mint iced tea punch

Mint Iced Tea Punch

My brother turned 20 this week, and his celebratory drink was this very mint iced tea rum punch! His drink of choice is always rum with anything, but for some reason his preferred mix is iced tea. So when he came around for a birthday dinner, I decided to make this little punch for him…. Read more »

margarita

Purist Margarita

Before we continue with the very important business of a purist margarita, I must apologize. I’ve been super MIA. But it’s because I’ve been very busy starting a business! Yay! Check out the good stuff if you’re into quality artisanal products from small local producers. I know you’ll love it 🙂 Now moving on… Is… Read more »

minted pea soup

Minted Pea Soup with a Poached Egg

A week night dinner couldn’t be quicker than minted pea soup. Not to say that it wouldn’t go down as easily on a lazy Friday night! This warm soup with its sweet and minty flavours is perfect for the season. And if the evening’s set to be a little sticky, serve it chilled. You could… Read more »

Xpresso Cafe Pretzel

Xpresso Cafe – All Menu Items R10!

Yesterday we visited Xpresso Cafe in Durbanville with relatively low expectations. I mean what even can you buy nowadays for a mere R10?! But would you believe me if I told you that we paid a measly R40 for all the items pictured below? Yup – 1 coffee, 1 tea, 1 pretzel the size of… Read more »

pasta primavera

Pasta Primavera Version 2.0

Pasta Primavera – a celebration of spring, spring veggies, and most importantly, carbohydrates! Pasta Primavera means Spring Pasta in Italian, and traditionally comprises of a selection of seasonal spring vegetables doused in cream and dressed over spaghetti. But that’s just so retro! The cream sauce doesn’t do it for me on a fresh spring day… Read more »

shepherd's pie

Sweet Potato and Cauliflower Shepherd’s Pie

A shepherd’s pie is the perfect weekday meal for a chilly mid season evening. There’s something so nostalgic and comforting about this humble dish, plus it’s perfect for packing in extra veggies! Forego the traditional white potato topping and opt for a combination of sweet potato and cauliflower instead. The pairing of rich lamb and… Read more »

chakalaka cheese braai bread

Chakalaka Cheese Braai Bread

What’s a braai without chakalaka and a cheesy garlic loaf??? Combine the two and you have a heritage day winner! Cue this chakalaka and cheese stuffed braai loaf, which may just steal the show at your braai day table this weekend. Last year I went all out with roosterkoek burgers, so this year I wanted… Read more »

merrrel spring night series trail run

Merrell Spring Night Series Trail Run at Groot Constantia

Ever done a trail run through forests and vineyards in the dark? I have! The Merrell Spring Night Series Trail Run is the perfect opportunity to do so. Where the bizarre concept of running by lead of a small head light came from, I do not know. But it’s oddly liberating! And you get a… Read more »

strawberry frozen yogurt

Strawberry Mascarpone Frozen Yogurt Popsicles

No matter the weather, froyo always goes down a treat, and these strawberry mascarpone frozen yogurt popsicles are a particular pleasure! Obviously because they taste incredible, but also because they’re a simple task to prepare. With spring abloom, icy desserts are all the more incredible, but the creamy luxuriousness of these froyo popsicles makes them… Read more »

west coast national park

West Coast National Park Free Entry!

For all of this week (Mon, 12 Sep – Fri 16 Sep) entrance into the West Coast National Park, and all national parks nationwide, is free. Why? Because National Park Week! We made our way to the West Coast National Park today in the hope of spotting the last of spring’s flowers. While there wasn’t… Read more »

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  • Irish Nachos

    Irish Nachos with Guinness Onions

    Irish nachos are really just nachos with potatoes instead of tortilla chips – any excuse for more comforting carbs right?! I added a couple of extra twists with caramelised Guinness onions and fresh corn salsa. Plus I opted for sweet potato since we devoured this during the week, and I prefer to keep indulgences for… Read more »

  • Chorizo Tacos

    Chorizo Tacos with Fresh Mango Salsa

    Chorizo tacos because chorizo makes everything better! Some say it’s bacon, others opt for chocolate, but chorizo is my saviour! So intensely packed with spicy, savoury flavour, chorizo tacos are umami level 10. The gentle earthy sweetness of peppers is intensified when caramelised in the chorizo’s oils, and that fresh mango salsa is such a… Read more »

  • Kale chips

    Kale Chips – The Crispiest, Crunchiest Kind!

    Kale chips are made all the better with the use of a hair dryer – no joke. The secret to crispy, crunchy kale chips is to blow dry your kale! Hilarious, I know, but blow drying your kale on the lowest heat and strength after rinsing it ensures that its as close to bone dry… Read more »

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    Strolla Cape Town Media Launch

    I was very lucky to attend the Strolla Cape Town media launch last night on behalf of Kitchen.net. Check out my full write-up on what went down HERE. If you’re not in the mood for reading, let the pictures do the talking. Strolla is open 7 days a week from 7am to 11pm. The interior… Read more »

  • Overnight Oats

    Overnight Oats with Peanut Butter and Banana

    My overnight oats with peanut butter and banana are the perfect breakfast on-the-go. And yes, I added some chocolate too. Why? Because chocolate, peanut butter, and banana are a holy flavour trinity of course! And who even needs an excuse for a touch of chocolate at any given moment? Overnight oats are ridiculously easy to… Read more »

  • Banana, mango and coconut smoothie bowl

    Banango Smoothie Love Bowl

    Valentine’s Day is around the corner, and as much as I love the extra opportunity to show how much I love and appreciate the special people in my life, I try not to buy into the complete commercialization of the day. So while last year, I rustled up some homemade tapas for my love, this… Read more »

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    Gin and Tonic Festival Cape Town 2016

    The first official Gin and Tonic Festival hit Cape Town on Saturday, 30 January 2016, and needless to say, the event was kind of a shambles! Logistically, the organizers simply couldn’t accommodate the crowds. Strange considering they had ticket sales fore-warning them of the numbers that were set to arrive. Some people didn’t even manage… Read more »

  • IceCreamCakke

    Chocolate and Pistachio Ice Cream Cake

      An Ice Cream Cake is possibly one of the most simple desserts you’ll ever make. But pull it off well and it’ll also be among the most beautiful and delicious – especially on a warm day.     So when it came to preparing a dessert for my 8 guests on Christmas Eve, it… Read more »

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    Messy Mojito Cupcakes

    Mojito cupcakes – because why should you have to choose between your cake and your cocktail??? With the festive season coming up, these tasty morsels are sure to make a quirky, unique addition to your year-end, Christmas, and New Years spreads.   I made candied lime slices to top the cupcakes with, but you could… Read more »

  • Canapes and bubbly go together like peas and carrots.

    Eat Out Awards Photo Diary

    The Mercedes Benz Eat Out Awards took place on Sunday, 15 November, where the Top 10 restaurants in South Africa were announced. For a full write-up on how the awards went down, and who made the Top 10, check out my article for More Than Food HERE. If you’re more of a pictures person, in… Read more »