Monthly Archives: May 2013

South African Farmers Mushroom Association |

10 reasons to eat mushrooms daily… they’re even cooler than in Mario Bros.

Mushrooms are a super dooper food that will help you live longer.  Hey, remember when your thumbs used to bleed and blister until you got enough 1-ups to last you an entire decade of Mario Brother’s 1, 2, and 3?  No, mushrooms aren’t going to help you spit fireballs, but they will help you prevent […]

Cape Royal |

New menu at Bistro 1800, Cape Town

Bistro 1800˚ uses fresh seasonal ingredients for their new autumn menu.  The view from the top of Bistro 1800˚ on the top floor of the Cape Royal at the Sky Bar is panoramic; looking out towards Green Point and then the sea near by, but back towards Signal Hill and up towards the mountain. By the […]

World Baking Day Bake Brave |

Turkish delight cake recipe for World Baking Day – #22

The whole world is baking today from the U.S.A. to Europe to Africa.  Last week a packaged arrived at the desk of an unsuspecting baker.  Wrapped in chains no less, @ILoveBakingSA (Stork) sent two guys in black suits and sunglasses into the office to unlock a box full of goodies for World Baking Day, May […]

Carol's Cakes |

Carol’s Cakes and cakestyling

Carol Wienburg makes gorgeous cakes in Sea Point, Cape Town at the bottom of Africa. 

Guacamole recipe | Milk and Cookies SA

Holy Cinco de Mayo guacamole recipe, Batman!

Holy easy guacamole Batman. In college, best friend and roommate, Shea E., made guacamole by the kilo, and then shared it.  Still not sure if sharing was by choice or by guilt, but it didn’t matter because Shea would pass on the dish like a champion with a giant bag of tortilla chips.  The crunching […]

Let's all get pickled with Peppadew | Milk and Cookies SA

Getting pickled with Peppadew at Dear Me

Since 2003, Peppadew has been a staple in this American girl’s expat life. I won’t lie to you, it’s incredibly challenging not to call a piquante pepper a Peppadew, the brand is synonymous with their flagship product. That little, red, sweet and sour, deliciously crunchy, tender, magical pepper was an eye-opening burst of flavour the very first time I […]