Neighbourgoods Market, Woodstock

The Neigbourgoods Market at the Old Biscuit Mill in Woodstock, Cape Town is a Saturday morning gourmet food market that is really awesome until about 10:30am… and then you suddenly can’t move anymore because the rest of Cape Town has rolled out of bed. The food is wonderful, the vendors are (mostly) all the nicest bunch of people, who are passionate about what they do and could talk to you for hours about their products, but the key to enjoying this market and getting the most out of what it has to offer is in getting there early… I have…

Apple Sharlotka

I am a big follower of foodie blogs, for the food, obviously, but also for the photography. Every time I spend 5 minutes on Pinterest I discover another deliciously photographed food blog that joins my list of favourites… This Apple Sharlotka is from Smitten Kitchen, a blog I have been following for some time now, and the recipes and photos never fail to inspire. I changed a few things from the original… switching white sugar for soft brown (because it was all I had) I used the seeds of half a vanilla pod instead of vanilla extract (because I was…

Festas de Lisboa – Lisbon Festival

Summer time is party time in Portugal, and a party just isn’t a party without sardines and chorizo cooked over the coals and served with heaps of Portuguese bread (which is officially the most delicious in the world. Officially) and ridiculous amounts of beer. Welcome to the Lisbon sardine festival…

Roast garlic

Garlic is one of my all time favourite things to cook with and roasted is probably the most delicious way to do it. My friend Kirstin taught me how to cook garlic this way, I come from a family of non-garlic lovers so my experience with this yummy stuff was limited until I was in university… We were in the same photography class and Kirstin happened to be assisting one of Cape Towns hot-shot fashion photographers at the time, which meant she had access to all of her equipment whenever she needed. We would create elaborate studio set-ups in her…

In which I forget about Valentines day and make tomato chutney…

So I forgot that it was valentines day today… so did my husband, we remembered in the car on the way to work. So much for breakfast in bed… we decided to do valentines day next week rather, which sounds like ¬†good idea to me. So instead of hearts and chocolates we have tomato chutney, which really has nothing to do with anything, except that I didn’t have room in my suitcase to bring a few bottles home from South Africa recently, so I made some instead. Yum.

The day that chocolate beat art…

So its winter, and its cold, rainy and miserable… which always makes me want chocolate, makes me CRAVE chocolate. And it was while I was thinking about chocolate and blog posts that I remembered a day long ago in Ghent, Belgium, that I had photographed a chocolate factory when I was actually supposed to be photographing art… In my own defense, it was cold, miserable and raining… so I was doomed from the start. While on a tour of the town highlights we had stopped in at the world-famous Saint Bravo Cathedral, famous because it houses the 15th century Belgian…