Sundays in South Africa

Lamb sosaties revisited – and a BBQ event!

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  Please remember to vote for me in the South African Blog Awards where I am a finalist in the Best Food and Best Overseas Blog categories!  You can vote once a day till 17 September.  Thanks! Yes, I know it’s Monday, not Sunday, but I had 25 people at my house on Saturday, a […]

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Quills @ the Intercontinental Airport Sun, Johannesburg

August 22, 2010

One of the dubious pleasures of trying to live your life with one foot on each of two continents is that you become intimately acquainted with the airports of both countries.  Instead of being merely transit points, they become meeting places, farewell venues, and the backdrop for emotional crises.  I remember standing at passport control in Johannesburg […]

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Choc-kit cookies – a taste of home

August 16, 2010

Have you noticed how many good things come in sandwich format? Whoopie pies, for one – like the indulgent red velvet ones that my friend Mowie brought around to my house when he came for lunch (and foraging!) a couple of weeks ago.  Or macarons – like the raspberry tea & chocolate tahini ganache ones […]

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Irene Dairy Farm, Gauteng

August 8, 2010

I always find long-distance air travel to be a totally surreal experience.  For a start, you spend 12 hours in a metal tube kept aloft by sheer force of good engineering, at a cosy temperature of 22C while the air on the other side of the wondow is about -34C. And then there is the experience of boarding […]

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Tintswalo Atlantic Lodge, Cape Town

August 2, 2010

This is the conversation that transpired as I was dashing out of the front door to meet some friends on a recent trip to Cape Town: NICK:  "Remember – you have to be back at four thirty!" JEANNE:  "But I thought we were only going to meet G for sundowners, and you know the sun doesn't set […]

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South African melktert (milk tart) revisited

July 25, 2010

This was originally posted to CookSister! in November 2007, but seeing as I am away in Germany visiting my sister-from-another-mother Meeta this weekend and will not be online (much!), I thought I woud repost it for this week's Sundays in South African feature. Do you know the feeling when you know something is part of […]

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Mamma’s coconut tart (klappertert)

July 11, 2010

  One of the things in life that has held a fascination for me for as long as I can remember is language. My mom always maintained that this was because she was pregnant with me while she was doing her Honours degree in English, and that I attended most of her lectures with her, but […]

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