Exploring Woodstock with Skyscanner

By |2017-05-05T16:12:43+02:00July 30th, 2015|Africa, As Seen On, Cities, People, Travel, Travel in Africa|

Exploring Woodstock with Skyscanner - #24HPeriscope In one of my more exhilirating Saturday mornings (no lazing in fleecy P.Js with a cuppa and Twitter) - this one past to be precise, 26 July, I got to dash around my beloved Woodstock, elected a #YuccieCity (more about that in a mo) for Skyscanner, as part of their second #24hPeriscope. [...]

Going Back There – Reflections on Home

By |2017-04-06T17:34:03+02:00April 15th, 2015|As Seen On, Featured Articles, Non-fiction, Nostalgia, Portfolio, Published|

Going Back There - Reflections on Home for Visi Magazine celebrating my husband's birthday with my parents in their home Ishay Govender-Ypma reflects on her childhood home, the changes that make visiting difficult and the constant pull to return. (Visi Magazine asked me to contribute a column on "home". A version of this [...]

Cape Town- Beginner’s Travel Guide

By |2017-05-05T16:41:24+02:00May 22nd, 2014|Africa, As Seen On, Featured Articles, Portfolio, Published, Travel, Travel in Africa|

Cape Town - a Beginner's Travel Guide A city known for its exquisite natural beauty, where two oceans meet at the very tip of Africa, this is a guide for the first time visitor to CAPE TOWN, the Mother City- for Oi Vietnam magazine. Before you plan your trip to Cape Town, delve into this beginner's [...]

Mauritius Street Food – reminder of a Durban Childhood

By |2017-05-08T11:59:32+02:00January 21st, 2014|Africa, As Seen On, Bread & Savoury Bakes, Featured Articles, People, Portfolio, Published, Recipe Index, Recipes, Travel, Travel in Africa|

Mauritius Street Food Pickle vendor outside Waterfront, Port Louis - Reminders of a Durban Childhood         (this article appeared in the Sunday Times Extra 12 Jan 2014) Ripe pineapples, dipped in chilli powder and salt, threaded on wooden skewers and sold along the Durban beachfront, remind me of my childhood [...]

Rotterdam Eating Guide – a Tasting Tour

By |2017-05-05T16:45:43+02:00January 7th, 2014|As Seen On, Europe, Featured Articles, Food & Travel, Portfolio, Published, Travel, Travel in Europe|

Rotterdam Tasting Tour (Eating Guide) This Rotterdam eating guide was published by Eat Out erasmus bridge in background After a boat ride along the river Maas in Rotterdam, the largest and busiest port city in Europe, I make my way to join a queue in front of a nearby snack bar. For €2.50, [...]

Food Culture at Le Prince Maurice – a video

By |2017-04-07T17:10:18+02:00December 12th, 2013|Africa, As Seen On, Food & Travel, Portfolio, Travel, Travel in Africa|

Food Culture at Le Prince Maurice  - Ultimate Mauritius #UltimateMauritius from Food and the Fabulous on Vimeo. Last month I had the wonderful pleasure of visiting Constance Le Prince Maurice hotel on the East coast of Mauritius, delighted at being back on the island so soon. I had but two days on the #UltimateMauritius campaign, but [...]

Luffa and Shrimp curry

By |2017-05-08T12:02:24+02:00October 8th, 2013|As Seen On, Featured Articles, Food, Indian Food Easy Peasy, Mains, Portfolio, Published, Recipe Development, Recipe Index, Recipes, Seafood|

Luffa and Shrimp curry - Chinese okra This recipe forms part of a series prepared for Pick n Pay Fresh Living Magazine, October 2013 issue A vegetable, and an exfoliator! My grandmothers, like yours too, if they were a part of the same generation, practicised thrift to a fault. They had to, really, with large [...]

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