Hysterectomy and family part 1

Seven years ago I was blessed with the most beautiful daughter imaginable. Tiffany, my eldest. She was born a healthy 3.18 kgs and was very tall. Beautiful blonde hair and piercing blue eyes. She was born at 37.5 weeks, first child early labor. Luckily I had thee best gynecologist who took me in imidiatly and…

Wildlife in Africa  

What do you see when you leave your home and drive 20 minutes away from home?  You know what I see?  Long grass, a boom gate and dirt road with a big sign board that says lion an rhino reserve. We show them our reservation ticket and we in. Yes that’s right, a beautiful game…

Fruit trees 

Oh I love fruit trees! Not only are you attracting bees to keep up their population but you save so much money eating your own much healthier fruit.  I have a lime tree, gooseberry bushes, strawberrys, fig tree, peach tree, calamondon tree and soon il have a lemon tree. You probably wondering if I live…

My flop of a croissant ! 

Yesterday as promised on my earlier blog was the day to make croissants. Six o clock in the evening came and I decided to get off my lazy ass and start my croissants, I had taken everything out, measured it, got my yeast right and started preparing my dough. Now the big first 3 hour…

Oldies or what?! 

I have a love for collecting toys from vintage to modern , I also collect comics, games and I have recently started collecting VHS’S. My children were  incredibly confused when I opened my parcel and out came the VHS’S. They asked me over and over what do you do with it, how does it work,…

Proudly South African tea time treat 

Today is the same as yesterday and the day before and the day before with this horrible drought that hit South  Africa.  Too windy to slack rope outside and we have now got water  restrictions so no gardening, and of that I mean I would of done a few seed trays . I can’t do…

Boeuf bourguinon #juliachildsrecipee 

After watching clips on utube of Julia child cooking away I was very eager to try her recipes , but which do you begin with? I then went back and watched Julie and Julia for the hundredth time, and one that stuck was her boeuf bourguinon. Watching the part where Julie was getting excited for…

Enough food! Let’s garden :-) 

I find it a fun project to do with the kids when we go through potatoes and look for semi old ones and leave them in the cupboard for a few months, well that’s how I do it !  When your potatoes sprout a lot you can put them in a heap of good sand…

To croissant or not to croissant that is the question ? 

After lasts nights amazing meal which brought a lot of excitement and joy to my heart I decided I should tackle something maybe a bit more challenging ?  I think this week I will make croissants , I am very very nervous to try this as I am not to good with baking.  I am…

Butter , butter and more butter ! 

The aromas of my chicken being cooked dragged the whole family into the kitchen staring at the oven begging to eat now, I laugh and I am proud, proud that I made my family happy, a lovely recipe of Julia child’s , her chicken breasts , paprika onions and cream, I of course like I…

Tonight we eat like kings! 

Today I feel better , like the old me, I can now face food and not want to throw up while looking at it.  So today my goals can begin, one of my goals is to cook Julia child’s meals, not copying Julie at all but merely want to learn the arts of cooking how…