probably the best tres leches cake

The best tres leches cake on the internet

This is the first time I’ve made a Tres leches cake – the legendary South American confection and it wont be the last. It is utterly delicious, with a sublime texture and I’m pretty sure it’s the best tres leches cake on the internet. I landed up using six types of milks as opposed to three so it should actually be called a seis leches cake but somehow that doesn’t sound as cool. Continue Reading →


visit bartholomeus klip

Bartholomeus Klip, Riebeek Valley, South Africa

Bartholomeus Klip, Riebeek Valley, South Africa

Bartholomeus Klip, Riebeek Valley, South Africa

I fell in love with Bartholomeus Klip 8 years ago when I stayed for the first time, and it was love all over again when I visited last week. It’s a beautiful old farmhouse on a working farm and private game reserve in the Riebeek Valley. At just over an hours drive from Cape Town this gem of a property is nestled below a mountain range and offers guests a unique experience. It’s as casual as it is luxurious and staff are always on hand to tend to your every need without ever being in the way.  Continue Reading →


lemony linguini with zucchini ‘noodles’

lemony linguini with zucchini 'noodles'

I’m a big fan of lemony pasta dishes and with this recipe I wanted to keep the zucchini raw and pack as much flavour in. It’s a super simple dish and ideal for a quick week night supper or to make alongside some tasty chicken kebabs. I just came up with that, but was thinking if you are the type pf person that needs some protein with your food, a chicken kebab would go well here. Or crispy bacon, but I digress. Continue Reading →


luke dale roberts X at the saxon

Luke Dale Roberts X, The Saxon, Johannesburg

I had the absolute pleasure of dining at Luke Dale Roberts X at the Saxon on my recent trip to Johannesburg and it was a fine dining adventure of note. They serve an eight course tasting menu paired with or without wine and you can opt for a local or international pairing. They also have a tea pairing if you prefer something different. The kitchen is run under the experienced and seemingly peaceful leadership of Candice Philip who with a small team of chefs create and cook an impressive range of contemporary dishes. As with any degustation menu of this calibre – and paired with wine, the meal is an orchestrated eating journey that takes you through an array of flavour and textural stages. Its intense and its often mind-blowing. Continue Reading →


crunchies with dates

crunchies with dates

The crunchie is a legendary South African baked treat and my Grandmother Bettys recipe is the best I’ve ever come across. I published this on my blog so many years ago and it remains one of my most treasured posts. The comment section which gets added to from time to time always makes my heart swell and reminds why I love blogging the most. Being able to connect with people from all over the world through a shared love of food is an incredible thing and the biggest reward out of it. Continue Reading →


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