• Starbucks opens first Cape Town store at Canal Walk

    Starbucks opens first Cape Town store at Canal Walk

    Cape Town has joined the list of cities around the world in which you will find a Starbucks store, courtesy of its newly opened store in Canal Walk – the first of six to open in the next four weeks.

    In a first for Starbucks, Capetonians who had pre-booked their spot to be among the first to experience Starbucks on home soil were treated to an exclusive first taste of high-quality arabica coffee. With COVID restrictions in mind and to ensure the safety of customers, the store opened with four days of slots available for fans to pre-book their introduction to Starbucks. View Post


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    Delicious Homemade Custard-Style Mac and Cheese

    Delicious Homemade Custard-Style Mac and Cheese

    When you think mac and cheese you think comfort food and for many of us it elicits pure nostalgia. Food has a way of connecting us with those special happy memories.  For me, I associate this Delicious Homemade Custard-Style Mac and Cheese with a happy food memory because this particular recipe was passed down to me by my late mom-in-law . Every time I make this, it elicits nostalgia about how she prepared this with love, the smell that transcended from her kitchen through the house while it baked and how we sat around the table waiting for it to come out of the oven.  Followed by the joy of tasting the deliciousness of creamy macaroni smothered with layers of cheese.  View Post


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    Starbucks stores open in Cape Town with exclusive customer experiences

    starbucks stores open in cape town

    Have you heard that Starbucks stores are opening in Cape Town with exclusive customer experiences?

    Six Starbucks stores will be opening in Cape Town over the next four weeks. Capetonians can look forward to a one-of-its-kind opening experience at four of these stores, with an exclusive, safe and personal introduction to the brand. View Post


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    The trials and triumphs of my keto journey

    the trials and triumphs of my keto journey

    Get the inside scoop of this low-carb, high-fat diet as I share the trials and triumphs of my keto journey. Note this a long read but I promise to be brutally honest.

    In the past it was easy to manage my weight.  Being tall, I generally weigh more and my physique hides the fact that I am actually overweight. If I gained a few kilograms I would go on a quick weight loss programme to shed the excess weight. Yet it isn’t all that easy once you are in your 40’s and hormones and perimenopause becomes a contributing factor.  So the older I got, I started embracing my love handles, curves and have become comfortable with the way I look as long as my clothes still fit me. View Post


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    Heavenly Berry Cheesecake

    heavenly berry cheesecake

    Let’s be honest – not a lot of people opt to bake a cheesecake; they would rather do no-bake version. No doubt it can be a bit intimidating and stressful to get a baked cheesecake perfect without it sinking and the top burning or cracking.  But I’m here to share a few tips that will hopefully guide you to making the most delicious baked cheesecake. If I think cheesecake; three words come to mind – velvety, rich and heavenly and that is exactly what my berry cheesecake is. And can I let you in on a little secret – it is low in carbs and contains no refined sugars. Apart from this, the taste is still pure mouth-watering bliss. View Post


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