Out And About: Friday 24 January 2014

I have often wondered how to share with you all the things that happen in my life that I do not blog about, but that are worth a mention. And then my friend Joanne started her Wednesday Coffee Talk and once again she inspired me. This Friday feature will not be a regular post, but it will contain snippets of things I have enjoyed or experienced that are worth mentioning.

"Freshpak"
Freshpak
  • Last Saturday Dave and I went to the Outeniqua Farmers Market in George on our way through to Sedgefield. We got some amazing coppa, ate some fresh oysters and bought fantastic bread and cheese to take to my mother in law.
  • We had lunch at The Bistro on the Lake situated at the hotel on Lake Pleasant. Despite us going to Sedgefield a lot over the past decade, we never realized that behind an unassuming gate was a hotel with villas, a spa and a fantastic bistro. We ate far too much – my R65 plate of pasta with peas, spinach and feta was so large, I left half with my mother in law for her supper.
  • Dinner that night was at The Anchor Restaurant in Mossel Bay. Owned by Viking Fishing you cannot get fresher fish anywhere else in my opinion. The red wine sells for R65 a bottle, regardless of which one you choose and fried hake and chips will cost you R48. They have live music on a Saturday night with a big fire going and it is child friendly. Desserts are worth a special mention as the chocolate brownie I had was smothered in chocolate sauce and was divine.
  • Travelling back, we stopped at Tredici in Swellendam for coffee. We have not eaten there but the food looks fantastic.
  • We have been eating outside and using our BBQ a lot this summer. My new favourite way of doing corn on the cob is to leave about two thirds in the husk and smother flavoured butter over the exposed area. That is then placed on the fire for 15 minutes and is divine.
  • Yesterday I was invited to attend a function with Freshpak where we were served lots of iced rooibos tea with different flavours, as well as canapés using rooibos. I was given a wonderful gift pack and when I got home I made a jug of iced tea which is steeping nicely in my fridge to be served to our guests tonight. I was invited to attend this event and my invitation did not require me to write a blog post.

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22 thoughts on “Out And About: Friday 24 January 2014

  1. I love these types of posts and seeing more inside the blogger behind the blog. Look forward to more!

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    1. Thank you so much for the compliment Pamela 🙂

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  2. My husband loves Rooibos tea!! It is the only hot drink he enjoys. Great story!
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    1. I love hearing about other people who drink Rooibos outside of South Africa 🙂

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  3. What a lovely week, Tandy: packed with action! I love hearing about your midsummer dining when we are in the middle of Winter. It spreads a little sunshine.
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    1. So glad the sunshine is reaching you Kate 🙂

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  4. I like the odds and ends post Tandy! It’s fun to see you outside of the kitchen.

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    1. Thank you Tammy 🙂

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  5. What a great idea! Some things are definitely worth telling people about and this is a fab format to do it in 🙂
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    1. thank you for that Lorraine!

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  6. Delicious photos, Tandy. It sounds as though you and Dave have some wonderful food and drink experiences. Enjoy your weekend. 🙂

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    1. We are truly lucky to experience so many amazing things! Hope you had a super weekend as well xox

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  7. Haha so glad I could help! 😛 I love hearing about all the places you’ve gone to eat and what you ate while you were there. Also, rooibos is one of my favorite kinds of tea!

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    1. I am glad you liked the post!

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  8. nice to hear that is so positive foodie person:)

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    1. thank you Isabela 🙂

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  9. You have been super busy and love the gorgeous photos – seems like you have been having a wonderful time 😀

    Cheers
    CCU

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    1. Thank you, we had a super time!

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  10. I will look forward to these posts Tandy.
    Have a beautiful weekend.
    🙂 Mandy ox

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    1. thank you Mandy and I hope that your weekend is beautiful as well 🙂

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  11. It’s lovely to be busy…sounds like you have had some wonderful food experiences 🙂 xx

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    1. Thanks, they were all special – hope you like the post format?

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