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.
[ti_audio name=”Christmas” autoplay=”1″ repeat=”1″ volume=”30″ randomize=”1″] If I could capture that Christmas feeling and bottle it, that’s what I would give everyone for Christmas. While I try to figure out a way of doing that…here are some goodies that make great home made gifts for Christmas which might come close to it. The main ingredients are LOVE and your TIME. And the less abstract ingredients are all goodies you can easily find in your supermarket. I don’t buy in to the commercial side of Christmas. I am a Christian, so this is a religious holiday for me – a celebration … Continue reading Home made Gifts for Christmas and special times.
[ti_audio name=”Ambient” autoplay=”1″ repeat=”1″ randomize=”1″ volume=”30″] Generally I am a fan of all things chilli! Chilli Bites are one of my favourite snacks. The only thing ‘chilli’ I don’t like is chilly weather. I am glad that Summer has arrived and we can now head off to the beach with our picnic basket filled with little nibbly bits. One of my favourite lazy day spots is the beach. Soaking up the sun, feeling the sand between my toes, listening to the waves beating on the rocks…sipping iced tea or an ice-cold beer shandy and snacking on finger food. I like … Continue reading Chilli Bites and chilly weather
I have wanted to go to the South African Cheese Festival for years but it just never happened. I think mainly because we lived miles away. Now that we live around the corner, I finally made it. Thanks to Food Blog Cape Town I won myself a set of tickets with my cheesy pick-up line. If you know me, you know I love festivals. I also have a soft spot for cheese. I believe the word for people like me is “Turophile“. I love sharp, mature and crumbly cheeses. Mature cheddar, pecorino and mild blue cheese are my favourites but … Continue reading Four Tarts and a Cheese Festival
This is more of a catch-up post on what I have been up to. But I will add some foodie stuff in…I can’t resist it. Last year my husband and I decided that we had had enough of the rat race and merely existing instead of living was not an option for us. We made a decision that Cape Town was going to be our new home. Things just started falling into place and everything that was meant to happen, happened. It just felt so right – even though the two or three months leading up to the “Big Move” … Continue reading A New Home and Choc Chip Cookies
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
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”