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…

“Million Seats on the Streets”

Lockdown and regulations for restaurants Since the outbreak of the coronavirus, most countries had taken the initiative to flatten the curve by placing their country under lockdown. South Africa followed merely days after the UK started their initial lockdown. Strict rules and regulations were put in place and even before our lockdown started restaurants were restricted…

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…