{wine} A seasonal interlude: the song of Welgegund Providence 2015

To say I’m obsessed with this time of the year is putting it quite mildly. There’s just something about the turning of the seasons, the interlude between winter and spring, that really feeds my soul. Whilst we slowly wake after our winter slumber and turn our faces to the brightness of the pending summer, I’ll…

{product} Get your brie on with Cape Town Cheese Box!

In a city that offers subscription boxes to pretty much everything foodie-related from wine to snacks to gin to diet meals and fresh vegetables – I thought I’ve seen it all. But then, when I thought it couldn’t get any better, this world became a brighter place with the introduction of Cape Town Cheese Box….

{recipe box} Heritage Day with Leopard’s Leap Merlot 2017

With September in full swing and filled with Heritage Day celebrations, I am super excited to share this chicken chakalaka experience with you. Paired with the gorgeous bottle of Leopard’s Leap Merlot 2017, it doesn’t get more proudly South African than this! Introduction We all know how I feel about recipe boxes. They make me…

{wine} Balance conservation and lifestyle with Hank the elephant

Endangered animal conservation lies close to my heart. So when our favourite unicycle riding elephant, Hank from Balance Wines, speaks up to raise awareness on the plight of desert elephants, that’s when we make our ears big like Dumbo’s! Introduction I recently received a duo of Balance wines from their Classic range to review. Balance…

{recipe box} Creating magic with Vondeling’s Monsonia 2016

I appreciate all types of food, but I have a certain nostalgic connection to good, wholesome home cooking. I was grateful for an opportunity to take some time from my busy day and create a heart-warming meal with Vondeling Wines and their award-winning Monsonia 2016. Introduction I recently received a recipe box on my desk…

{product} From Home Bao’s kitchen to yours: a story about dumplings

I’ve always been intensely fascinated by Asian food. The explosion of colours, the stir-fry of fresh ingredients, the rich, deep flavours.  The attention to detail in every fold and pleat and ribbon.  So, the universe sent Home Bao to my doorstep, with rainbow boxes of dumplings and potstickers! Introduction I’ve been drooling on my keyboard…

{experience} The Great White – Cape Town rum with a bite!

With murmurs of a rum-revolution tickling my ears for the last year or so,  I was delighted to have a look-see at how our Capetownian crafters are interpreting this stigmatised drink.  I recently visited Cape of Storms Distilling Company and let’s just say this – I’ve befriended a Great White that I’ll welcome with open…

{product} Pasta Joy makes me jump for joy!

I know I should probably try and find joy in different places other than in food, but pasta will always be an incredibly cheerful place for me. Recently I found an abundance of bliss in a box of…you guessed it. Pasta Joy! Background A good source of plant-based protein, pasta does not contain any additives…

{product} Do good and look good with MyBagUse

Always searching for sustainable ways to lessen the load on our precious planet, I was thrilled to come across a range of super stylish, reusable shopping bags called MyBaguse. Doing the groceries has never looked quite this good! Introduction I was admittedly very intrigued when I received an email from Jade earlier in the year…

{recipe box} Cooking with Kibali and ManCrave

During winter, in-between hibernating sessions, I love to spend precious time in the kitchen cooking and creating wholesome, heart-warming food to nourish my wintery soul. Windfall Wine, together with ManCrave, recently gave me a reason to get out from under my blankets and head to the kitchen with a beautiful recipe box and a bottle…

{recipe} Autumn soup with Fair Cape Dairies

With winter in full swing, I find myself daydreaming around the clock about warm, comforting soups and stews. However, we are still enjoying a sunny, crisp day every now and again, and that calls for a refreshingly light (but indulgently creamy!) mint and pea soup to ease us into the rainy season. Introduction I recently…

{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…