The Hidden Child – A Book Review: #RoeliaReads

As a true crime junkie (yes, I am a murderino, amongst other podcast obsessives) I knew about the “Moor Murders” before I started listening to this audio book. I find this type of ‘true crime historical fiction’ so thrilling! If you are familiar with ‘history’ (or not – remember, Wikipedia …

Butternut Gratin

A light, quick and tasty vegetarian meal or side dish! I LOVE butternut, I can honestly have it every day of the week! The last time I made this, I had it as a side at one of our ‘solo’ braais.  Usually, on a Sunday, myself and Hubby just like …

Daughter of the Moon Goddess – A Book Review: #RoeliaReads

Daughter of the Moon Goddess(The Celestial Kingdom Duology #1) by Sue Lynn Tan Described by the author herself as an adult fantasy/YA cross-over, this debut novel was a true flight of fantasy – to use the cliché. I haven’t read much fantasy lately, and this book made me decide to …

Milk Tart Murder Mystery: A Book Review #RoeliaReads

If you are a “Tannie Maria Mysteries” fan, you have probably been counting down with me to the launch of “The Milk Tart Murders”! Yes, our favourite Tannie is back! And I must also admit, although Maria is a “Tannie” (Auntie, Aunt), I am one as well, so she is …

What I am reading: The Marriage Secret by Carey Baldwin #RoeliaReads

The Marriage Secret by Carey Baldwin Narrated by Stephanie Cannon #TheMarriageSecret #NetGalley General Fiction (Adult), Mystery and Thrillers, Domestic Thriller Carey Baldwin is a bestselling author of dark and twisty psychological suspense. Being a doctor by day and a suspense author by night, she offers unique insights into the human …

Tuna Tzatziki Wrap

Another lunch!  Another wrap! This time,  I decided to add tuna to one of my favourite sides – tzatziki! I love the fresh combination of cucumber, mint and yogurt.  And tzatziki is very versatile!  Great as a side to braaied (it is a South African thing!) chicken, pork or beef.  …

What I am reading: The Paris Network by Siobhan Curham #RoeliaReads

If you are a fan of historical fiction, you can definitely add this book to your TBR. Author Siobhan Curham (An American in Paris), also known for her YA fiction, seems to have unearthed a new-found passion for telling WWII stories that grip and fascinate. To give you a brief …

Overnight Oats with Banana and Peanut Butter

Another firm favourite – overnight oats!  Haven’t tried it before? It is easy, convenient and delicious. The basics are pretty straight-forward – raw oats with yogurt or milk, left overnight in the fridge – ready for breakfast!  No cooking required! You can add fruit, nuts, berries, honey and spices as …

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