This article first appeared in Times Live and is entitled “Four Quick Tapas Recipes for Easy Entertaining”. Here I’ve adapted my original post slightly in order to make it blog-relevant. Started when late afternoon bar patrons used small coasters to protect their tipple from thirsty flies, tapas has since infiltrated the global cuisine scene. Loosely translated, tapas … Continue Reading

This article first appeared in Times Live and is entitled “A Case for Crayfish”. Here I’ve adapted my original post slightly in order to make it blog-relevant. Whether braaied in garlic butter, steamed in wine or smothered in a creamy sauce, there’s no question that crayfish is a South African seafood favourite. Although the sepia-toned snapshots taken of … Continue Reading

Embracing holiday flavours with a Weskus twist, I developed this recipe for Krone – one of Tulbagh’s premier wine estates and home to award-winning Method Cap Classique. Plump oysters from Saldanha Bay on the Cape West Coast are delicious when cooked over the coals. Taking on a smoky flavour, the umami appeal of the molluscs is … Continue Reading

During one of the most manic times of the year, a weekend break to the countryside can be just what is required to recharge. After being invited to stay at Saronberg Cellar’s vineyard cottages, I jumped at the chance to revisit the Tulbagh valley and further explore this historic area. This time around I opted … Continue Reading

Imagine the perfect summer getaway – all white sand, warm sunshine and azure ocean. Walks on the beach in the pearly dawn, languid afternoon naps and evenings spent sipping on flinty white wines as dusk falls over the dunes. Enter the ultimate in beach house bliss found in at Casa Blu’ on the Cape West … Continue Reading