Learning Stuff!

The day after our epic food tour, my friend invited me over to his house to learn stuff!  During the course of the day, we had been discussing how I can bake certain things but others I really lack the practice and know-how. It was perfectly timed because he was making cookies in advance of…

Dinner Chez Ian

After a full afternoon of eating our way around Johannesburg, I naturally needed more food!  So, my lovely friend Ian cooked us the best nachos I’ve had in an absolute age! I think the tell of a good chef is when you can make something simple but so good.  Anyone can fancy up a dish to…

The Foundry, Parktown, Johannesburg

Our final stop of the day was at a lovely and popular restaurant called The Foundry. I really liked this one!  It reminded me of a really nice gastro pub in London that I can’t remember the name of…. only cheaper and with much friendlier staff! By this point we hadn’t eaten in about an…

Moemas, Parktown, Johannesburg

After a quick liquid refreshment stop at a fairly grotty bar, we headed on over to Moemas in order to pick up some sweet treats for dinner. (Yes, after this food journey, there was also going to be dinner!) I have to say, I was a little disappointed with this selection.  Maybe it was just…

Nice on 4th, Parkhurst, Johannesburg

“Nice” just is the wrong name for this bakery/bookshop.  It should be called “Amazing” or “Divine” or “Heavenly”.  “Nice” is thoroughly inadequate! I always approach bakeries and cake shops with a bit of a sinking heart.  I know I am going to be disappointed.  I know that the lovely looking gluten free cake will have…

Hudsons’ The Burger Joint, Parkhurst, Johannesburg

Or… Foodie Fun Day Stop 2! Thankfully it was a bit of a drive between 44 Stanley and Parkhurst, and we also started our second stop at the far end of Parkhurst.  Well, it seemed the far end from where we came in! Hudsons’ The Burger Joint is famous for it’s burgers (funnily enough!), but…

Stanley Beer Yard, 44 Stanley, Johannesburg

Or, Foodie Fun Day Stop 1!! My friend Ian and I decided what we really needed was a afternoon of eating our way around Joburg.  As you do. First stop was Stanley Beer Yard for some rather delicious sausages and craft beer!  Joburg’s food scene is turning into hipster heaven, so naturally I had to go…

Smile!

I am very excited to announce that I got my first Smile Box when I was in South Africa! I have seen this all over social media, but because the box has wine, it can’t be shipped to me in Dubai.  Boo.  It’s got so many yummy goodies that I would otherwise! The idea is…

Awesome Day, Awesome Friends!

My wonderful friend Sharon and I decided we needed a girls lunch, and that carbs and cocktails were the way forward!  I really, really wish she lived closer so that this was a regular occurance, but at least we get to catch up annually! We ended up in a place called Papachinos which is a…

Harbour Rock, Hermanus

We had a bit of a lazy morning after Catharina De Bliquy’s private exhibition the night before.  It had been a wonderful night (as you may have read here) but it was a late one and quite a drive home! We did decide a drive was in order though, and also somewhere new to explore….