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Friday, February 19, 2010

Cape Town!

It has been pretty trying the past few weeks. Jarryd and I are here on his sporting endeavours! It's been hard and I try so desperately to watch him play his sport... but the harder I try, the more I cannot.... It's rather a joke as I peek through every nook and cranny I can find, to watch him.. the others must think I'm looney! But that's how I cope with it... so intense.

We are at present at a festival in Cape Town and must surely be in the most beautiful spot in Newlands. The hotel is a 'green' hotel. The birdlife and gentle stream outside our room is soul wrenching. The hotel is at the foot of Table Mountain and this afternoon I was privileged to watch the 'table cloth' being draped over her. (The expression for the mist on the mountain)... I am so upset that I forgot my camera but have an old cheapy one to click away.. I'm sure I should get a few good snaps.

At the bottom of the garden is the Liesbeck River and there is still a vineyard growing there.

She's a grand old dame! originally the home of Lady Ann Barnard.

The tortoises were a delight and not phased by anyone...

The heart stones are for them! I found them here!

See you soon!


Thursday, February 4, 2010

Chicken Caesar in a Lunchbox!

The Recipe.
500g of chicken breasts filleted and skinned.
100g streaky bacon
cos lettuce diced
few slices of cucumber
avo slices
croutons (optional)
Pomegranante seeds (optional)
salt and pepper
Caesar dressing of yoiur choice.
Arrange lettuce, cucumber and chicken and bacon in the luch tin.
Pour over dressing. Add slivers of avo and a sprinkling of 'popping' pomegranates.
A salad fit for a queen!
See you soon!
Assemble by frying bacon then chicken cubes in bacon fat.
Arrange lettuce

Cupcakes for my Valentines!

They pull at my heartstrings, they twist me 'round their little fingers', but, boy oh boy, I love them!

Whilst everyone was on his own mission late last night, I made these for them.....

The Recipe..Cuppy cakes!

1/2 cup marg
3/4 cup castor sugar
2 eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4tsp salt
1/4 - 1/3 cup milk
1 +3/4 cup flour
2 tsp baking powder

Cream butter and sugar until pale. Add eggs and vanilla.

Sift in dry ingredients alternating with milk.

Bake at 200 degree C for 10 - 15mins. Ice as desired.


Wednesday, February 3, 2010

A New Year.

I'm rather late at getting my blog together this year! It was to be a beautiful Christmas that turned out a challenge. Never plan things as God always has his own plan for your life but with Faith and Love all things are possible....and even if different to what I'd plan, we still had a real good time sharing so much with loved ones.

May this New Year fill your hearts with new hopes, open new horizons and bring promises of a brighter tomorrow.....Anon

PS: I wish to have a little South African give- away next time (hopefully soon!) Just trying to sort out how to go about it! Please bear with me.

See you soon.