Candid Portraits 58: focus on food

‘Die Uitvreter’ ….

…. is Afrikaans for a person who parasites. If you ask people from Cape Town to join a festivity they will most probably say yes (never ‘no’ and sometimes ‘maybe’) but they won’t show up except when you clearly say that there is food served. Believe me; they’ll all be there and at least one …

Food for Ophthalmologists

Candid Portraits 5: Coffee Enjoyment

The Coffee Corner in Morton Street, Stanford, South Africa is the place where villagers gather, play games, do their wireless computer work, talk and talk, pamper their babies, relax, read the newspaper, pick up a fast snack, dream, cry, laugh and above all enjoy a delicious cup of coffee and affordable food. Although the people …

The Museum

One of the finest educational museums to visit in the Western Cape, South Africa is the one dedicated to the Portuguese explorer Bartolomeu Dias (sometimes written as Diaz) in Mossel Bay. The nice thing is the lack of coffee corners, restaurants and ‘Made in China’ souvenir shops but somewhere hidden within the museum is a shop …

Moringe

The leafs bring additional taste to a salad

Earth Hour in Stanford

Some turbulence in the sky. When I looked this week into the festivities dedicated to Earth Hour within South Africa I discovered that it in fact had nothing to do with ‘carbon footprint’ and so on. It’s all about food, drink and parties and here and there, for one hour only, the lights are switched off …

Stock for 3 days

Quinces

Although originating from South West Asia many people in this area think that the quince is native to this country (South Africa) but what can you expect in a country where even conservation officials and (local wannabe) politicians are not always well educated and approve the dump of asbestos and other hazardous materials in a …

What a lovely lunch I had ….

… in good companionship last Saturday in the ‘Hemel en Aarde’ (Heaven and Earth) Valley near Hermanus in the Western Cape. This is a quick snaphot but I can assure you that lunch at Moggs Country Cooking is like Heaven on Earth … (2 pictures)