I am Zirkie. I live in Cape Town, South Africa with my son and two daughters.
I started blogging because my family and friends always asked me for my recipes and in posting my recipes on a blog it was very easy to share them! Both my daughters studied at Stellenbosch and wanted access to my recipes and this was the easiest way to share it.
I love cooking and baking and started playing in the kitchen at an early age. I use to work out menus for breakfasts and suppers when I was still at school for the holidays. My mother would get all the ingredients that I required and then I would do all the cooking!
Although I did a couple of cooking courses at the Pretoria Technical College, cooking remained a hobby, until I had my own coffee shop. I had the shop for 7 years and there I really learned to cook and bake. I baked all the cakes and tarts as well as all the muffins for the shop from scratch – no tubes of muffins or cake mixtures!! The other food in my coffee shop like quiches, soups and more were also cooked by me.
I still do catering for children’s parties, which I enjoy a lot, because I can be creative. Most of my cooking and baking, however, is done for my family who love eating and tasting my latest creations!
I cannot afford to waste any food, so all my photos are from food that my family and I will eat! No funny stuff will ever be applied to my food to make it look more attractive.
I also do a number of crafts, such as mosaics, decoupage and fabric painting and I also love sewing and gardening.
This blog will mainly be about cooking and baking, but will also feature my crafts and other life experiences!
All the photos are taken by me, unless otherwise stated, and is the property of PinkPolkaDotFood. Please contact me in writing, for approval, if you want to use any of my photos or recipes. You are, however, welcome to link to my recipes and photos.
I hope my blog will inspire you to have fun in the kitchen!