onepointzero | eye for design

Thursday, August 4, 2011

How talented is this designer?  An eye for detail & keeping it natural, I love his work.  Have a look at JP Beukes website here onepointzero

One designer I will be following closely.


Things that make me Smile | Wishfull thoughts

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

pics via Pinterest

Steak & Roast Potatoes

Craving Steak & Chips the whole day yesterday I decided to follow those cravings and not upset the food gods.  I bought two giant pieces of Woolworths steak (now on special), made some roast potatoes, sweet butternut & creamed spinach.  Easy dinner & for the first time in years the steak came out perfect! Soft, tender, melts in your mouth... almost like "spook asem", I found a secret:

Make sure the steak/fillet is room temperature.  Lightly spice both sides with your barbeque spice (I just used Cerebos Braai salt) & leave for 20 minutes.

In the meantime cut your potatoes into wedges, sprinkle with olive oil, chopped garlic and fresh rosemary.  Start baking them in the oven (uncovered).

After 20 minutes flash fry the steak in a little olive oil & set aside in a baking tray, rest for another 5 minutes.  Lightly spice the steak again & set next to the potatoes.  Bake until desired.  I like my steak medium rare, so baked it for 10 minutes and grilled it for the last 5 minutes.  Keep in mind these steaks were about 2cm in width.
Delicious comfort food for a freezing winter's evening.

Multi Tasking

Monday, July 11, 2011

(pic via pear tree hey bridge)

Leaine's Kitchen

I adore Leaine from Leaine's Kitchen.  Her passion & love for cooking radiates from these pages.
She has enlightened us with her culinary skills showing us that healthy isn't always the bland option.  She brings recipes to life!  Now living in Cape Town her passion has flared even more, just look at this decadent dessert

Lemon and honey fridge cheesecake

mmmmm, I can already taste it.
Your amazing Leaine

What Katie Ate

... while on the topic of food stylists I love, an update on my all time favorite What Katie Ate

Drizzle & Dip

On my search to add a nice twist to Steak & Chips tonight I stumbled upon this amazing talented lady Samantha Linsell who specializes in food styling (my dream job in case you have forgotten).

Have a look at her beautiful food shots and delicious recipes to boot:  Drizzle and Dip

Steak & Chips Monday

I have been dreaming about steak & chips and I think today is the day.  Hubby is sick in bed & what better cure than a real man's meal...

The perfect picnic

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

(pics via Sarah Boling)

I ♥ food trucks!

Something that's not really a niche in South Africa.  I think when we see a food truck next to the road we associate it with dirty, cheap, gritty, oily food that you will only buy if you are forced to 2 O'clock in the morning in desperation and drunk confusion.

Now I hope that we can all look at this in new admiration. I would love to open a little boutique designer food truck, what do you think?  If it's classy, clean and serves amazing food, why not!

Happy 4th of July!

Monday, July 4, 2011

What better way then to celebrate with some tasty treats from What Katie Ate | Apple, Ginger & Cranberry Vodka Cocktail and Home made Burgers

Fab finds

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Oh my.  What a great site:  My black book

I can spend hours going through all her finds.  A real day to day inspiration.

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