Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy New Year!

I hope everyone had a good start into 2018.
Don't forget, a lot can happen in a year and "if it doesn't challenge you, it won't change you."

Tuesday, October 31, 2017


My apologies for being so quiet lately, I've been busy killing people.
You have no idea how therapeutic it can be to co-write a murder mystery series. However, that's all I'm gonna reveal for now. 

Other than the usual writing, editing and translating, I've been very busy in the garden. It's springtime in South Africa, which means that if my hands are not holding my camera to take pictures of the flowers, they are digging into soil.
We had some nice rain, transforming the garden and adding all sorts of lovely colours to it.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Gin & Tonic Bundt Cake

This is actually a pretty easy recipe and absolutely perfect for summer.


1 big lemon (juice and zest)

2 eggs

3/4 cup vegetable oil

3/4 cup white sugar

1 tbsp vanilla extract

3 cups flour

2 tsp baking powder

2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

2/3 cup gin

3/4 cup tonic water (not flat)

To start off, preheat the oven to 180°C and spray bundt pan with cooking spray.
Grate zest and squeeze juice from the lemon and set aside.
In a bowl beat the egss, oil, sugar and vanilla until smooth. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt to the mixture and continue to mix on a low setting.
Gradually add lemon juice (about 1/4 cup), gin and the zest. Remove bowl from the mixer and fold in the tonic water with a spatula.
Pour the batter into the pan and bake for about 40 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

For the icing I simply mixed icing sugar with a bit of gin until I had the desired consistency. Sprinkle some lemon zest for decoration. Done.