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Archive for August, 2011

Press from our New York Trip.

We have both been so frantically busy since our return from New York and so enjoyed seeing our article in the August Food and Wine! Thanks to the editor for using Vaughan’s food shots on the cover most months! (Look out tomorrow morning for his world cup rugby feast on the cover!) Read more

Review on Clouds Estate – Helshoogte Pass – Stellenbosch

With our careers taking us on journeys far and wide, we have been blessed to have stayed at no less than 10 – 15 different establishments in the wine-lands, in the last three years and not one of them has been horrid or a place I would not return. There are however one or two that I love to return to whenever I need a home from home without having to think, plan or wander if it will be nice. Clouds Estate is my personal favorite and a haven that we can’t wait to return to, whenever a styling assignment, or visit to my daughter, who is studying in Stellenbosch, offers us the opportunity. Read more

Fresh Strawberry Butter Icing.

Beautiful topping to add to my favorite Hot Milk Sponge Cake. (Click here for recipe.) Read more

Hot Milk Vanilla Sponge Cake with Fresh Strawberry Butter Icing.

Origin:  My dad found an old school recipe book of mine that I must have left at my grandmother’s home some 30 years ago when he was clearing out  his family home, which sadly has recently been sold. Read more