FOOD & WINE BLOGGERS INDABA, PART 2

There are 168 unread notifications in my email inbox. These are all for recent posts on my friends’ blogs. Please know that I will read and visit each and every one of them as soon as I can. I am catching up with work after being away on Monday, was on a film shoot for…

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FOOD BLOGGER INDABA, PART 1

With little alternative I have adapted to living in Johannesburg and even come to love the grand old Highveld lady. But, when I go to Cape Town and leave the airport, something happens to me; my soul breathes more deeply and there is no denying that I am home. My friend Susan and I had…

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SOMETHING IN THE AIR; INDABA AND SABRAGE

1919 The Great Molasses Flood. On January 15, 1919, a large 50 foot high storage tank in Boston burst and sent a tidal wave of over 2 million gallons of molasses traveling at over 30 miles per hour. Houses, buildings and parts of the elevated rail system were crushed in its path. Twenty-one people died,…

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MUTTERING ABOUT MUSING

My gerberas are bursting into bloom. No recipe; they just pop up every year. This is cress ready for harvesting. There is no recipe; you simply get your friend Sue to bring you some seeds from England, fling the seeds into soil and wait for them to sprout. Then you pick them and put them…

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DUFs AND A TOPLESS TART

Downs: Dreary weather. Ups: Lunch at the home of friends today, haven’t seen them since Christmas. Forward: Mountain sojourn on Tuesday. The Topless Tart: Jeanne Horak Druiff was one of the speakers at the Food & Wine Blogger Indaba I attended in February. Until then, I wasn’t aware of her award-winning blog. I have since…

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CLOVES AND NOSTALGIA

It could be because I was thinking about my mother’s birthday. It could be that I am experimenting with the old-fashioned ingredients that Jane-Anne  Hobbs predicted would be foodie trends this year, when she gave her talk at the Food & Wine Blogger Indaba. It could simply be the memories that flood in when I…

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THE FIRST PESTO PRINCESS APRON GIVE AWAY

I don’t think I’ll ever tire of talking about how much value going to the Food & Wine Blogger Indaba brought me. Not just the knowledge I gained, or the loot I garnered, but also the new friendships I forged. One such relationship is with Candice and Kathleen at Pesto Princess; these girls’ joie de…

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TWO PIECES OF JOLLY GOOD NEWS

GEORGE: Why do I get pesto? Why do I think I’ll like it? I keep trying to like it, like I have to like it. JERRY: Who said you have to like it? GEORGE: Everybody likes pesto. You walk into a restaurant, that’s all you hear – pesto, pesto, pesto. (From Seinfeld episode: The Busboy)…

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BARONE, RHYMES WITH MACARONI

 I got a girl name of Boney Maroney, she’s as skinny as a stick of macaroni … So goes the old song, a favourite of my late dad’s. I’m not. Skinny as a stick of macaroni, that is. Not anymore. Could be as a result of the good food I ate at the Indaba. Could…

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THANKS FRANK & JULIE, YOU’RE BOTH SAINTS

WARNING: THIS POST IS NOT ABOUT FOOD.  Saint Francis of Assisi is the Catholic patron saint of animals. There’s been something on my mind since my return from the Food & Wine Blogger Indaba; something that had me too heartsore to blog about. My husband walks our dogs early on Sunday mornings, on the sports…

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