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Queen of Tarts

17 Jun

Tea at Queen of Tarts

I feel as if I’m having to remind myself how to write again.   It’s been so long, not for lack of things to write about but because it turns out that moving house is such an all absorbing exercise that pretty much everything else has taken a holiday.  Now that we are finally settled into […]

Taste of Cape Town 2012

21 Apr

Banana whiskey butterscotch cheesecake

The tragedy of Taste of Cape Town is that to taste every delectable looking dish on offer you’d probably have to go three days in a row and burn through a lot of crowns (the festival currency).  Even with two of us sharing every dish (no duplicates allowed) we only managed to tick off a […]

Earth Fair Food Market in Tokai

17 Mar

I’ve paid two unexpected visits to the Earth Fair Food Market in Tokai recently, and definitely plan to make a few more scheduled trips there in the future. The first visit was a quick stop on a Wednesday evening after work, just to check it out since it’s so close by.The place was absolutely buzzing […]

Thailand Part 1 – Busy Bangkok

28 Feb

The Reclining Buddha - feet

Many many months ago, at braai with friends, a casual conversation about scuba diving planted the seed for our long awaited and much anticipated holiday in Thailand this February.  Centred around six of us meeting up on a four day liveaboard dive boat (more about that later!), the rest of the holiday quickly stretched to […]

Whisky Tasting and Chocolate Making

10 Dec

It’s been a very busy December with no signs slowing down just yet, so I’ve been a bit delayed writing up about two fantastic experiences I’ve had in Cape Town recently – Whisky Tasting and Chocolate (Dessert) Making!  Maybe this is perfect timing after all though as they are both gift ideas that I used […]