And A Life In Between

Foodie Fridays

Moroccan lamb kebabs with flatbread

Moroccan lamb kebabs with flatbread

For us, Sundays are typically lazy days – having a little lie-in, then getting up and enjoying a cup of coffee on the patio and finally contemplating what we would like to do for the day. In the summer that mostly involves pottering around the […]

Steak tartare with pommes frites

Steak tartare with pommes frites

I was still small when I discovered that I did not mind rare (raw!) meat.  I remember when my mom used to buy our meat from the butcher at month-end… A Friday afternoon would be spent packing the meat, sausages and ground beef into portions and […]

Homemade pappardelle with pulled pork

Homemade pappardelle with pulled pork

Sundays have never been a particular favourite day of mine.  I think it stems from when I was small.  After Sunday lunch my thoughts always turn to the inevitability of Monday morning and back to school; and when at seven pm the theme song to […]

Autumn days… with a seared steak salad

Autumn days… with a seared steak salad

Autumn is my favourite season.  Ok, so getting up in the mornings for work while it is dark is not the greatest – nor is getting home and it being dark again – but it still does not take away from the things I love […]

The Restaurant at Waterkloof

The Restaurant at Waterkloof

It was hubby and my 14th wedding anniversary this week.  We don’t often go out, but on special occasions like birthdays or anniversaries, we really make an effort and go to a really special place.  Living in the Cape Town surrounds we are really spoilt […]

La dolce vita

La dolce vita

Rome was an amazing city to explore; the only thing was that a map of the city was just about useless for me.  I remember standing at the corner of a street, turning the map in any which way you can think of, but I […]

Kingklip, inspired by the blue jewel… the Mediterranean

Kingklip, inspired by the blue jewel… the Mediterranean

I will never forget the first time I ever laid my eyes on the Mediterranean.  We arrived in Rome after a 21 hour flight from Cape Town.  Exhausted we had to rush to catch a train from Rome to Naples.  Two hours later (and no […]

Spanish flavour – Barcelona

Spanish flavour – Barcelona

For me it is hard to say “Barcelona” and to not involuntarily think Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballe and the 1992 summer Olympics.  Barcelona is such an amazing city that its name genuinely deserves to reverberate when you say it! We didn’t know what exactly to expect […]

Incredible Narbonne… with sardines on the side

Incredible Narbonne… with sardines on the side

Last year the holiday I have been dreaming about for so many years finally came to be.  We hired a boat and went cruising down the Canal du Midi in the south of France.  From there we went on to experience the picturesque Provence before […]

Venice; a feast for the senses

Venice; a feast for the senses

Venice was nothing like I expected.  Sure, we’ve seen it on tv many times before and we knew it was going to be absolutely stunning, but arriving at Santa Lucia station and walking out onto the Grand Canal rendered me completely immovable, with the exception […]