Chocolate Caramel Crumble Squares

Chocolate Caramel Crumble Squares

recently partnered with an incredible local food blogger (and food scientist), Astrid Field from The Sweet Rebellion to host a little giveaway for her new book, High Tea At Home for my Instagram followers. While the giveaway has ended, I’ve received a lot of requests to share this recipe which I tried, and posted on my feed.

These Chocolate Caramel Crumble Squares are just heaven on earth, and so much more exciting than chocolate brownies – and I do love my brownies.

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Dine in Style at the Hussar Grill

Dine in Style at the Hussar Grill

I never pass up the opportunity to dine in style and when you add award winning speciality steaks and delicious wine to the mix, it is a match made in foodie heaven. We recently enjoyed a night of glorious food at The Hussar Grill at The Grove, and if you haven’t been yet, be sure to add this spot to your list of places to dine out.

Beautiful decor; mirrored walls lined with wine racks and stacked with a collection of old Reader’s Digest books. It’s elegant and chic with plush, quilted chair backs and tables draped in crisp white linen.

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Breakfast in “Italy”

Breakfast in “Italy”

One of the downsides of living in South Africa (as apposed to Europe) is that we can’t jump in our Fiat 500 or take short plane ride to have breakfast in Italy.

But, we can still get a taste of the Italiano Felicità and Mama Mia of authentic Italian style dining right here in South Africa.

Of course I’m talking about Old Town Italy. With branches at Menlyn Maine and Umhlanga, this my friends is as close to Italy as we can get without leaving South African soil – and if you haven’t been, you’re missing out!

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Mozambique – A foodie’s paradise

Mozambique – A foodie’s paradise

I’ll admit, I’ve never been to Mozambique before, but like a lot of African countries, it’s on my wish list! One thing I’ve heard time and time again from all those foodies who visit Moz, is that the cuisine is fantastic – and today, I’m super excited to be collaborating with Hippo.co.za to bring you an Ultimate Guide to Experiencing Mozambique as a Foodie …

If you’re planning a visit soon, these 5 dishes will delight your tastebuds.

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Yummy Winter Food from Woolies

Yummy Winter Food from Woolies

There’s something to be said about winter and good food! The two just go hand in hand, which is why I love a little chilly season indulgence (we can work it off in summer okay). I got to sample some of the new season treats from Woolies (always a fave place to shop for the yummiest treats) and wanted to give you gals the inside scoop on what you should be adding to your trolley this season. Rusks Rusks are always a winter winner! Who doesn’t love dunking a yummy rusk into coffee or tea first thing in the morning? I sure do! Be sure to lookout for two new Rusk variants at Woolworths; My favourite, The Waffle Rusk – baked in waffle pans, dipped in syrup and dried to make the perfect dunk worthy rusk and The No Added Sugar Ayrshire Buttermilk Rusk which is made using sucralose and the sweetness of Ayrshire Buttermilk. All of the yumminess with none of the calories. Also, if you’re not into overly sweet treats, then this is a must for you! Coffee So many yummy flavours of coffee on offer at Woolworths. Be sure to try their new lineup; Organic Ground Coffee Blend, a 100% Arabica coffee that’s…

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A Little French Flair at PAUL

A Little French Flair at PAUL

If you yearn for a little French flair; the taste of perfectly crisp croissants, marvellous macaroons or mouth watering eclairs, you’ll be happy to know that a trip to France is not the only way to get your fix! 

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Pizza With A View at Harties

Pizza With A View at Harties

People often complain that Jozi is the concrete jungle and besides going out to dinner, there isn’t much to do in Gauteng. Sure we’re not blessed with sandy beaches, but blue skies, wonderful waters and outdoor adventures are all around us! You just have to step out of your suit and tie every once in a while to experience all the glory that Gauteng has to offer! If you’ve never made the trip up the Hartbeespoort Cableway, do yourself a favour and tick this mesmerizing must-see adventure off your bucket list! I promise you, you will not regret it!

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Christmas Just Ain’t Christmas without Woolies

Christmas Just Ain’t Christmas without Woolies

The countdown to the festive season has begun! YIKES! If you haven’t started your festive shopping, then you better get cracking! Nobody wants to spend their year end leave trawling around shopping centres hunting down their holiday find. I know that’s the last place I want to be! I’d rather be sipping on cocktails by the pool, catching a tan. After all, isn’t that what Christmas in South Africa is all about?

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Jacarandas in Cullinan

Jacarandas in Cullinan

Going to see the Jacarandas in full bloom in Cullinan has been something I’ve wanted to do for ages. Last year, we attempted to go and see them, but I think we might have been a bit too late as they had already finished blooming in November. This year though, I wasn’t about to let them get away from me.

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Romantic Weekend Getaway

Romantic Weekend Getaway

Last weekend was one of the best we’ve had in ages. In March, we celebrated our 8-year wedding anniversary and I really wanted to do something special, so we headed out to “the country” for a romantic weekend getaway at the beautiful Kievits Kroon Country Estate in Pretoria. This 16-hectare estate is a true gem! It’s like being in the beautiful Cape Winelands, without venturing too far from home. Well, if your home is in jozi that is! Lush and tranquil, Kievits Kroon is a country escape that has everything you need to relax, unwind and enjoy life’s little pleasures. From the moment you enter the estate, Manor Lane greets you a with a breathtaking pathway lined with the most beautiful setting of trees. As you drive through the estate, you cant help but appreciate all the picture perfect scenery that awaits. We took advantage of the surroundings and snapped some pics of my new trench coat which I love, but for today, I want to tell you all about our stay, and I’ll share the style post with you tomorrow. We checked into our VIP Suite on Friday afternoon and spent some time exploring and admiring the grounds before our dinner reservation at the Granita Restaurant. What I absolutely love about Kievits Kroon’s accommodation,…

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Bonjour from “Paris”

Bonjour from “Paris” View Post

Christmas Cane Bark Recipe

Christmas Cane Bark Recipe

The festive season always gets me in the mood for baking and creating delightful things. But it’s been a scorcher leading up to Christmas and to be honest, I do  take my hat off to those bake-a-tonners that manage to make amazing festive treats in this heat! This year I went for a super easy festive treat, and one that doesn’t require standing in front of an oven or working with sticky dough! Say hello to my so-easy-a-five-year-old-could-do-it Christmas Candy Cane Bark… Literally, this is the easiest thing I’ve ever made, and probably one of my faves. All you need is; White Chocolate Candy Cane That’s it! You can also use dark chocolate (or a mix of both), but I wanted to stick with the red and white theme for my treats. Melt the white chocolate in a double boiler (so that you don’t burn it). While that’s melting away, crush up your candy cane. You can go for large chunks or smaller ones, it’s completely up to you. I like a mix of chunky and smaller pieces because the chunkier ones allow you to see the red and white stripe, and the smaller pieces just make it look fuller. Once the chocolate has…

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