Travel & Restaurants

Rosto Sunday lunch

December 1, 2017

If you’re a fan of a good old fashion Sunday pork roast then may I suggest that you pay Rosto in Linden a visit this coming weekend. Not only do they serve some pretty delicious free-range chicken, spit-roasted in front of a wood-burning fire, but they also serve amazing crispy porchetta that is only available every Thursday and Sunday.

I’m such a sucker for a good pork roast and pork crackling is one of my favourite indulgences so when we arrived to have lunch a few Sundays ago I didn’t even bother looking at the rest of the menu, I knew what I was there for and I’m happy to report that I wasn’t disappointed!

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27 Boxes in Melville

November 24, 2017

 

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Trying to find cool places around Johannesburg to take your kids isn’t the easiest thing to do, in fact, I find it quite frustrating because half of them are either cool for the kids and dismal for the parents or vice versa. I mean all I’m looking for is an awesome balance between things to do for the kids, a place that serves nice food and then a cool atmosphere to round it all up, is that too much to ask?

I haven’t been to 27 Boxes in Melville for a while so when I found out that it’s been taken on by a new development and has been given a whole new facelift, which includes new shops, restaurants, new branding and most importantly a new entertainment and play area for kids, I was really interested to check it out again, which I did last weekend and I’m happy to say that they have really done a nice job sprucing it up and there are definitely some new and improved spaces for kids which is great!

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Saigon Suzy

November 23, 2017

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There seems to be loads of new places popping up all over the place in Joburg these days and people are really making an effort to make them unique and different which is really cool! A few days ago I posted about the amazing little gin bar in Linden called Tonic and today I’m going to tell you about Jan Smuts newest addition, Saigon Suzy.

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Travel & Restaurants

Tonic Linden

November 20, 2017

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I love gin and tonic. I do. It’s one of the most refreshing drinks around and I’ve missed them haha. Not that I’m a huge drinker, at all, but every now and then it’s so nice to just sit back and enjoy an ice cold G’nT and I know there has to be a few of you reading this and nodding in agreement.

Now I’m not the most adventurous when it comes to making gin and tonics, I mean they are usually just made up of exactly that with lots of lemon, but since visiting Tonic in Linden I’ve realised that I have been missing out on the most amazing combinations! This tiny bar which is decked out in the freshest, coolest way won me over from the second I stepped in. I’m such a sucker for interior detail and I love it when I can see that an effort has been made in every aspect and when the food/drink offering matches the decor then the place instantly becomes a favourite!

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Peaceful Sleep Adventure Series – Part one

November 17, 2017

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Hey guys, I’m really excited to start this new series on my blog in conjunction with Peaceful Sleep. My Durrant crew and I are going to be exploring a couple of different places and activities in and around Joburg this Summer and then showing you what we get up to! Finding kid-friendly places and things to do is not always the easiest so I’m really hoping to be able to recommend some awesome spots and hopefully give you some ideas for things to do during the next few months.

We all know that Summertime means mozzie time, so when I was approached by Peaceful Sleep to do a bit of exploring under their protective force field created by their extensive Family Care Range I was all in. The honest truth is I never knew Peaceful Sleep had a Family range which consists of room sprays, plug-ins, roll-ons and more (you can check the whole lot out on their brand new site) and that their products can be used every day on kids older than 6 months, which is amazing because in my house my kids are the ones that land up with the most bites!

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RECIPES

Homemade Bounty Bars

November 16, 2017

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Heeeeellllooooo Homemade Bounty Bars. Who agrees with me that Bounty Bars are one of the most underrated chocolates out there? They’re rich and coconutty and beyond delicious and one of my all-time favourite chocolates.

Since Nicole and I successfully made our own Snickers Bars and Double Chocolate Bon Bons we were both like let’s make our own Bounty Bars from scratch! I mean why not, how hard can it be right? Well the truth is they aren’t very hard at all to make and they taste really good too, they’re different to the original obviously, not as sweet, but still really nice and the best part is you don’t need that many ingredients to whip them up and everything that goes into them is dairy free, gluten free, refined sugar free.

So if you have some desiccated coconut, coconut milk, maple syrup and 70% dark chocolate in your cupboard you are good to go!

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