Corona Chronicles – Day 6

I have come to the conclusion that I am a very boring person. 5 days of writing the Corona Chronicles and the most exciting thing that I have written is that I am learning Spanish and that I have discovered amazing new floaty pills.

Pancake Day Yummy-ness!!

I wonder how many hundreds of blog posts have been published in the last 24hrs about pancakes?!  A fair few I would imagine.  I know my reader is full of them.  Why?  Because Pancake Day is amazing! Of course it’s actually called Shrove Tuesday and is the day before Lent, which starts on Ash Wednesday. The…

Learning Stuff!

The day after our epic food tour, my friend invited me over to his house to learn stuff!  During the course of the day, we had been discussing how I can bake certain things but others I really lack the practice and know-how. It was perfectly timed because he was making cookies in advance of…

Moemas, Parktown, Johannesburg

After a quick liquid refreshment stop at a fairly grotty bar, we headed on over to Moemas in order to pick up some sweet treats for dinner. (Yes, after this food journey, there was also going to be dinner!) I have to say, I was a little disappointed with this selection.  Maybe it was just…

Nice on 4th, Parkhurst, Johannesburg

“Nice” just is the wrong name for this bakery/bookshop.  It should be called “Amazing” or “Divine” or “Heavenly”.  “Nice” is thoroughly inadequate! I always approach bakeries and cake shops with a bit of a sinking heart.  I know I am going to be disappointed.  I know that the lovely looking gluten free cake will have…

Granola Flapjack

As any regular readers (well, Mum and my best friend) know, I have a few tricksy food issues.  I am allergic to nuts, including coconut (yes, it counts!) and I can’t have wheat flour.  Thankfully I am not gluten intolerant, just wheat. Generally these are not a problem.  I can cook so if I fancy…

Pancake Problems

Yep… This is me… There has been a lot of ranting on FB over the last few weeks about various topics that I haven’t got a clue about.  I know that should encourage me to go look things up and educate myself, but no!  It doesn’t work like that in my head! This morning was…

Weekend Bake-a-thon!

After spending three days pretty much in bed, I thankfully woke on Friday feeling so much better.  Well, if you didn’t count the searing pain in my lower back.  It was protesting having not been vertical properly for days! In order to appease my old-person body, I had to spend a lot more time upright.  This…