Glenelly wine estate, Stellenbosch

Wednesday, 10 April 2019|Wine tasting|

On the edge of Stellenbosch there lies a little piece of France. Well, actually more like a little piece of heaven in my view. I am of course talking of Glenelly Wine Estate. I often get wonderful opportunities to taste wines and foods that are exceptional. My recent invite to Glenelly to taste their newly-released

Cocoa nib fudge

Monday, 8 April 2019|Sweet tooth|Tags: , |

I love fudge as much as the next person. At least, I used to. But with every 365 days I add to my life, my sweet tooth seems to be just a little bit less sweet. As if it’s not enough that one has to contend with sagging and spreading, one’s palate apparently also develops ideas of its own. Increasingly […]

Cheat’s rosemary pizza bread with pink peppered goat’s cheese, bresaola and figs

Friday, 22 February 2019|Baking, Dinner, Nibbles|

My search for the perfect fig for a TV commercial led me to the Oranjezicht City Farm Market at Granger Bay last Saturday. If you are remotely a foodie and have never been, this market next to the V&A Waterfront is an absolute must-visit. The quality of their produce is just stupendous, but more about this market […]

Grandma’s hot-milk chocolate cake

Wednesday, 6 February 2019|Baking, Sweet tooth|Tags: , |

Cake is not really a thing I would cross the Kalahari barefoot for – with two possible exceptions: 1) cheesecake, but only a decent oven-baked one and… 2) chocolate cake – the darker and richer, the better. Chocolate cake recipes made with hot milk are not exactly something new. Every self-respecting church fête baker has a trusted recipe that’s mostly guarded […]

Wine and food events, January/February 2019

Friday, 25 January 2019|Uncategorized|

Groote Post Country Market, Sunday 27 January 2019 
This Sunday sees the first 2019 Country Market at Groote Post wine estate. We are absolutely spoilt for choice market wise in the winelands, but Groote Post feels truly unique. I attribute this to its wild West Coast positioning – one truly feels like one is in the country.
There is loads of fabulous […]

Watermelon rooibos granita

Monday, 21 January 2019|Sweet tooth|

The big eat of Christmas is over, the holiday tan fading. And if everything I read in the papers is to be believed, folks are fairly depressed in Januworry. But it’s a twelfth of the year people, so I refuse to hate January. Instead I choose to celebrate high summer with an icy indulgence that puts a smile on my […]