Recipes from the Oreo Pop Up Cafe in Rosebank

“Chocolate isn’t good for dogs, but you can have the rest of my milk” – I have said this to Basil and Pickle a number of times, when they look at me all doe eyed whilst I’m eating something chocolatey and since I don’t drink milk (gag) they end up with nothing. Sorry doggies, here’s… 

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roast potatoes

Sponsored Video: Roast Potatoes, a Pickle, some Basil and the Taste of Home

If you follow me on instagram you may have witnessed my slight obsession with dogs, in particular my own. To put it into perspective, I was introduced to someone the other day as the girl who posts about #basilandpickle on instagram. Crazy right? I love my two adopted crazies, Basil yaps to me about his… 

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La Mama Foccacia

La Mama Restaurant and Pizzeria {Review}

Geez I get excited when I find an awesome non-franchise restaurant close to where I live. It doesn’t happen often, but when it does, I want to simultaneously shout it from the rooftops and not tell a soul. La Mama in Ferndale is one such place. I heard about it on a Facebook Group about… 

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Lemon and Poppy Seed Cake

A Churrasqueira – Portuguese Restaurant {Review}

A Churrasqueira used to be located on Main road in Rosettenville. Eating dinner there required parking your car in a dark side street, trusting a foreign car guard would ward off the Nigerian drug dealers and navigating past the multitude of prostitutes that hid in the shadows. The food was amazing, but the location was… 

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Quater pan pasta

Bacon and Red Pepper Tagliatelle

I think instagram must be my favourite social media app at the moment. I love seeing people’s creativity or a glimpse into their lives (I’m nosy like that). The great thing about this photo sharing platform, is the amount of inspiration it provides me on a daily basis. I often see things that I want… 

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Thanks to Sam from Pomegranate Days for letting me use your gorgeous photo

My Top 5 Christmas Gifts under R400 for Foodies

I have a shopping problem. This is evident in the number of boxes that turn up at my office on a weekly basis. I see something, I like it, I buy it. This presents somewhat of an issue come Christmas time, I am always stuck for ideas for what people can get me. Given that… 

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Chocolate, Peanut butter and nutella cake-1

Peanut butter and nutella frosting

Let’s just take a moment to reflect on the awesomeness of the above cake. Despite the cake batter being as runny as pancake batter, and my scepticism that it will actually work, it baked wonderfully, and it didn’t disintegrate into 1000 pieces when I took it out of the pan. Compared to my last few… 

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Mo-zos 6 chicken wings

#ChickenWingChallenge: Mo-zo’s Fast Food

We are currently on the hunt for Joburg’s best chicken wings. Follow our #chickenwingchallenge posts to find the tastiest wings that the city of gold has on offer. Got a favourite we haven’t tried yet? Let us know in the comments. Meet the hungry people: The Verdict: Where: Mo-Zo’s Fast Food What: 6 buffalo wings in BBQ sauce Cost: R35 Cooking Method: Flame… 

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Vanilla Ice cream with vanilla bean

Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe

“It’s a bit vanilla, isn’t it?, A bit ordinary, nothing to light fireworks for.” Whilst vanilla is usually used to describe something pretty standard, there is something wonderful about a well made vanilla ice cream. Ice cream flecked with specks of fresh vanilla seeds, scraped out of a pod and infused into a creamy base,… 

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