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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 →


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 →


a ginger brandy and rooibos cocktail

a ginger brandy and rooibos cocktail

This is the Ellerman House Fynbos Cocktail and its totally delicious and uniquie. Shaken with ice and poured into a martini glass with a twist of lemon its a perfect aperitif to kick off an evening out.

Ellerman House

Last week I had the wonderful opportunity to shoot few cocktails for this exclusive luxury hotel following on from the menu shoot I did there in winter. Its so easy to take pretty pictures at this private venue. You literally point your camera in any direction and it picks up something beautiful. The views, the jaw droopingly beautiful art scatttered all over the place (inside and out) and the lovely building with all its interesting nooks and crannies. Continue Reading →


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