The What, Who & Why of sipping wine right now

I love a cup of tea, but perhaps more than that I love a good glass of wine, so I recently caught up with Kevin Swart (owner Black Elephant Vintners) to chat about what is hip, hot & happening on the local wine scene. The days of only sipping wine around fancy dinner tables are […]

Rice Krispies Rainbow Cake

This was such a fun ‘no-bake’ cake to make & it is even yummier than I anticipated. To me it is also a perfect kids cake, so get them involved! Here goes: Rice Crispies Rainbow Cake, Serves about 12 For the ‘cake’ layers: 6 tablespoons of unsalted butter 9 cups of mashmallows (mini’s mashies are best […]

MINI BOBOTIES BAKED IN SQUASHES

My favourite bobotie recipe is a super delicious & decadent one – packed with yummy ingredients (sugar, bread, chutney, jam & more) though, that it tastes a bit more like a dessert than anything else! So, when I recently found some very cute mini squashes (or pumpkins if you like) at Woolies, I decided to […]

3 TIPS FOR DRINKING MORE WATER

If you know me well, then you’ll also know that I love my water. (I’m also a mouth breather, which is probably a contributing factor to why I get thirsty more often… arb fact, I know. *blush*). Moving along. I also love my tea & coffee & wine… which means that I’m probably not always […]

THREE CHEESE PAPTERT {RECIPE}

My sister makes the best paptert (a starch side dish made of mieliepap & other ingredients) out there. So, when Easter weekend was upon us & we hosted a braai, I decided that it was time for a paptert! I didn’t want to attempt to duplicate her recipe because I knew I would fail dismally. I […]

A DASHING DINNER AT DASH, CAPE TOWN

Looking for a really big dinner treat in Cape Town, then dash off to DASH restaurant at the Queen Victoria Hotel at the V&A. DASH ticks all the boxes: Location, location, location? Tick. Intimate & stylish setting? Tick. Awesome service? Tick. Beautifully plated food? Tick. Mouth watering dishes? Tick. Wow wine list? Tick. Lovely ambience? Tick. […]

Deconstructed Salmon Salad For 2

When it is scorching outside you need an easy, healthy & quick dinner. Try this really simple recipe as is or use it as inspiration for other deconstructed summer salads! And don’t forget to serve it with a cold glass of your favourite white wine. Deconstructed smoked salmon salad, serves 2 100g – 200g (oak) […]

8 SHORTCUTS TO HOME-MADE KIDDIE CAKES

I’m no pastry chef. Far from it. But, I love to bake. And I love cake. (Who doesn’t?) One of my favourite things to bake is themed kiddie cakes. My cakes don’t ever look like works of art, but they are such fun to make & the sheer joy on those tiny faces are just […]

10 TIPS FOR HOSTING A #CUPPAFORCANSA

The annual CUPPA for CANSA campaign makes me very excited – it is the perfect reason (or excuse) to get your girls together & have tea while you’re doing something for a truly worthy cause. You don’t have to be grown-up or fancy or the most experience hostess out there. The important bit is to […]

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