passion fruit curd loaf cake

passion fruit curd loaf cake

In South Africa we call passion fruit granadilla for some strange reason, but I prefer to use the former name due to the international readers of Drizzle and Dip. At this time of its in abundance which I am only too pleased about. If you are lucky enough to own a vine you will probably sit with a glut in summer and that’s where I come in. Two of my all time favourite and very popular recipes for passion fruit are curd and sorbet. Both get rid of a cup – which roughly translates into a kilogram of whole fruit, instantly and deliciously. Continue Reading →

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smoked salmon omelette with chive crème fraiche

smoked salmon omelette with chive crème fraiche

This recipe for an omelette with spring onions, smoked salmon and a chive crème fraiche is one of the most sublime egg recipes I’ve tasted in a while. It elevates  your breakfast to another level of fancy-pants but still only takes 10 minutes to whip up. Hardly surprising that it comes from a local chef and foodie Neill Anthony who has recently launched his own TV show – Neill Anthony Private Chef on SABC 3 on Sunday 4.30pm.

smoked salmon omelette with chive crème fraiche

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visit delaire graff restaurant

Delaire Graff Restuarant, Stellenbosch

Delaire Graff Estate, Stellenbosch

Delaire Graff Restuarant, Stellenbosch

Delaire Graff Restuarant, Stellenbosch

Delaire Graff Restuarant, Stellenbosch

Michael Deg is the new head chef at Delaire Graff Restaurant and he’s knocking up some amazing food. With a view that has to be the most spectacular in the Cape Winelands and nestled in the most beautiful setting, you really should put it on your agenda to visit.

Michael Deg, Executive chef, Delaire Graff Restaurant

Michael has some impressive work experience in Ireland under his belt and has been working at Delaire Graff Estate since the beginning of 2014 as sous chef. He took over from Christiaan Campbell to carry on the tradition of sourcing the most ethically farmed food to produce chic bistro style dishes that are packed with flavour and beautifully presented.

Delaire Graff Restuarant, Stellenbosch

I was thrilled to have been commissioned to shoot the estate, the chefs, the greenhouse and of course the food. I tried to take pictures of the views, but fear as I’m no landscape photographer, that I haven’t quite captured their utter magnificence. It was also a cloudy day, but I hope you get the picture.  Continue Reading →

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apple, beetroot and ginger juice

apple, beetroot and ginger juice

This apple, beetroot and ginger juice one of the most tasty drinks I’ve made in a while. Not only does it look spectacular but it’s delightfully refreshing too.

apple, beetroot and ginger juice

I only added 2 beetroot because I didn’t want the earthy flavour to overwhelm the drink, but the colour is a vibrant deep pink making it so deliciously fabulous to look at. Continue Reading →

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visit the constantia valley

Views form Buitenverwachting in the Constantia Valley

wine and food pairing at Silvermist Wine Estate

The Constantia Valley is home to the oldest vineyards in South Africa and is situated smack bang on our doorstep and only 15 kays form the city centre. You don’t need to travel miles to find spectacular wine, food and  beautiful views.

vineyards at Eagles Nest

buitenverwachting

If you are into relaxing, there are a number of top hotels and spas like Steenberg Estate as well a range of small B & B’s nestled in and around the valley.

If you are into adventure, you will find zip lining, horse riding, mountain biking and 4×4 trails in the area too.

Silvermist Eatery, Silvermist Wine Estate

I enjoyed a lovely day in the Constantia Valley as a  guest last week, and was so pleased to visit a few new places and re visit others I hadn’t been to in ages. First up was a ziplining adventure at Silvermist Estate which I found utterly terrifying. I’m far too much of a wimp to handle this kind of extreme sport but was pleased that I gave two of the lines a whirl. Everyone else loved it and the package includes 7 lines with an even higher line under construction. I’m far better suited to the delicious food and wine pairing that came up next in the Silvermist Eatery, the more casual dining spot on the estate. The recently re located La Colombe Restaurant is further up the hill on the same property. There are beautiful views too, and I’m thinking this will make a cosy wintry lunch spot in my future.   Continue Reading →

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