The lockdown diaries

“There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.” ― Mahatma Gandhi What’s for dinner? I would say the ravioli I made was my favourite dinner this week. Getting equal portions of ravioli was a bit tricky for me but I enjoyed rolling them out…

We would have made it…

“Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask what’s for lunch.” Orson Welles Day 15: Today turned out to be another useless day. None of us were in the mood for anything and we all ended up either watching movies, playing games, or napping the day away. The only mood seemed to be…

Eating like kings and queens in the apocalypse

“After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations.” Oscar Wilde Week 1 of being in lockdown in South Africa Yes, we all are going to have one, because we are all stuck at home for 21 days and we love to tell people what we do, and I love to tell…

Vegetarian week

“I’m hungry” “I think this next week we should eat vegan dinners” “I think not” “Sorry, I meant we should only cut out meat, eat vegetarian dinners” “OK… why?” “I would like to see what it does to my energy levels” “We’ll see” “Why?” “Because it’s a lot of work, we’d have to plan it.”…

Just about the Bread!

How it all started There has always been a part of me that liked baking Bread, but I have always made quick Breads and I’ve dabbled with the occasional Potbrood. I have made a delicious Honey and Beer Bread that I really love, and that I’ve loved to share with others. Clearly I was very uneducated…

It’s all so new!

Terrine… Monday – we were told that we are making Terrine for our practical and my first thought was ‘Yuck!’ There is something really unappetizing about cold Meat with weird Salty Jelly that is also cold. If it ain’t sweet it should not be cold. Chef then showed us how he makes a Vegetable Terrine…

It’s frustrating!

So, I will start this post with a very negative tone… I am fuming! My frustration at how incompetent I still am and how stupid I feel at the fact that I can’t even make a fucking Tomato Sorbet. Seriously?! I just don’t even want to think about it but it’s late night and I…

Halloween! And Halloween snacks…

My best friend and I always threaten that we will make some Halloween snacks and for once we did! And I was so happy about our results. I had all these ideas on how to make the cake gooey inside but then it turned out my best friend only wanted some Red Velvet cake with…

So that happened…

FADE IN: INT. CAR PARKING LOT – EARLY MORNING FARÇI is listening to the traffic in the busy street that is in front of her while she eats her Stout and Amarula Cake she had purchased the previous day for a special dinner. She wonders how great the Stout Cake would have tasted with the…

Good things do happen…

I looked at the oven and wondered whether I should open it or not. Schrödinger… If I don’t open it I can not see how I ruined a batch of Crème brûlée that I left in the oven… and forgot about… 2 hours earlier… Should I just see what the damage is? I don’t want to. I can’t…