Archive for August, 2009

Change….

In the last few months there have been many changes in our lives, some good and some bad.  At the start of the summer we said goodbye to some fellow South Africans that we had met. We also said a very sad goodbye to our Moroccan friends who have moved back to the USA. Our [...]

Lamb Shank and Apricot Tagine with Ras el-Hanout…..

I have mentioned the Moroccan spice Ras el-hanout before. I recently found this link which has a good recipe for a combination of some of the spices if you can’t find the real thing! Of course the version straight from the spice souk in the Medina just tastes far better! I used some in this [...]

Odds and ends…..

I saw this lovely post on the search for fresh Mozzerella and Insalata Caprese over at Italicious and started dreaming of holidays and sitting on the Med having a delicious lunch with perfect ingredients.The tomatoes around here are simply delicious at the moment and the best way to eat them is in a simple tomato [...]

Sweet Potato Salad….

I received a recipe for a sweet potato salad with spring onions and lemon from my MIL a few months back but never got around to making it! When we were in SA we had it with dinner one night and it was absolutely delicious. Sweet potatoes are great foods, low GI and full of [...]

Figs…..

One of the other fruits in season here in Morocco at the moment is figs. They are literally dropping off the trees and for those without a tree; they cost about 5 Dirham (US$ 0.63) for a kilogram! Figs are loaded with fibre and have the highest overall mineral content of all common fruits.Morocco is [...]

Melons…..

Summer in Morocco is melon time!! I love the sight of the giant mounds of green and yellow melons everywhere. This year the sellers seem a bit more organised and have set up little stalls in our local town. This is far better than being parked along the highway in their pick ups! Now, I [...]

The end of our Mozambican trip…..

Well after a wonderful 8 days in Mozambique, our time sadly had come to an end and we headed back to South Africa. As I said before I would highly recommend a trip there, the beaches are fantastic and the people are generally unbelievably friendly!!! I hope you enjoyed the journey with me! 

Fishing….

With close to 2,500km’s of coastline, fish and fishing is a big part of life in Mozambique. These local fishermen used to go out in this little wooden row boat when the ocean permitted and usually came back with fish. For those brave enough you can even hire their services and expert knowledge. What was [...]

Mozambique Part 4 – Frango Piri Piri

Shopping in rural Mozambique generally means going down to the local market and selecting the best of what’s on offer. Usually chickens and a range of fresh vegetables are available in most places. One of the dishes that is synonymous with Mozambique for me has to be Piri-Piri Chicken or Frango Piri-Piri as it is [...]

Mozambique Part 3 – Sunrises, sunsets…

ur Mozambican trip was spent with some very dear friends who live in South Africa. Between us we have 12 children, the oldest being 9 years old and the youngest 18 months. A handful as you can imagine, all needing to be fed, watered and bathed!!! One thing we were always guaranteed of though was [...]

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