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butternut squash gratin final 2 -low res

While at Vuyani the head chef showed me how to make this dish. He made it one of the nights that we were at the lodge. I think it’s a great dish for any night you have a little bit of (passive) time, but maybe other things to do… It’s also perfect for Thanksgiving, since […]

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ingredients porcini and potatoes gratin

  The “Seasons”, all four of them are new to me. After all I was born in the Caribbean and grew up in Miami. Until about the age of twenty the seasons consisted in mild or hot, rainy or not. In Miami we get all excited when it hits like 75˚F (24˚C) At which point […]

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theoldtransvalinn-cropped - low res

  The next day the sun greeted us bright and early with the promise of a better day. We took a shower in “Duck and Trout’s” moldy bathroom. I’m happy to say neither of us walked away with a foot infection… From there we made our way to the “Old Transvaal Inn” for breakfast. It […]

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leek soup finished2

So now that you know what we ate on our very fabulous first night in South Africa: chips, crackers, and gas station meat pie… Here’s what I would have preferred eating on that cold foggy night in the South African Highlands. Cream of Leek and Potato Soup! I love cream of leek and potato soup. […]

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cartoon corrupt

  Most honeymoons start out a day or two after the wedding. The couple hops on a plane and heads off to their romantic destination of choice. But heavens knows we couldn’t have done that, way too simple. We had to make things a little more complicated. Ours was about five months after the wedding. […]

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Mpumalanga, South Africa

  Here we are again, during that time of month where I get to share with you all some of the delicious things that are in season. As you all can imagine I tried to get photos of a beautiful food markets while on our honeymoon in South Africa. Unfortunately I couldn’t find any. Even […]

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