Pork Chops with Cherry Sauce

An aromatic, slightly piquant spice rub breathes new life into pork chops, but the sweet-sour cherry sauce is what makes this recipe a keeper. The cherry sauce would be equally delicious served with lamb or duck. A bonus is that the sauce can be prepared while the chops cook, making for a quick weeknight meal….

Quote for the Day

This is one of my favourite quotes. I took this photo at a cute little Vegan restaurant I’ve discovered near where I live in New York. It’s called Peacefood Cafe & they do amazing brazil nut chai tea 🙂

Union Square Greenmarket

I discovered a gorgeous organic food market at Union Square this weekend… what a feast for the eyes! However, be prepared to fork out a bit… a single chocolate croissant will knock you back $3.50. For my South African readers, that’s R34,5O! And an average apple pie will be anywhere between $10 and $15 ……

My Cooking Debut At The Cape Town Good Food + Wine Show!

This weekend I gave a fun demonstration at Cape Town’s “Good Food & Wine show” with 48 Hours TV. It was held at the Cape Town Convention Centre. Let me tell you, it was something else cooking in front of a live audience! The worst part was at the end when the audience gave me…

Six things I’d love to do in New York

In just over a month I’m off to New York to study “Acting for Film” + “Film Production” at the New York Film Academy. They have schools all over the world including in Los Angeles, Paris, Florence, Harvard University, Beijing, Japan, Abu Dhabi, India and Australia. I chose New York because I’ve never been and…

Orange Muffins Are What’s Up!

I have been going crazy for orange anything lately. Papaya, spiced orange hot chocolate, orange muffins, orange cakes!  If it has anything to do with orange, chances are I’ll be eating it. Why this sudden obsession? I have no idea. So what I decided to do was get to the recipe books and find the perfect…

March’s 3 New Things

These are 3 things I would love to do this month in my down time:  See an arty film. Now I love mainstream films with all their glitzy movie stars and action-packed storylines. They usually leave you with a satisfied and uplifting feel when you leave. You can just mindlessly watch and you’ll enjoy them…