Cooking with B-well: Muriwo & Vetkoek recipe

Cooking is such a proudly South-African activity with recognizable dishes which we celebrate in Heritage month. Whether you choose to spend your time preparing a braai, hearty dishes or summertime salads, there’s always a truly South-African classic which is found on the table. Another South-African product is becoming a firm family favourite B-Well Foods. Sporting…

Monday with Mushrooms: Chicken, Portabellini & Rice One Pot Wonder

We are now rapidly approaching the downhill stage of 2021. Wow, what a year it has been. But one thing we managed to get the hang of is the continuous conundrum of Monday-night meals. Mondays are generally a difficult day (without the hassle of deciding ‘what’s for dinner), we manage to plan ahead and make…

Meat-free Monday with Mushrooms: Smoked Salmon & Mushroom Frittata

It’s another Meat-Free Monday in association with The South African Mushroom Farmers’ Association. Following an indulgent weekend, supper can be a light and fun event. With the seasonal change from winter to spring we can appreciate lighter meals, paired with a crisp Rocket Salad and slices of toasted baguettes. Today I am sharing with you…

REAL TIME HEROES TO BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS

The tireless work of South African non-profit organisation Reach for Recovery (R4R) is funded each year by the Power of Pink campaign, a South African Mushroom Farmers’ Association’s (SAMFA) initiative. R1 from every pink punnet of fresh mushrooms sold nationally at Pick n Pay stores during October is donated to R4R’s Ditto Project.  The sole…

Quoin Rock’s French Songbook

If music is the food of the love, then Quoin Rock’s operatic French Songbook promises to be culinary music to the ears. On Saturday, 9 October, the estate, in collaboration with Cape Town Opera, will play host to an elegant opera concert, which will pay homage to a century of French song. Stretching from 1840 to…

The Cellars-Hohenort joins forces with Eagle’s Nest to showcase the bounty of the Constantia Valley

The Cellars Hohenort is joining forces with Eagles’ Nest to present a gastronomic event to showcase the bounty of the Constantia Valley. The Food & Wine Pairing dinner will take place on the 1st of October 2021 in The Conservatory restaurant, and will feature a delicious 5-course menu presented by Executive Chef Tronette Dippenaar. Eagles’ Nest winemaker Doug Mylrea will co-host the event to introduce…

My top choices for celebrating Cap Classique Day

Classic method of making champagne by creating a second fermentation in the bottle. The term Cap Classique has been used in South Africa since 1992. Cap Classique Day is celebrated on 1 September 2021.

The 2021 Rosé Rocks results are out

‘Rosé Rocks!’ is South Africa’s first dedicated rosé wine competition which seeks to recognise excellence in rosé winemaking and promote the SA Rosé category. Rosé is still one of the fastest growing categories of wine in South Africa and internationally. In South Africa alone, sales have grown annually in double digits in the last few years. This…

Meat-free Monday with Mushrooms: Mushroom & Mozzarella Fondue

I am sharing some exciting recipes for Meat-Free Monday in association with The South African Mushroom Farmers’ Association. They have been kind enough to share their delectable creations for mushroom alternatives to use for marvelous meals. Take a look at this indulgent Fondue, perfect for sharing with fresh, warm, bread. Kick off the week with…

DOUBLE GOLD FOR KRONE KAAIMANSGAT BLANC DE BLANCS 2016!

The Krone Kaaimansgat Blanc de Blancs 2016, a single-vineyard terroir-specific vintage cuvée, has been awarded a DOUBLE GOLD with a score of 93 at the Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge 2021! GILBERT & GAILLARD Every year, over 10,000 wines from more than 25 countries are tasted in the Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge. Blind tastings…

A Healthy Diet for Healthy Summer Skin

By Laura Chacon-Garbato, Herbalife Nutrition director, Worldwide Nutrition Education and Training, and licensed esthetician Summer can wreak havoc on your skin, leaving it looking dull, dry, and blotchy. But, eating a well-balanced diet, taking vitamins, drinking water, using SPF daily and taking other proper precautions can help protect how your skin looks and feels. Healthy skin…

BROOKDALE ESTATE INTRODUCES PRIVATE WINE-AND-DINE EXPERIENCES

Brookdale Estate has introduced private wine and dine experiences with special menus created by Executive Chef Gary Coetzee. Small groups of up to 12 people are catered for with brunch, lunch or cocktail menus custom designed and personalised to the taste of guests. There is an option of wine pairing by winemaker Kiara Scott to…

De Krans releases New Vintages of Classic Varietal Range

De Krans Wines is not only known for their award-winning port-style wines, but also their innovative approach to developing and producing new wines, typically in celebration of their unique Klein Karoo terroir.  Apart from the popular Premium Moscato range, De Krans has also shifted their focus to producing exclusive, quality, boutique style wines made from…

#PinotNoirDay with Muratie & Kim Melck’s recipe

KIM MELCK’S SLOW-ROASTED PORK BELLY RECIPE Tucked into the exquisite Knorhoek Valley north of Stellenbosch, Muratie Wine Estate, under the stewardship of Rijk Melck and his family, has been at the heart of a lot of passionate debate. This debate is centred largely around the desire to protect a century’s old wine experience that is…

#PinotNoirDay with Muratie Estate

ON INTERNATIONAL #PINOTNOIRDAY DRINK A TOAST TO MURATIE ESTATE, SOUTH AFRICA’S PIONEER OF PINOT NOIR, AND ENJOY KIM MELCK’S SLOW-ROASTED PORK BELLY (recipe in next post). August 18 is International Pinot Noir Day so raise a glass of Muratie George Paul Canitz Pinot Noir and drink a toast not only to this beautiful cultivar, but…

Picnics at Quoin Rock are a stylish affair

The seasons are changing and what better way to welcome the warmer weather than with an al fresco farm picnic experience at Quoin Rock Wine Estate. Nothing beats a stylish picnic in a natural environment with a breath-taking backdrop. Situated in the heart of the Stellenbosch Winelands, Quoin Rock’s picnic offers fresh-air dining with comfortable seating,…

5 Benefits of Tea, According to Science

Depending on the type and blend, drinking tea offers many benefits to our health. Here are a few reasons why it’s good to incorporate tea into your daily diet: 1. The caffeine in tea may increase metabolism and make you feel energetic. Several independent studies on tea consumption* have shown that it can temporarily increase metabolism,…