Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Fresh Mussels from Saldahna Bay


Saldahna Bay in the Western Cape is
South Africa's largest natural anchorage
and port with the deepest water.

Er ist der größte natürliche Ankerplatz
und tiefste Hafen im südlichen Afrika.


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In the December holiday, we went to Saldahna Bay to pick up fresh mussels that my father-in-law had ordered from a fisherman at the harbor. Later that evening our three teenagers learned how to clean them. They then helped my mother-in-law cook them for dinner. Enjoy the photos!



Seagull and fishing boat

My in-laws

Samantha

Our 3 teenagers, Jeremiah, Samantha and Jessica with
their dad in the middle and Amanda off to the right.

Off-Loading Fresh Mussels



Cleaning the Mussels




Delicious Mussels
in Sauce with Bread



To see more photos of the kids
and the yummy mussels, visit
"My 3 Teenagers Preparing
Fresh Mussels."


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Tina Morley

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Rietdakkie Farm Stall


Rietdakkie Farm Stall


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English: Grandpa and Grandma
Afrikaans: Oupa en Ouma
Deutsch: Opa und Oma


You can find this neat farm stall on the R43 between Worcester and the Bain's Kloof/Tulbagh road. It's called Rietdakkie, referring to its thatched roof. There are a variety of interesting items for sale like pretty tins, handmade crafts, bottled preserves and more that also make for great gifts. They also sell seasonal produce, farm butter and food to go.

South Africa has many great farm stalls throughout the country. If you are touring here then I'd recommend you visit at least one or two farm stalls on your travels. Here's a great resource titled, "50 Favourite Farm Stalls".

Amanda

Afrikaans and English signs for sale

Pompagne: 100% Sparkling Pomegranate Juice

Butterfly and Floral Tins

Ouma in a Jar

More Oumas in Jars

Painting

The mountains and vineyards surrounding the farm stall

Amanda and I sharing a mild curry vetkoek


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Tina Morley
All original photographs by Tina Morley
unless stated otherwise. 1camera1mom is
mostly in English mit ein bisschen Deutsch.

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Tulbagh Wine Valley - Part 1
Tulbagh Wine Valley - Part 2
Tulbagh Wine Valley - Part 3
Tulbagh Wine Valley - Part 4
Tulbagh Wine Valley - Part 5

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Tulbagh Wine Valley - Part 5


After visiting two vibrant and scenic wine estates in the Tulbagh Valley (Twee Jonge Gezellen and Saronsberg), we stopped for lunch at the rustic shabby-chic Things I Love restaurant and deli. Here's what their website says about the place:

Located in the tranquil village of Tulbagh, with access from both the historical Church Street and van der Stel Street, you will find a deli with difference, a wine shop representing most of the local wines, a gift shop filled with treasures, and a delightful restaurant.

It was certainly all of that!


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Amanda is still full of smiles.

Sparkling grape juice bottle:
Love is Friendship Set on Fire

Passion Fruit (Granadilla) Juice

Lunch - Yummy!

We ate in the beautiful garden.

Items for Sale at Things I Love







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Tina Morley
All original photographs by Tina Morley
unless stated otherwise. 1camera1mom is
mostly in English mit ein bisschen Deutsch.

Related Posts:
Tulbagh Christmas in Winter 2015
Tulbagh Wine Valley - Part 1
Tulbagh Wine Valley - Part 2
Tulbagh Wine Valley - Part 3
Tulbagh Wine Valley - Part 4

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Tulbagh Wine Valley - Part 4


Saronsberg

Good Wines
Beautiful Views and
Interesting Art

Gute Weine
Schöne Ausblicke und
Interesante Kunst

Last autumn, Hubby and I visited the Tulbagh wine valley for the day with our youngest daughter, Amanda. Our favorite stop was at the Saronsberg Wine Estate. It was one of the best all-round experiences we've had with a wide variety of wonderful wines, a picturesque setting and an interesting art gallery.

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Hubby took this photo of Amanda and
me next to the lady at the lake.

The lady at the lake is featured on the Provenance wine labels. The sculpture is by Angus Taylor and is titled, "From Earth From Water". She is Saronsberg's mascot and was sculpted with stones taken from the lake.





At Saronsberg, you will see works of art from a number of contemporary South African artists.












Art by Paul du Toit 1965

Saronsberg has a range of award winning wines. While Amanda entertained herself, we tasted some of the fine wines, which are depicted below.

Saronsberg MCC Brut

Saronsberg Provenance
Earth in Motion

Saronsberg Provenance
Shiraz Rosé

Suzanne van Niekerk was interesting
to listen to as she explained the
wines to us.

Saronsberg Grenache

Saronsberg Provenance Shiraz

Saronsberg Provenance Rooi (red)

Saronsberg Shiraz

Dewaldt Heyns
(the winemaker at Saronsberg)
Weathered Hands Pinotage

Saronsberg Seismic

Saronsberg six point three
Straw Wine

Hubby took this photo of me tasting the
six point three Straw Wine

Horses near the self-catering cottages
at Saronsberg

Our purchases: Saronsberg Grenache and
Saronsberg Provenance Shiraz

I'm also on Instagram.
Ich bin auch auf Instagram.


Tina Morley
All original photographs by Tina Morley
unless stated otherwise. 1camera1mom is
mostly in English mit ein bisschen Deutsch.

Related Posts:
Tulbagh Christmas in Winter 2015
Tulbagh Wine Valley - Part 1
Tulbagh Wine Valley - Part 2
Tulbagh Wine Valley - Part 3

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