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It was with a little scepticism that I tried out a braai plank. It is simply a piece of fragrant wood (oak, birch, mapel etc) that you soak in water for a few hours, and then cook your meat or veges on in on the braai or weber. So I decided to try some roasted peppers, chillies and onions, and after using it once I am completely hooked. They were succulent, roasted perfectly and had a wonderful smokey taste.

I have not cooked meat on it yet (the road was cooked next to it on the grid), but that will be done soon. I am completely hooked on the braai plank. It adds a new dimension to cooking on the braai.

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You can buy pig’s Knee, or Eisbein as I usually know it, at almost every restaurant in Prague. While they are often served boiled, the baked knee with the crispy skin is by far the best. Really yummy. I am sure that I personally am responsible for a huge upsurge in sales.

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Yes another Absinthe Shop in Prague, tons of different Absinthe’s to try.


You can buy Absinthe on every street corner in Prague, and there are even some dedicated Absinthe Shops, selling everything from Absinthe ice-cream, cocktails and even dope-infused absinthe (which of course we did not try).


On Friday evening, Lois and I went to the Taste of Cape Town festival. It was an amazing mix of great food, fantastic wines, and a massive selection of micro-beer. In short, a great evening!

I think that the best part of it was that most of the vendors were small independent companies making and selling great produce, and there was so much to choose from. Several restaurants were selling starter portions of their signature dishes, so both Lois and I filled up on a selection of small meals.


Fresh Spices from the Jewel of India; their curry was amazing. Lois had the vege and myself a chicken curry.


Some of the the beer from the Craft Beer Project; mostly sourced from micro-breweries. We shared a lovely pear and then apple cider.


French Onion Soup and Muscles.

The festival is spread out on a field at the Green Point Cricket Club, and you can park in the Stadium just across the road. This is the first time that we have been to the fair, but it was a lovely way to spend a Friday evening, and I am sure that we will both be back next year.

Yes there are loads of people, but it is so spread out that you hardly feel crowded at all.

Here are a few more pics.

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The only way to open a bottle of bubbly is, of course, with a sword. Nothing like a bit of impromptu Sabrage.


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Nothing fancy for today’ picture, but you really cannot beat the yummy flavour of fresh summer strawberries for breakfast.

Summer strawberries

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Shot on a 35mm film camera, with a 50mm lens, using C41 black and white film. Much as I love shooting digital, there is still a special place for shooting in film, and never knowing quite how it came out until a few days after shooting.

It really teaches you to take your time, frame your pictures, check your settings, and to get the shot right in-camera (and to make plenty of mistakes).

Market of la Boqueria, Barcelona.


Lois and I have been back from our trip to Spain and France for about 2 weeks now, and I am finally getting my photos into a semblance of order (well at least ordered enough to start posting them here). We had a wonderful experience in Barcelona, but I am really not sure where to start to describe it (the food, architecture, people, festivals or the culture).

Well I guess that it is best to start with my first impressions. It was noisy, hot, full of people and I loved it all! This is a city where the rule “never leave home without your camera” applied. Almost every time I left the apartment I found something to shoot. Sometimes it was a planned trip, but more often that not it was something unexpected that was not on the itenary, and certainly not in the guide book.

Like Venice, Barcelona is a city where you want to wonder around and get a little lost (something that in the Gothic Quarter where we were staying was very easy). You will find wonderful squares, fountains and moments of quiet in the most unexpected places.

Escher Square

I cannot tell you exactly where this square was or how to get there, but I think it makes for an amazing photo. It reminds me of those confusing Escher pictures of the stairs going all over the place.

Casa de l'Ardiaca

And this fountain was found in a little building called Casa de l’Ardiaca (the door was open so I just walked in), right next to the Barcelona Cathedral. I am not quite sure if it is open to the public because next time the door was firmly locked.

Neither of these two places were on my “shoot list” for out trip, but I am really happy with both shots. In my next post I will speak a little about the food in Barcelona.

By the way, in case you are wondering why the watermarks in my images have come back (I have been resisting it for ages), it is because somebody else started watermarking my images (with my name) on my behalf, so I have caved in :-)




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Fish and Chips

There is still nothing to beat the taste of freshly cooked fish and chips, with a healthy dashing of vinegar. And one of the best places to get it is at Kalky’s in Kalk Bay Harbour. Hot, fresh, cheap and yummy!

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