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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Potjie op Boplaas on Easter Sunday!

My sister-in-law is my guest blogger here today....this post is from their farm...about 2 hours away from home....when I get the chance....I grab it....to visit here! The food is cooked in large "potjies" on the fire....and the scones...also a favourite with my family!
Thanks again for the invite....scrumptious food and what's better than  farm air!











Here is the recipe from Janine, for my brother's delicious oxtail potjie..... no need to "dolly" it up as she says below....just perfect....

Oxtail Potjie ("this is a guess - you will have to dolly it up a bit!")
Fry 2 large onions in oil that just covers pot
Brown meat  (they used about 2 oxtails)
Make a mixture of 1 packet oxtail stew mix, tin of tomato and onion, packet of brown onion soup, 2 beef oxo cubes and about 1,75 litres of hot water.
Add to meat and cook for 2 and a half hours.
Add baby carrots and chunks of potato.
Cook for half an hour.
Check the liquid quantity and place dumplings on top.
Cook for another 45 minutes or until meat is very tender.

Serve with rice or creamy mashed potatoes and a nice crusty bread to mop up the juices)
Enjoy!


Then to add further insult to my diet...we had these for breakfast!











Here is the recipe for Meidri's scones....a very special lady in all our hearts....!.♥

Meidri's Scone Recipe:
1 small packet self-raising flour (500g)
2 tsp baking powder
Pinch of salt

Mix dry ingredients together, and then add.....

250ml cream and 3 eggs
This forms a soft mixture.
Bake at 180 degrees C for 10 minutes.

The photos were taken with her Blackberry, I promised Mr T I'd leave my camera behind! I think my family are really irritated that before we eat at home...most times....the food has to be photograghed!!! Ahh....the life of a blogger!
Got to love it!!!

Well now, it's me and my TV....and cucumber sandwiches and maybe a little Pimms later......can't wait for that Royal Wedding!! Enjoy..those of you that will be watching!!
Have a super weekend!!

See you soon!
Shel

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

My Beautiful Port Elizabeth....

A beautiful city.....this past month we have hosted world class events......








Our Ironman......






Neil Diamond at our soccer stadium....



  The Donkin Reserve....

And a beautiful cruise liner parked in the harbour....


Some amazing events just this past month!

Friday, April 22, 2011

An Easter Brunch!

Just the two of us for Easter....
This is my fantasy table...
Pink and white table .....and do you see that ball in the background!



These little egg cups were from my mom....they were ours as little children...


And a paper mache egg one that was my boys....



 Love this little chick egg holder and chicky spoon!











My cupcake teacosy....


and look who's waiting patiently in the background with that ball for me to throw to her!!




And on that fantasy menu!
Boiled eggs
Hot Cross Buns
Lindt bunnies and tea!







Hope you all have a blessed Easter!
Shel

Linking to Tablescape Thursday
and Pink Saturday

Monday, April 18, 2011

A great weekend!

Selfish me wanted my family to myself this weekend....so I loaded them up and drove them to my friend's unspoilt spot!




Even Chloe had a ball!



 Licking her lips of sheer delight




Stacking....













And fishing .....not to be .....









Loosing one's shirt.....






from this perfect weather......




to this.....




Chasing seagulls....







  spirit, mind and body at peace!

 Shel x