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.
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
Gameal’s Santa Julia Cedar Cafe and Gameal’s Cedar Cafe are owned by Jane and Craig Woods. They are selling Gameal’s Santa Julia Cedar Cafe and Paulet Coetzee is soon taking ownership of this warm little place in the Doringkloof Mall in Centurion. I walk past it often when visiting the center and I have been wanting to photograph it for months now. There are 5 things I look for in a restaurant. 1. It must be clean. 2. The food of course – should be tasty and fresh. 3. Value for money. I don’t mind paying if the … Continue reading Breakfast at Gameal’s
This is the easiest recipe ever! The kids love to make these. Usually, crunchies are made in a shallow dish and cut up into squares but I decided to make them ‘all the same size’ in a muffin tray. After visiting Gameal’s I tried some variations of my own. Anything goes here… Recipe: Chocolate Dipped Almond Crunchies Ingredients 175g butter 2 cups oats 1 cup coconut 1 cup flour 1 cup brown sugar 1 tbsp golden syrup 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda 1/2 tsp almond extract 1/2 slab of dark chocolate, for dipping 1/2 tsp butter Instructions Melt butter and … Continue reading Chocolate Dipped Almond Crunchies
Get ready for a sensory overload! The Lusito Land Festival is the primary fundraiser for the Lusito Portuguese Association for the Challenged. 100% of all funds raised from the Lusito Land Festival go directly into the maintenance and building of the Lusito School for the Challenged in the south of Johannesburg. Currently, the school cares for individuals with Cerebral Palsy, learning disabilities, traumatic brain injury and Down’s Syndrome. For more information, please visit the Lusito Association website at http://www.lusitoassociation.org.za. The Lusito Land Festival takes place every year during the Easter period and runs for about a week. I went to … Continue reading Lusito Land – aromas and sounds of Portugal part1
When my children were younger we practically lived at the Sailing Club every weekend. Sailing during the day and sitting around the fire with good friends in the evening, till odd hours of the morning. Naturally food was a part of it. We made some good friends there, whom I will never forget. I am talking about a particular family from Maryland in the US. Their children and ours got on great and we instantly became good friends. Those were some of the greatest moments of our lives. Our family often reminisces about those days and what we got up … Continue reading Nostalgic Malva