Hello! My name is Zaytoon and I love everything food. Oh, and my name means Olive in Arabic.

Welcome to my food blog, where you’ll find lots of my favoured recipes and stories about how they came about.

Getting married a few years ago, I thought I may hate cooking and baking, but luckily (for both my husband and myself!), I discovered that I quite enjoy the process of starting a dish from scratch, only to have it turn into something that makes my mouth water…if I do say so myself!

I am Cape Malay and Muslim, from Cape Town, and so many of the recipes that you will find here are very Cape Townian. But, I also love a little bit of everything else, so feel free to look around. I’m sure you’ll find something to your fancy.

Happy cooking!