Mimi introduced me to Schug which I have subsequently seen in our local market. Commonly called zhug, this is a spicy green condiment perfect for a mezze type meal. Head straight on to the Recipe For ♥ Zhug ♥ A pestle and mortar I have a large granite mortar that is perfect for making pesto, … Continue reading Zhug


Morgenster wine estate is situated in the foothills of the Helderberg mountain range and offers amazing wine, excellent olive oil, and typical Italian fare in their restaurant. Giulio Bertrand purchased the 300 year old farm in 1992 and brought with him his Italian heritage. When a flood affected the restaurant site on the farm a … Continue reading Morgenster

Holmes, Margaret and Poe, James Patterson

Holmes, Margaret and Poe opening line: The vacant industrial space that Realtor Gretchen Wik was trying to unload was located in a recently gentrified Brooklyn neighborhood called Bushwick. My blurb: Meet Brendan Holmes, Margaret Marple and Auguste Poe. Three new private investigators who have high demands. And garner high interest. Not only from their clients, … Continue reading Holmes, Margaret and Poe, James Patterson