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Tandy’s first memories of food involve her paternal grandmother who always had enough food at her table to feed a small army. She can remember stepping into her grandmother’s pantry and eating pickled onions right out of the jar. The pantry also always had a container of crunchies and one bite of this treat transports her right back to that place. Coming from a Jewish family, high holy days meant cooking with all the aunts and it is her Aunty Tilly’s ice cream that was the inspiration behind her recipe book, Lavender & Lime. Tandy’s maternal grandfather was the first foodie she knew and he was a dab hand in the kitchen, making his own mayonnaise and Steak Tartar among other meals. They shared a mutual passion for mustard and Tandy always has at least four jars in her fridge at any one time.

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This blog was created in 2009 and Tandy has the following to say:

“Thanks for stopping by to learn more about me. I love to read about food, cook food, and of course eat food. I try to shop for fresh, organic ingredients wherever possible.  I cook from the heart, to nourish the soul. Most of the meals you see here are the ones I cook each night for supper and the photographs are taken in my kitchen under an ordinary halogen light. This blog is not about photographs but about the recipes. If an error creeps into a recipe, please let me know “perfection is something to strive for, not yet achieved”. I don’t use much salt and pepper in my food and so you will rarely find it in my recipes. But, add your own to taste. I usually get fresh farm eggs which are HUGE. But, my recipes will work with large – jumbo eggs. My favorite saying is BE THE BEST YOU, YOU CAN BE.”

Tandy lives with her husband, 3 Jack Russell’s, a fish and tortoises in a cottage in Gordons Bay, 65km outside of Cape Town. They are busy building a house on the same property. In the meantime, all creations come out of her small kitchen. Tandy believes in spending money only once and so she saves up to get the kitchen tools she thinks are the best quality.

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© Tandy’s kitchen

Tandy has been interviewed by Jeanne Horak-Druiff of Cook Sister! and by Taste Magazine. She was mentioned on the radio by Simon Gear in his green minute. Tandy contributed to food blogging 101 on the Good Housekeeping website as well as to Dining Out In The Helderberg Basin for Edgars Club Magazine.

Tandy has taken part in numerous community challenges and competitions including most of the challenges hosted by yuppiechef, an online kitchen tool company. Tandy has also participated in Presto Pasta Nights, The Secret Recipe Club, Meeta’s Monthly Mingle, Fresh From The Oven and I Made It.

Tandy’s recipes were published on various platforms before she started blogging. Her recipe for duck egg ravioli was showcased in the Taste Magazine (November 2011) and she wrote a series of recipes for Woolworths South Africa for their chopping board chit chat. Tandy blogged five recipes for the Canderel ‘what’s your guilty food secret’ campaign which were posted on her blog and has provided content for Strandveld Wines.

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© taste magazine

In April 2011 Tandy won the DSTV competition to cook with Jonathan Daddia at the Good Food and Wine Show. She has also cooked with Anthony Worrall-Thompson, Brian Turner, James MartinAlvin Quah and Giorgio Locatelli in hands on workshops.

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Jonathan Daddia

In 2012 and 2013 Tandy was selected as a top 10 finalist in the Eat In Best Local Food Blog Awards. In 2013 she was a finalist in Fair Lady’s Best Food Blogger. Tandy has competed in various blogging competitions including Project Food Blog where she made it into the top 400 out of 2000 bloggers. She competed in the Freshly Blogged competition where she made it through to round 6.

When not in her kitchen Tandy is at work selling Natural and Organic products.

Tandy has a few quotes that she thinks are worth sharing:

Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly.

Hug a child today, and everyday – and let your pets know you love them.

Give back the blessings you have received. 

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You can send Tandy an email: tandy(AT)tandysinclair(DOT)com – she would love to hear from you.

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  1. Hi Tandy,

    I am part of Origin, the artisan coffee roastery based in Cape Town. We really like your blog and we would love to share our big news with you and send you some coffees to taste every once in a while (and write about it, if you like it that is). Would it be possible to have your email address?

    That would be awesome.

    Thanks a lot!
    G

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  3. Hi Tandy! Your blog is gorgeous… I found you via the ‘I Made It” challenge over at Blue Jellybeans (chocolate croissants!). I love your food philosophy and I can’t wait to read more of your archives. Subscribing!

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  7. 5ounces gourmet food and wine site opens with a bang!

    We would like to know if you would like to write a review of our site? We are an online startup retailer for gourmet foods and 4 and 5 start platter wines.

    5ounces is slightly less than one-fifth of a bottle of wine – the standard serving of just under 150ml. But that’s just about all that is standard about this company. Inspired by e-commerce companies like gilttaste.com and lot18.com, 5ounces.co.za is giving consumers the opportunity to get great gourmet produce and premium wines at amazing prices. The team behind 5ounces are wine and food lovers. They want what you want: the best experience for the least money, fine foods and premium wines delivered directly to your door for half the price.

    We do have some wines to sponsor for the review if you are interested. Or for a possible competition that could be run. We could also credit your account to contribute towards making a purchase on the website. Alternatively we could set up a meeting to discuss the rates. Please have a look at our website and let me know what you think?

    Kind Regards,

    Ciaran Meyer / Junior GM
    0845011748
    http://www.5ounces.co.za
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  9. Good morning Tandy I have discovered your Blog through the Taste of Yellow event for Barbara. Thank you for your comments on my post.
    My word, you are a busy blogger and I have been really enjoying your posts.

    Cheers Gilli

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  11. Hi Tandy,

    Tsogo Sun have an announcement event happening at one of their hotels (The Cullinan Hotel). Please could you send me your e-mail address so I can forward you an invitation?

    Thanks so much,
    Vinolia

  12. HI Tandy

    I would like to invite you to our private event happening for the Good Food & Wine Show, can you please supply me with your email address so I can send you an invite?

    Thanks so much

    Kind regards

    Lauren

  13. Hi there Tandy. Had to stop by and visit your blog … especially one entitled Lavender and Lime, two of my favourite things. And to thank you for visiting me. I’m new at this blogging thing, but had to say had a wry smile when I saw we had chosen the same theme. Have to admit not much of a cook, but love to play, so am sure your recipes will tempt me. Regards, Lianne

    • Thanks for the visit Lianne – I am Kerry’s sister and saw a link to your post on her facebook page. I look forward to reading more of your gratitude posts – it is something so important :)

  14. Dear Tandy,

    This is REbecca at FiveStar PR – we represent a number of lovely restaurants (Bistro Sixrteen82 and Catharina’s at Steenberg/Mange Tout at Mont Rochelle are some0 and I’d like to be able to invite you to launches. (www.fivestarpr.co.za)

    May I have your email address please?

    Thanks so much

    Best,
    Rebecca

  15. Thank you for attending the launch of cookbook and your positive feedback. Hope to see you back to La Motte. Lots of love and happy cooking. Hetta

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