Construction of your Linden store is gaining momentum

Joburg is now entering the most beautiful season of the year – the bright green trees (See our own tree below) of our forrestropolis is putting on their finest show. I thought this would be a good time to give you an update on the progress of your Linden shop. Jaco has been spending allot…

Opening soon board up!

You would probably say “It’s about time” but yes….. Our opening-soon board is up  and  Hoot if you pass us please!

The Whippet – So what’s up with the name?

We’ve had so many questions around why we chose the name “The Whippet”. There is probably two reasons. The first – South Africans tend to be familiar with dogs like Labradors, Alsatians and Staffies (I mean Jock of the Bushveld dogs). Whippets are strange dogs, exclusively enjoyed by those that skipped the petshop and preferred…

cupcakes, oh cupcakes……..The Whippet teams up with Black Vanilla

When Zani decided to include cupcakes on the menu, she could think of no one better to bake Joburg’s best but Black Vanilla. Beninca (the owner of Black Vanilla) started her small bakery just a few months ago and will now be making a range of exclusive cupcakes, just for The Whippet – I really don’t…

Peaches, Peaches, we need Canned Peaches!

I hate winter and that inspired me to talk about peaches…..because summer = peaches. True to Linden’s history of being the biggest export region of peaches to Europe in the 1930’s, we want to stock Joburg’s best home made canned peaches. If you understand the art of canned peach making (or simply want to use…

Hot Chocolate anyone? or should we call it Liquid Cocoa?

Making Liquid Cocoa is tough Joburg is freezing over and what better reason to attempt to create Joburg’s best hot chocolate – not the normal, milky, powder stuff you get charged R20 for, but a real decadent sip of the best liquid cocoa you can find. I decided to show you some of the photos…

History becomes our furniture?

I challenged the team in making sure that Linden truly runs through our veins, and what better way than through the use of photos. So I popped in to our local High School – Hoërskool Linden – after receiving the most amazing welcome from all the office ladies (Dankie tannies) – to get some photos…

What a start – Finding history of Linden pans out to be difficult

South African’s are typically bad at writing up history, we often tend to be shy of it, simply because of our past. Today panned out to be no different………we were on a mission……we wanted to know all about the history of Linden, what made it tick 60-70 years ago? who walked the same pavements we…