Shades of Cinnamon

I am a stock and food photographer from Durban, a beautiful city on the East Coast of South Africa. 
My passion for photography and my love of food inspired me to start my blog Shades of Cinnamon. It has taken me on a journey of exploration, and learning, to many countries of the world,  in an attempt to improve my ability to portray the beauty of food,  and the people who love to grow and cook it.  
I have been extremely lucky to have traveled the world, and been exposed to so many wonderful influences, but I love South Africa above all.   Only those who have lived or traveled to Africa can fully appreciate the beauty of this amazing country, its melting pot of cultures, landscapes too vast for the eye to see, incredible numbers of wild animals, and its mix of gastronomic delights. I am truly blessed and privileged to live here and would like to share some of its beauty with you, through my photography.

The Best Decadent Chocolate Tarts

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Cinnamon Swirl Loaf

Cinnamon Swirl Loaf is a quick, easy bake, and you have to make it. ...more

Healthy Roasted Carrot and Ginger Soup

This soup is rich with the flavour of roasted carrots, onions, ginger and garlic. ...more

The Best Lemon and Basil Tarts

Lemon and Basil Tart made the true french way with Pate Sucree and Lemon Cream. ...more

Ruby Grapefruit and Ginger Curd

Ruby Grapefruit and Ginger Curd is a fantastic alternative to Lemon Curd. ...more

How to make Blended Nut Milks and Creams

Soy milk is the go-to alternative to dairy but sadly almost all commercially farmed soybeans come from genetically modified crops making it far from being a healthy alternative. Unfermented soy also disrupts our hormone levels. Another popular alternative, rice milk, offers few nutritional benefits and typically contains many additives to improve its texture ....more

The Neighbourgoods Market at The Old Biscuit Mill in Cape Town

The Old Biscuit Mill is a little village in the heart of Woodstock, Cape Town. ...more

Bee Sting Cupcakes

Recently I was invited for tea, and there in all its glory was the most beautiful Bee Sting Cake. ...more

How to make Pesto like a real Italian Mamma

If there is one thing I have learned from my many trips to Italy, its that to make the perfect pesto you need great fresh ingredients. ...more