Restaurant Mosaic @ The Orient : Breakfast the morning after

Today’s post is post 3 of a series of 3 all about our stay at The Orient on 23 September.  The first post was about the hotel, the second was about the dinner at Restaurant Mosaic and today’s will cover the breakfast the morning after. We had a very good night’s sleep in our suite…

Restaurant Mosaic @ The Orient : Story-Telling Cuisine

Chantel Dartnall is the executive chef and owner of the award-winning Restaurant Mosaic at The Orient. Her food is inspired by nature and in stories I have read about her, she refers to her food as botanical cuisine. After being seated at our tables on Friday night, she did her rounds and greeted all the…

The Orient Hotel – A whole new level of elegance

The Orient Hotel in Hartebeespoort – opulence and decadence and elegance at its very best. 24 September – South Africa’s Heritage Day, also Braai Day, but also our wedding anniversary. This year we celebrated 8 years of being married. It feels like a big number. I know it’s nothing like 40 years, 20 years or…

Beautiful Evening Star Market in Henley on Klip

Beautiful Evening Star Market in Henley on Klip Last month I had the pleasure of being invited by a co-blogger, Nicole from The Beautiful Blog, to attend the Evening Star Market and do a blog collaboration on the market. Thank you Nicole for the opportunity. It was a beautiful day and I thoroughly enjoyed myself….

City Chic Tasha’s @ Rosebank The Zone

I know that Tasha’s is very well known and popular. I had never been before today so when Husby and I decided to head to the Zone for some Lush shopping, we decided to stop and have a bite to eat at Tasha’s too. This post is perhaps less about informing the already well informed…

When your heart is on a platter

tea.eats has been running for a short 3 months. I have loved every moment of finding new places, eating interesting food, trying out new drinks, attending events. However I feel that my eyes were bigger than my capabilities when I set out to do 5 posts a week. I am just one person, a mother…

Miss Grace Country Food House – Indian Night

Last week I had the honour of being invited to be a guest of Miss Grace Country House and join them for their Indian night. Every aspect of the night was perfect. They were able to keep the integrity of Miss Grace through their decor and the chef prepared the food so well you could…

Meal Planner and Money & Time Saving Tips

This tea.eats Meal Planner has been something on my heart for quite some time now. In the economical climate of today, it is getting more and more difficult to make salaries stretch to month end. Many people that I have spoken to have compared their budgets from this year to last year, and on the…

Salsa Mexican Grill at Bedford Square is now open

I love love love Mexican food! The spicy, tangy, sweet cuisine is my absolute favourite – which is why I dragged Husby to Salsa Mexican Grill in Bedford Square on it’s second night of being open. In our past adventures to Bedford Square we had walked passed the closed up space advertising that Salsa Mexican…

The vision behind The Art Farm as told by Ilse Becker

The Art Farm has made it’s mark amongst the Joburg South locals. Bringing you fine art, crafts, interesting craftsmanship classes, farm animals, restaurants, and markets it seems to cover a vast “target audience” whilst maintaining it’s family friendly status. People of the South love The Art Farm and all it’s many features. The Art Farm…

Tea Merchant Green Wonder & a little motivation

In my previous Tea with Taryn posts, you will find it plain to see that I have a love/love relationship with tea. Tea soothes me. It refreshes me. Gives me new oomph for the tasks ahead. Calms me. Good quality loose leaf tea is this times like a million gazillion! Nothing quite beats sitting down…

Meal in Minutes – Delicious Chicken and CousCous Dish

Yum Today’s Meal in Minutes is a delicious chicken and couscous dish. It’s quick to make, packed full with flavour and healthy! I can’t say what type of dish this is or which nationality the inspiration comes from. I think it is definitely euro-latin / western Europe in some instances, but also a little middle…

Top 10 things to do in Joburg this Spring Weekend

So you didn’t make it to Huawei Joburg Day? Tickets sold out? Wondering what to do in this beautiful city to celebrate the arrival of some warmth and the gorgeous sunshine? Here is my Top 10 list of things to do in Joburg this Spring Weekend. The Fat Olive Country RestaurantVisit the Fat Olive Beach…

Good and Proper Food Truck Eatery – Benmore Gardens

Food Truck’s are all the craze at the moment. Trendy, vibrant, good street food. Good and Proper Food Truck Eatery in Benmore Gardens brings this awesome vibe right to you, if you work in Sandton that is, for you to visit during your lunch hour.  This morning at their Spring day launch I saw 3…

Frida’s – A colourful oasis found in the Germiston “desert”

I had the privilege of meeting and interviewing the very colourful Hettie Shroeder who is the sole owner of Frida’s Coffee Bar in Albermale, Germiston. There was no mistaking that Hettie was not only the owner of Frida’s but the passion and drive behind this very colourful restaurant / coffee shop. She herself was dressed…

Joziburg Lane – A New Joburg Food Market

Joziburg Lane – loud music, an array of street food, a couple of food trucks, a cocktail bar and decadent sweets. Husby and I went to check the market out ahead of its permanent opening party on Friday 2 September. Driving there was hair raising! My gps lost signal under a bridge and we kind…