Not Showcasing June 2017
June 2017 will be a month that South African’s don’t forget, especially those of us living in the Western Cape. In Gordons Bay the rain finally came, and with it really high winds that caused havoc. For the first time in my memory, schools were closed in anticipation of the storm. We finally got the much needed snow, and our dams are slowly filling up. The gale force winds created more havoc in the Eden District with Knysna experiencing the most horrific fires. Words cannot describe the devastation! It seems wrong to showcase what was new in my kitchen when people have lost everything. It is a case of everyone knowing someone whose house burnt down in Knysna and surrounds. Dave and I have friends who live there who thankfully have not lost their home.
But they did spend the night in their car with their children and animals while the fire raged. Sadly, people lost their lives. A family of three were burnt to death, trapped while trying to get into their car to flee their home. A young child and her mother, caught in the blaze did not survive. And a firefighter, doing his job against all odds died. The fire razed so many homes, not caring whether people were rich or poor. Mansions and shacks have burnt to the ground and people have lost everything. So this month, I won’t be linking up to the #IMK post with new things in my kitchen. I will be asking everyone who can to please send help in any way possible. For once, our terrible exchange rate can work in our favour. The link is to a UK Go Fund Me Page and for each £1.00 donated R16.00 will be paid into an account to assist those who most need it.
Inspiration published on Lavender and Lime July 5:
- 2012 – Beetroot Cake With A Cream Cheese Frosting
- 2011 – Tomato And Anchovy Pasta
- 2010 – Pasta With Meatballs