‘Boere-chic’ High Tea

High tea with a vintage, ‘boere’ twist.

Think enamel mugs, succulents, lace, burlap…

Food with a twist – not the usual high tea fare – but rather a selection of traditional finger foods with a modern twist.

The Menu:

Salad Jars to Share

{Strawberry, avo & goat’s cheese with a selection of wild rocket and other baby greens with balsamic vinegar & olive oil, as well as a Caprese-style salad with Rosa tomatoes, bocconcini Mozzarella and sweet basil on baby greens with balsamic vinegar, olive oil & toasted pine nuts}

Savoury Quiches

{Cherry tomato, basil & goat’s cheese, as well as bacon & caramelised onion}

Devilled Eggs

{With smoked trout & capers, on a bed of micro salad greens}

Smoked Trout Terrine

{Mini smoked trout terrines with fresh avocado an a cream cheese filling, on a bed of micro salad greens}

Carrot Cake

{Triple-layer nutty carrot cake with a cream cheese frosting}

‘Melktert’ Cupcakes

{Vanilla cupcakes with a traditional milk tart topping}

White Chocolate Mini Cheesecakes 

{Individual white chocolate mini cheesecakes with fresh strawberries}

Rosewater Macarons with White Chocolate Ganache Traditional ‘Koeksisters’

{Crunchy, syrup-drenched pastry twists – just like Gran used to make}

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Preparing for Mother’s Day

So, this Sunday is Mother’s Day… {It should really be celebrated everyday, but hey, I guess ONE day off a year is enough for us mommies..!}
My ideal day would be something like this:
I would sleep in until about 9am {that will still leave the rest of the day to be pampered AND I get an extra 3 hours of sleep, ideally in a swanky boutique hotel…}
The boys will pop in for some cuddles and perhaps a gift or 2… {And obviously there will be cake and coffee involved.}
I will then take a leisurely bath and get dressed to go and have a champagne brunch on a vineyard {or a spa, or even better, a spa at a vineyard!} with my own dear mom. The men in our lives may join us for brunch.
Yes, I think that sounds fantastic! We could end the day with a movie or dinner at a really nice restaurant…
Aah yes…
Oh well, a girl can dream, can’t she?
Anyways, as I’m contemplating Mother’s Day, here are a few sweet treats that will be great with that morning coffee or whatever you might have planned:



I’m also planning some delicious new cupcakes and a few more cakes…
More to follow later this week.
So, what is your ideal Mother’s Day, if you’re a mom, or how will you be treating yours?