eclairs

  I’m missing France. The day I enjoyed my eclair and had mistakenly eaten most of Alex’s because I forgot which flavor I had ordered. Walking through the old town of Cognac and Paris, there was literally a pastry shop on each corner and I couldn’t resist but try one too many. The French treat…

chocolate bunny cookies

With Easter on its way, it hard not to get excited about the near ending of lent, Easter egg hunts, chocolate and of course some family time due to the long weekend. I like me some chocolates and like making things that are somewhat themed, and that’s the inspiration behind these chocolate bunny cookies.  This…

Rooibos tea cake

So much of February has been rain. Like lots of rain. The one week it rained for about a week, pure craziness. Anyway the rain made me think cake and cake made me think tea and so I put them together to make this yummy cake to enjoy with some amigos. You can definitely use…

Ramen!

Welcome to the first of the monthly foodie post! Ramen is a popular food dish currently both because of its health, aesthetic and taste. I had Ramen for the first time in a cool hip restaurant in Portland called Afuri. So me being on this new year new me train decided to start making some…

highlights of 2018

In a nutshell, 2018 has felt like it has taken 3 years but all in all it’s been a heck of a goodie. I have done the most travel that I have ever done before, been pushed to my limits and have been embarked on some really cool adventures, internally and externally. I mean it…

Bartender Talent Academy 2018

On the 21st of July, after much prep and hard work, I had won the first leg of the Remy Martin bartending competition. I felt honored that Molecular Bars had chosen me to be their rep and that the hard work had finally paid off and a delicious cocktail was made. Winning the first leg…

#BeTheBotanist

Foraging is searching for wild food resources in a manner in which is sustainable. Wow. Do I feel truly blessed for everything that has happened to me, especially over the past few days. I was lucky enough to be chosen with 6 other individuals from the restaurant & bar trade to take part of an…

cape town with the girls

Half way through the year and yo girl needed a break from work, university and Johannesburg in general and decided a sneaky visit to Cape Town would be suitable. From almost twisting my ankle down a mountain, Jade almost being taken out by the sea and locking ourselves out of our AirBnB, this trip with…

vietnamese spring rolls

So not everyone is a fan of vegetables, and in order to make sure we are getting them we either juice them or add a lot of other stuff to the vegetables so that they almost disguise the taste and flavour. Well no more. I now introduce to you, the Vietnamese spring rolls in which…

klipriviersberg nature reserve

Its April I know, and we technically missed our March but fear no more we decided that April will have two hikes in one month because you know we’re basically athletes now. So we journeyed off not to far this time in the South of Johannesburg to finally get our 3/12 hike in for the…