Heather

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Nicky Stubbs’ new book takes us all home

For Nicky Stubbs, cooking and eating go hand in hand with quality family time – as I’m sure it does for most of us. And that’s exactly what she’s sharing with everyone in her new recipe book, For Friends and Family.

It saved my salad!

I have to be honest: salads are not up there on ‘Heather’s top things to eat’ list. I think it’s because a bad salad is really heart-breaking: soggy lettuce, a few sad tomato slices, a bit of feta trying to save the day. Okay, that is a really bad salad, but still, you get my point.  So would you believe… Read more →

My kind of doughnut

My kind of doughnut

The launch of Dunkin’ Donuts in Cape Town today has got me thinking about doughnuts… It’s no secret to everyone who knows me: I like a good churro. No, not like. I love a good churro. I would walk a thousand miles for a good churro. Let’s get this out of the way first: What is a churro? Quite simply,… Read more →

From craft markets to Macy Gray

I know I was young, and incredible food festivals were probably happening across the country, but since the days of craft markets in school fields, it seems like South Africa is really stepping up its foodie festival game. My favourite part of the weekend when I was in primary school was heading to the Rondebosch Craft Market –  not strictly… Read more →

Cooking for one

Cooking for one

Okay, so I know for a fact that many people suffer from this same problem. When you live alone, cooking for one can sometimes be a huge pain in backside. Right? Right.  It’s not like I don’t enjoy whipping together creative, healthy and delicious dishes, because I do. But there are those nights when you just don’t want to. Fact…. Read more →

Coco-nuts

Coco-nuts

Can we please talk about the wonders of coconut flour?

I'm a full-blooded South African

I’m a full-blooded South African

I’m a full-blooded south African. But, I have to admit, I have never lit my own braai… I know, I’m hanging my head in shame too. The act of having a braai, though, is without a doubt one of my favourite spring, summer, afternoon, evening, late-night, anytime activities. So the fact that I haven’t yet claimed a fire as my… Read more →

Nothing is better than taking a pie out of the oven

Nothing is better than taking a pie out of the oven

‘Nothing is better than taking a pie out of the oven,’ Martha Stewart once said. ‘What is does for you personally, and for your family’s idea of you, is something you can’t buy.’ Martha couldn’t have said it any better. Is there anything more rewarding than lifting a glistening, golden, steaming pie out of the oven? The rain pouring outside,… Read more →