Mini tour to Prince Albert Open Studios

Mini tour to Prince Albert Open Studios   Prince Albert is a charming Karoo town at the foot of the Swartberg mountains. Each year the resident artists open up their studios to visitors from all over South Africa and the world. It is the ideal place to be during this ...


Prince Albert Open Studios

Prince Albert Open Studios This year Casa Milorca and the Studio@Casa Milorca will be part of the Prince Albert Open Studios from the 5th to 8th July 2018. This is the first time the Studio@Casa Milorca will participate in this anual event in the beautiful Karoo town. Many artists who ...



Patatas panaderas / Sauteed potatoes

Patatas panaderas / Sauteed potatoes As a student in Spain in the 1980’s money was always tight, but our worries were few. Life was cheap  and all we cared about was to squeeze every drop of living out of a student city that gave more than it ever took. Students then ...


Holiday cocktails @ Cafe Milorca

Holiday cocktails @ Cafe Milorca   THE time around Christmas and the new year is a great one in which to rustle up some celebratory cocktails. We like ours old-school, so here are three of our long-time favourite recipes for some southern hemisphere summer stunners! White sangria Everybody knows sangria ...


Claire Venn visits Café Milorca

Claire Venn visits Café Milorca There are three things that could be considered the Three Musketeers, if you will, of a great dining experience. A fine plate of food and an excellent bottle of wine are the first two, but the third – which really can make or break a night ...


Cuban Rice (Arroz Cubano)

Student life and Cuban Rice The simplest taste or smell can take you back in time and flood your mind with wonderful memories. One of the most uncomplicated and economical dishes I remember with fondness from my student years at the University of Salamanca in Spain is Cuban Rice (Arroz Cubano). No one really knows where the dish ...


Thai-style sweet potato soup

Thai-style sweet potato soup We bought the most amazing organic orange sweet potatoes from a woman called Nomonde Ntsundwana at the Valley Market this past weekend. She grows these huge whoppers in the township. We came home with a good kilo and immediately remembered a favourite old recipe from our ...