Things to do in Cape Town, the Helderberg, and the Cape Winelands

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Belgian Chocolate and Curios at Chocolat etc. in Swellendam (2021-01-12)

Our early January school holidays escape to Swellendam was lazing along quite nicely. Comfortably tucked in at the Aan de Heuvel self-catering cottage where the girls were pretty much living in our private splash pool, we didn’t need to mosey… Continue Reading →

Shopping at the Lindt Chocolate Studio in Cape Town (2019-01-09)

Did you know that the Lindt chocolate classes hosted in Cape Town and Johannesburg were a first for Lindt worldwide? It is something that Chantelle has always been keen to do at some point in time, and now that we’ve… Continue Reading →

Chocolate Tasting at Moniki Chocolatier in Tulbagh (2016-12-10)

Chantelle and I found ourselves enjoying a mini break away from the kids back in December last year, escaping to the tiny, historic and laden with wine and olive producers town of Tulbagh for the weekend. Tulbagh is of course… Continue Reading →

Wine Tasting at La Couronne Wine Estate (2015-05-10)

The third stop on our Franschhoek Wine Tram blue line trip (part of our fabulous weekend away in Franschhoek) was the La Couronne Wine Estate. Originally named Champagne Farm and farmed by seven generations of the Le Roux brother, La… Continue Reading →

Things to See in South Africa: Huguenot Fine Chocolates (Franschhoek)

Billed as Franschhoek’s famous Belgian chocolate shop, Huguenot Fine Chocolates is a tiny BEE producer of fine handcrafted Belgian chocolates. Located in the main street of Franschhoek, the self proclaimed gourmet capital of South Africa, this boutique chocolaterie offers a… Continue Reading →

A Note on Easter and Breast Milk

If you are a breastfeeding mother and you read material that is handed out to you, then you would undoubtedly know that the food that you eat effects the milk that your breasts produce. It is quite a simple system really, and hence there exists a substantial list of foods and food types you should avoid if you want a happy, healthy baby.

7 Minute Microwave Chocolate Cake Recipe

An absolute disaster it was I tell you. I couldn’t find my gran’s 7 minute microwave chocolate cake recipe anywhere and not wanting to let Chantelle whom I had promised a cake for down, I did a quick look about on the Internet and turned up this pretty good alternative recipe for the one I used to make.

Chocolate Fridge Fudge Recipe

Because one never knows when nuclear disaster will strike and rip everything you have ever treasured asunder, I have decided to save the most important recipe in the world on the Internet today. So please Google, cache this for me.

Weekend in Review: Friday (21-24 March)

Easter Weekend is upon us, even if it feels kind of strange to be having it in March and not in its customary April slot. An important weekend to all those belonging to the Christian faith and even more important to all those little children who simply love gorging themselves on all the chocolate eggs that the mischievous little Easter Bunny seems so intent on hiding all over the house and garden.

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