I am loving my guest post slot. I get to feel a certain sense of pride that my tiny little blog gets to host some of the best bloggers in the industry. My next gust is no exception. Rosemary from Homemade Heaven was someone who I discovered in the food24 stable, I always admired her cooking and baking and she was one of the blogs I missed most when I stopped reading the food24 blogs. Happily I get to follow her again and enjoy her kitchen skills as well as her inspirational trips to Namibia.

Here she is with some more chocolaty goodness:

When I was asked to write this guest blog post, I couldn’t help but think about how I got started in blogging.
I was remembering the months before of reading other food blogs and the inspiration I felt reading about other people’s cooking and life experiences.
The most difficult part for me was the writing part. As an infamously bad speller (even with spell check), appallingly bad grammar and very little creative style, I knew that I was always going to have an uphill battle.
All this said, I embarked on my first blog post on 29 August 2007. I am very happy to say that while I still battle with all my short comings, I have managed to post over 300 posts in 3 years. I have thoroughly enjoyed sharing everything from baking cakes to hiking the Namibian mountains!
The most rewarding aspect of blogging has certainly been the people I have met and most not even in the flesh. I have grown to love my blogging friends and have really enjoyed sharing the ups and downs of their’s and my life. I have learnt so much about writing and photography over the last 3 years, especially after attending the Cape Town Food Bloggers Conference in February.
I hope that my blog will remain a true reflection of who I am and the beliefs I have.
I am sharing my recipe for mint chocolate chip muffins, as it is by far the most popular treat in my home. As a naturally lazy person, I love recipes which are simple to make, with maximum pleasure and these muffins certainly meet all these requirements.
Chocolate Chip Muffins
2 Eggs
240ml of Buttermilk
120ml Oil
200g Sugar
250g Self Raising Flour
120g Cocoa Powder
1 Teaspoon Baking powder
1 tsp Salt
100g Mint Aero Chocolate

Preheat oven to 180°C.
Muffins bake for about 25 mins.
In one bowl mix all the wet ingredients together.
And in another bowl mix all sifted dry ingredients together.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet, and stir roughly.
You must not beat until it is smooth.


  1. Rosemary was one of the first SA foodbloggers I discovered and I remember being so happy to find her. Would never say you struggle with bad grammar Rosemary – your posts are always topnotch!

    The muffins look delicious – I'm a big fan of chocolate & mint.

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