Peter’s House on Kloofnek in Cape Town
By     |    Mar 11, 2014
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Peter’s House on Kloofnek in Cape Town

My roller derby team, the Storm Riders of the Cape Town Rollergirls, had a photoshoot with the awesome Jon Meinking from ishotimages this past Saturday at 6am in the morning. After the shoot, the most important thing to do next was to have breakfast! Pepper Annarchy, one of our utility skaters, suggested Peter’s House. I’ve never been there before, so it seemed fitting to try out this restaurant. Peter’s House […]

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Open Air Movie Screening at Spier Wine Farm
By     |    Mar 6, 2014
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Open Air Movie Screening at Spier Wine Farm

This past Valentine’s Day, I received tickets to join the Spier Wine Farm‘s Breakfast at Tiffany’s outdoor movie screening and my oh my, what a rad time we had. My GPS did some amazing rerouting, we missed the traffic and arrive an hour early. It was actually the perfect circumstance and allowed us to mission around the wine farm. Since it was my first time at Spier, I was rather […]

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Featured: Spar Savour Magazine Issue 10
By     |    Feb 11, 2014
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Featured: Spar Savour Magazine Issue 10

I got to hang out with Lynn-Leigh Brandt, the feature’s writer at Spar’s Savour Digital Magazine, to chat about my blog, food and more food. Thanks for the fun shoot! Check out the full interview here Check out the recipes featured here Tweet

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Chinese New Year recipe – Savoury Rice Cakes with Shiitake Mushrooms, Bok Choy and Chinese Cabbage
By     |    Feb 6, 2014
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Chinese New Year recipe – Savoury Rice Cakes with Shiitake Mushrooms, Bok Choy and Chinese Cabbage

年糕 “nian gao”, which is commonly known as Chinese rice cake, is often eaten at Chinese New Year celebrations. Nian gao, the rice cake, rhymes with an extract from a New Year phrase 年年高升 “nian nian gao sheng”. Roughly translated it means to soar with achievements, year after year.   Rice cakes are made of glutinous rice flour, which gives it its chewy and al dente texture. In Hokkien (the […]

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Celebrating Chinese New Year 2014 – Year of the Horse
By     |    Feb 2, 2014
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Celebrating Chinese New Year 2014 – Year of the Horse

BLOEMFONTEIN – Growing up in South Africa, it has always been difficult to truly enjoy the entirety of this two-week celebration. Chinese New Year is an elaborate and festive holiday in Asia but here we hold rather modest celebrations. Ever since I left school I haven’t been able to celebrate with my whole family but in 2014, the Year of the Horse, all three kids (my sister Jasmine, my brother Frank […]

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Dusty Rebels & The Bombshells – the 1st Rockabilly Festival in South Africa
By     |    Nov 7, 2013
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Dusty Rebels & The Bombshells – the 1st Rockabilly Festival in South Africa

This Saturday, 9 November 2013, my roller derby league, the Cape Town Rollergirls, is taking part in the very first Rockabilly Festival in South Africa! The Dusty Rebels and the Bombshells comprises a crew of rockabilly lovers and legends that are here to introduce this culture to South Africa by bring all things rockabilly together at this event! Maria and Zigi, head honchos of this rockabilly event were recently on […]

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Waterblommetjies, Mushrooms and Chorizo with Sesame Oil on Pasta
By     |    Sep 16, 2013
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Waterblommetjies, Mushrooms and Chorizo with Sesame Oil on Pasta

I love visiting the market at the Palms Centre on Victoria road (main road) in Salt River for an early quick breakfast and fresh produce to cook up a storm later that same day. This Cape Town market occurs every Saturday and they showcase traders mostly from the Platteland. Check out my introduction post on the Market at the Palms. I visited the market with my friend, Kate, who’s part […]

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Baby Animal of the Week: 16: Baby Giraffe
By     |    Aug 30, 2013
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Baby Animal of the Week: 16: Baby Giraffe

Baby Animal of the Week series. My dear friend Suné Storm and I Google search baby animals to smile and warm the cockles of our hearts when we have a bad day. Every time my sister, Jasmine, goes travelling – she brings a form of giraffe back for me. From a key ring, to a pillow, to a small doll to my latest from the UK… giraffe socks. Giraffe fun […]

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Cape Town Rollergirls ROAD RAGE Roller Derby Bout 24 AUG 2013
By     |    Aug 29, 2013
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Cape Town Rollergirls ROAD RAGE Roller Derby Bout 24 AUG 2013

If you’ve been following my roller derby adventures, you’ll know that I’ve been playing this full-contact women’s sport for over two years and what started as a hobby became an obsession. Find out more about roller derby here. This past weekend on Saturday 24 August 2013, my roller derby league – the Cape Town Rollergirls hosted a Bout “ROAD RAGE” in Cape Town, where the Storm Riders (my team) competed against The REV’ettes, […]

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You could WIN R1000 Checkers Voucher!
By     |    Aug 26, 2013
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You could WIN R1000 Checkers Voucher!

It’s hard to say no to such a rad competition. The rad folk from Checkers are doing a #3WeekGiftGiveaway campaign and have given a R1 000 gift voucher to give away to one of my followers. How to enter with Butterfingers: Step1: Follow me @Wolverming on Twitter. Step 2: Tweet, mentioning 1. my handle, 2. @CheckersSA and 3. #3WeekGiftGiveaway with a picture of the Checkers Logo (there’s no wrong way to do it) Further […]

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