Tucked away in the picturesque Paarl valley, an escape to Angala provides tranquility for tired souls in a luxuriously agrarian atmosphere. Self-describing as a “barefoot 5-star sanctuary”, Angala offers visitors the best of both worlds with a strong emphasis on the holistic. That being said, if your style of meditation is more along the lines … Continue Reading

About as South African a combination as one can get, seasonal waterblommetjies and West Coast smoked snoek make for a deliciously patriotic partnership in a robust wintertime tart. The buds of aquatically growing Aponogeton distachyos (predominant here in the Western Cape) are harvested in the wintertime, cleaned and cooked into a stew with lamb – … Continue Reading

Made to share, this Anchovy and Shallot Tart is a twist on a classic Pissaladiere that makes the most of brown anchovies’ savoury flavour and buttery texture. Tempered by sweet shallots fried in butter, the anchovy fillets aren’t overpoweringly salty, making for a delicious topping for pillowy dough. As an avid reader of my mother’s … Continue Reading

I’ve been on a roll. That is, a silky smooth swathe of golden pasta dough passing through my machine sort of roll. I’ve spent the majority of a comfortingly rainy week producing, styling, cooking and shooting pasta. Lots of pasta. While my waistline may take offence at my current line of work, it’s certainly made … Continue Reading

Cold and crowd-free. Just the way I like it. Hermanus out of season is truly a magical place. Twice over the last two months, I’ve had the pleasure of exploring this popular seaside destination sans the crush of summertime holidaymakers. Think gloomy skies, howling winds and introspective beach walks – not quite the pastel umbrellas, … Continue Reading