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Recipes, Recipes using tomatoes

Recipe: Lockdown Spanish lamb stew

So today’s Spanish lamb stew is inspired by one of my favourite Spanish ingredients – paprika. And partly dictated by some of the store cupboard and freezer staples I have to hand. We are in lockdown after all – and what’s the point of stocking up if you’re not going to use it all up […]

Poultry recipes, Recipes

Recipe: My Lockdown chicken curry

So we’ve just got through our first week of lockdown in Cape Town. Rules are stricter here than in the UK – you are not allowed out for exercise or to walk your dog – only to get food and medical supplies. So we’re adjusting to a very different lifestyle. It’s a peaceful one of […]

Restaurants, Restaurants in Cape Town

Six of the best Cape Town brunch venues

It seemed wrong somehow to write about restaurants now that South Africa is going into lockdown and you can’t visit any of them. But then I thought it might cheer you all up, especially these lovely pictures. And why don’t you make a list of places to visit when they (hopefully) reopen. Of course you […]

Restaurants in the Cape Winelands

Lunch at Spookfontein in the beautiful Hemel en Aarde valley

Today I’m taking you into the Hemel en Aarde Valley for some wine tasting and a delightful lunch. On our way to our stay at The Stanford Valley Guest Farm (read more about that by clicking here), we paid a visit to the fabulously named Spookfontein. The farm, which is close to the coastal town […]

Restaurants, Restaurants in Cape Town

Delightful dishes and stunning vistas at The Bungalow

Today I’m heading down the road for a real lunchtime treat. The Bungalow sits in prime position between Clifton and Camps Bay with stunning views of the Twelve Apostles, Lion’s Head and across the sparkling Atlantic Ocean. It’s a beautiful picture in blues and whites with a real beach house vibe. The Bungalow describes itself […]

Travel, Travel in Africa

Travel: Stanford Valley Guest Farm in the stunning Overberg

Today we’re heading north from Cape Town through the Hemel en Aarde valley (it means heaven and earth in Afrikaans) to the Overberg. It’s a relatively newly established wine region with the first farms being developed here in the 1980s. Less than a two-hour drive from the Mother City to another beautiful region of this […]