Cornflake chilli chicken schnitzel with 3-cheese fondue sauce

Friday, 21 June 2019|Dinner|Tags: |

Chicken is a marvellously versatile protein. I love it in pie. I love it in a casserole. I love it on the braai. Having said that, I am really just not a chicken breast kind of girl. For starters there’s the texture that, unlike that of the breast or thigh, is […]

New 2019 winter menu at Anthonij Rupert wine estate

Tuesday, 18 June 2019|Restaurants, Wine tasting|

Folks often ask me to recommend Cape wine estates to visit. Places that offer good wine in a lovely tasting environment, PLUS good food, PLUS preferably something else on top of all that. We are of course spoilt for choice, but Franschhoek’s Anthonij Rupert Wines is one that I often suggest because, after numerous visits, I know […]

Kunjani boutique winery, Bottelary Hills, Stellenbosch

Wednesday, 5 June 2019|Wine tasting|

There are hundreds of wineries in our beautiful Cape. I figure if I hit one a month for the rest of my life (a girl does have to work you know), I’ll be about 654 years old when I am finally done. Of course my task would be made all the harder by the fact that new wine gems are constantly […]

Winter 2019 wine festivals

Tuesday, 28 May 2019|Wine tasting|

Franschhoek Winter Wines – 15 June 2019

Winter may be here, but there is plenty reason to be out and about making the most of this intimate season. The annual Franschhoek Winter Wines event is a fabulous lineup of highly acclaimed Franschhoek Vignerons showcasing their wines. Inspired by the season, the selection of fine wines will be on show at Franschhoek […]

Mushroom & mascarpone pasta with lemon and thyme

Tuesday, 28 May 2019|Dinner|Tags: , , |

What do food stylists/food photographers eat at the end of a long day working with food? Someone asked me that recently and my answer, possibly shamefully, was 2-minute noodles. You see boiling a kettle and adding a sachet of MSG to noodles is pretty much all I am capable of on particularly hectic days when I have been on my […]

Roast chicken French grandma style – with bacon, sage and chicken liver stuffing

Monday, 6 May 2019|Dinner|Tags: |

ROAST CHICKEN. Done properly, it has to be one of my all-time favourite things to eat. The trick of course is the ‘done properly’ part of this statement. It’s incredibly easy to stuff up roast chicken. Having said that, it’s also incredibly easy to get it right – as long as you follow just two basic rules: 1) use the […]