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Big Cheese of the month, Cook with Biltong, Recipes, Vegetarian recipes

Big Cheese of the Month: British goat’s cheese

Goat’s cheese is really versatile, delicious on its own and crumbled over salads or pasta and is also easy to cook with. There are many different kinds with France producing by far the largest range. Fortunately there are now many different British versions, too. Why not try these tasty recipes and see what you think? […]

Restaurants in Cape Town, Uncategorized

The perfect peaceful spot for brunch

When it comes to eating out, Cape Town really is the king. Today we had the desire for a nice cup of coffee after a bout of food shopping (it was about 10am). So cousin Sally suggested we try a little cafe she’d been meaning to visit. This is where inside knowledge is so important […]

Restaurants in Cape Town, Uncategorized

Great food with great friends at Harbour House

Okay, so it’s just the beginning of summer in Cape Town, but the weather is totally outdoing itself! We’re having hot sunny day after hot sunny day –long may it last. Just perfect for al fresco dining overlooking the water. Today we caught up with Jeanine and Carol who I’ve known since I was about […]

Restaurants in Cape Town, Shopping

The newest food market in town

So today we went to the new Food Lover’s Market which is in Newspaper House in the Cape Town City Bowl. It’s in the building where the first ever Cape Argus newspaper was printed on the 3 June 1857. The building has been stylishly modernised and with its high ceilings makes the perfect place to […]

Recipes, Salad recipes, Vegetarian recipes

Refreshing watermelon salad

Perfect for a warm summer’s day (sorry if you’re shivering in the northern hemisphere), this salad is quick to make and the ingredients are a match made in heaven. I discovered that it also works well with strawberries when I couldn’t find watermelon in the shops one day. Simply remove the stalks and halve. Serves […]

Restaurants in Cape Town, Uncategorized

Stunning lunch in the sunshine at Bistro Sixteen82

Another stunning Sunday in Cape Town and it’s time to catch up with our friends Jules and Bruno – coincidentally the Jules of my previous post. So we headed for Bistro Sixteen82, set in the beautiful Steenberg vineyards and one of my favourites. Named after the year in which Steenberg was established, it’s a stylishly […]