When the dog barked

Gale force winds are not unusual in South Africa, especially the Western Cape coastline, and into the Eastern Cape. These winds are a feature of summer and winter, with the winter storms accounting for the Cape's original appellation as the Cape of Storms. We've had more than our fair share this year and wind, in … Continue reading When the dog barked

Gazpacho – easy peasy!

This was not what was originally planned for today, but having shared pictures of the Gazpacho that we had this weekend, on Instagram and on my personal Facebook page, I was "inundated" with requests for the recipe.  I hadn't made it for a while because our tomato crop last season was underwhelming.  To say the … Continue reading Gazpacho – easy peasy!

Bountiful broad beans

Next to the pea patch, we had a bed of broad beans.  Broad (or fava) beans are another childhood memory:  picking them during a sunny winter afternoon and then shelling them in front of the fire for supper.  We had another bumper crop this year, I am delighted to say, so some are safely stored in … Continue reading Bountiful broad beans

Sweet peas…Tiger’s chilled minted pea soup

This year we grew peas. So what? There is something almost magical about peas that you pick and shell - to pop into your mouth - in the pea patch.  Little can beat the flavour of those little round orbs as they pop with their unique sweetness. Peas are "up there" as my favourite vegetable.  I remember … Continue reading Sweet peas…Tiger’s chilled minted pea soup