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Wednesday, June 18, 2014


Cronuts (a combination of a croissant and a doughnut) are all the rage in bakeries across the country, but I’ve come up with a fun alternative that you can make at home. I call it a chouxnut – a combination of a doughnut and a choux bun – easy to make and deliciously decadent, the perfect gift that'll make anyone's day.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Easiest Pea Soup

This soup requires only 3 ingredients, yes only 3. I got the idea from Marthinus Ferreira at a tasting of the new winter menu at DW eleven 13, they served a luscious pea soup with a scotch egg made with a soft quail's egg - it was so delightful. I asked one of the journos at the table about it and she said she'd seen Marthinus making the soup using only peas and a little milk - genius. Here's my version:

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

12 of the best South African Red Wines under R150

We went to Sani Pass for the most magical of holidays: scenery, food, wine, fireplaces, long baths on cold much to do and not do...but in the delectable Underberg there are 3 primary activities that one must endeavor to do: 
  1. Walk up to Lesotho
  2. Read or play cards next to a roaring fire
  3. Drink copious amounts of delicious red wine
The third was very important. We took a magnificent case of reds with us, a box of my favourites, all of which are very well priced. So I thought I'd share my 12 best SA reds under R150: