First attempt making cabbage stew

For a while now I was crawing cabbage stew, but had no clue in how to make it or so I told myself.

Mom used to make it and I think I was afraid mine would not be as delicious as hers was. Over the weekend I decided to give it a go and see if I could do my mom proud.

I bought all the ingredients and yesterday I made my first pot of Cabbage stew. I got the recipe out of a Cookbook my mom gave to me when I started cooking in Highschool.

It came out delicious and dad asked me if he could have a bowl of cabbage stew for lunch.

I still wanted to freeze some for another day, but I could only freeze one meal for dad for that days that I can’t cook to make sure he has a hearty meal.

Cabbage, onions and potatoes. Taken with my Huawei P10
The end result. Taken with my Huawei P10.
All that is left over… Taken with my Huawei P10

Project 365 Photo a day: 365/225– Fries cow on her way to get milked


Fries Cow on her way to get milked


Yesterday afternoon we visited a Dairy farm not far from where we live. I learned allot and took a few nice photo’s.  I want to go back for another tour and with a list of questions. WOW never thought that cows and the process of milking can be so interesting.  The best of all there is much to learn and yesterday I could only make mental notes. So I will write down what I could remember and just make double sure of the facts before I post the article.



Project 365 Photo a day: 365/218 – Birthday Cake




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This morning I was at a Breakfast at Bloemendal Restaurant and the hostess was Sunette Nieuwoudt a Mrs SA finalist .

Daniël de Kock  had everyone in stitches  he has a way with words.   I would recommend him for any function. Daniël is an author, Minister, Psychologist and chef this is just a few of his expertise.

Daniël De Kock

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Steadily building our family of  Flasks…

Every morning the boys ask me for hot chocolate, coffee or tea. I usually made it in travel mugs but sometimes it does not seal properly and it can be a messy business. So I decided to buy them each a small flask just big enough for two cups and the best of all now they can enjoy a cup at morning break also.  Now I am only waiting to see which boy loses his flask first…. No flask no hot chocolate…

A flask for every member of the family…
Flasks in Black & White.

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My photo of the day for 10 July 2012 is one of  4 friends eating ice cream in the middle of winter…

Yesterday we took the children to the play park at the local Garden Centre here in Sandbaai. The children really enjoyed it but the best photo for me was one were all four kids sat on a swing bench eating their ice cream and talking about all kinds of stuff.

How I wish I could be 10 again…..

Four friends enjoying their ice cream
Four friends enjoying their ice cream. Black & White


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Today we decided that we are going to spoil our Host and Hostess by making our special Chicken Lasagne for supper.

Here is the recipe for those who would also like to try it.

6 chicken breasts
500 ml fresh cream
432g(1tin) crushed pineapple
1 box bacon kips
one box of sheet Lasagne
Salt and pepper to taste
500g grated Cheese

For white sauce:
1,5litre fresh cream
250g flour
100g baking margarine/butter
Salt and pepper to taste

Cook the chicken breasts and de bone it and make fine. Put back in pot and add the cream and crushed pineapple. Cook for a few minutes then add the fine bacon kips. Cook for a few minutes then take off the heat.

Make your white Sauce:

Melt the margarine add flour and then add cream. Stir the whole time to prevent lumps. Add salt and pepper to taste. Cook till thick and creamy.

Take large big oven proof dish and start layering Chicken mix, Lasagne, white Sauce, Chicken,lasagne and so on. End off with white sauce and cheddar cheese. Bake in the oven for 40 to 45 minutes at 180 degrees.

Bon appetite…

Busy cooking the chicken, cream, pineapple and Bacon Kips mixture
Ready for the oven
After 45 minutes in the oven
Bon Appetite


SAPS Cycle Tour 2012 in aid of SAPS Educational Trust fund : Day one

On 7 May 2012 the following people were on the road for a fund raising Cycle tour in aid of the SAPS Educational Trust fund.

The riders were:  Ronald Kuhn, Bernie de Kock, Jaco van der Merwe, Henry Waterson, Riaan Potgieter, Zelda Smuts, Wherner Smuts, Fanie Lombard, Rudie Swart, Karlien Kruger, Lester Shortels, Leon De Roubaix, Lau Schoonwinkel, Bauwer Schoonwinkel, Juan Pretorius and Anton Botes.

The support team and other role players that went on the tour were:

Support Vehicles: Gerhard Steyls, De Koker and then 2 of the riders took turns on the third vehicle.

Medical Team: Pierre van Zyl and Marietjie Snyman

Puppet shows: Erica Crous and Hester Bussio

Artist performing at schools on Route:  Hugo Nieuwoudt

Sound man  and driver of extra vehicle: Etienne Jonas

Sound and Lighting at concerts at schools: Ian Bossert and Yolanda Lottering

Rapairs and maintenance of  bicycles: Japie Scholtz

Photographer: Coreen Kuhn

We left Cape Gate Shopping  Centre at Brackenfell at 08:30 for our first stop on the Vissershok road. Here a few members of Durbanville SAPS made sure the riders got something to eat and drink.

Our next stop was Melkbosstrand were we had a light lunch and some tea and coffee to drink. The ladies who prepared the sandwiches really went through allot of trouble and it was divine.  A local creche came to sing for the us and were cheering and clapping when we got there.  After the Melkbosstrand SAPS wished us luck on our journey further the group assigned Karlien Kruger from Bok Radio to say something on behalf of the group.

Ronald helping Karlien

We left Melkbos strand for Atlantis, I did not go with the riders I went to take some photo’s of the concert and puppet show held at Atlantis. We caught up with the riders just after the concert. We then headed for Darling were we stayed at Darling Golf Estate for the night. The road between Atlantis and Darling was rolling hills and the road surface were not exactly very cycling friendly…  Haha I am so glad I decided just to be the photographer on the  tour. Maybe on the next one I’ll be a rider too. Who knows what the future hold in store for us.

At Darling Golf Estate the riders hit the showers and we had some Lasagne and Salad for supper. After 96 km the riders where tired and some crashed on their mattresses while the rest went and chilled at the club house. They had a hard day and some of the riders are not cyclist they came along and put their bodies through the unknown. They all deserved a cold one…

Pierre and Marietjie of  Advanced Tactical Solutions our two Medics on the tour had their job cut out for them. The whole day they were watching over the cyclist and assisting them when needed. The made sure that everybody is as comfortable as possible. After the showers they started massaging those sore legs. Fight pain with pain I’ll say if you looked at some of the faces.

I hope you enjoyed day one with us. Keep watching day two will follow soon.




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Today’s photo of the day was my husbands idea.

Last night a friend came by with some Buchu stems. Now for those who don’t know what Buchu is here are a simple explination that I  copied from Wikipedia.

“Buchu  is a word of Khoikhoi origin, which may refer to a number of South African plants, fungi or a mineral, that were used in traditional preparations. Most Boegoe plants are typified by a strong aromatic odour due to volatile oils released by glands in the leaves. The name primarily denotes those plant species of which the stems, powdered leaves or volatile oils are employed in herbalism.”

What I can tell you is that it do have a very strong aromatic odour.  If you walk into my kitchen that as all you smell..

Now hubby have some Witblits  and  him and his friend thought it would be cool to make some Buchu Witblits. For now the bottled Buchu still look beautiful but I think a few months from now it will not be so green anymore.  I will make a note in my diary that I take another photo of the Buchu Witblits in three months time just to see if and how the colour changed.

Buchu Witblits in Black & White
Buchu Witblits

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Today’s post will be a bit different. This morning I decided that today’s photo of the day will be our supper.

Chicken steaklets,  homemade fries, Brown Mushrooms filled with Garlic, Bacon, Feta and Cheddar cheese. It tasted as good as it looked and smelled.

Ronald and I went to practice some Badminton this evening and decided that we will start supper when we get back from practice.  I prepared the mushrooms this afternoon and put them in the refrigerator peeled the potatoes ready for Ronald to cut and make the fries. The Chicken steaklets  must be cooked from frozen and I usually grill them in my George Foreman.

Supper in Black & White…
Filled Brown Mushrooms, Chicken Steaklet and Homemade Fries

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Today was hubby’s turn to prepare dinner. Here I caught him in action..

We had Mashed Potatoes and Sausage we made a few weeks back at friends.

Peeling Potatoes. Black & White

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Today we were invited to very dear friends of ours to go and make some “Boerewors”.

They wanted to use modern technology but it broke so in the end they had to prepare the meat  the old fashion way… This old Meat Chopper belonged to my grandmother and today it was used again to chop up the meat for “boerewors”

I have documented the process and will right a blog in the next few weeks about it….

Enterprise Tinned Meat Chopper
Enterprise Tinned Meat Chopper in Black & White


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How many times did you made breakfast in bed for your parents?

I did it allot.  Not only for Mothers day, Fathers day and birthdays but just because I loved my parents allot and just wanted to say thank you now and then for everything.

It was no fancy Breakfast nope just a bowl of porridge and a cup of tea or coffee on a tray served with a big smile. Later we upgraded the bowl of porridge to toast with cheese and tomato a fruit juice and then afterwards a cup of tea or coffee. Then when I was big enough we added eggs and bacon to the breakfast…

My boys also makes me breakfast in bed and this morning mine also upgraded from a bowl of porridge to Bovril  and Cheese spread toast with a cup of tea. They served it on a blue tray with a green plastic plate and a maroon mug  with a big smile and lots of love…

So here is my upgraded breakfast….

Breakfast in Bed