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Celebrating life with food, wine, friends & happiness! Writer, cook and blogger. Author of four cookbooks. Passionately South African, proudly Capetonian.

Middelvlei Easter Family Fun Day

  Easter is always way better with little kids, in my opinion, since their chief religions seem to be Fun, Adventure and Chocolate. (Why did I ever grow up, I ask myself, every Easter.) We are lucky in the Cape to have plenty of places that cater wonderfully for all of...

10 Totally Awesome Things For Kids at Spier This Easter

Got kids? Love fun, food, fresh air and chocolate? Head for Spier this Easter. As a seasoned veteran myself of many, many past Easter treats, chocolate feasts and treasure hunts back in the days when my kids were little, I must confess a little envy here. There is just so...

Liquid Gold: La Motte Pierneef Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Any wine lover has their personal preferred pour and mine has been Sauvignon blanc as long as I can remember. Except for that time when...but let's not go there, shall we? In the here and now, some local Sauvignon blancs have been nothing short of nectar to my palate,...

Terra Madre – Source of Goodness in Elgin Valley

Nicole Precoudis is living my dream life. A passionate and talented chef (formerly of much-loved restaurants Cilantro and Icon in Johannesburg), today she runs the Terra Madre Organic Farm and deli in idyllic Elgin Valley along with her family. Flanked by her devoted mom Koula and dad Chris and an incredible...

Summer Means Picnic Season at Paul Cluver!

There's never a time of year that's not great to visit magical Elgin Valley, but right about now seems to be a perfect choice! Especially to visit Paul Cluver for one of their fabulous summer picnics. A picturesque 60 minute drive from Cape Town is where you’ll find Paul Cluver...

Darling Brew Hits Woodstock!

Who’s your Darling, Bru? As a Capetonian, one must acknowledge that beer is a cardinal part of our culture. Pale ales, dark ales, slow brews – it’s all lekker, bru! On the 2nd of March 2019, the Darling Brewery opened their new Woodstock Taproom's doors to the public with a delightful...

Avondale FABER Field to Feast Luncheon 24 March

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lATV92qhOxA Just outside Paarl lies a piece of Paradise: Avondale Estate. A biodynamic wine farm run by owner Johnathan Grieve, it's the closest I've ever come to the actual Garden of Eden. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JQTyXUxSRY Avondale's certified organic wines are made according to biodynamic principles, which requires minimal intervention and adherence to the lunar...

Happy News from Bartholomeus Klip – Another Smoke & Fire Pop Up, Plus More!

If there's one thing guaranteed to lift my spirits, it's a newsletter from Bartholomeus Klip hopping into my inbox. Always something good happening at that gorgeous Swartland guest farm, and man, do they know how to throw a party... Read more about the previous Smoke and Fire Pop-Up Garden BBQ...

Sizzling Sticky Chicken Wings!

What's better than sizzling hot chicken wings? STICKY hot chicken wings. of course! Sticky chicken wings are one of South Africa’s best loved snacks. When having friends or family over, you can’t go wrong with presenting a platter full of wings alongside a mouth-watering blue cheese dip! The only way to get...

Yaaaas! Vadas Friday Pizza Nights Are It!

Vadas Smokehouse & Bakery situated on the beautiful Spier Wine Farm is now serving pizza every Friday night! The sourdough pizza bases are made with stoneground flour and the dough is then fermented for 48 hours. Buffalo mozzarella from Buffalo Ridge is used - the only water buffalo dairy in...