visit oranjezicht city farm market in cape town

Held every Saturday at the historic Granger Bay site at the V&A Waterfront, the Oranjezicht City Farm Market – OZCF Market Day is a community farmers-style market for independent local farmers and artisanal food producers. Its my favourite place to do a weekly shop for free range meat, eggs, fresh fruit and vegetables. There is amazing bread from Woodstock Bakery, Puglia cheese, Richard Bosman charcuterie and cakes from Queen of Tarts to name just a few. While I’m there I always pick up breakfast or lunch and eat overlooking Granger Bay and it gets super busy these days so I prefer to go earlier rather than later. It’s also hard to choose what to eat and I love the poached eggs on potato rosti, a steak sandwich from KItchen Cowboys or a Mediterranean feast from Sababa (their shakshuka is delicious). This week I tried the Banh mi for the first time as I wanted to capture a flavour memory from my recent trip to Vietnam and it was very tasty. I can never resist picking up a pasteis de nata from the Hoghouse bakery at Spier because it’s the best pasteis I’ve ever tasted. This is a must visit food market for anyone living or visiting Cape Town. There is ample parking and a great vibe. 

Here are a few of my pictures taken on Saturday

Oranjezicht City Farm Market, Granger Bay

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roasted strawberries with pimms, balsamic and ginger

roasted srtawberries with pimms, balsamic and ginger

This recipe for roasted strawberries with Pimms, balsamic and ginger has been in my recipe-to-do list for a few years. It’s from my friend Julie Lindhiem, a fellow passionate foodie and it’s a fantastic quick dessert to whip up at the end of a dinner party if you feel like minimal fuss. Strawberries drenched in boozy Pimms is always a good idea.

It’s also Friday the 13th so I can’t think of a better way to kick off 2017. I wish you a very happy year. I’m back from a short break – nothing exciting to report there, and did my first TV shoot this week, which culminated in me having a few excess strawberries.  Continue Reading →

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my top 10 recipes for 2016

Last year and the year before I started doing a round-up of what I thought the best recipes for the year on DrizzleandDip.com were. I mean I’m the one who eats all this food so I should know. It’s always quite tricky to pick only ten because I cook and bake a lot of food in a year, but these are the recipes I’ve made again and will continue to do so in the future. They are my big keepers, and I think you will love them too. You can check out my best recipes for 2015 and 2014 if you like too.

2016 was a difficult year for many and it was a dreadful year on the global political landscape. I know a lot of people cant wait to kick it into touch. Personally it was another goodie for me where I got to go on two BIG food travel adventures. First to Israel – for a life changing food tour, and then to Bangkok and Vietnam for more food and travel fun. I was blessed with an abundance of work and potential opportunities that I have only dreamed of. I was able to turn down work I didn’t really like and spend more time on the projects I really loved. This is pretty much my biggest career goal, to do more of what I love and less of the bill-paying stuff. I worked with a few spectacular clients and hung out with amazing people. There was a LOT of fun.

Of course I ate too much food and drank far too much wine, so 2017 is going to have to look a little healthier, but in the meantime these are my top 10 recipes for the year.

I hope you enjoy them, thanks for popping by and I wish you the happiest New Year imaginable. 

The very best whole roasted cauliflower in the world

how to make the very best whole roasted cauliflower in the world

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creamy masala mussels

Creamy masala mussels

A big pot of steamy mussels in a creamy masala sauce is the perfect dish to share. Make sure you have a nice loaf of crusty white bread to break off and dip into the delicious curry sauce. Continue Reading →

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how to make a salted caramel affogato

How to make a salted caramel affogato

Affogato is one of the easiest and most delicious desserts to make as long as you have good quality ice cream and an espresso maker on hand. Italians have perfected simplicity, and these two ingredients when combined together always manage to impress. The textural contrast of the frozen ice cream with the hot coffee is dreamy and intense in flavour. Adding salted caramel or espresso salted caramel to the mix takes it into a much sweeter and more indulgent level. Vanilla, espresso, chocolate and caramel all in one dessert equals heaven. Continue Reading →

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