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Blueberry and lime cheesecake by claire gunn

BLUEBERRY AND LIME CASHEW NUT CHEESECAKE

I was craving a big wodge of tangy, creamy cheesecake. Also, as usual I had a craving to make pretty pictures of sweet, colourful foods with flowers. This recipe is quite easy if you have a food processor and a desire for healthy food makin[...]

Eike by Bertus Basson

  The unstoppable empire that is Bertus Basson opened a new restaurant, Eike, in the heart of historic Stellenbosch town last week. The cosy, pretty dining room offers an intimate atmosphere. The menu is a celebration of what's g[...]
Chocolate hazelnut and naartjie smoothie by claire gunn 2

Chocolate, Hazelnut and Naartjie Smoothie

  Chocolate for breakfast anyone? Yes please. Hazelnuts are the perfect companion to chocolate and so is orange. Here I used naartjies (satsumas) for my chocolate smoothie which I picked up from the Saturday morning Oranjezicht[...]
Janse&co Jan2018 Claire Gunn

Janse & co

Going to a good restaurant these days  is essentially dinner and a show. Open-plan kitchens and a new found fascination for the Way of the Chef has become as interesting, and now available to everyone as it has been to me my whole working[...]
Janse&co Jan2018 Claire Gunn
Creamy berry and banana bowl claire gunn

Creamy berry and banana smoothie bowl

This still life is a tribute to the pure joy of self expression. Don't be afraid just to explore and push over the edges. Try new things and humour ideas that pop into your head.  No matter how odd they may seem at first, just try them[...]

Play with your food

    I dreamt about this blackberry yin yang smoothie bowl… I had it sitting in my list of ‘foods to make’ for over a week before all the conditions came together and I could spend some time on a blissful morning to sea[...]

CHOCOLATE, PECAN AND HAZELNUT BUTTER

A toast! To the marriage of chocolate and nuts… A decadent lazy weekend breakfast! I smeared this nutty goodness on some wholewheat toast from my local, The Olive Branch Deli. Its also perfect for rolling into very squishy truffles[...]

Schoon bakery

Our favourite Stellenbosch bakery, Schoon, has relocated and opened up a little shop in Somerset West. When I visited, it was clear that they already have a loyal local patronage and a warm, authentic feeling is in this very pretty space.[...]
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