cream of tomato soup · Food · recipe

Deborah Madison’s Cream of Tomato Soup

(recipe taken from Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone by Deborah Madison) This is a relatively simple and quick soup to make, and MUCH better than anything you can get in a bag or can (even if that bag or can comes from Woolie’s)! I have never made broth from scratch for this soup; bouillon or concentrate… Continue reading Deborah Madison’s Cream of Tomato Soup

Johannesburg · recipe · Winter

Surviving the Treacherous South African Winter – Part 2

Yet again, it’s been too long in between posts.  This time I have an excuse – I managed to come down with a dreaded illness (a cold), probably because I didn’t wear enough layers and drink enough alcohol these past couple of weeks. So I’m finally getting around to Part 2 of this post, and… Continue reading Surviving the Treacherous South African Winter – Part 2

Johannesburg · Winter

Surviving the Treacherous South African Winter – Part 1 (recipe included)

It’s been quite a while since I wrote last, and I figured I’d better throw this out there before winter has actually left this country.  In case you didn’t know, the South African winter isn’t really treacherous, at least not here in Johannesburg.  For someone who comes from a part of the US that gets… Continue reading Surviving the Treacherous South African Winter – Part 1 (recipe included)

De Toren Farm · Helen Martins · Nieu Bethesda · The Owl House

Nieu Bethesda’s Owl House – a Hidden (glass) Gem in the Karoo

The charming village of Nieu Bethesda occupies a tiny spot on the South African map, and it’s a well-hidden spot at that. Not even many South Africans seem to know about this small town in the Eastern Cape. Fortunately, my in-laws do know about it, and they recommended that my husband and I stop by… Continue reading Nieu Bethesda’s Owl House – a Hidden (glass) Gem in the Karoo

brewery tour · SAB World of Beer · South African Breweries

SAB World of Beer Tour

Did you know that the (current) second largest brewery in the world started right here in South Africa? I sure didn’t – until my husband and I went through the tour at SAB World of Beer. We joined a very fun and interesting group of people through a Meetup, which made the whole experience even… Continue reading SAB World of Beer Tour

Food · South African food

Food, Glorious Food (Part 2)

  My last post was about the South African foods that I love – and I realize that I barely scratched the surface of what this country has to offer in good food.  But now let’s focus on the stuff that I find ……well, not so good.  As the quote says, “You have to take the… Continue reading Food, Glorious Food (Part 2)

Food · South African food

Food, Glorious Food (Part 1)

I think that no matter how much or how little we enjoy about an area that we’re in (whether visiting or living), we can usually find local food(s) or drink(s) that we wish that we could take back home with us.   I find myself thinking about food a lot. It’s not unusual for me to… Continue reading Food, Glorious Food (Part 1)