{product} As retro as a fish bowl: Fitch & Leedes introduces Classics & Moments

Summer and cocktails are synonymous for me. Fitch & Leedes has made it even easier for you to indulge with their incredible new Moments and Classics ranges of retro-mixers and mocktails. Introduction Since I’ve grown up and realised that a cocktail doesn’t have to be a “one-shot-of-everything-in-the-bar” type of drink, I’ve come to appreciate the…

{product review} ReadyChef: the delicious convenience of a chef at the ready

Lockdown left us with cravings for our favourite restaurants, our comfort food staples and very little inspiration in the kitchen. Not only does ReadyChef bring best-loved dishes to your dinner table, but it also supports the re-build of the hospitality industry. Introduction I used to dine out two to three times a week. Even though…

{recipe} Summery pea pesto with New Life Microgreens

Nutritionally dense, adding a handful of New Life Microgreens to this easy-peasy pea pesto recipe can kick your immune system into overdrive! Green, fresh and full of flavour, you’ll never reach for boring pesto again! Introduction Does the sound of making your own pesto sound like a three-day affair? I also thought so, until I…

{spirits} Leonista 100% Karoo Agave: best served with a side of wild adventure

Recently I decided to run with lions and took the Leonista pride for an adventure in Graaff-Reinet. Filled with 100% pure South African goodness, these agave spirits evoke feelings of wanderlust that simply has to be answered. Introduction Part of my regular road-trip packing routine includes choosing my drinks for sundowner evenings in beautiful locations….

{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…

{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…

{product} Reinventing the mixed drink with Double Dutch premium mixers

With a healthy stock of Double Dutch premium mixers in my cupboard, I can create beautiful mixed drinks in an instant.  Channeling your inner mixologist in the comfort of your own home, these mixers are a must for any occasion or season. Introduction Double Dutch produces great tasting, natural mixers for a new generation of…