Eat-iquette: What Not To Do At A Restaurant

On Friday evening while my husband and I were enjoying our supper at a quiet cafe, a couple with a distinct Jo’burg accent entered and found themselves a spot near us. Let me paint a small picture here… The entire floor was empty. We were the only people...

Secrets From My Kitchen

When I moved into my apartment and stood for the first time in the middle of my small, furnished kitchen with everything neatly packed away, the daunting realisation had finally hit me: I have to cook. I have to switch this stove on, chop vegetables, cut meat, beat...

Smoothie Smitten

Thanks to my eldest sister who recently introduced me to an awesome blender/smoothie maker, I am pretty excited about blending (and smoothing?). I bought myself the Safeway Gym Blender today and gave my first smoothie a try! I Googled some recipes and eventually found...

High Tea at Mount Nelson

Sunday morning saw us at the Oasis at Mount Nelson for Morning Tea (high tea). The pathway to the lounge area where high tea is served was along some of the most beautiful scenery you could enjoy in the middle of the CBD. The lush gardens with neat hedges and the...

The Entertainer App – Cape Town 2015

One of the first things my husband and I did for 2015 was buy The Entertainer App for Cape Town 2015. It’s jam-packed with exciting vouchers I can’t wait to use! (Psst, it’s still going for R345). This app is available for your phone and once you...

Creamy Butter Chicken

In an attempt to keep warm during the icy evenings in Cape Town (and of course, because food is essential), I cooked Butter Chicken last night. Firstly, I’m not a good cook: I’m still in the process of learning – for two years now...

Tea by the Sea

*This article has been updated in 2018 with clearer images. Original post was published in 2014. It was October last year when I had made up my mind: I simply had to do high tea at 12 Apostles Hotel before the new year. I laugh now as I think about it… I only...

Treats South Africa’s Yet To Offer

I’ve been off the radar for a while as I had the opportunity to visit Dubai and perform a mini pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia. My journey and experience cannot be compressed into a single blog post but I’ve put together a short list of some noteworthy foods...

Lifespan of Your Edibles

How long does your food last? What about your left overs? Ever since I’ve become queen of my kitchen, one of the biggest daily challenges I live through is being able to keep food fresh and edible. Sadly, it doesn’t always quite work out. Getting rid of...

Round #2

Two round pizzas to start off the weekend. Now that my mum’s back in town, we decided to create a pizza topping from the week’s left over curries. For those who are as challenged in cooking as I am, this easy pizza dough recipe is bound to get you feeling...

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Iridescent Lane is a lifestyle blog that covers food, local travel, creative writing, parenting, and a few other elements that make up Saajida’s journey living in Cape Town.

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