I have a habit of celebrating other people’s birthdays when we’re not even in the same country together. My father has still never forgiven me for the shindig myself and my mother threw for him on a holiday in Spain … Continue reading
An imperfectly delicious stack of homemade banana bread pancakes. Soft, pillowy, wholesome and filling. I usually fall asleep dreaming about my breakfast and last night was no different. After I received the amazing news about becoming a finalist in the … Continue reading
Last weekend in Cape Town, I imbibed in a delicious Milkshake concoction of Jack Daniels and Peanut Butter. It was glorious and the perfect accompaniment to the Royale Eatery‘s Wagyu Burger. I’ve been dreaming about milkshakes ever since coming back … Continue reading
One of life’s little pleasures, the simple pairing of fresh and juicy strawberries with soft and velvety cream. Total and utter bliss and perfect for that romantic picnic. No romantic picnics happening around here at the moment though, I’m living … Continue reading
Bobotie (Bobotjie) has been haunting my dreams for the last few weeks. I keep seeing it pop up on cafe menus and on cookery shows. I’ve been dying to make it at home but one thing was holding me back, … Continue reading
Every morning that I come home from training, I am starved!! I burst through the front door, ravenous and head straight to the kitchen. Today was just like no other, the breakfast that resulted out of this morning’s extreme hunger … Continue reading
There has been some serious procrastination going on here recently. I’ve assigned Tuesdays as my Admin day to sort out all of the un-fun stuff that comes along with running a food business. So yesterday (I changed Admin day to … Continue reading
A couple of weeks ago I set up my very first food stall at the Blubird Wholefoods Market in Birnam. It’s been a pretty exciting time for me as it’s my way of introducing Irish fayre to the South Africa palatte. Whenever I talk about Irish food to non-Irish people, they more often than not refer back to us just eating PotAYtoes, with the diddly hoo har accent. So it’s my aim to show them no we don’t just eat spuds all day long.
In the summer time when the weather is fine….oh wait. Hold on a second, it’s winter, right? No…no, it’s summer. I’m pretty sure it’s winter. I’m in the Southern Hemisphere and if my calculations are correct, we are at the beginning of winter. Exactly! So then why is it 24 degrees outside? All I can say is that I love it. Winter here in South Africa is shaping up to be rather brilliant. Jam packed full of sunshine, rooftop cinemas & and festivals, it feels just like summer time.