Happy Kids, Mountain Flowers

I have just spent the most joyful three days in Hlatikulu in the Lower Drakensberg with 24 kids.  Most of them I have known for many years through the MMAEP and a few are real favourites whom I have watched grow up.  This picture was taken in 2006 when I spent a day creating an indigenous…

Picnic with Altitude/Attitude

My friend Phillippa has just begun her 50th year on our planet. This is very cool.  She is pretty cool. To celebrate we climbed to the highest spot around (1976m), laid a table cloth and ate strawberries, hummus, baguette, chocolate biscuits, cottage cheese, home grown tomatoes (and a few sundried for nostalgia), and drank freshly brewed…

Durban is Delicious

A mid-winter break beside the seaside is always a treat.  Savouring the multicultural delights of Durban is another.  So for a few days this week I ate my way about and enjoyed the big city filled with small surprises.  There are gardens everywhere – tucked behind buildings, hidden on roofs, crammed into corners and expanding across pavements. …

A Feast of Colour

One shouldn’t really describe non-edible things as “delicious” or “yummy”. I do feel though, that some experiences and colours really are succulent and tasty even though they aren’t eaten.   The ‘feast’ along the wildcoast was one such experience, and besides, this is supposedly a food blog, so I need some tenuous links at least… Blue is not…

Delicious Karoo

Last week, we bought a small tray of purple figs from Woolies, which reminded me of our trip to Fig Heartland a couple of years ago. Here is the story, as I wrote about it then: Seldom do we leave home without padkos and the start of our trip to the Karoo was no exception. However,…

Free State Food?

It is not often that I head for the highway, but early on Monday morning I did just that.  Past the contented cows to the surprisingly calm traffic on the motorway.  Everyone appeared to be travelling at 100kmph and I wondered if all had suddenly realised that Peak Oil was upon us?  Unfortunately, the further…