Fresh, zesty and perfect for a springtime lunch enjoyed outdoors, this Greek-inspired hake recipe utilises Mediterranean ingredients like creamy feta cheese, fennel and lemon. Heart-healthy Cape hake is flavoured with olive oil, fresh herbs and lemon juice making this recipe as health conscious as it is delicious! September is National Heart Awareness Month and I’ve … Continue Reading

Spring may be in the air but its still rather chilly! Enter my ultimate Chicken Pie – redolent of bacon, mushroom, leeks and thyme – to warm things up. I love me a proper chicken pie. None of this cloying cornflour-laden grey gunk that one finds in readymade offerings, but rather a richly rewarding centre … Continue Reading

Indisputably one of South Africa’s most sought-after destinations, the Garden Route offers a wealth of natural beauty, famous landmarks and delicious restaurants to tempt even the most timid of hermit crabs into a wintertime road trip. Having experienced insufferable cabin fever over the last few months, I was more than ready to pack the car … Continue Reading

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