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

Daily Juice: Guava Blush

People of a certain age in South Africa will remember the thrill of lurid pink guava juice, first sold during the 70's in squashable plastic bottles. We've come a long way since! The best guava juice available today is as close to nature as they come - no colourants,...

Daily Juice – Healthy Home-made Drinks to Soothe, Nourish and Delight

Juices and smoothies are an easy and delicious way to get a whole lot of nourishment into your body real fast. While the juice and smoothie business has become a thriving industry worldwide, it is actually easier, cheaper and better to make your own at home. Just use the...

How to Make Luscious Lemony Sour Cream Cheesecake

The addition of lemon and orange zest, sour cream and lemon juice turn this classic New York cheesecake recipe into something altogether lighter and less cloying than the standard. You can also use lime zest and juice instead of lemon. I've tweaked the crust by adding small amounts of cinnamon...

Moroccan Merguez Sausage Bake with Potato, Tomato and Sweet Peppers

This is the ideal recipe if you have crowd to feed and want to be in and out of the kitchen as quickly as possible. Minimum effort, maximum flavour. Perfect weekend food! While not a Moroccan recipe as such, I generally use spicy Moroccan merguez sausages for this easy tray...

How To Make Spicy Roast Chilli Oil – Easy Recipe

Love chilli? Here's your new addiction! Making aromatic flavoured oils is as easy as pie. Really. It costs less and tastes better than commercial varieties, it's fun and rewarding to make, plus you'll have some nifty gifts to pass along to friends and family. So with Xmas looming, best you get...

How To Make Perfect Carrot Cake

Everyone needs a good carrot cake in their baking repertoire, and this is mine. I inherited the recipe from my mom Adele and have been making it for more than 30 years; heaven knows many times this gem of a recipe has been served both at home and professionally. My...

Cape Chicken and Potato Curry

A random conversation on Facebook recently - about the differences between Cape Malay and Indian curries - ignited a massive craving for an old-fashioned Cape chicken curry. Yeah, I'm cheap like that - everything makes me hungry, you know, especially chatting to strangers about food on the Internet. Many of...

Easy All-Purpose BBQ Sauce and American Smoky Barbecue Sauce

Braaing to celebrate Heritage Day tomorrow? Here are 2 very easy BBQ sauces/marinades you can make at home. Super tasty, with the added benefit that you're not ingesting all those additives, stabilisers and preservatives in commercial sauces. Both recipes were published in my cookbook Relish: Easy sauces, seasonings and condiments...

A Heritage of Preservation: La Motte Estate’s Culture of Winelands Cuisine

It's no secret that I have an ongoing love affair with everything La Motte Wine Estate does. The only reason why I don't write about it more often, is that I'll then become an unofficial La Motte blog! Besides, La Motte has its own blog, and a thing of beauty...

How To Make Meatloaf with Sticky Glaze

Meatloaf is such a sturdy, comforting thing. The name says it all doesn't it? No nasty surprises lurking there: just meat, minced, baked in a loaf shape. Simple, done. It's also a sure-fire way to make mince more appealing to teenagers. My own brood's raging appetites seem to be matched only...