Category Archives: Food

St Basil’s Day, a Greek celebration

January 1 is St. Basil’s Day and it is an important day, especially in Greece, where his feast day is celebrated as part of the New Year’s Eve festivities.  These include card games and other games of chance, a special … Continue reading

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Brooklyn Bubbles is Back in 2017

If the glasses are still empty, it is because the event is still to happen. Put either Friday, 3 March, 2017 or Saturday, 4 March, 2017 in your diary for a sparkling wine festival in Brooklyn, Pretoria.  Or put both … Continue reading

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Valley Lodge and Spa

One of the highlights of the year was a visit to the Valley Lodge and Spa for a winter chef’s table dinner and a short break away from the bustle of Johannesburg. The Valley Lodge and Spa is situated in … Continue reading

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Rosto, Restaurant Review

People want different things out of restaurants.  For much of the time I want a little place where I can get something to eat which will fill me without fattening me further, and do so at a price I can … Continue reading

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Ooh! Box thoughts

One of the sponsored posts on Facebook relates to the Ooh! Box, a box of wines and other delicious goodies delivered to one’s door every month for a fairly hefty monthly fee, which fee includes delivery.  I recently found a … Continue reading

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The Big Eat

Food Network on DSTv over the next five Thursdays will take on a South African flavour as ten episodes air, two at a time.  On 3 November Comfort Foods and Best Bakes.  On 10 November Food to Impress and Fast … Continue reading

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Monkey gland sauce

I must have been about 10 years old when my mother prepared steak with monkey gland sauce for supper.  I wouldn’t eat it.  The name put me off.  Ok.  So I learned that this sauce doesn’t involve monkeys or glands.  … Continue reading

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