chicken with white wine, herbs & garlic

A chicken recipe with white wine, herbs & garlic mad ein a slow and a pressure cooker

This is a delicious chicken recipe with white wine, herbs, and garlic that can just as easily be made as a mid week supper or served to impress guests. The fall-off-the bone chicken cooks in the wine and stock making a delicious sauce that will have you scraping the plate for more.  Continue Reading →


visit brahman hills in the kzn midlands

Visit Brahmans Hills in the KZN Midlands

Two weeks ago I flew to the KZN Midlands to check out a few properties and get a close look at one of South Africa’s most beautiful regions. I never get to Natal, so I tried to pack as much in as possible. The first stop on my trip was Brahman Hills right off Exit 132 of the N3 and kind of in the middle of the Midlands Meander. Continue Reading →


vegan chili with sweet potato

A super healthy and delicious vegan chili with sweet potato

This vegetarian chili is so delicious you won’t even notice there is no meat. Made with a mix of beans, tomatoes, vegetables, and spices, it’ so super healthy and affordable I’m slotting this into a regular meal rotation. I made a big batch and then froze portions off for later comfort eating.  Continue Reading →


split pea and ham hock soup

A classic split pea and ham hock soup

This is a classic recipe for a split pea and ham hock soup because why digress from something that is perfect. You can add a hit of mint at the end if you want to freshen it up a bit, but I really like it straight up with the ham and pea, an all-time classic flavour combination.

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the forgotten route, a train trip to the karoo

The Forgotten train route to the Karoo

Two weekends ago I was invited on the Forgotten Route, Train to the Karoo tour by the wonderful and quirky Wineflies tour company and I had the living best time. This two-day excursion involved wine (a lot of it), a train trip through one of the most beautiful stretches of South Africa, and an overnight’s stay in the oasis town of Matjiesfontein that is literally frozen in time. It was also pretty freezing, but here is a what it was all about with my pics to tell a better story.  Continue Reading →


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