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green juice with cucumber, celery, mint & ginger

green juice with cucumber, celery, mint & ginger

I love the refreshing taste of cucumber and in this juice with celery apple, mint and ginger, the combination is delicious and incredibly thirst quenching.

First up I must say that I think juicing on a regular basis is a bad idea. All the important fiber gets wasted and you need a lot of fruit and vegetables to make a decent amount of juice. The calorie load of a juice is far higher than that of the fruit or vegetable in its natural state and at the end of the day you are extracting a high percentage of water. I know this because after making this green juice I allowed it to settle in the bottle and really about 85 percent is pure water and the rest the green chlorophyll rich parts. If you were under any illusion that drinking green juices in some way ‘detoxes’ your body, please check out this brilliant article which totally debunks the myth. BUT, juice can taste delicious and for a special treat it makes a nice addition to the breakfast or lunch table. It can also be awesome when making a special cocktail, and I find it most useful when I have a hangover too (but lets not go into too much detail there). Continue Reading →

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a few recipes to get us in the mood for summer

Piedmontese peppers

peaches

In March this year I was commissioned to a write a few recipes for the French food and wine website Cuisine et Vins de France. They had to be for summer, include particular ingredients, and I was lucky to be able to source all the produce just before it went out of season here in South Africa. We were heading towards winter then. Now that we are firmly in spring, or dare I say even edging into summer, I thought I would share my images and recipes from this shoot. Continue Reading →

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rock shandy with vodka, cucumber and mint

a rock shandy cocktail with vodka, cucumber and mint

Nothing beats a rock shandy to quench thirst and refresh. Add a splash of vodka, freshly sliced cucumber and mint, and you have a fabulous and easy cocktail that pretty much goes with anything. Continue Reading →

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