June book review recap
In June, I worked my way through a few audiobooks supplied by various publishers through NetGalley. So here's what I read and what I thought. I reread John le Carré's classic novels about the intricate shadow worlds of international espionage. It's been acclaimed as...
Dirty Dozen Book Reviews
I've collected short reviews of the last twelve audiobooks I listened to through Netgalley and decided it's time to share them. I hope you enjoy and grab a copy of those that pique your attention. "Fatal First Edition" by Jenn McKinlay is the latest addition to the...
Step into my Slippers on 31 May 2024
Slipper Day, Reach For A Dream's biggest fundraiser, returns on 31 May 2024, promising a day filled with warmth, generosity, and fun - all in support of children with life-threatening illnesses. This year, Reach For A Dream and their partners bring you the chance to...
Ten Things About Champagne
There are ten essential insights into the world of Champagne to prepare you for the upcoming Johannesburg Cap Classique, Champagne & Bubbles Festival, slated for May 17th and 18th at the Inanda Polo Club in Sandton. Protected Origins: Only wines crafted within the...
Cocktail 101 – mixing things up

Cocktail 101 – mixing things up

Right. On to the next step. It's getting a bit muddled Juleps, mojitos and some other cocktails call for fruit to be muddled to release their flavours. Cut larger fruits, like citrus, into chunks, and when using herbs, remove their stems to avoid bitterness. Now you...

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Cocktail 101 – getting prepped

Cocktail 101 – getting prepped

The morning after the night before may or may not be the best time to get the basics down. Ensure you wow friends and family with your cocktail know-how by learning how to master various elements. Let's start. Storage Storing your spirits (the alcoholic kind) in a...

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Countdown to 2018: The First Lady

Countdown to 2018: The First Lady

The First Lady cocktail recipe is a collaboration between Musgrave gin and Warwick Wine Estate. Combine Warwick First Lady Rose and Musgrave Pink rose-infused gin with mint, lime, vanilla syrup, ice, cucumber and a splash of Fitch & Leedes club soda.

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Countdown to 2018: Summer Breeze

Countdown to 2018: Summer Breeze

This Summer Breeze cocktail recipe comes from Martha Stewart. Just a splash of sweetness to end the year on a high note. Ingredients 1/3 cup pineapple juice ¼ cup pink grapefruit juice ¼ up gin Fresh mint leaves Soda water In a large glass, combine pineapple and...

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Countdown to 2018: Gin Dandy

Countdown to 2018: Gin Dandy

This Gin Dandy cocktail recipe comes from Martha Stewart. Tip: When serving cocktails over ice, use larger ice cubes – they melt more slowly, preventing over-dilution of your drink. A small amount of melted ice could contribute to the overall flavour of your drink,...

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Countdown to 2018: Elderflower Sour

Countdown to 2018: Elderflower Sour

This Elderflower Sour cocktail recipe comes from Martha Stewart. What better way to celebrate the new year, than by starting early and with a gin cocktail? Ingredients ¼ cup gin ¼ cup elderflower liqueur (or cordial, if you prefer) ¼ cup lemon-mint simple syrup* Soda...

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Make it today: gin ice cream

Make it today: gin ice cream

I got a sneak peek of The Ginologist Cook - 100 Delicious Recipes with Gin, and I'm thrilled to share this recipe from the Ginlato Collection with you: Floral Gin and Clotted Cream Ice Cream. Gingredients: 100ml Ginologist Floral 2 jumbo eggs 125g caster sugar 400g...

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