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A Spoke In The Wheel

A Spoke In The Wheel

What we see on social media is not the sum total of who we are. I have a cloud hanging over my head right now. I don’t have the ability to see the so called silver lining, although I do believe...

Comfort Food Prince Albert Style

Comfort Food Prince Albert Style

Whenever I think of the Karoo and food there is only one thing that comes to mind.  It has to be lamb. Karoo lamb with lots of Rosemary.  Of course at this time of the year you might...

Feeling Like A Royal In Prince Albert

Feeling Like A Royal In Prince Albert

Before I lose my mind completely I must tell you about my very special visit to Prince Albert a few weekends ago.  This is a Karoo town to look up.  I love the authenticity of the...

Oh Mercy! Mercy! Get My Jersey!

Oh Mercy! Mercy! Get My Jersey!

If I could, I would chisel in stone: “Never a dull moment.”  And “The winds of misfortune will prevail without fail”! The weather report said, rain.  I said...

Romancing the Mill Stone - Sandra's Easy Stone Ground Whole Wheat Bread

Romancing the Mill Stone - Sandra's Easy...

Here is a divine vegan whole wheat loaf.  Please ensure you use Stone Ground Wheat which contains no additives, unhealthy preservatives, sugar or is so refined it resembles something one can...

Glamping In Style - Have Keys and Wheels Will Travel

Glamping In Style - Have Keys and Wheels...

(Drum Roll, Drum Roll, choir of angels) Right off the bat you must please accept my apologies, I will be boasting and bragging in this blog.  I think I have all the reason to. I know!  I...

Scones, Simply Whey Too Easy

Scones, Simply Whey Too Easy

My Mother-in-law was the Julia Childs of Karoo Kwezeen (Cuisine).  We were a good combination on the food front, she cooked it and I ate it, until I became quite poorly from over indulgence....

Churning A-Whey Homemade Butter

Churning A-Whey Homemade Butter

I am so excited. I made my own butter! It was simple to make and I can’t imagine why everyone doesn’t do it too.  Since most people are Banting or following Tim Noakes and his full...

Keep Korma And Curry On

Keep Korma And Curry On

My new favourite quote, especially when my tiara slips fractionally.  Yes!  Sometimes it takes a change of heart, a change of attitude and courage to be in control of our minds and...

The End Is Nigh And Other Arbitrary Observations

The End Is Nigh And Other Arbitrary...

There was a time when I thought I’d never say those words.  I am delighted to report The End is nigh.  This might be my birthday month with the Honey Badger as the final prize to...

Dumpling Delicious

Dumpling Delicious

We don’t have central heating, so our homes are colder inside than outside sometimes.  This has advantages, we warm up our homes with huge log fires, burn candles, have heaps of blankets...

Don't Mind The Gap

Don't Mind The Gap

Age gaps and generation gaps are getting narrower and narrower at my age.  I have a beautiful friend who turns 18 today and shares the day with another who turns 80, yet another BFF turned 70...

Breaking News:  We Can't Contain Ourselves!

Breaking News: We Can't Contain Ourselves!

I have butterflies in my tummy. We are grinning from ear to ear.  At last! We have just returned from AC Motorhomes and things are looking fabulous!  Our Honey badger is gorgeous. ...

I Can Conclude I'm No (Food) Prude

I Can Conclude I'm No (Food) Prude

My beloved, who eats anything and everything, never complains and always says “thank you that was a delicious meal” (even when, on the rare occasion, we have deli pies, accompanied by a...

Mooching In My Flannel Pajamas On Sundays

Mooching In My Flannel Pajamas On Sundays

On Sundays, as the good book commands, I take a day off.  Late out of bed, I enjoy my coffee and a rusk made by Butch, it’s too cold for my tootsies to shuffle downstairs to make...

Rome Was Not Built In A Day You Say?

Rome Was Not Built In A Day You Say?

All very well to say that when it’s not your time, energy or money being spent.  At last!  After more than six months, I am happy to report we have made a little progress on our...

Giving Chicken A Spicy Pineapple Kick

Giving Chicken A Spicy Pineapple Kick

Sweet and spicy are always a winner and go so well with chicken.  We decided to spice up our Sunday roast with a curried pineapple stuffing.  Chickens tend to be rather thick skinned and...

The Tofo Tango To Mozambeats

The Tofo Tango To Mozambeats

The weight of being South African slides off my shoulders smooth as velvet as I cross the border into Swaziland and a lightness of being washes over me like an overdue sigh. Summer took its toll on...

“Be the change you want to see in the world.” Mahatma Gandhi

“Be the change you want to see in the...

Dear Marie, Teachers and Learners, I can think of no other way to express my astonishment at the achievements made at Sinetemba Aftercare School.  I just had to write! A year ago I visited the...

Easy Brinjal, Bacon Bake For Autumn Luncheons

Easy Brinjal, Bacon Bake For Autumn Luncheons

Aubergine, brinjal or egg plant must be the king of versatility.  Nothing could be easier than this Brinjal bake, so perfect for long lunches on the veranda when leaves turn and days become...

New Hats And Old Bats  - Hiking The Whale Trail

New Hats And Old Bats - Hiking The Whale...

Hiking the whale trail has been a dream for many years.  When the opportunity presented itself we said yes without missing a beat. One of the most picturesque hikes in the Western Cape...

Tantalizing Tomato Teazer

Tantalizing Tomato Teazer

Last week we treated ourselves to a Fine Dining experience at the Conservatory, a pop-up restaurant Lekkerlek by Likoke (Lick Okay) inspired by the renowned Belgium Michelin Starred chef Piet...

Find relief in Citta della Pieve

Find relief in Citta della Pieve

We often ask the question:  “How would you like to live here?” Sometimes it’s very tempting, but then I remember our mountains, the sea, my ordinary predictable, yet,...

BUCEANDO TORTE DE CHOCOLATE MEXICANO

BUCEANDO TORTE DE CHOCOLATE MEXICANO

Best chocolate cake in Mexico.  Carla and I can attest to that. On a recent visit to Mexico we enjoyed this magnificent chocolate cake.  Moist, packed with chocolate, yet light and not...