The Year of the Dog

It began quietly with a lunar sliver and an invitation to a fabulous party to celebrate the Chinese New Year. The Dog Year in 2018 started on February 16th.   Our dogs were doing great and we imagined we had a many more years of adventures with them. That week our precious Sizzles started to stumble…

There is Magic in them thar Hills

There is nothing like a change to focus one’s attention.  For twenty years, I have lived in the Magic Cottage on Old Kilgobbin Farm in Dargle.  This week, I become an Howickian for the rest of this year (at least). While I really do appreciate most days living in the beautiful hills, these past two…

Mnandi

I am feeling pleased a punch.  The cook book I have been working on for absolute ages as a fundraiser for the Mpophomeni Conservation Group has finally been published.  My design diva pal, Des, put it together just the way I dreamed it and I think it looks delicious. My friends in Mpophomeni are the…

Wild Green Soup & Wendy’s Picnic

My all time favourite meal of greens and beans is included in the just published recipe book – East Coast Tables – Inland Edition. On Friday evening, the book was launched at Blueberry Hill in Nottingham Road, with the who’s who of the local food scene in attendance.  I went along with my friend Ntombenhle,…