Braaied Corn on the Cob with an Asian Twist for Heritage Day
By     |    Sep 1, 2014
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Braaied Corn on the Cob with an Asian Twist for Heritage Day

Heritage Day in South Africa, extended to Heritage month, where South Africans all over celebrate with plenty of braais aka barbecues. Braaing  is a much-loved activity here and even my sister and I celebrate South Africa’s Braai Day spin by… well braaing. We always make a simple braai, often with chicken, lamb chops, wors (sausage) and mielies, with marshmallows afterwards. My favourite braai food, has to be the mielies. My sister […]

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Baby Animal of the Week: 18: Pug Puppy
By     |    Aug 22, 2014
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Baby Animal of the Week: 18: Pug Puppy

Baby Animal of the Week series. My dear friend Suné Storm and I Google search baby animals to smile and warm the cockles of our hearts when we have a bad day. Today, we talk about pugs. These little dogs are one of the world’s most popular pets, and the official dog breed for the ‘House of Orange‘. When I was twelve, my mama bought me a green ‘pug-looking’ plush […]

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Baby Animal of the Week: 17: Baby Hedgehog
By     |    Aug 15, 2014
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Baby Animal of the Week: 17: Baby Hedgehog

Baby Animal of the Week series. My dear friend Suné Storm and I Google search baby animals to smile and warm the cockles of our hearts when we have a bad day. My brother, Frank, told me he really wants a hedgehog, so this post is dedicated to him. FYI, baby hedgehogs are called hoglets. Hedgehog fun fact: An array is the grouping term for hedgehogs. They rely on hearing owing to […]

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Throwback Thursdays – The Moon Represents My Heart by Teresa Teng
By     |    Aug 14, 2014
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Throwback Thursdays – The Moon Represents My Heart by Teresa Teng

Throwback Thursdays – Nostalgic tunes. My folks moved back to Taiwan recently. And yes, I miss them a lot. This song is one of my favourites, it is a love song, but it will always remind me of my mama and papa. This song as one of the ultimate classics of Taiwanese music. There used to be this one Chinese restaurant in Bloemfontein in (area) and most Asian families would dine […]

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Peter’s House on Kloofnek in Cape Town
By     |    Mar 11, 2014
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Peter’s House on Kloofnek in Cape Town

My roller derby team, the Storm Riders of the Cape Town Rollergirls, had a photoshoot with the awesome Jon Meinking from ishotimages this past Saturday at 6am in the morning. After the shoot, the most important thing to do next was to have breakfast! Pepper Annarchy, one of our utility skaters, suggested Peter’s House. I’ve never been there before, so it seemed fitting to try out this restaurant. Peter’s House […]

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Open Air Movie Screening at Spier Wine Farm
By     |    Mar 6, 2014
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Open Air Movie Screening at Spier Wine Farm

This past Valentine’s Day, I received tickets to join the Spier Wine Farm‘s Breakfast at Tiffany’s outdoor movie screening and my oh my, what a rad time we had. My GPS did some amazing rerouting, we missed the traffic and arrive an hour early. It was actually the perfect circumstance and allowed us to mission around the wine farm. Since it was my first time at Spier, I was rather […]

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Featured: Spar Savour Magazine Issue 10
By     |    Feb 11, 2014
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Featured: Spar Savour Magazine Issue 10

I got to hang out with Lynn-Leigh Brandt, the feature’s writer at Spar’s Savour Digital Magazine, to chat about my blog, food and more food. Thanks for the fun shoot! Check out the full interview here Check out the recipes featured here Tweet

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Chinese New Year recipe – Savoury Rice Cakes with Shiitake Mushrooms, Bok Choy and Chinese Cabbage
By     |    Feb 6, 2014
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Chinese New Year recipe – Savoury Rice Cakes with Shiitake Mushrooms, Bok Choy and Chinese Cabbage

年糕 “nian gao”, which is commonly known as Chinese rice cake, is often eaten at Chinese New Year celebrations. Nian gao, the rice cake, rhymes with an extract from a New Year phrase 年年高升 “nian nian gao sheng”. Roughly translated it means to soar with achievements, year after year.   Rice cakes are made of glutinous rice flour, which gives it its chewy and al dente texture. In Hokkien (the […]

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Celebrating Chinese New Year 2014 – Year of the Horse
By     |    Feb 2, 2014
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Celebrating Chinese New Year 2014 – Year of the Horse

BLOEMFONTEIN – Growing up in South Africa, it has always been difficult to truly enjoy the entirety of this two-week celebration. Chinese New Year is an elaborate and festive holiday in Asia but here we hold rather modest celebrations. Ever since I left school I haven’t been able to celebrate with my whole family but in 2014, the Year of the Horse, all three kids (my sister Jasmine, my brother Frank […]

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Dusty Rebels & The Bombshells – the 1st Rockabilly Festival in South Africa
By     |    Nov 7, 2013
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Dusty Rebels & The Bombshells – the 1st Rockabilly Festival in South Africa

This Saturday, 9 November 2013, my roller derby league, the Cape Town Rollergirls, is taking part in the very first Rockabilly Festival in South Africa! The Dusty Rebels and the Bombshells comprises a crew of rockabilly lovers and legends that are here to introduce this culture to South Africa by bring all things rockabilly together at this event! Maria and Zigi, head honchos of this rockabilly event were recently on […]

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