Let’s Make Carrot Cake

A little while ago I had a craving for something sweet so I decided to rope my lovely mama into baking a carrot cake with me. Neither of us are particularly conventional bakers, namely because we get impatient and couldn’t be bothered to measure out ingredients most of the time… which could explain our record of […]

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Jamie Oliver’s Lasagne

I get to host the lovely ladies from book club (yes I’m so grown up) this month, so I decided to go all out and make a lasagne I’ve been eyeing for ages in Jamie Oliver’s Comfort Food. Never being one to shy away from a battle, I didn’t let the length of the recipe deter me […]

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Wacky Wacky Eh Eh…

I’ve briefly flitted into Robertson for the Wacky Wine festival before, back in the day when my little brother was trying to earn some extra cash by selling vino to intoxicated women dressed as pirates (a story for another day), but I’ve never actually done the experience properly. Thus, I was quite excited when our […]

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The colours of Babel

In the bible, the Lord stops his people from building a tower that reaches the heavens by dividing them through language and scattering them across the earth. This has little to do with the minimalist beauty of Babel at Babylonstoren, unless you speak the parlance of the palate. Babel’s cuisine is a symphony of flavours […]

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Sweet Potato & Carrot Soup

A few nights ago I decided to have some of our lovely friends over for a braai. Cape Town weather did not co-operate so I had to switch plans quickly to suit the sudden cold front. I opted to go with soup. Tom didn’t think there’d be enough to fill everyone up so I quadrupled this […]

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Healthy(Ish) Valentine’s Treats

If you’re anything like me then in your mind Valentine’s Day is synonymous with sweet treats that tend to involve sugar, chocolate and all those other delicious things. This year, however, I’m going to take a detour and ditch the extra calories in flavour (that was purposeful) of some healthier alternatives. I’ve been half-heartedly dabbling […]

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