Self-made samosas in the freezer are the ultimate just-in-case snack. Stuart and I made another batch today – with just enough fooling around in the kitchen. The problem is that when the in-case moment arrives, the samosas are typically already gone. But we can always make more.
On a lazy Sunday afternoon (or any other quiet moment really), you never see Stuart without a book or newspaper in his hand. (at least in digital format as in here…) It is OK though – you won’t often catch me without mine either.
Today has been a day from culinary heaven – asparagus, pancetta & qruyere quiche, tomato & basil sorbet – and cold-smoked salmon (!). It is a taste of Finland. And I still have about 1.5kg of it in the freezer.
The most interesting culinary experience was, though, the cold-smoked chocolate ice cream I made from cream I smoked with the fish. It was eye-rollingly good. I dare you to taste.
Ally and Chris – thank you for being (again) the guinea pigs!
I focused much more on cooking than on photography, but just for the fun of it, below are a few pics of the food.
Travelling is fun, but then there is home.
With my mother half a world away, I spent my Mother’s Day brunch with friends. Me and Stuart had great time with Ally, Chris and their two pups. We were unable to get a table in any brunch restaurant in town (Mother’s Day problem…), so we ended up in their newly built house. And we ate way too much – as appropriate.
Me and Stuart both love reading. We both started using Kindles after just a few weeks of living together, as we quickly started running out of wall space. Both of us love buying books and would never sell one – not a combination that works in the normal-sized houses. Nowadays we only buys cookbooks and travel books – everything else is digital.
So today’s photo is an experiment on long exposure photography to celebrate the spirit of reading.
To continue celebrating Stuart’s birthday, we went to watch ‘Pricilla – the Queen of the Desert’ – the Musical. The show was crazier and more fun I could’ve wished for. At the end, the entire audience was at their feet. So great!
Stuart had a birthday this weekend. We celebrated in a new Mexican restaurant in town, and loved every morsel of it. The restaurant had this funky bar with an amazing tequila selection. Forgot to take a photo of the food, tho.
An hour’s drive from Johannesburg is a little town built around a (still active) diamond mine. The old town is a centre of antiquing and quirky little restaurants, all located in old, restored buildings from the time the mine originally opened. It’s a cute place, and on a glorious afternoon well worth a drive for lunch.
Breede river is an amazingly beautiful area. With the ongoing drought in the Western Cape, it is like a little oasis in the middle of desert.