{news} New wines from Louisvale Wines

Louisvale wines, located in the Devon Valley area in the Stellenbosch wine district, has just released three new wines: Louisvale Merlot 2018, Louisvale Cabernet Sauvignon 2019, and the Louisvale Sauvignon Blanc 2020. The Merlot perfectly complements pork dishes and cheese platters; the medium bodied Cabernet Sauvignon pairs beautifully with roast beef and lamb; and the…

{recipe} Gorgeously green fritters with New Life Microgreens

All your favourite foods taste better in fritter form. This gorgeously green fritter recipe is sneakily stuffed with greens, so that picky fingers and fussy faces can’t find them! Introduction Fritters are so versatile; any leftovers can be given a second life in fritter-form. I love these green fritters because they are smushed full with…

{news} Taste culinary magic at Nederburg’s The Manor during Restaurant Week XXL

Ready for an XXL experience? The talented culinary team at Nederburg’s The Manor will be serving up a mouth-watering two- and three-course menu as part of Restaurant Week South Africa XXL, scheduled to run from 1 October to 1 November 2020. The three-course menu, including a glass of wine per course, is offered at R350 per person, while the two-course,…

{travel} A day in Franschhoek: from pairings to picnics

Taking precious time to rediscover everything our province has to offer after the confines of #lockdown, I headed to Franschhoek for the day to wine and dine my soul in serenity. Introduction Since the upliftment of the travel ban as part of the COVID-19 regulations, I’ve been feeling (and acting!) like a proper tourist in…

{news} SNOEK BRAAI, what better way to celebrate your Cape Heritage?

Easy, healthy and delicious. Try something new this braai day or enjoy an old favourite. These Snoek won’t disappoint. Master the Snoek Braai with The Fish Wife https://fishwife.co.za/category/snoek/ Caught Fresh by Greenfish with traditional hand line community fishing operations, using hand lines & sustainable fishing practices, in the cold, crisp waters of the West Coast…

{accommodation} Steeped in Shiraz Cottage: Kunjani Wines

Just when I thought the COVID walls couldn’t lock me down any tighter, I received an invitation from Kunjani Wines to safely social distance and recharge in their gorgeously luxurious Shiraz Cottage. Introduction I was (and still am!) one of those who follow(ed) the COVID rules meticulously and wholeheartedly. Throughout this process of never-ending sanitising…

{news} Steenberg’s Bistro Sixteen82 returns with a feast of favourites

Constantia’s darling for relaxed bistro-style fare and tapas has come home with the re-opening of Steenberg’s popular Bistro Sixteen82. As of Wednesday, 26 August, it’s all systems go for breakfast, lunch and supper. Chomping at the bit to dish up all their cherished seasonal creations, Chef Kerry Kilpin and her team are ready to welcome…

{recipe} Middelvlei Rooster Merlot 2019 meets meaty beef bourguignon

Some food and wine pairings are classic, timeless couples. Like this rich and warming beef bourguignon and Middelvlei Wine‘s Rooster Merlot 2019. Introduction Brothers Ben and Tinnie Momberg apply the knowledge passed down to them through three generations of winemaking to produce wine of exceptional quality and reputation. As a family vineyard, the Mombergs ensure…

{product} Build-a-burger with Naked Leaf vegan patties

I’m always consciously looking for ways to work meat-free meals into our daily lives. With a pack of Naked Leaf vegan patties in your freezer, dinner has never been so delicious, quick, healthy or easy! Introduction The Naked Leaf range was developed because power duo, Cathy and Lance, believe that plant-based meals should not pretend…

{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,…