My latest, all natural, chemical-free, animal-friendly beauty routine.
Eek! I leave on an adventure with my boyfriend this week.
Seeings as I’m obsessed with packing and travel, I’ve already put together checklists and game plans for the best pack possible. Here’s what I’m taking along…
Here’s what I got and how I feel about it.
Here’s to weekend nostalgia, featuring some of my favourite locally sourced food and the beautiful meal we made with it.
I had you at food, right?
I recently discovered a life-changing local food service called “Eat Your Home”. Basically, you dear Durbanites, now have the option to get weekly boxes of locally grown, organic goodness delivered to your door.
Eat Your Home offers two sweet, sweet “veggie box” options, that provide the basis of your weekly or bi-weekly veggie needs. If the words “organic” and “local” didn’t get you foodies frothing, then maybe the phrase “it’s pretty much your grocery shopping sorted” will. (Yeah I bet that did the trick, you lazy buggers!)
I chose the larger family box and went halvies with my dad. For R170 bucks, I received my veggies on Saturday morning and couldn’t believe what treasures I found in that Mary Poppin’s bag. I just kept on pulling out veg after veg, not sure how I was getting so much goodness, out of one cardboard box. Carrots, beetroots, spinach, lettuce, turnips, sweet potatoes, coriander, ginger, onions, spring onions – the works!
What’s cool, is that you can also add on extras to your seasonal veggie box. The site offers an array of locally produced and procured cheeses, meats, herbs and honey. Hello, no-excuse-not-to-eat-well.
On Sunday, I had organised for my pops to come and collect his half of the loot – with promises of a light lunch. I made us a pretty beautiful feast, using some of the veggie box goods to make a salad starter.
I then served up some seared scallops in a lemon butter and garlic dressing, with fresh bread to mop up the sauce. I bought the potato and rosemary loaf from The Glenwood bakery (obvi) and the scallops from The Fish Counter. The Fish Counter is a rad little fishmonger just off of Florida Road that you also need to give a visit if you’re looking for some fresh seafood treats!
Dad and I ended up having a rather lovely lunch in my new little flat, followed by gorgeous lemon centered cupcakes that I copped from Smith’s Bakeshop at the Morning Trade. It really was the grand finale to a day of beautiful food.
Support local, kids.
One of my favorite spots because I don’t have to scan the menu for the odd vegetarian option. The V’s actually stand for vegan meals and I love that this is a totally meat free restaurant.
The atmosphere is quite magical. It’s almost uncanny how the sun seems to sneak perfectly between the foliage and how there is always,ALWAYS, a breeze. It’s a great place to sit outside, in nature and be a little bit of a shoeless hippy on the odd occasion. Best part is that there is a deli and organic food store attached so once you’ve eaten some yummy and healthy food, or had a vitamin packed smoothie, you can stock up on some fresh veg and other organic products to take home with you.Most of it is also locally sourced!
This place is ideal when you need to simply get away from it all to enjoy the simplicity of a leafy garden and a red cappuccino.
106 Bulwer Road