Everyone loves Hermanus – I’d even go so far as to say that everyone loves Hermanus a little too much. Each time I’ve visited the Overstrand town, it’s been in peak holiday season – the cliffs cluttered with December strollers or sharp-eyed searchers hoping to spot a denizen of the deep. Preferring to shy away … Continue Reading

A comforting way to enjoy fish in winter, a seafood pie with silvers and squid makes for an impressive dinner option. As the final recipe in my feature with Vriesenhof Vineyards, I’ve paired my pie with the estate’s 2016 Pinot Noir – a beautifully matured wine redolent of strawberries. Offering a lushly fertile scent on … Continue Reading

It’s no secret that I’m silly for spanakopita! This popular Greek dish is as easy to make as it is to eat and I often spend an afternoon preparing it in bulk to freeze. Able to easily adapt from vegetarian to vegan, the filling of spinach spiked with fresh dill, oregano, lemon and nutmeg and … Continue Reading

Mussels are an ingredient I crave on an admirably consistent basis. In the second instalment of my series of recipes paired with Vriesenhof wines, I’m giving the French classic Moules Mariniere a winter makeover. By adding parsnips, Parmesan and fresh thyme the dish takes on a hearty appeal – ideal to partner with Vriesenhof’s Wooded … Continue Reading

Nestled between the towering majesty of three mountain ranges, Tulbagh is a town unlike any other. Having survived one of the most disastrous earthquakes ever experienced in South Africa, this historical hamlet emerged from the ashes and is now a characterful destination under two hour’s drive from Cape Town. Spending a speedy two nights in … Continue Reading