Blueberry and lime cheesecake by claire gunn


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[...]
Blueberry and lime cheesecake by claire gunn

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[...]

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.[...]
Radish and turnip chips by claire gunn3


This week at the Oranjezicht City Farm Market, I snapped up some beautiful turnips and HUGE radishes for a purple vegetable shoot. There were so many veggies with deep purple tones, I just couldn't resist. As you might know, those purple sk[...]
Radish and turnip chips by claire gunn3
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