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The (Almost) A-Z of Self Celebration

If you look at social media, or a gift card shop, you’ll see that there are moments that we see celebrated more often, especially for women: engagements, marriage, pregnancy. Those are the moments you often see captured in photos posted on Instagram, moments you shout at the top of your lungs to the world, moments…

Double Chocolate Berry Trifle

After 5 months of perfecting (jokes) my baking skills at home, I finally had the opportunity to prepare a dessert for friends. Given this was my first time making a dessert for people who are not my loyal, family taste-testers, the pressure was on. After much deliberation I decided on a braai classic – a…

Creamy Pineapple Dessert

I don’t have an intro to this dessert other than it is super simple and super yum! Oh, and read up on the effects of mixing fresh pineapple and dairy before serving bitter dessert to your friends and family… (see below) Ingredients 250 ml tub fresh cream 250 ml tub sour cream 1 can condensed…

Wish you were here: The ultimate Covid-19 travel guide

So you have been locked up at home since early March. You haven’t been further than a local beach, hiking spot or corner shop that you didn’t know existed until the pandemic forced you to become creative over weekends. The #wanderlust is officially really setting in. We hear your plea and have accordingly compiled a…

Bar One Baked Cheesecake

I started my career working at a leading law firm which had an in-house restaurant with an amazing pastry chef. Don’t get me wrong, I also worked with incredibly talented professionals from whom I learnt a ton. But the personal highlight of my legal career was the AMAZING cheesecake the pastry chef would make every…

How to be a leader – lessons from 2020

Now that you’ve conquered banana bread and sourdough babies, participated in social justice by uploading a black square, and made it halfway through 2020, it’s time to set another goal for yourself: become a leader. Now you may ask, how are you qualified to give advice on this topic? Have you been in any leadership…

The sweetest sour things: A few of my favorite (sourdough) things

My close friends (and poor Mum) know that I have recently started spending a lot of time talking about, experimenting with, baking with or just generally obsessing over my sourdough starter. Like a lot of time. I have lost sleep stressing over why my starter isn’t rising. I have also gotten out of bed early…

Chocolate Cardamom Tart

This tart started it’s life as a chocolate lavender tart which I was going to make for dessert on Mother’s Day. Until I realised that the monkeys had pulled out all the lavender which lived in my Mum’s garden, and lockdown regulations prevented the procurement of lavender plants. I then transitioned to a rose tart,…

The rainbow after the storm: Post lockdown themes

The world has spent a lot of time over the last few months discussing the idea of a post Covid-19 ‘new normal’. The idea of stepping out into a new and improved world, once our respective governments allow us out of our houses, has kept us warm during the long nights in quarantine.  Quarantine is…

Spicy noodle broth

For 2 months, South Africa imposed one of the strictest lockdowns in the world. This meant that for the first 5 weeks we weren’t allowed to purchase takeaways and had to cook every meal ourselves (the horror!). Spicy noodle based dishes and ramen are amongst my favourite dishes and bring back the best memories of…

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