It was cold. And raining. I was at Tokara Deli in Helshoogte Pass Stellenbosch. Our table of 6 was reviewing combined investments of our stokvel of more than 10 years, when someone looked up and said “look, there’s snow!”. With barren winter vineyards in the foreground, Simonsberg blocked the the view. A mountain with the… Read More Stellenbosch in Snow ❄️
Christmas is my time out with family. Time for the Weskus. Boat trips to Kraalbaai, swimming in the salty Langebaan lagoon, trying to slay the boogie board, walking the scotties and of course… drinking good wine, trying new recipes, dishing up old time favourites and catching up on family stories.
Ever heard of roosterkoek? It’s a bun that’s been cooked on fire. The result is bread’s version of a marshmallow. Soft and airy. It’s been said that roosterkoek might very well be the first South African culinary creation. Who’s to argue? Today there are 2 Western Cape spots known for this dish – the garage… Read More Eat like a local
When tourism organisations get together the conversation almost always goes towards tourism growth. Recently the Western Cape’s Overberg got together and looked at how to develop small town tourism. The following five points were highlighted: Use what is there. Tell the story of your existing people and products. Provide the right material. Make sure you… Read More Growing Small Town Tourism
Robertson has enough to keep you busy for a while. A day, two or even three.. Have bubbles at Graham Beck, go on a river cruise at Viljoensdrift, have the freshest Sauvignon Blanc in South Africa at Van Loveren and eat at Four Cousins in town. More wine tasting at Bon Courage and Springfield –… Read More Robertson Round-Up
How I love to eat! Eat and drink actually. But the good stuff. The finger licking, lip smacking goodies. It’s not often that I rattle the pots and make the gas sing. When I do its magic. Even if I say so myself. Magic and only (very) occasionally a bit of something burnt. This weekend… Read More And The Secret Ingredient?
A real deal maker/breaker question. When the sun is out living is easy. When the South Easter picks up in Cape Town its a different story. Unattractive altogether. It could turn horror as the wind turns up a knot. Tonight is one of those rainy nights with a wind resembling an angry witch out on… Read More Can You Stand The Rain?
Everyone knows that travel can be unpredictable. Even in Germany. Our train from Frankfurt to Düsseldorf was supposed to be a 90 minute ride on an ICE train but turned out to be a 3 hour journey. Electricity problems. The weather also did not play along and shortly after arrival a storm broke loose with… Read More Lufthansa Roadshow Day 3 – Düsseldorf