Prosciutto and melon Christmas wreath

2020-11-13T14:11:18+02:00Friday, 13 November 2020|Nibbles, Salad|

I don’t know about you but I am more than ready to kiss 2020 goodbye. And I’m going to do it with extra festive season cheer this year, because that’s what I need. So this Christmas it’s loads of fairy lights, absolutely everywhere. Loads of white Iceberg roses and masses of blue hydrangeas in giant glass vases, absolutely everywhere. [...]

A Four Cousins for every occasion

2020-11-04T12:12:47+02:00Wednesday, 4 November 2020|Wine tasting|

Say ‘Four Cousins’ and quaffable everyday wines at pocket-friendly prices immediately come to mind. But what many may not know is that this range is actually part of the Van Loveren stable – and that it was launched by four real-life cousins! Van Loveren, in the beautiful Robertson Valley, has been in the Retief family since 1937. The first [...]

New non-alcoholic wines for summer 2020!

2020-11-02T12:41:03+02:00Monday, 2 November 2020|Wine tasting|

The non-alcoholic wine trend is seriously on the up and up. Now I do love my wine, but there is very definitely a space in my wine rack for low alcohol or no-alcohol wines. So I’m delighted that there are some new kids on the block for summer 2020. PIEKENIERSKLOOF WINE COMPANY – SIX [...]

Feta, orange and fennel salad

2020-10-01T13:31:19+02:00Thursday, 1 October 2020|Salad|Tags: , |

Spring is being a bit coy in the Cape this year. When I look at the weather report I see the rest of SA is starting to flirt with pretty summer frocks. Not so much the case down south. I live in hope that I’ll be able to put a match to the ugly Uggs in the next week [...]

Lamb kidneys in red wine

2020-09-30T08:18:35+02:00Tuesday, 1 September 2020|Dinner|Tags: , |

You’re either going to love this recipe or hate it. Because that’s the way it is with liver and kidneys – no fence sitting allowed. On the farm we ate every part of the animal, so organ days happened. I considered it a unique form of child abuse as an eight-year-old. My relationship with liver and kidneys changed when I became a [...]