{wine} Leopard’s Leap Very Berry Merrytinis

We are well on our way through March already, and I’m still stuck on luxurious December holidays and reminiscing about Christmas lunch. I’m sitting at my desk daydreaming about sun-downers and socials. But who says it has to be Christmas to have a merry celebration? Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards has given me a reason to…

{wine} Brisket and Alto Rouge 2016

There are certain classic duos in this world. Where one can’t be considered or imagined without the other. Think Laurel and Hardy, Romeo and Juliet, champagne and strawberries, gin and tonic, bread and butter, cookies and milk, braaivleis and potato salad, ice cream and chocolate sauce, cheese and tomato. Wednesday nights and Steers burgers. Movies…

{product} Liquid Smoke – the ultimate food infusion

I fondly remember, as a little girl, sitting with my dad around his Cadac smoker cooker whilst he smoked fresh fish and meat, carefully adding handfuls of fragrant wood chips to the box. It would take most of the day to slowly infuse the fish with the smokey aromas of oak, and when you opened…

{product}{recipe}{part 2/3} Crusty Amasi bread

They say happiness is the smell of freshly baked bread. In that case, The Little Kitchen was a bubble of pure joy a few weeks ago when I pulled the loaves of amasi bread from the oven! Thanks to our friends at Fair Cape Dairies, I’ve been experimenting with amasi recipes, and this is the…

{product}{recipe}{part 1/3} Spiced amasi chicken wings

We all know and love our local Capetownian Fair Cape Dairies‘ range of milk products, so I was thrilled when my friends at the farm sent me a little something-something I’ve never worked with before: amasi. I scratched my head for days and spent countless hours on the interwebs searching for inspiration and I finally came…

{PRODUCT REVIEW} Black Spot Hot Sauce II: Ocean Soul

Ever since I’ve been a little girl, I’d often walk the beach with my head bent low, toes kicking up the surf, scouring the shore for that illusive message-in-a-bottle I’d read about in my bedtime stories. Something meaningful, sent out into the world for someone to find and treasure. Now, many years later, I’ve finally…

{PRODUCT REVIEW} Fair Cape Dairies Valentine’s Desserts

With #Januworry not quite a thing of the past and Valentine’s Day looming around the corner, why not opt for a dine-in meal with your loved one this year? Fair Cape Dairies have you covered with a delicious range of ready-to-eat desserts. I was so excited for a chance to dress them up in the…

{PRODUCT REVIEW}{RECIPE} Dubliner Whiskey Caramel

I can’t claim to be a whiskey connoisseur. I can, however, claim to be a very enthusiastic whiskey aficionado. I appreciate and savour any whiskey, whisky, scotch, bourbon, blend or whiskey-based liqueur, each for the very different type of fine spirits they are. There’s just something so rewarding about a tiny splash of golden liquor…