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Food, Glorious South African Food

23 Feb
Rib eye steak

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If you could have anything to eat right now, what would it be?

I’m not going all obvious on this one; you know me well enough by know to fill in the blanks yourself.  It was the bonus questions that intrigued me:

1) Assume price is no object.

2) If you could eat this food with anyone alive or who has ever lived, who would it be?

3) Find and share a photo of what you’d like to eat or the person from #2.

I would love to eat a real, South African braai with all the trimmings:  T-bone, rib-eye, sirloin, sausages (I’d allow boerewors for the Hub and boys but it would be Woolworths’ pork chippolatas for me), marinated chicken, sosaties, pork chops, lamb chops…I’m finding it hard to type because the drool makes my fingers slip off the keyboard.

Then you need all the trimmings: bread rolls, mash, potato salad, tuna salad, salad, rice, corn on the cob, and biltong for the teething babies.

Why not go the whole hog and have a pig on a spit?

Sorry, my dear vegetarian friends: my name is Tilly Bud and I am a meat eater.

Cold beers for the blokes and my Mum; Le Chanson for me.  South African cream soda (the green stuff) and Tab for the kids. 

Then the desserts: melted Bar One and ice cream, Peppermint Crisp fridge tart, melk tert, koeksisters.

And, of course, no braai is complete without a side serving of proper South African NikNaks.   All orange tartrazine and flavour.  Yummy.

My much-missed parents and in-laws would be there, as well as everyone I’ve ever liked.

All topped off with a nice cup of Earl Grey.

What would you add to the feast?

Vanilla Nice!

23 Feb

Here’s something I never expected to see:

Shower Power

23 Feb
Rib shower at the Cartier Mansion in Ludington...

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How long do you think you could go without a shower?

It depends on the shower.  I went for weeks without a shower while the bathroom was re-fitted.  I can go at least every other day now it’s back; it’s not like I ever get dirty cleaning the house, is it?  I could move to Antarctica: on base there, you are only allowed to take two, two-minute showers a week.

  • April showers: I can manage from May to March without breaking a sweat.
  • Meteor showers: I’d like to see one, but from a distance; so I would have to say ‘indefinitely’.
  • Showers of blessings: I’d like them all the time.
  • Cold showers: too tired to ever need one.
  • My family (usually referred to scornfully by me as ‘that shower!’): not at all; somebody has to go out for the Maltesers.

Napoleon once wrote to Mrs Napoleon, ‘I’ll be home in a week – don’t bathe till I get there.’  That’s my kind of man.

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