always get the ingredients I need so I am a master at research and finding alternatives. Wikipedia Carol is my new name, lol , Some lady who shall be nameless tagged me with that handle. You know who you are, lol Continue reading


August G…uest #3: JB’s Sicilian Meatloaf

Mr. JBMany people cook/make a version of the traditional meatloaf. Although I’ve eaten many a meatloaf over the span of my life, I’ve cooked 3 times as many meatloaf recipes than I have eaten. The following meatloaf recipe for “Sicilian” Meatloaf is fool-proof and lets face facts, ANYTHING Sicilian is bound to just be better. Continue reading

Haniki’s Homemade Curry Powder


I make my own curry powder when I can’t find a good store-bought one. It’s always better to find fresh or whole seeds where possible, but it works well with store-bought spices.
I use it for beef and lamb (as it is) or chicken and pork (add extra turmeric) and vegetables/beans.

Curry Powder:
2 tablespoons ground cumin
1 tablespoon cardamom (optional)
2 tablespoons ground coriander
3 – 4 tablespoons ground turmeric
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (or more if you want it spicy)
1/2 teaspoon mustard powder
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
2 tablespoons paprika
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp black peppercorns
10 curry leaves (optional)

Prepared, tried and tested by:  Haniki En Pieter Theron