Author Archives: Milk and Cookies SA

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The Adams Beach Picnic | Milk and Cookies SA

A beach picnic in the trenches

Two good guys I know, one who I have known for a long time and the other who I met a long time ago but have since realised that we are both particular people who take some time to let people get to know them and have only started to hit it off, threw a […]

Lanzerac Wine Estate for Food24 | Milk and Cookies SA

The new Lanzerac Wine Estate Deli with Chef Ryan Bradbury

After a morning of cruising around Stellenbosch (obviously with a stop at De Oude Bank), cars swishing by students hustling past, we pulled up to the well famed Lanzerac Wine Estate. Lanzerac is a respite only just a few kilometers outside of Stellenbosch.  It’s one of the oldest estates in South Africa yet it’s managed […]

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Veggie burger patties: video recipe on the morning Expresso Show

Making veggie burger patties on the Expresso Show. Second time was much more relaxed. Loved the bit with all the hosts at the end. Lucian, the floor manager, can be sure I know how to spell his name after he, for the second time, said my name when I went on set to put me at […]

hot chocolate frozen yogurt shake MIlk and Cookies SA

Low-fat chocolate frozen yogurt shake in 5 minutes

Super addictive and only 110 calories, this is going to be an anytime staple. I have been eating some variety of these everyday for the last month.  NoMU makes a low-calorie hot chocolate powder that you can choose to put sugar into but it’s rich enough without it.   The creamy frozen yogurt with a tart […]

Chakalaka CousCous Recipe Milk and Cookies SA Home Page Image

Chakalaka couscous: A 3 step 15 minute recipe

This is a staple vegetarian recipe for meat free Mondays that takes almost no effort and is packed with vegetables and whole grains.  Add any roasted or fresh vegetables to give it some personal funk. Recipe: Chakalaka couscous Servings: 4 – 6 Ingredients: couscous | 1.5 cups dry chakalaka | 1 can salt and pepper […]

Expresso Show January 2014 Milk and Cookies SA

Milk and Cookies makes it to television on the Expresso Show

On Tuesday I woke up completely unsuspecting, went to work and was asked if on Thursday I could be on the Expresso Show on SABC.  I hesitated because I was nervous as I am with most things I’m afraid of (which is a lot of things) but I had to say yes. And, obviously I […]

Where to eat outdoors this summer in Cape Town | Milk and Cookies SA

Where to eat outdoors this summer in central Cape Town

Well, well, well, summer, you’ve arrived again and it’s just so lovely to see you.    Basking in your rays of sunshine, coming off the beach with sandy, salty hair; there’s nothing better than sitting outside with a cool beverage in your hand during summer. The Mother City is something special during these many glorious months and […]

Christmas Cookies with fruitcake recipe Milk and Cookies

Christmas cookies with fruitcake filling

Hello festive season: any excuse to eat sweets, Christmas cookies, and decadent treats for the next 2 weeks.  I went into this recipe thinking I was going to be giving most of these away and it wouldn’t be a problem keeping them around because I generally do not like fruit mince and even candied fruit […]

The best of the garden route | MIlk and Cookies SA

The best restaurants all along the Garden Route, South Africa

The top picks along South Africa’s most famous drive. From fine dining, to fish and chips, to markets galore, there’s something for whatever you fancy. The Garden Route is a gift of gorgeous food along one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world.  While the people living there already know the secret to life […]

The essential foodie gift guide | Milk and Cookies SA

The essential foodie gift guide

Make life easy this festive season and get people what they actually want with these spot on gift ideas. For the celebrity chef aficionado:  Cookbooks It may seem like a typical gift to give your friend who already has 20 Jamie Oliver book s, but we’re telling you, your friend is a sucker for food […]

Grand Parade | Milk and Cookies SA

Honouring Nelson Mandela at the Grand Parade in Cape Town

The heaviness that hangs over the Mother City and South Africa lays like a weight on the world’s shoulders.  Here’s to a rare soul who gave his life to honour other’s civil liberties and freedoms. Singing in honour of Madiba. Flowers laid to rest from a grateful gathering of the public. Flags at half-mast for the […]

Browser and Grazer Tribe Coffee | Milk and Cookies SA

Tribe Coffee has a new roommate – Browser and Grazer purveyors of fine catering

Tribe Coffee bunks up with Browser and Grazer at the Foundry in Woodstock. The Foundry is trendy, there’s little doubt about that, but Tribe Coffee and its neighbours are subtly unpretentious and their vibe is mature enough that they get who they are.   Graffiti on the walls and awesome open brick face, they pull it off. […]

Pumpkin Cookies Recipe | Milk and Cookies SA

Pumpkin pecan pie cinnamon spiced cookies with chocolate chips

A little bit of Thanksgiving love with toasted pecans and pumpkin pie deliciousness packaged in a cookie recipe. Oddly enough I never really grew up eating too many pumpkin spiced things and when I made these cookies my mom sort of looked at them and tasted them and said “spicy.” When I like something I […]

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Beer here! Win 2 tickets to the Cape Town Festival of Beer

It’s the time of year when the Cape Town Festival of Beer brings a silly amount of beer to Hamilton’s Rugby Club in Green Point.  And this year you can go for free, get a tasting glass (and a taxi at the end of the day) and go nuts on craft beer from over 60 […]

Peanut Butter chocolate recipe | Milk and Cookies SA

Peanut butter and dark chocolate bars, bites of nostalgia

Nigella’s recipe for peanut butter chocolate bars is nothing short of absolute romantic decadence.   It’s smooth and silky, chocolatey and buttery, it’s oh so very good and easier than it should actually be allowed, for health reasons. After making Nigella’s recipe a few times, and double batches every time because there was never enough, a […]

Spier Secret Festival Market 2013

Spier Secret Festival market, Stellenbosch, South Africa

From Toffie Food Festival 2 years ago to the Spier Secret Festival last weekend, the Spier Secret team exceeds expectations and hosts the best market, in Cape Town, of the year.  I push cookies onto people some times. I have to. Otherwise people are too shy to come over and taste them, and they should […]

Granola muesli healthy balls recipe | Milk and Cookies SA

Granola muesli healthy balls – no bake recipe

These are hearty, crunchy and nutty.  There’s no messing around.  You just grind nuts, toast oats, and add in some other sweetness.  You can pretty much use any type of nut if you crush it up and don’t make it too buttery, but even then, too buttery is usually not too terrible. It’s like 2, […]

Pumpkin king

10 Halloween GIFs to hold you over until next year

Having Halloween withdrawal?  Here’s a few GIF’s to keep you covered until 2014.  1.  The Pumpkin King says great work everyone, so pat yourself on the back. 2.  But let’s remember all the awesome – like the dad who dressed his 2 year old up for a rave. 3.  And, looking forward to next year’s Treehouse of […]

Butternut pumpkin pie cupcakes with a pumpkin cream cheese icing for Halloween

You cannot resist this recipe for butternut pumpkin pie cupcakes with a butternut pumpkin puree cream cheese cinnamon icing.  Half healthy, half decadent, all delicious. Dense, moist, and not terribly sweet, pumpkin cupcakes aren’t part of your average birthday vanilla gang (not that there’s anything wrong with that).  These are like banana bread with a […]

Impi Challenge | Milk and Cookies SA

The Impi Challenge – 12ks with 18 obstacles

My ass hurt for 3 straight days after.  The Impi Challenge scared me. I haven’t really had upper body strength since just about ever in my life.  At gymnastics I hopped around doing back flips and cartwheels but couldn’t do a pull up for absolute shit.  Even in my “basketball days” during push-ups I’d go […]

NYC | Milk and Cookies

NYC: a handy top to do list for Tammi’s travels

Tammi has been to New York City before, but not as an adult.  Tammi is a feminist, design admirer, art curator, food lover, and fashion guru and soon to fall in sweet sweet love with New York City. Because I love Tammi and am head over heels for the delicious big apple, I made a […]

The Duck and Waffle London | Milk and Cookies

The Duck and Waffle, London

London came with a few priorities.  One to eat.  Two to see best bestie Tasty Photography.  So when good friend plus eating mosied on down to the decision table, a “no can do,” was a no can do.  The Duck and Waffle is an escapade to the top of the Heron Tower for rustic dishes […]

Nitida Wine and Sauvignon Festival | Milk and Cookies SA

Nitida and the Sauvignon Festival in Durbanville

The first Season of Sauvignon for Milk and Cookies.  My colleague, who is now an eating partner and am currently boldly committing her to a status of friendship (Girl with a Teacup I’m talking to you), once told me that wine isn’t just about the wine, it’s about what is happening when you are drinking […]

Caros Secret Dinner | Milk and Cookies SA

Caro de Waal’s Spier Secret dinner – The Magic Far Away Tree

Take a photo journey into the bewitching magical forest of culinary nostalgia created by Food24’s editor, Caro de Waal, for the annual Spier Secret Festival dinner. With every last beautiful detail, the dining room of Caro de Waal was transformed into a softly lit mystical forest with twinkly lights and woodlands creatures between the branches […]