The lazy tourist destination

Ideal destination for travellers/tourists who want to watch whales and enjoy fynbos but don’t like to be too active: in the court yard of the Ice Parlour Don Gelato in Stanford there is this mural ……. (also for lazy bird watchers). The ice cream (locally sourced natural ingredients) is delicious! And so are the Italian coffees and delicacies 😉

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Assignment

Last week I finished the assignment for 8 (60×90 cm) posters for a new restaurant here in the village. And  the guests are raving about it I understood this weekend. The new restaurant (Springfontein Eats) is the first Michelin Star rated restaurant in South Africa. The kitchen (with permanently 3 chefs) is larger than the restaurant itself!!! And it needs to be because it’s not a quickie home cooking but the different ingredients (some foraged by THE Chef himself in the surrounding nature) undergo a long process of pre-preparation and (slow) cooking, etc.

Anyway; herewith a few pictures and if you want to see more … (?) …. come to Stanford, South Africa and EAT!!!

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African potato in flower

The bulb of the ‘African potato’ is one of the three main ingredients traditional healers in Southern Africa use in their medicin recipes. Even a des-integrating flower has its charm!

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Bulbine natalensis

The reddish rootstock of the Bulbine natalensis (syn. Bulbine latiafolia) is  known as one of the three main ingredients for natural medicins of the traditional healers in South Africa. A previous minister of health advertised it even as a medicin against HIV-AIDS at an international convention in Canada and we all had a big laugh about it. But now it seems that the pharmaceutical industry is looking into the healing properties of the plant as they do with other plants known and used for many generations by traditional healers. Rastas in Southern Africa grain the rootstock and use it in their tea for ‘blood cleansing’ as they call it. Anyway; the plant has beautiful small flowers…

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Delicatesse d'Hollandaise …

…. de La Chef de la Maison.

The Dutch call it ‘pepernoten’ (pepper nuts) although no pepper is mentioned in the recipe. Every ‘chef’ has his/her own recipe; the ingredients are the same but the proportions differ.

The basic recipe is is a mix of flour, butter, nutmeg and grained cloves. The half round shapes (some makes them round) in the picture are topped with almond snippers but ‘La Chef’ had a shortage of two thanks to her assistant 🙂

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Delicatesse d’Hollandaise …

…. de La Chef de la Maison.

The Dutch call it ‘pepernoten’ (pepper nuts) although no pepper is mentioned in the recipe. Every ‘chef’ has his/her own recipe; the ingredients are the same but the proportions differ.

The basic recipe is is a mix of flour, butter, nutmeg and grained cloves. The half round shapes (some makes them round) in the picture are topped with almond snippers but ‘La Chef’ had a shortage of two thanks to her assistant 🙂

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