I’ve become so used to the bare essentials that I often forget how very nice it is to be pampered. Having spent just a night radiating in the unadulterated luxury that is the Steenberg Hotel & Spa I’ve subsequently found it difficult to assimilate back into normal life. The boutique hotel has recently undergone a … Continue Reading

Almost each and every country on the planet has their own version of the humble doughnut. Here in South Africa we have Afrikaans vetkoek, koeksisters and the Cape Malay koesisters, the American South loves their beignets and India enjoys syrupy sweet gulab jamun. Originating in Greece, loukoumades are small teardrop-shaped doughnuts made with yeast. Sometimes served with a dark … Continue Reading

Unquestionably one of my favourite boutique accommodations on offer, a stay at The Robertson Small is an ideal way to spend a weekend in the countryside. Featuring only 10 rooms, this curated hotel appeals to those seeking unadulterated peace and quiet. Found in the heart of a leafy green suburban setting, The Robertson Small rubs … Continue Reading

I’m very much in the mood for love and a bowl of buttery comfort food like this roasted pumpkin ravioli with sage. I have a confession to make – I developed and shot this recipe earlier on in the year but just haven’t had the time to post it. While I love a good pasta … Continue Reading

Arniston – the quintessential seaside town on the Cape’s southern coast – played host to me over an unseasonably stormy weekend. Since my cookbook West Coast Wander is officially in stores, I reckon I can consider myself a connoisseur of that particular coastline – perhaps it’s time for a new landscape? Finding myself growing steadily … Continue Reading