Food for Change ~ The Blue Vanilla of Blue Margouillat

  Ranawara flowers, saddled bream, kalembula, green chickpea, birch syrup, wasabi, eland, Jerusalem artichoke… Food for Change this year has opened our eyes to a wealth of ingredients from around the world, many of which we have never heard of before, ingredients that need defending. […]

A Romance of Baobabs at Anjajavy, Madagascar

“Hazo tokana tsy mba ala.” ~ One tree doesn’t make a forest. Malagasy saying   I remember just about every detail from our time at Anjajavy, but the trees, they were an entity unto themselves. There they were, every which way we turned. Even out […]

This is AtholPlace: Freedom, Peace and the Great Exhale

  A hotel room, a private garden and the kindness of strangers now like family. This is respite, this is the slow outside the fast, the sitting back and looking out. This is AtholPlace in Johannesburg, the seat in the middle of the dance, the […]

Baguettes & Waterfalls in the Mountains of Reunion

  This was not your usual tumbling cascade; there was gunpowder in its force. The water burst out into the air, over the steep rock face and into the great canyon at Cascade du Bras Rouge in Cirque de Cilaos, Reunion. We were in volcano […]