Tagged with Food

Low tea? How oDD

Low tea? How oDD

Sometimes all this blogging pays off.  I had about 20 seconds of fame today.  People knew who I was… …well kind of.  They called me Martina-in-Jozi, but what the hell?!  It’s kind of the same thing.  I had been invited by my favourite cafe ’round these parts – The oDD Cafe – to their inaugural Low Tea.  High … Continue reading

Shmoke and a pancake

Shmoke and a pancake

OK, no smoking actually happened, and there were way more pancakes than just 1… Pancake Day is BIG NEWS in our house.  It’s actually big news in the UK.  I think mostly amongst the people I socialise with it is more the actual pancakes than for the meaning of the day.  Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day) … Continue reading

Let them eat cake

Let them eat cake

People in Jozi rave about Wolves cafe in Illovo for cupcakes and coffee. They obviously don’t know about The Patisserie just 5 minutes away! I was running errands and needed to go to the post office in Illovo.  My friend told me about this awesome coffee shop there so I persuaded her (with absolutely no persuasion necessary) … Continue reading

Good cooks never lack friends

Good cooks never lack friends

So I have joined a cooking club.  Who am I?!  I hardly recognise myself.  Actually, I’m even more confused about who I am turning into as I helped to set one up!  Aging definitely accelerates as you get into your late twenties and become an actual adult… I’ve always loved my food and tend to … Continue reading

An oasis in Jozi: Impala Fruit and Veg

An oasis in Jozi: Impala Fruit and Veg

The weekly grocery shop.  You would think that we could just go to the supermarket right? Wrong.  The supermarkets here, unlike the UK and probably every other country on Earth, don’t actually stock everything that you need under one roof so you often are driving here, there and everywhere to fulfil your weekly grocery list.  … Continue reading

Food, Wine, Design Fair – Joburg

Food, Wine, Design Fair – Joburg

This weekend is the Food, Wine, Design Fair in Hyde Park.  It’s awesome!  It’s a boutique, outdoor market full to the brim of local designers, artisanal products, furniture crafters, wineries and micro-breweries.  I ate so much food whilst I was there I thought that I would pop!  I went to this stall that has venison stews served … Continue reading

Raw Food & Juice Bar, 44 Stanley

Raw Food & Juice Bar, 44 Stanley

A couple of nights ago we were invited to the opening of a raw food cafe in the 44 Stanley complex.  Before I moved to SA I didn’t know much about raw food at all, but after meeting Lara at Fine & Raw I’m starting to hear about it and understand it a lot more. Raw … Continue reading

Night Time is the Right Time

Night Time is the Right Time

**I apologise for dark photo’s.  I need a new flash for my camera.  Donations welcome** So here I go, flouting the “rules” again.  You are meant to stay out of the CBD, and driving through it I can see why.  It’s a very urban, gritty place and there are not many white faces to be seen.  … Continue reading

What do people eat in SA?

What do people eat in SA?

I’ve been asked quite a few times just what we are eating here in SA.  We haven’t had any pots and pans for a week as our shipping arrives tomorrow so we have had to eat out at every meal (sounds great but it has become a bit much). I haven’t had time to blog … Continue reading