Ryan’s Kitchen, in Franschhoek, has always been one of our favourite restaurants in the Valley. It holds lots of special memories, and we have always had such great dining experiences there. When invited back recently, you did not have to ask me twice. In fact, any reason to go to Franschhoek and I am in! Grant and I decided to make the most of it and stay overnight at The Ivy Apartments. [Read more…]
Food tastes better when you eat it with friends and family!
Consol Glass is one of my favourite local brands and over the years I have accumulated an impressive collection of their bottles and jars. I also try as far as possible not use plastic for storage. Instead, I prefer a more sustainable and eco-friendly product like glass. As you can imagine, I was particularly excited to find out about the Consol Red Hot Sale! [Read more…]
Making Healthy Food Choices may seem like a no-brainer to some, but many people struggle with this concept. The thing is, weight loss or maintaining a healthy weight, becomes more and more difficult as you age, which makes eating correctly, vital. It can be even harder to follow a healthy diet if you are an emotional eater or struggle with hormone imbalances. [Read more…]
The weather is changing and getting a bit cooler; this is the best time to start perfecting my soup recipes. Soup is one of my favourite comfort foods during winter, especially my Roasted Tomato and Red Pepper Soup. This dish is perfect as a dinner starter, or I love it for lunch, just add a handful of rustic croutons. [Read more…]
Last Monday started off a bit differently, with breakfast at La Parada Del Mar, in Camps Bay. I wish every week could like that, but I doubt I would get much work done! [Read more…]
It is a given that diet is closely linked to maintaining a fit and healthy body. So to our brain requires specific foods to keep it functioning at an optimum level. More importantly, I believe that Brain Foods should be an essential part of your diet. [Read more…]
La Petite Ferme Restaurant has always been one of our favourite romantic venues for lunch in Franschhoek. I think this has a great deal to do with the incredible view! Grant and I celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary at the end of last year and what better choice for a celebratory lunch than this beautiful spot! [Read more…]
2016 was definitely a year of discovery, especially when it comes to wonderful new culinary spots! One that ranked highly on my list of favourites, was FABER Restaurant at Avondale Wine Farm, in Paarl. Franschhoek is a top wine region for eating out but Stellenbosch and Paarl regions should not be discounted, as their offering is equally as good.