Sunset in a glass…

It was just last week, we were in paradise… Kaş (pronounced ‘Kash’) is a small fishing, diving, yachting, parasailing and tourist town, and a district of Antalya Province of Turkey, 168 km west of the city of Antalya. This pretty and refreshing cocktail is inspired by beautiful and unique Kaş sunsets hence the name… Sunset…

GUILTY OF NEGLECT!!! Or “something to celebrate”…

Feeling absolutely terrible… Let my blog suffer from a horrible and lengthy neglect. Unforgivingly involved with my boyfriend’s showroom. Yes I am still cooking. Yeah and I am still travelling but nothing like normal nothing like my normal… Just continuously busy with renovation-construction party planning for “Grand” openings employing people, firing people selling furniture complementing…

ANOTHER HAPPY HOUR

MELON COMFORT 1 and half cups freshly squeezed Spanspeck or any sweet melon juice 1 shot brandy 1 shot Southern comfort juice of half a lime or quarter of a lemon ice Shake everything well and drain into chilled balloon glasses. And then this delicious antipasti board went very well with our new house wine… If I can…

GINGER APPLE MARTINI

Christmas on our door step, I am revisiting my cocktails for an impeccable festive season. Francis and myself we have a tradition on Fridays. A fresh fruit cocktail followed by a tapas or mezze dinner with a bottle or two Chardonnay on the roll. Our friend Richard finds that Friday early evenings are the best time to…

IT’S RAINING! WILL REPLACE SUNSHINE WITH F’S PINEAPPLE DELIGHT TODAY

This is our official welcome cocktail. A real sunshine delight to start a cool party with warm heart… F’s Pineapple Delight (per glass) 4 shots of freshly squeezed pineapple (if you really really want to use bottled version remember to add few drops of lemon juice) 1 shot Captain Morgan Spice Gold or Bacardi Oak Heart 1/2 shot…

AN EXCELLENT GARDENER WITHOUT A CLUE…

                             Finally Viv send her picture. Don’t you think this looks yummy? Last weekend we were invited to our great friends Viv and Ralph’s place for lunch and had the most wonderful slow cooked lamb shanks. Viv is an excellent cook and the best food shopper I have ever known. The taste of the shanks lingered so long…

BEEN THERE, DONE THAT

F and I  we have an exit from the real world. It’s called KAS, a small town in Antalya, Turkey. We love combining buying trips with little (BIG) pleasure of escaping from tough Johannesburg winters or my beloved, most beautiful but impossible, busy-noisy Istanbul. Let me show you why… Late October is the beginning of pomegranate season…

MAGALIESBURG HERE WE COME

Amarula Farm, our little escapade from the city to the countryside. An hour and a quarter, real short drive for embracing the beautiful African sky. Long walks, short walks, rock pools to cool down, bon fire to warm up, glass after glass of good wine, faboulous meals, fantastic companions, no body really wants to come…