Category Archives: Food

The Blue Train

Kalk Bay Train Restaurant 1

Step back in time, to an era of elegance, where you could travel in style and luxury.

Kalk Bay Train Restaurant 2

Sit comfortably on padded chairs while you wait for your food.

Kalk Bay Train Restaurant 3

There is plenty to choose from the scrumptious menu.

Kalk Bay Train Restaurant 4

Or take a look at menus from past journeys under the glass top table.

Kalk Bay Train Restaurant 5

Nowadays this old railway carriage serves as a restaurant and stands alone, next to the tracks where trains still run.

It is where I always stop for lunch whenever I visit Kalk Bay.

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This is for Blosslyn, who requested photos of the Blue Train.

 

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Sunday Musings #157

My brain said “crunches”, but my stomach auto-corrected it to “cupcakes”.

– Unknown

Yep, happens all the time!

Why is it that exercising for quarter of an hour only burns enough calories to eat one chocolate digestive biscuit? It just doesn’t seem right!

 

Focus!

Little Monkey

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Hey Mum! You have my

Undivided attention

Tasty treat offered

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There’s no denying that Little Monkey lurves her food; the more so, the older she gets.

I had a special treat for her and judging by this focused look, I guess it smelled really good!

 

post script: For dog owners: others may find this a bit gross! I suppose someone will want to know what the treat was: a dried pig’s ear. I’ve never given her one before and after first seeming a bit wary, she promptly ate it. Then she brought it all back up in the kitchen during the night!

 

Guess Who’s Coming to Tea

Chocolate Brownies

Me!

I rarely bake these days, because there is usually only me to eat it! However I had friends over for afternoon tea the other day so took the opportunity to bake chocolate brownies. I have a tried and trusted recipe that I found in a newspaper many years ago.

After tea, I sent my friends off with some brownies as Padkos (literally road food in Afrikaans). As everyone seems to be on a diet these days they didn’t take many, so I guess it will be up to me to finish off the rest.

It’s a tough job, but someone’s gotta do it!

 

post script: Since someone will no doubt ask, yes I did offer a few brownies to my husband, but he is not much of a cake eater.

 

Sunday Musings #147

Today I will be as useless as the “g” in lasagna.

– Unknown

Well, it is Sunday, after all!

 

post script: I had to google the spelling of lasagna, as I’ve always spelt it with an ”e”; lasagne. Apparently lasagna is the singular; one sheet: and lasagne is many sheets. Also, lasagne is the preferred British spelling, and lasagna the North American.

I’m sure you all wanted to know that!