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Gotta Love It: Spier Valentine’s Picnic, Music, Wine and More

Spier has a magical picnic experience to make this Valentine’s Day your most romantic one yet. I mean, it's a beautiful place, right? The food and range of choices are bedazzling, right? So all you have to do is get Mr/Ms Right to say 'Yes!, and you're all set for...

Shake It Up With SWEETLY Sugar Substitute

HEY SUGAR... WE’LL TAKE IT FROM HERE. So say the good people behind the best new sugar substitute on the market. Introducing SWEETLY™, a brand-new, South African range of products, focused on sugarless health and wellness. It has been developed by NOMU, and launched in December 2018. A fresh and truly delicious...

Summer Pasta with Fresh Herb and Tomato Sauce

It really doesn't come easier than this. I first ate this sublime concoction in Rome during a blisteringly hot summer and I couldn't believe how incredibly good something so simple could be. One proviso, though: you really need the very, very best ingredients you can buy. The freshest herbs, the...

Spaghetti with Capers, Parsley and Lemon Cream

The original version of this timeless recipe for Pasta al Limone comes from Pasta Fresca, by Evan Kleinman and Viana La Place. It's sheer perfection, lemony and tangy, and the most delicious light lunch or supper for a summer's day. I've taken the liberty of substituting the anchovies in...

Halloumi Salad for Summer from Hussar Grill

Summer heat has a way of killing one's appetite for the heavier stuff. So it's great news that Hussar Grill has a fantastic vegetarian option in their fab Halloumi Salad! Great as a stand-alone meal, or as a nice little side dish for when, you know, you must HAVE...

Tokara EVOO Ranks Among World’s Best

In case you don't know what EVOO stands for, it's for extra virgin olive oil. Easy, see? And if you don't know what Tokara's EVOO is all about, well, best you get yourself some and give your tastebuds the ride of their life. Tokara EVOO truly is the nectar...

Beach Pasta: Easy, Cool and Refreshing!

It's summer. It's hot. You're hungry, you don't feel like cooking. The kitchen is your least favourite place on earth. Ta-daaa! Beach Pasta. This recipe is adapted from the original in the classic Pasta Fresca by Viana La Place and Evan Kleinman, and is still one of my go-to favourites for...

Tokara Deli Rocks 2020 with Farm-style Menu and Oyster Bar

The new Head Chef at TOKARA Deli, Chef Stephanie de Wet, has created an irresistible farm-style menu for summer. *OYSTER BAR ALERT, scroll down* Long a favourite with locals and visitors to the Cape, TOKARA Delicatessen is your go-to family summer destination for sensational yet simple food and gorgeous wines. The...

Spier’s New Farm Café

The Spier Farm Café celebrates local food & design with a variety of design and decor elements. In a sense, it feels like coming home. Home is where the hearth is, yes? And there's a lovely open fireplace at one end of the long rectangular dining room of Spier...

Terra del Capo Antipasti Bar Summer Menu

The Terra del Capo Antipasti bar at Anthonij Rupert Wine Estate just outside Franschhoek has a laidback, yet sophisticated vibe. The food is served in the generous Italian antipasto manner, with lots of little plates to choose and share. This is a great way to enjoy a leisurely meal...