Spring to me means one thing. The approach of summer, which constitutes all the reasons one can think of to buy fresh items such as Strawberries and Cream, drink Sparkling Wine by the bottles and spurge on foods such as fresh Salmon, juicy Pears, Gorgonzola and wild Rocket. Have an affair with your taste buds this season, have a spring fling.
The month of May:
Most of us don’t realize just how many holidays are celebrated across the world during the month of May. We all know that Mothers day is one of the biggies, but did you know that there are countries that celebrate national Teachers day, Holocaust Day, International Museum day and then my ultimate favourite is Ice Cream Day. What a wonderful thing to celebrate, and what better way to celebrate Ice Cream day with your Mother? Kids, it’s time to get ready for the ultimate Ice Cream and Chocolate Sauce recipe! Let it be known that, yes, we love the month of May.
THE RECIPE: Vanilla Bean Ice Cream and Belgium Chocolate Sauce
Trout fishing is something of a pickle, from the rods being lighter to the Bait resembling that of a dragon fly and then the technique of making one’s fly move without disturbing the water in order to create a flowing creature that looks good enough to eat! Trout fishing is a blessed affair in Lesotho; the streams are filled to the brim with flopping, shining, spotted trout. People come from all over to enjoy and marvel in the experience. This month I am celebrating the two seasons combined. Trout season and Spring.
Being a remote Lodge in Lesotho we decided to start our very own Organic Vegetable Garden. Relying on suppliers has its drawbacks, but this project will hopefully one day provide all of our requirements.
Having green fingers myself, I was very excited at the prospect. Now don’t get me wrong, we’re not all Hippy loving tree huggers, we just like to do a little digging, digging for the freshest Organic Vegetables we can possibly lay our hands on.
The month of Love and Decadence
It’s February and the month of Love. One normally would associate Valentine’s Day with Bollie, Cards, Flowers and best of all Jewellery. I associate Valentine’s Day with smooth, decadent Desserts. Those melt in your mouth; toe curling, sumptuous and delicious Desserts that make all the single ladies put their hands up and the hand cradling couples wish everyday were Valentine’s Day.
Dark Chocolate claims itself to be an Aphrodisiac. Aphrodisiac named after the Greek goddess Aphrodite, the goddess of Love. The Maya and Olmec tribes of Central America believed that the Cacao Tree was given to them by the gods. So for all who believe that Chocolate is a celestial Gift I have the perfect recipe for you to indulge in, for you to swoon in, for you to cosset in.
I never met a piece of Chocolate I didn’t like!
WELCOME THE NEW YEAR!
It’s January 2011. Normally one would have a New Year’s resolution. This is generally something you feel you should improve upon – a newer you, well, I say forget it! Take this year with the best of the best. Be who you are, believe in what you stand for and what you feel makes you, you! Happy new year to all! I’m starting this year with the wrong side up and the right side down. The recipe: Upside down Apple Tart.