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3 ingredient, no churn, vegan chocolate ice cream {video}

3 ingredient - no churn - chocolate ice cream {vegan}

This is one of those fantastic recipes that almost feels like a miracle. Three ingredients are combined with a minimal amount of intervention to create an outstanding ice cream with a dreamy texture. No ice cream maker is required either, so anyone with a food processor can make it. On top of that it’s also vegan, so if you are avoiding dairy, this one is for you. Continue Reading →


how to make roasted red pepper pesto {video}

roasted red pepper pesto

I absolutely adore roasted red pepper pesto but have never made it myself. Making pesto often seems like a chore, so I all too often reach for a store-bought alternative, which is always pretty good. This recipe was so super easy and utterly delicious, I made it twice. I tweaked it slightly the second time and it was even more lovely. It’s the perfect recipe to adapt to your own taste. 

I got so excited about it, I decided to make a quick little recipe video to show you how to make it.  Continue Reading →


granola bars with honey & maple

granola bars with honey & maple

You know that feeling after spending a few hours working on something and then realise it is all wrong? Well that is how I felt yesterday after making my first little recipe video on my own. As soon as I started downloading the files it dawned on me that I shot the whole thing in portrait mode. An epic fail. I also should know better and I do know this. Perhaps it’s because I’m so hard-wired in terms of how I shoot my stills – which is 99% in portrait, I just set up all my equipment and got busy.

granola bars with honey & maple

The whole thing happened quite spontaneously and I had no plans to make a video. I needed to retest this granola recipe that appears in my book, so I thought, why not just shoot myself doing it in the process? Continue Reading →


eat nyc

the Manhattan skyline, NYC

Brooklyn Bridge, NYC

I can’t believe its taken me two months to put up my pics from my trip to NYC, but here they are. Life kind of swept me away when I got back, but I’ve managed to catch my breath, take a break and finally get to a few projects on the back burner.

Manhattan, NYC

I was invited to the ultra fabulous Uncork’d event in Vegas at the end of April, so it just made sense to bolt on a week in the amazing New York City before. I hadn’t been for many years so it was like rediscovering it for a first time. I skipped a lot of the very touristy things as I had done these before, and spent a lot of time walking, eating, walking and walking and then eating some more. Traveling on ones own is a unique experience. You feel more like an explorer than a tourist. It can get lonely, but luckily I met so many cool people along the way to make it all quite awesome. My desire to be in new places far outweighs any apprehension I might have about doing it alone.

Manhattan, NYC

The other reason why it took me so long is that I wanted to make a little film with the footage I shot on my GoPro. Editing this presented a major challenge for me, so it got shelved until now. I’m struggling through the steep learning curve of new technology and wanting to create more motion content for my travel stories. But here it is, my little film from New York. Continue Reading →


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


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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