food & drink

Gert-Johan Coetzee & 3 of his gorgeous dresses; My Magnum - white choice with silver balls, candy choice biscuit bites & mint cupcake crunch & mint shortcake

Magnum Pleasure Store is back!

I’m sure we all remember the decadent and delicious Magnum Pleasure Store that was in Rosebank…if you love your chocolate covered ice cream as much as I do. Then you will be excited to know that the ‘Make my Magnum’ experience is back in South Africa with a brand new Pleasure Store! MAGNUM NELSON MANDELA SQUARE opened on Saturday, 12 March, and… Read more →

Heart Shaped Blueberry Cheesecake Fat Bombs

Recipe: blueberry cheesecake fat bombs

If you are following a LCHF or banting lifestyle then you occasionally are in need of a snack to get you through the day and I find the best thing is a fat bomb…what is a fat bomb? They are exactly what the name implies, they are a snack which contains high concentrations of fat but little carbs. There are… Read more →

Eggplant Lasagne, which is banting friendly

Recipe: eggplant lasagne

Myself and my husband Garith have decided to give banting a go this year. There has been a lot of media coverage around this lifestyle and it’s benefits…so my thinking is I’m young so if not why not. At this stage, it can’t make things worse! hehe! So because of this, I have been looking for delicious recipes to try… Read more →

CRAFT OhShakes - Chocolate Overload & Salted Caramel Delight (image taken with my iPhone)

CRAFT Parkhurst’s decadent milkshakes

Towards the end of last year, CRAFT in Parkhurst, launched a range of the most delicious and decadent milkshakes on the planet. They were originally known as #FreakShakes, which is what these kind of shake master pieces were known as in Australia. Anyway as we all know Local is Lekker…so CRAFT decided to rename them to #OhShakes. The Flavours: There are three amazing… Read more →

oysters & bubbly at Hyatt Regency Johannesburg

There’s no better combo than oysters and bubbly…as there is something special about the soft texture of oysters when paired with a dry champagne. Yum! Let’s just be honest, they are a match made in heaven! If you are in love with this union of flavours as much as I am, then you must go to the Hyatt Regency, Johannesburg between… Read more →

Checkers Foreign Ground Coffee Range (image courtesy of Checkers)

Happy National Coffee Day!

Tuesday, 29th September is National Coffee Day in South Africa and to celebrate, we are giving away a hamper of Checkers Foreign Ground coffees. Visit our Facebook Page to enter.   While I am an avid coffee drinker/addict I will admit that I do not know much about it, other than how I like to drink it (milk and a… Read more →

Delicious South African Oreo Milktart (image courtesy of Oreo)

South African Oreo Milktart

With it being Heritage Day & National Braai Day for us here in South Africa. I thought there would be nothing better than to make a traditional South African classic with a small chocolatey milky twist! And with my love and passion for Oreo…I just had to include them, because let’s be honest…nothing is as fun and delicious without a… Read more →