In August, I embarked on an incredible adventure through Africa! I started in Victorial Falls and ended up in Zanzibar, and travelled by rail on board the Shongololo Express!
Oh what adventures I have had since I last posted, almost too many to share. In the meantime have a peak at some of my bunnies which I have collected over the years:
I made this sneaky cake yesterday for my Dad’s birthday. It was so easy and quick to make, so is perfect for last-minute baking urges or impromptu tea-parties. It was soft and crumbly and moist and delish.
Last christmas I was given a pretty little Cath Kidston “jam making kit”, which I have only had the chance to make use of now.
Not too long ago, I posted about the handsomely stocked lemon tree in my courtyard in Joburg. Well, I ventured back to Cape Town with a rather large bag filled of this juicy gems! I set some aside to make lemon curd with, but earlier this eve I made Moroccan preserved lemons.
I shan’t even post a recipe for this, as they are almost too easy to make! Simply sterilise some glass jars in the oven, and layer slices of lemons with coarse salt crystals in between. One the jar is filled to the brim, fill the empty spaces with lemon juice and a dash of olive oil. These beauties will only be ready in about a month’s time, but yikes are they worth the wait!
Before I was vegetarian, my Mum used to make the most scrumptious chicken dishes with this lemony gold. Simply use the rind (which will be soft after a month) in couscous, with fish or chicken. The flavour of the preserve is quite pungent, so only a little is needed, leaving plenty of jars to give away as gifts!
My darling boyfriend has a lush guava tree at the bottom of his tiered Sea Point garden. This weekend we plucked fragrant guavas off the bountiful tree, leaving the unreachable fruit for the birds.
Having never been fond of this strange fruit with tough seeds and a grainy texture, I thought I’d give these organic gems a chance -and oh what a good idea this was..
This morning we had the most scrumptious poached guavas with yogurt for breakfast -utterly heavenly. Here is the ever so easy recipe:
Next I made an upside down guava pudding, which we ate too quickly for me to photograph. The guavas turned into a scrummy saucy dream, which didn’t even need custard!
The tree is still flourishing, so I’ll have to find a million more ways to use guavas.
This week I am in Yobes, visiting my bests, and spending sibling time with my not so baby anymore brother. Yesterday the sun was out, the sky was blue, and I was wearing my new Pippa Torrison Lace dress from Jane Sews. I plucked lush lemons off our courtyard tree, and then had a cup of tea in the tree house. I miss our enormous garden terribly when I’m in Cape Town, so it was lovely to frolic around the almost-blossoming plum tree, and lie under the bamboo forest.
I was so overwhelmed by the perfect lemons, that I promptly decided that a whole bag full will be coming back to Cape Town with me so my love and I can make lemon curd.
Although many of these shows have come and gone on Buy Some Damn Art, I thought I’d share some of my fave artists whom have been showcased. Feast your eyes.
I have fallen in love with these llamas and don’t quite know what to do.
When it comes to perfectly purchasing birthday presents, there are two types of people: those who can, and those who cannot. I seem to think I flirt and flutter between the two in phases.
My Mum always makes everything with such love, it was good to be home for a few days.
A lucky Milnerton Market find -an enamel bowl similar to one we had at home when I was growing up.