{experience} Braai and boeretroos: the magic of Middelvlei

For the first time in more than four months, I allowed myself to break out of these four walls for a boerebraai at Middelvlei Wines. The experience was simply magical. Introduction Tim and I haven’t had a meal outside The Little House since the start of lock-down in March all those years ago (at least,…

{wine tasting} Sip slowly this summer at Skilpadvlei

I have driven past so many times, and every time the quaint name of this winery has brought a smile to my face. I decided to make like a tortoise and slow down at Skilpadvlei for a wine tasting or two. Introduction I adore the fact that a wine tasting gives you a quick and…

{product} KAPOW your sandwich with WOW Peanut Butters

Peanut butter is one of the things that get me up in the mornings. On hot buttered toast, in a banana smoothie, on my warm oats or simply by the spoonful, it’s just one of those things I simply can’t do without. I recently met a new peanut butter on the block and WOW! was…

{news} Celebrate Hamburger Day with Gibson’s!

Yes! Yes! It’s Hamburger Day today, Tuesday, 28 May! Celebrate with Gibson’s Burgerlicious offerings! Let’s face it, nothing says yum more than a rich, juicy burger with your favourite toppings, so gear up to celebrate the yummiest day on the calendar at Gibson’s at the V&A Waterfront, a Burger Heaven indeed with a whopping selection…

{event} Muratie Wine Estate Harvest Festival 2019

For weeks I’ve been longingly drowning in my own #fomo when I look at all the social media updates about the harvest festivals happening around Cape Town. This time of the year is a busy one for the wine industry, as all the vineyards are getting ready to harvest. Finally, finally (!) an invite from…

{event} Like a Chef officially launches in Cape Town

Okay, let’s not even kid ourselves here. We all know I am Like a Chef‘s self-appointed ambassador! So, when the lovely Jolin Judd and her team invited me to an intimate afternoon cooking soirée, I was (all together now…) childishly excited at the opportunity to cook and chat with a bunch of the best foodies…

{news} Gibson’s: a milkshake and burger gourmet paradise!

Gibson’s Gourmet Burgers & Ribs, culinary crusaders for excellence, excitement and innovation, is once again whipping up a gourmet frenzy at the V&A Waterfront with a fabulicious new menu showcasing an even more extraordinary offering of milkshakes and burgers.  To read my blog on Gibson’s Gourmet Burgers & Ribs, click here. OVER 217 HANDSPUN DOUBLE-THICK…

{news} Don’t miss Groote Post’s November Country Market!

Head out to Groote Post on Sunday 25TH November for a day of family fun and relaxation at their idyllic Country Market nestled in the hills around the beautiful town of Darling. At the Market you will be spoilt for choice with 60 stalls showcasing beautiful and delectable country offerings: various arts, crafts, homeware and…

{news} Don’t miss Groote Post’s October Country Market and Run

Head out to Groote Post on Sunday 28th October for a day of family fun and relaxation at their idyllic Country Market nestled in the hills around the beautiful town of Darling. For the fit and active, be there early and take part in Groote Post’s annual Country Run. At the Market you will be…

{eat} A meaty affair at Gibson’s Gourmet Burgers & Ribs

There are a few foodie dishes that simply must be prepared to perfection for that ultimate dining experience. These dishes deserve respect and demand your full eating attention. And if they were not prepared by a master craftsman (or woman!) then please just take my plate away. These items include: an impeccably seasoned medium-rare steak,…