{wine} Good things take time; dining with a trio of Delheim Wines

In a world where instant gratification is seemingly the norm, we often overlook the need to wait for good things to happen. A trio of Delheim Wines bottles recently reminded me of the importance of waiting patiently, rather than focusing on the immediate want. Introduction It’s not often that I really sit down and think…

{wine} Wine wanderlust with Perdeberg Wines’ Vineyard Collection

For me, wine is a seasonal indulgence. My tastes and moods change as the leaves on the trees. With Perdeberg Wines‘ The Vineyard Collection, I can’t help but feel a spring in my step as we wait for warmer days! Introduction I’m not a staunch “red for winter, white for summer” believer, but there’s a…

{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…

{wine} Sipping pretty with De Krans Wines’ Pinotage Rosé 2020

Rosé might be my favourite wine type. Delicate, romantic and softly floral, it makes me long for summer days and sunset laughs. I felt a strong affinity to De Krans Wines‘ Pinotage Rosé 2020, as it wrapped my heart in red fruits and candy. Introduction Like with Chardonnay, most people have strong polar feelings about…

{lifestyle} Collars4Africa: crafted for canine luxury

My two pups are my world. They may not participate in my foodie indulgences, but I sure spoil them with other types of treats! Most recently, with two brand new luscious leather collars from local entrepreneur woof pack, Collars4Africa. Introduction If you know even just a little about me, you would know that my other…

{product} The rise of Cape Cola – creating conscious beverages

With most of our attention turned to craft spirits, we often overlook the other half of the equation – a good quality mixer. Not only does Cape Cola offer artisanal mixers for your drink, but also great tasting beverages for the ultimate conscious quench.   Introduction A few months ago, I was chatting to the Leonista…

{product} Growing urban superfood with New Life Microgreens

If lock-down has taught me anything, it’s to reconnect to nature and get my hands dirty as often as possible. And with the New Life Microgreens range, I can grow urban superfood in my kitchen windowsill every day of the week! Introduction I’ve always had a green thumb or two. I love lazy weekends pottering…

{wine} With love from Rascallion Wines – bottles with a cause

No jargon, no expansive tasting notes. Rascallion Wines is rather boldly redirecting the wine conversation to a much more important cause than terroir or temperature. Introduction Everyone that knows me, knows that I like to play with my food and wine. Yes, I try in earnest to learn how to swirl and sip and taste…

{wine} Excelsior’s Reserve Range: about horses, seasons and courage

The stories behind Excelsior Wine Estate‘s Reserve Range reminded me that no matter the season – a long, cold winter will always be followed by the new beginnings of spring. Introduction As we head into the new and warmer beginnings of spring, a figurative awakening starts to happen in our wintery core. We sweep our…

{news} Lourensford unveils new demi-sec Cap Classique

The new Demi-sec Nectar 2018 Cap Classique, a bottle-fermented 100% Chardonnay from Lourensford Estate in Somerset West, is a tantalising sparkling wine that is the perfect balance of serious and fun. “Spring is on its way and much like the flowers about to bloom, the Nectar 2018 is a naturally beautiful wine with a colourful…