Hello, hi and welcome!
I’m Cassidy – a twenty-something-year-old novice cook from South Africa, and a bonafide bookworm, wine-lover and wanderluster.
I’m a self-confessed novice in the kitchen, having only discovered my love for cooking about a year ago when my boyfriend and I moved in together and I could no longer rely on my mom to keep me fed. So I started experimenting in the kitchen and came to the realisation that I actually enjoy cooking! What a relief that must have been for my Significant Other.
I’ll be honest and say that I’m not a fantastic cook: I don’t always follow recipes to the tee. My measurements are rather unique and change from time to time. If I don’t have the appropriate ingredients, then I simply take a leap of faith and add my own.
You could say I’m a basic cook. I like simple, straightforward recipes that are quick to make and forgive you when you tweak the instructions and do your own thing. But the Goddess of Food must be looking down on me, because by some miracle, my dishes usually come out pretty good!
So, if you’re a novice culinarian like me, who cooks to the beat of her own whisk, then you’ve come to the right place! Try out my easy-to-make, add-your-own-flare recipes, from sweet treats and tasty drinks to finger foods and wholesome meals.
A few things you should know:
- I will never use the word ‘moist’ when describing a dish. This is my promise to you.
- You’ll see me mention my boyfriend quite often. This is because he’s the main tester for my dishes, so his opinions decide whether or nor a recipe makes the cut. His name is Tom and he’s lovely.
- All of the recipes are my own, unless stated otherwise, in which case I usually add my own touches and will link back to the original post.
- Feel free to use my images and recipes on your own blog, but please be nice and use your own wording, credit my images and link back to my site.