Monthly Archives: November 2012

Thanksgiving Butternut Pie Recipe | Milk and Cookies

Butternut pumpkin pie recipe | South African Thanksgiving

How to make an American pumpkin pie in South Africa; a super easy recipe. Isn’t pie just the most nostalgic?  And, if that doesn’t do it for you, isn’t pie just the most delicious?  And, if that still doesn’t do it for you, isn’t this specific butternut pumpkin pie recipe just the easiest most creamy […]

“Sorting Beer Like a Boss”

Huff Po posted this video and it’s just so ridiculously pro that it has to be shared. They sound like they are Eastern European – Russian?  Those guys know how to drink efficiently.

Wakaberry launch Kloof Street Cape Town | Milk and Cookies

Wakaberry: Froyo hits Cape Town

Frozen yoghurt finally hits the shores of Cape Town at Wakaberry.  Just in time for summer, Wakaberry opens in Cape Town. With the launch at their new Kloof Street location, other locations are coming soon, Capetonians came out  of their wintry slumps and into the arms of frozen yoghurt.  Bright colours, bands playing, all very […]

Pizza Foro at Colcacchios Cape Town | Milk and Cookies

Colcacchio’s Pizza Foro: skinny on the skinny

Colcacchio’s Pizza foro means you can eat the whole pie (like I didn’t before). Colcacchio’s always seems to be pumping, even on a Wednesday after the lunch rush has died down, the pizza’s still ordered by the many and the lovers of Italian food visiting this classic Cape Town staple day and night are always […]

Beer College | Milk and Cookies

Learning to drink at Beer College: my 1 yr drinking challenge continues

Martin Tucker, creator of Keg King, co-founder of the Cape Town Festival of Beer, and champion beer guru, played host to an awesome evening of beer education.   All we needed to bring was a curiosity of beer and an open mind.  I obviously brought a pen and paper; in no world can I play it cool. In […]

A potato tribute | Milk and Cookies

Tribute Potatoes

Just a little tribute to Drizzle and Dip for her potato recipe suggestions: how to make the best roasted potatoes.  Although I didn’t use duck fat, I shook the shit outta those potatoes, poured the oil on hot, and roasted them for a loooong time.  And, they tasted so frickin’ good.  Thanks for the tips it was […]

Blueberry and strawberry pie recipe | Milk and Cookies

Blueberry and strawberry pie: the berries unite | step-by-step photo recipe

estNostalgic Thanksgiving with a  festive blueberry and strawberry pie recipe.  The living abroad homesick cure. Thanksgiving talk is for another time, this is all about pie. Recipe: Blueberry and strawberry pie Cooking: Prep – 20 minutes, Cooking 40-55 minutes Ingredients: 1/2 cup blueberries 700g strawberries (about 3 heaping cups halved) 1/2 cup sugar 2 tablespoons […]

Gourmet Boerie Bites | Milk and Cookies

Gourmet Boerie’s official launch: boerie bites and beer

The Gourmet Boerie is officially (and has been  for a couple of weeks now) open for your juicy meaty boerewors needs.  This boerie team can cater a shindig. As head chef and part owner Kate Marek slams out tiny boerie roll after tiny boerie roll, the crowd rolls into the corner restaurant on Kloof.  It […]

Panamanian Chef Castrellon at the Table Bay | Milk and Cookies

Panamanian Chef Mario Castrellon at the Table Bay, Cape Town

Panamanian Mario Castrellon guest chefs at the Atlantic Grill, Table Bay Hotel in Cape Town Mario Castrellon, owner and head chef of Panamanian restaurant Maito, displayed a four course meal at the Atlantic Grill, Table Bay Hotel for a limited two night engagement. Chef Castrellon came to South Africa to infuse our beautiful local ingredients with his […]

The Blend Cape Town | Milk and Cookies

The Blend | Cape Town

I keep thinking about The Blend.   Maybe I miss it a little bit, is that weird?  I guess a little.  Some places just fit.  Some places are without.   This place was just right; warm and friendly and I don’t know if it was because I’d spoken to Julie the owner before I met her, […]

Veggie burger patty | step-by-step photo recipe

For more foodventures follow @MilkandCookieSA on twitter. Believe it or not in my previous food life, I was a vegetarian ( a pescatarian for most of those years, I ate fish).  Learned myself how to make some good homemade vegetarian burgers after eating a lot of mushy processed junk, and so here is an easy step-by-step photo recipe of […]

Harvard guys send a burger into space!

Holy burger in space Batman! photo from youtube It’s official; you can now get a burger and flies. Seriously though, a hamburger, a meaty juicy patty set between two soft buns in all its glory, has been sent into the great unknown. While the whole of South Africa is buzzing about a certain Burger King coming to […]

Cape Dairy Experience in Stellenbosch

Of all things, I love diary the most; chocolate, ice cream, milk, cream, butter, silky smooth yogurt, it’s the most glorious of all food groups, the decadence, the dessert, my heart is heavily attached to the cholesterol it provides. The Cape Dairy Experience  is the closest to  an American State Fair in South Africa, all the farmers proud of their stock, […]

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Barack Obama – Recipes from the White House| VOTE (the one that matters)

What the president and his family eat to gear up for the one of the biggest nights of world politics via Food24 It’s done; the USA has elected Barack Obama (thank goodness). Through all the red, blue, swing states, and last minute hoo-ha, we at Food24 want to know one thing: WHAT WAS OBAMA EATING (and drinking): […]

Salmon and Goats Cheese Summer Salad Recipe |Milk and Cookies

Salmon and goats cheese summer salad | step-by-step photo recipe

An easy step-by-step photo recipe of how to make a bright, light, and filling salad. Recipe: Salmon and Goat Cheese Summer Salad Recipe Cooking Time:  Prep 20 minutes Serves: 4 Ingredients: 80g smoked or fresh salmon 1 small head of lettuce a handful of rocket (optional) 100g goat cheese (or feta) 1 cup croutons 1 whole avocado […]

The 2012 Election polls, Trader Joe’s snacks, and my 94 year old grandpa

I’m all the way in Africa and an election, the federal one, some state stuff too, is going on.  I can barely keep my eyes open I’m so exhausted but I don’t want to miss out.  And, all I can think of is Trader Joe’s and how much I miss it.  I miss thick cut […]

Jellymongers at Spier Secret Festival | Milk and Cookies

Sunday Spier Secret top chefs braai-off, Bompas and Parr, and a full belly

Saturday was a day of work at the Spier Secret market.  I slaved over about a million cookies, actually a million. But, Sunday, I was lucky enough to enjoy and participate in the Spier Secret Festival for some education about the food industry but mostly for eating and schmoozing, mostly eating, let’s be real. Had […]

Gourmet Boerie Opening Cape Town | Milk and Cookies

Gourmet Boerie opens on Kloof | Cape Town

Gourmet Boerie – Every South African likes a good boerie, if you don’t eat meat, well then, I’m sorry.  I went through that phase too.  With items like scrambled eggs and bacon boeries and boeries topped with goat cheese and caramelized onions, I’m overjoyed to have returned to a carnivorous lifestyle , my heart might not be so […]

Easy crouton recipe | Milk and Cookies

Croutons | easy step-by-step photo recipe

I’m never able to finish a loaf of bread but can’t bear to see it thrown away.  It’s like growing up were are always told there are starving kids in Africa and you know what, there are actually starving kids in Africa, our parents were not lying to us just to get us to eat […]

Milk and Cookies Movember

Movember: Milk and Cookies Mo’s in November

Ladies, guess what.   Today marks the very start of MOvember.  Yes, the time of year when men grow moustaches to save their balls and prostate (and other less humourous seeming body parts). It’s a glorious occasion when we can relive the late 70’s and give our men the opportunity to rock a thick (and […]