My Recipes, RECIPES

Peanut butter and chocolate pancakes

June 17, 2018


Sometimes I wake up in the mornings on a weekend and just feel like pancakes. I’m not really a breakfasty type person, but every now and then sitting down in front of a stack of warm pancakes covered in syrup is exactly what I feel like. This morning was one of those days and seeing as it was also Father’s Day it gave me the perfect excuse to get my pancake making pants on! I.e. stay in my pyjamas.

Now pancakes are awesome because you can literally cover them in anything and they’ll taste good, but today I thought that I would make a batch of Peanut Butter And Chocolate Pancakes because what could be better than peanut butter and chocolate slapped together then shaped into soft fluffy circles of amazingness? Nothing, that’s what.

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June 12, 2018


Over the last few months, I have shared a few great projects on my blog that MySchool is involved in that are not only really awesome but have also really made a difference to the organisations that they stand behind. They have an array of worthy causes that they support and love and that they help their customers get behind them just by simply swiping their MySchool cards instore.

On my blog, I have spoken about the Shine Literacy Project that they endorse which is an amazing organisation that has been around for 17 years and assists with South Africa’s high stats around poor reading and comprehension. I have also spoken about the great volunteer project where MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet has partnered up with a Johannesburg-based non-profit organisation called (NPO) Better SA and their very innovative and super awesome hop-on hop-off mini-bus volunteer service, which literally arranges everything for you, making donating some of your time to those in need the easiest task around.

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COOL STUFF, places to go

Made By Jewellery

June 6, 2018


You know when you’re sitting at home on the couch thinking, I wish I could do something that I’ve never done before just so I can try it out and see if it’s something that I like? It’s so cool doing things that are out of your comfort zone, things that challenge your creativity in a way that is so different to what you do in your everyday life.

I love making things with my hands, I always have ever since I was a little kid. In fact, I still have a few pieces of pottery I lovingly carved and moulded for my parents when I was in Primary School, granted I can’t tell what one or two of the items are supposed to be, so I’ll just say that I have an awesome collection of ashtrays and…paperweights. That’s the best part about pottery I guess when in doubt about a piece, it can always just be a paperweight.

A little while ago a couple of my friends, Henriette Botha and Nikki Sherman, who have started their own very pretty jewellery line called Made By started hosting an array of Ring Carving Workshops at various venues in and around Joburg and I thought it would be cool to try my hand at ring making. I thought I wear rings, I like rings and who knows maybe I’ll land up making something that becomes a family heirloom one day.

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My Recipes, RECIPES

Cinnamon and sugar doughnuts

June 4, 2018


Doughnuts, doughnuts, everybody loves doughnuts. Last week Friday was International Doughnut Day, yes a whole day has been dedicated to these awesome circular nuggets of happiness, personally I think they should get a whole month and all shops everywhere should have to give out doughnuts with every purchase made, but that’s just me.

In the past, I have baked quite a few batches of doughnuts, but I have never attempted to deep fry them. I’ve always been a bit nervous too, but over the weekend I decided to conquer my doughnut-frying fear and gave the recipe below a bash! It may also be because the recipe I was trying didn’t require me to make the dough and then let it sit for 34 hours whilst singing Mariah Carey to it to make it rise! One of my pet peeves is when a recipe requires a whole days prep time, it’s like dangling a carrot in front of a donkey, or should I say a carrot cake.

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Churche, photography

Churche – Via la Moda

May 31, 2018


It feels like I haven’t posted a Churche shoot up on my blog in a long time so I’m really amped to share this lookbook that we created a little while back for Via la Moda. This shoot was also used to create a magazine for them, my first ever glossy magazine that has gone to print that I shot from cover to cover! It was so awesome receiving a copy and paging through it, seeing your work in print is a pretty amazing and real feeling.

Below you will find images from the whole lookbook. Adi and I worked really hard on this project and we’re so happy with how it turned out. Once again if there are any brands out there, big or small that are keen to work with us, please drop me a mail. All the projects that we shoot we conceptualise, art direct and produce ourselves, so all you would have to do is show us what you would like shot and we’ll do all the rest.

Here is my email address:

Photographer/Art Director: Angie Batis Durrant

Stylist: Adi Koen

Model: Amy Harrison

Make-up: Christine Pearse

If you missed some of our other shoots, just click here.

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Simba Sleep Mattress

May 23, 2018


I love my bed! I love it because I know that no matter what at the end of the day it’s going to be there for me with no complaints, no requests, no long tales about how the guy at the grocery store who took so long to exchange a low-fat milk for full cream. Yes, I know that mattresses can’t talk, all I’m trying to say is that your mattress is kind of like a silent best friend that is always there for you no matter what.

So this post is going to be a bit out of the ordinary for me because it’s all about a brand new mattress brand called Simba Sleep that has been bought into South Africa by Takealot and that comes delivered to your front door literally in a box. Yip, in a full-on box which you then open up, take out and watch unroll, as if like magic into a fully fledged dual spring, memory foam mattress that has a combination of 2,500 conical pocket springs! It was pretty amazing watching this mattress come to life and go from really thin to literally a full on 5-layer sleep-inducing machine.

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