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Food, Giveaways

Win a SodaStream worth R2000

December 8, 2017 | 160 Comments

***THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. The winner will be announced in the first week of January.***

I love all these nostalgic reinventions lately, and SodaStream is definitely part of that wave of brands who’ve transformed themselves to appeal to a generation who may be slightly wistful about days gone by (just me?). I remember the excitement of making up SodaStream drinks as a kid: the loud slurping of my siblings as they sipped on their concoction and the “fart noise” the gas made when your water was ready! And I must admit that I’ve been hankering after my own SodaStream since a friend told me how useful it was in terms of making sparkling water and delicious drinks for the kids. Continue Reading…

Food, Sponsored

My LG NeoChef Review (it Sings!)

November 7, 2017 | 1 Comment
LG Neochef front


A quick history lesson regarding our current microwave, which we’ve had since we moved back from the UK eight years ago. Firstly, I have vivid memories of that one time we had a cockroach infestation in Joburg (don’t judge, the building was old!) and you could actually see one of those critters crawling over the little electronic numbers that light up in the timer. Anyhoo, never one to waste still-working machinery, we got that thing cleaned up and have been using it ever since (up until last week when we passed it on to someone else). It was a pretty basic machine and we only ever used it to heat up things – never for proper cooking or anything nifty. Continue Reading…

Books, Food

June Favourites

June 15, 2017 | 7 Comments
Italian gin

I haven’t written one of these for AGES! Here’s what I’ve been enjoying lately..


Why do I always start with eating? Because it’s so much fun, that’s why. I made this three bean and chorizo stew last weekend when it was raining and it was the perfect one-pot wonder. We topped it off with a dollop of creme fraiche (because everything tastes better with that stuff) and then used garlic bread to mop up the sauce – yum. Continue Reading…