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Restaurant Seven is my new number one!

Restaurant Seven is my new number one!

A friend in food is one to be cherished. Keep her close to your heart, and even closer in a hug. Spending time with a childhood friend over plates of fine food is one of the best experiences this world can offer. I was recently […]

Balducci Restaurant: Chef’s Vegan Table

Balducci Restaurant: Chef’s Vegan Table

Why does it feel as if veganism has made a sudden come-back in recent years; undergoing some sort of plant-based revival? Why does it feel so buzzy and contemporary? Eager to jump onto this meat-free bandwagon, I was delighted to join the Chef’s Vegan Table […]

{WINE REVIEW} Top 3 Wines for Father’s Day

{WINE REVIEW} Top 3 Wines for Father’s Day

I’m a practical gift-giver. Not that soap-on-a-roap or a pair of hot-pink flamingo socks are not practical, but your dad can only fit so many soaps in the shower and socks in his cupboard. Here’s my top three recommendations for excellent wine gifts for dad […]

{EVENT} Have your cake and eat it at Sweet Cillie’s new high tea

{EVENT} Have your cake and eat it at Sweet Cillie’s new high tea

Like my life-long infatuation with glittering Christmas lights on a dark night, I will never quite lose my child-like passion and obsession with the indulgences of a high tea spread. I can stare for hours in wondrous amazement at all the petite cakes and sweets […]

{PRODUCT REVIEW} Fria’s Superfoods

{PRODUCT REVIEW} Fria’s Superfoods

We feel tired and sluggish most days. We have late-afternoon headaches and constantly feel dehydrated. We complain about unusual sleeping patterns or the complete lack thereof. Have you ever thought about what type of fuel you are putting into your body? Do you understand the […]

{PRODUCT REVIEW} Top Five Picks from SA Cheese Festival

{PRODUCT REVIEW} Top Five Picks from SA Cheese Festival

As you might have picked up from my previous blogs, I am probably the annual South African Cheese Festival’s biggest fan. Every year of my adult life, I save until my piggy bank overflows only to spend it all on my most favourite delectable food […]

{WINE REVIEW} Celebrate Sauvignon with Neil Ellis Wines

{WINE REVIEW} Celebrate Sauvignon with Neil Ellis Wines

There really is a day for everything. I guess most people are participating in Star Wars Day (May the 4th be with you!), but not for this foodie! Oh no. Wine over wars. Today, 4 May, is one of my most favourite days of the […]

Tradition and history: Quarter Kitchen at the Portswood Hotel

Tradition and history: Quarter Kitchen at the Portswood Hotel

I’ve tasted, experienced and cooked many different authentic world cuisines in my life as a wandering foodie. But time and time again, when I’m asked what my favourite dish is, I will immediately return to the smells of my childhood and my mother city; the […]

Brass Bell

Brass Bell

When a very dear and close friend wanted to meet up for a long overdue brunch, I was so happy that I could finally pull Brass Bell out of my box of magic tricks. This iconic Kalk Bay institution has literally been on my road […]

Baconville

Baconville

Everyone has their secret indulgence. The one thing you can eat day after day, in all its glorious shapes and forms, and never tire of it. The thing you crave most when you’re happy, when you’re sad, when you’re hungry or when you’re just bored. Some people have […]