{wine} Groote Post’s Seasalter: summer in a bottle

In the same way red wine, fluffy fleece blankets and hearty minestrone soup nostalgically remind me of cold winter’s days, so does the smell of sunscreen, the salty sea breeze and the taste of an ice-cold glass of white wine remind me of endless summer’s days. Now you can have sunshine and summer all year…

{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…

{wine} Welcome summer with Welgegund Heritage Wines

If you’re serious about wine, like me, you will most certainly have seasonal favourites. I’m nostalgically packing away my voluptuous, moody reds and soul-warming, hearty whites for another year until next winter, and excitedly making space for my summer staples in promising shades of bright red, pink and white. This summer I’ve made new friends:…

{wine} La Motte Millennium 2016: a work of art

There are only a few things in life that fill me with as much unadulterated joy as a bottle of good red wine. Wine is one of nature’s greatest gifts to mankind; a gift that the grape artists on this earth have perfected into the epitome of indulgent pleasure. When I recently received a bottle…

{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…

{wine} Hippo, hippo hooray for FAT bastard Rosé!

Sometimes life is simply too hard to make difficult decisions. One of the most frequent adulting decisions I have to make, goes something like this: do I feel like red wine or white wine tonight? This may seem like a simple decision (because one could argue it depends on what you’re serving for dinner) but…

{wine} The five champions of Chardonnay Day!

Don’t you just love these international wine days? Any excuse to open a good bottle of wine is enough to keep my heart and soul happy. Earlier this month I celebrated International Sauvignon Blanc Day with gorgeous Neil Ellis Wines (if you missed this blog, click here!). Now I’m back with five champion Chardonnays from…

{product} 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 vital relationship between food and overall well-being? This, ladies and…

{product} Top five picks from SA Cheese Festival 2018

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 items and delicious wines on the big day. This year…

{wine} 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 whole year (and bonus points for it falling on a…