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I recommend, Recipes

Review: Microplane Pizza Cutter

Today it’s time to get back in the kitchen. I’m a bit of a carnivore, although I do love my vegetables I must admit that I think I probably eat too much meat. So the new cooking mission is to eat vegetarian dishes twice a week. It’s been really fun deciding what to make and […]

Food News, I recommend

Happy snacking with a boxful of tasty nuts delivered by Ginni’s

I’m definitely a savoury rather than a sweet person and don’t really eat chocolate…yes I know isn’t that shocking. But give me something satisfyingly salty and I’ll polish it off without delay. Which is why I was excited to be trying the Ginni’s Nut Box. Ginni’s has been keeping snackers happy since 1980 with their […]

Hotels, I recommend, Restaurants in Cape Town, Restaurants in the Cape Winelands, Uncategorized

Where to stay: South Hill in the Elgin Valley, South Africa

Continuing on my series of lovely places to stay, today we’re deep in the Elgin Valley. It’s time to get away from it all. Just over an hour’s drive from central Cape Town, yet feeling a long way from the bustle of the city, South Hill offers luxury accommodation in their modern five-bedroom guest house. Large […]

I recommend, Recipes

To the test: a yogurt maker for your home

I’m always keen to try out a new kitchen gadget. So when the Judge Yogurt Maker landed on my doorstep I couldn’t wait to start creating my own yogurt. I mean who doesn’t love a big bowl of fruit, yogurt and nuts – a wonderfully refreshing way to start the day. And health giving, too. […]

I recommend, Travel, Travel in Africa, Uncategorized

The Blue Train: A window to the soul of South Africa

The Blue Train takes you through 1,600kms of South Africa’s stunning and varied scenery, giving you a feel for the vastness and contrasts this beautiful country offers. Look through your picture window, take in the splendid views in your own haven of comfort and indulgence and reflect. Welcome to your window to the soul of South Africa […]

Hotels, I recommend, Travel, Travel in Africa

The Blue Train: It’s magic in motion

Today I’m embarking on one of the Great Train Journeys – a trip on The Blue Train through the heart of South Africa. I love train travel and this is no ordinary train so my expectations and excitement were high. I travelled northbound, starting in the Mother City of Cape Town and heading up through the […]