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 […]

Groote Post Country Market, Darling

Wednesday, 24 April 2019|Markets, Wine tasting|

We’re spoilt for choice when it comes to markets in and around Cape Town. The ones that are practically on my doorstep are regular haunts. But then there are the special country markets one has to work just a little bit harder for – by driving 50 minutes instead of 15. The Groote Post Country Market is […]

Pork chops with mushrooms and cider cream sauce

Wednesday, 24 April 2019|Dinner|Tags: , |

Autumn is well and truly here. My driveway is covered in leaves that need raking every second day; the squirrels are super active, busily burying acorns in my lawn; and the cat is starting to look like one of those fancy outdoor puffer jackets. I wish I could magically grow a dense coat to get me through winter! As I’m […]

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