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High Tea | One & Only

Since I first caught wind of the formality of ‘High Tea’ I have always wanted to experience it. I like to imagine myself as one of the royal gals, having my fine friends over for a cup of tea and a nibble ’round 4pm in order to get me through to dinner time. To be […]

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Weekend Baking Club | Macarons

In spirit of my upcoming patisserie exams, Ben and I decided to use the opportunity to make (and practice for my sake) macarons for our most recent Weekend Baking Club. These little buggers are known to be tricky, but in all honesty, if you follow the recipe to the gram you can’t really mess them […]

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Silwood | Pâtisserie Spring Tea Exam

At the beginning of this year I embarked on a food journey that has amplified my love for the kitchen. Besides for being tons of hard work, constant planning and prepping, I have loved every moment of the part-time Pâtisserie course at Silwood School of Cookery. Every Thursday, instead of going to the Zana Office, […]

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Weekend Baking Club | Strawberry Vertical Cake

After our last Chocolate Pavlova, Sunday Baking Club with Ben managed to make it into our busy schedules this time not on a Sunday, which inspired the name change to ‘Weekend Baking Club’. In celebration of strawberry season the star of the show was a very delicate Strawberry Vertical Cake. Made from the lightest sponge, […]

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Sunday Baking Club 02

Sunday is pretty much my favorite day of the week. I seem to either get a lot done or nothing at all – but am always totally okay with which way it goes. Also, being so busy with work and part-time Patisserie at Silwood and being at the Oranjezicht Farmers Market on Saturday’s with Simi […]

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Sunday Baking Club 01

About 5 months ago, after our holiday in Istanbul, Ross and I started making and selling simit. These delicious sesame-encrusted Turkish bread-rings, along with the incredible power of Instagram, have fueled a great adventure into the foodie world, as well as introducing me to amazing new friends along the way. One of these friends is Cape […]

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Ice Cream Breakfast

I love ice cream. A lot. It’s a perennial favourite that if I was told I could, I’d eat for every meal of the day. So when I was asked by my colleague at Zana, Melissa of Melissa Louise Lifestyle + Interiors  (go check her out, she’s an amazing, on-trend interior designer) to join her […]

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CONVIVIUM 01

  I believe food needs to be celebrated. When I say food, I talk about an all encompassing concept of producers, creators and epicureans. Don’t you think it’s incredible how something so commonplace to a lot of us has the power to set strangers, acquaintances, enemies and friends around a table? On Sunday the 1st […]

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Oyster Festival | Elim, RSA | Gatherings

This December, our holiday was spent where we always are at that time of year – in the Overberg drinking lots of wine, eating great food and sharing special moments with friends and family. We tend to veg out at the farm quite a lot so it’s nice to get out and see other humans […]

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Cookies & Cocktails Colab

So, I work at Zana where everyday is fun and full of colour. A few months ago we did a little colab shoot at The Conservatory in Franschoek with Lindie Meyer and Laura Mitchell Cake Couture and I was given the opportunity to do the food and drinks side of the day. We (us Zana […]

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