druk my niet stud farm in tulbagh

Druk My Niet, stud farm, Tulbagh

Druk My Niet, stud farm, Tulbagh

Druk My Niet, stud farm, Tulbagh

Last week end a group of friends and I stayed in a stunning house on Druk My Niet stud farm in Tulbagh. This spacious house was recently renovated and decorated and is now available to rent via the Perfect Hideaways website, which you simply have to visit if you want to see some of the most incredible hidden property gems in South Africa. These are not just nice houses on a rental site, these are hand picked, loaded with charm offering retreats into special homes in spectacular locations. I constantly click onto it to dream away about places I would love to visit.  Continue Reading →

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roasted aubergines with harissa and yoghurt

roasted aubergines with harissa and yoghurt

I’m so lucky to have a client that produces such delicious and conveneint products as Pesto Princess, and every three months I get to play around with these condiments to come up with recipes for their seasonal mailer. Sometimes I just shoot and style the images, but mostly I get to create them too. I have been working on this brand for over a year and never run out of ideas. Their recently launched harissa paste and chimichurri are my new best foodie friends and I use them to spice up my food all the time. I love the convenience of these jars of flavour that can be dolloped onto or stirred into so many things.

roasted aubergines with harissa and yoghurt

The harissa is packed with flavour and spice – although not over bearing, and as a lover all things Middle Eastern these roasted aubergines go so well with it tempered in Greek style yoghurt. Continue Reading →

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A few pictures from my harbour house restaurant group shoot

Barbour House, V & A Waterfront

Following on from a day of shooting the stunning new Tigers Milk on Long Street soon after its launch, two weeks ago on a sunny winters day in Cape Town I had a fabulous assignment to shoot three of the Harbour House Group properties: Lucky Fish in Sea Point, Harbour House in the V & A Waterfront and La Parada on Bree. Cape Town can be so gorgeous in Winter and this is certainly one of the culinary capitals of the world. I’m so grateful to live is this amazing, vibrant and creative and space and to work with dynamic clients in the food world. Here are a few of my images from the day: Continue Reading →

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baked yoghurt with spicy brandy oranges

baked yoghurt with spicy oranges

I was introduced to baked yoghurt at a recent lunch at the Taj Hotel in Cape Town and fell instantly head over heals in love. So simple and so creamy, I couldn’t believe this wonderous and super-simple recipe was not more widely adopted. Chef Harpreet Longani of the Bombay Brasserie restaurant – a fine dining Indian restaurant, gave us an inspiring cooking class before the lunch and her baked yoghurt dessert was our grand finale to end off the most delicious of meals.

Bombay Brasserie, Taj Hotel, Cape Town

I’ve wanted to learn how to cook Indian food for the longest time, it re-occured on my new years resolution list for so many years I finally gave up on it. It’s a cuisine I adore but feel intimidated by so this cooking class had me in raptures. Making our own breads, using a tandoor and then eating the most delicious curries. I was blown away by the incredible layers of flavour complexity out of this kitchen and I cannot wait to go back for more.

Here are a few of the pics from our lunch and class. Continue Reading →

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