Chocolate Sauce for Churros

Churros or Farturas in abundance.

To the Spanish and Mexicans¬† it’s Churros – to the Portuguese it’s Farturas. Many of us have¬† heard of, seen or tasted these in some form or another. Churros were originally a twisted u-shape but through the years they have … Continue reading Churros or Farturas in abundance.

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Making Roti

[ti_audio name=”Cape Town” autoplay=”1″ repeat=”1″ randomize=”1″ volume=”35″] As a follow up to my Cape Malay Culinary Experience, here is the recipe for making the delicious flaky and fluffy roti. The process is a bit daunting for those who are not used to being in the kitchen much. Otherwise, you just need to know how to roll ( with a rolling pin), twirl, skip rope and roll some more. Happy rotirollin’. While you are making the roti, listening to some chilling music and sipping on some wine, you might like to have your Cape Malay Chicken Curry gently simmering and releasing … Continue reading Making Roti

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Cape Malay Culinary Experience

[ti_audio name=”Cape Town” autoplay=”1″ repeat=”1″ randomize=”1″] I am thoroughly enjoying the beauty of Cape Town, its diversity, its moody climate, its people and its flavours. Everyday I learn and see new things all around me and I just can’t get enough. I am surprised to hear that some people who’ve lived here all their lives have never visited places right around the corner from them. We are creatures of habit and comfort zones. Often we find ourselves visiting the same places at the same time on the same day over and over. One of the things that my husband and … Continue reading Cape Malay Culinary Experience

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Thirsty Thursday #9

Fruity Sangria You will not find a ‘fiesta’ anywhere without a couple of pitchers of Sangria on the table. The word Sangria stems from the spanish word ‘sangre’ which means blood. Considering the deep red colour of this fruity drink, it makes perfect sense. A ceramic pitcher is the traditional ware for a sangria, but a regular glass jug may also be used. I actually like the glass jug because it shows off the beautiful colours of the fruit and wine. If you have red wine, some fruit and a little fizzy something lying around in your kitchen then you … Continue reading Thirsty Thursday #9

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Many hands…make a lot of soup

67 minutes for Mandela What great timing! I got to try out my new little Nikon Coolpix for this post. It’s not too bad for taking pics on the fly, but I still prefer the ‘mamma’ camera. The staff and kids at the school made a hearty vegetable soup again this year to share with strangers. They went out onto the pavement and offered it to the passing pedestrians making their way to work in the morning from the station. The passers-by really appreciated this, especially on a cold winter’s morning. That is the school’s contribution to the ’67 minutes … Continue reading Many hands…make a lot of soup

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“Masterschlep”

Making pizza has always been a “schlep” for me. I would rather get take out pizza than spend hours in the kitchen trying to get the right results. Not anymore!! I sound like one of those familiar ads – ‘But that’s not all…’ I watched one of the Masterchef episodes where they made pizza dough. It looked so damn easy. Normally you have to stretch and work that dough, flip it in the air like you see chefs do, massage it some more…. – phew, I am exhausted just writing about it. I was sold – off to the Masterchef … Continue reading “Masterschlep”

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