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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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): […]

Confessions of a non-alcoholic: My 1 year drinking challenge

Confessions of a non-alcoholic: My one year drinking challenge

Prelude to an article: This is an article written for Food24, a fantastic food loving website in South Africa (the biggest in Africa) hosting recipes, food bloggers, events, and restaurant reviews and listings.   I recommend you learn some stuff about food in South Africa, what’s different what’s the same, type deal, we have incredible produce here […]

Secret Festival via Toffee at Spier wine farm and estate | Mil and Cookies

Milk and Cookies at Secret Festival market, Spier wine farm

Milk and Cookies is about to rock the  Secret Festival market at the Spier wine farm and estate, this coming weekend.  After a pretty sweet ticking time bomb in my mailbox, Milk and cookies was invited to join in the secret fun of the secret market along with some other South African food lovers and […]

Sunday Parkways in Portland

When the season is right, Portland shuts down the main roads of city neighborhoods and turns them into bicycle flying freedom.  Hundreds of Portlandia residents strap on their helmets, pump up their tires, and ring ring their bells as they head to the starting line.  Ok, it’s not a race, it’s more similar to a very leisurely stroll.  Among […]

A Sunday Afternoon in Banana Bread Land

It’s exactly what it sounds like, your perfect sunday, waking up late, pulling open the curtains to see a rainy windy sky, watching the West Wing because getting out of bed makes absolutely no sense, followed by a late stroll to a good friend’s (and baker’s) house, to find the ingredients of banana bread laid […]

Oh-Lief Baby Shower

Oh-lief Natural Baby Products is run by sisters Christine Buchanan and Louiza Rademan. Their office smells of lavender and honey.  Their products: organic, natural, and sustainable.  Their shop: warm and bright.  And, their love of local: perfection. A few weeks ago, Milk & Cookies held its first POP-UP shop at Salt Circle in Woodstock.  Christine, […]

Slow Roasted Veggie Quiche

@ The Lunchtime POP-UP Shop So this is love.  Cheesy, eggy, creamy, quichey with vegetables roasted so slowly they candied themselves into sweet heaven.  Gluten free not because they have to be, but because this flakey pea crust is so decadent it smoothly transitions the soft tender middle of the quiche with the outside shell.  The veg […]

The Lunchtime Pop-Up Shop: August 20-24

Milk & Cookies is heading back to its Salt Circle roots, but sans the old market set-up. This time, we are going mobile, organising our first ever POP-UP Shop, with new yum-yums galore. Take a break from your usual lunch eats and come visit Aug 20-24, when lunchtime stars will feature alongside classic cookie goodies. […]

You Me and Everyone We Know Market @Toffie Pop Fest

Set in town at City Hall, Toffie Pop Fest boasts a coming together of designers, artists, media gurus and all else who are interested in pop culture. Running for an extended weekend,  March 30th – April 1st, the fest celebrated international talks, exhibits, a market, delicious food, and other bits and interesting bobs. But, what […]

Toffie Pop is Getting its Cookie On!

Cookies, music, food, funky clothes, booze, and cookies, sorry were they mentioned already?  Oh, yeah?  Well, just one more time.  Cookies!  Yes, the cookies are going to be at the Toffie Pop Market this Friday night.  Set perfectly in their happy environment of people who love food, Cookies of Milk & Cookies, will be featured at […]

Reminder Recipe Trials: Crunchy Toffee Chocolate Covered Matzah

It’s exactly as it sounds, crunchy, soothing, chocolatey, and yes, it’s on that weird Jewish cardboard matzah.  Don’t stress, if you aren’t familiar with matzah, or Jewish, I too will not be giving up bread for any extended amount of time, and how dare you think I’d give up bread for a greater being!  It’s […]

Oh, Dear Me, Oh My, that meal was good.

Walk down a side street, slip through the door, and end up in a small quaint place to chow down (maybe not even noticing the bar upstairs).   A little bit Alice in Wonderland mixed with a little bit hipster, there are plants hanging upside-down from the ceiling and whimsical detailing on the walls (see […]

Peanut Butter Cookie Pop – Colossal Fail

Cake pops are really happening at the moment with their cute decorations and small bite sized package.  So I thought, I should give them a shot . But in true Milk & Cookies fashion, I wanted to try to make cookie pops!  And,  thinking I’d be clever enough to make it with left over cookies, […]

Milk and Cookies First Giveaway

This week on Twitter, Milk & Cookies held a contest to win a freshly packed bag of hand crafted cookies, the options were, S’mores, Mint Chocolate Chip with Fresh Mint, Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, or The Classic.   Almost 50 people participated!  The winner will be announced today, Friday via tweet. The cookie winning […]

The New Cupcookie – Fresh Mint with Mint Icing

Unlike its brethren the fluffy cupcake, a cupcookie has a chewy center and a cookie crust.  I added some fresh mint that I cut up, after trying to boil it and steep it in milk, two methods that just failed big time. Added some peppermint chocolate, next week peppermint crisp, and made a bright and […]

Cookies in a cup shell – Cookie Power!

It’s the world’s most fearsome fighting cookie!   My flatmate has been playing the Ninja Turtles song over and over so…… What is a cupcookie you ask? Well it’s a cookie in the shape of a cupcake.  All the chewiness of your classic cookie with a dense inside and a crispy crust.  Yes! Cupcookies are […]

The Cookies, The Cookies

Ahh the cookies, the cookies, the cookies, my life is now filled with cookies!  This week and last week were a bonkers learning curve.  Trying to tweet all over the show, post on Facebook, bake the cookies, and spread the word about the  Salt Circle Market. I love meeting the people at the market, I […]

Week 1: A Medium Success

The Salt River Circle Market (Across from the Old Biscuit Mill) The first day was a bit slow, especially in the beginning.  From 9-11 I was able to count the cookies people took on both my hands.  At 11 though, the masses started shuffling through, the music was pumping, and people started scooping the delicious […]

Cookie Prep in Pictures

 

Saturday Feb 25th Salt Circle Market (Across from the Old Biscuit Mill)

Time to taste the flavored milk and cookies. Don’t let the teal building fool you, take a step inside to find there’s a gigantic space full of designers and young people who’ve recently moved in.  The Salt Circle Arcade (formerly purple), is aiming to attract the entrepreneurial youth of South Africa and it’s succeeding.  Woodstock is […]

S’more what?

Remember that campfire smell, burnt wood crackling, maybe some singing, but most importantly the s’mores?  A graham cracker with a Hershey’s bar and some lightly toasted, or burnt if you are impatient, marshmallow that melts the whole thing into a sticky warm dessert. This s’more has been turned into a cookie for a neat (ok […]