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Can you eat worms in South Africa?

I have some Zimbabwean friends who invited me for dinner a couple of weeks’ ago. It was to be African food. Now, being South African and a pretty adventurous eater myself, I was both excited and worried.  I begged her… Continue Reading →

Hazel Food Night Market – Pretoria

I just love the Hazel Food Night Market in Pretoria which takes place around the first Saturday of each month.  It normally starts around 5pm and lasts until about 9pm. Firstly, prepare yourself for it being rather busy, as its… Continue Reading →

Tumble Downs, Midlands Meander, KwaZulu Natal

Last week we visited Tumble Downs restaurant on the Midlands Meander in KwaZulu Natal to celebrate my sister’s 40th birthday.   The setting is stunning – Tumble Downs is located outside Howick on the Curry Post Road, with views over… Continue Reading →

Hazel Food Market, Pretoria

Our weekly Saturday morning highlight is the Hazel Food Market, Pretoria which takes place at the Greenlyn Village Centre in Menlyn.  And luckily for us, it is very close to where we’re living whilst here:  about 20 minutes on foot or… Continue Reading →

Making Pasta in Pretoria the Italian way

Last weekend we had the most amazing day making pasta in Pretoria, taught by Italians Bruna and Chris, from their Italian Cooking School, La Convivialita.  But I think the best part of all, was that this was not a planned… Continue Reading →

How to eat a caramael waffle

Continental caramel waffles have become commonplace in urban and fashionable coffee shops and cafes.  But, there is a secret to eating them in a way which will unleash the flavours. If you want to melt the centre, yet have it… Continue Reading →

Spice Club, Manchester

What a wonderful afternoon we had on Sunday! Tim and I went along to Momica and Anita’s from Manchester’s own Spice Club. The afternoon started around 2pm at their home in North Manchester. There were 6 of us in total… Continue Reading →

Brownies on the braai

Today we’re trying something different: brownies on the braai And don’t they look fantastic. Just a few more minutes to go! Love it!

Unusual but interesting international food flavours

There are some food combinations which may not be “normal”, or to everyone’s taste, but I love: Avocado and balsamic reduction Egg yolk and HP sauce Hummous and carrot sticks Digestive biscuits with cheese Cheese and apricot jam on good… Continue Reading →

Strawberry Festival update

I am looking forward to helping Rochelle with her Strawberry day. If you’re around near Greytown, come along! And how to get to the farm, see below

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