Sunday, July 31, 2011

Cooking Coq au vin.

Reduced tomato and chilli, olive oil, garlic, black pepper and bay leaves.
Takes a lot of beer to cook a Coq au vin. Some of the ingredients.
The old and the new Chateau labels. Free range chicken from Woolies. Portabellini mushrooms, onions, bacon and butter.
Fry bacon until crisp in butter.
Then in the same pan fry the onions.
Remove onions when brown and dust chicken with flour and brown in same pan.
Cut mushrooms in big chunks and fry until soft, add some butter to pan.
Cook 500ml of red wine in big pot down to half with 10 sprigs of parsley added in. Combine all the ingredients in big pot with the wine and cook slowly for 2 hours.
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Saturday, July 23, 2011

Harvest festival at Allee Bleue.

The winemaker telling us about this year's harvest. The whole day was about how the Germans do a festival. German food to die for from the starters to the pudding. And some German beer on a wine farm. At the bottom kiddies tramping grapes.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Bastille festival.

Breakfast at Chez d Or .

The whole of Cape Town's Harley's were there'

Boule was played at the city centre.

Live band at the marquee and a lot of people.

The barrel rol compatition.

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Sunday, July 10, 2011

View from Blaauwberg and Big Bay today 10/07/11

Mid winter summer in Cape Town. What a wonderful day on Blaauwberg beach.

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Snow on mountains on drive home.

Snow on the mountains on Friday night on my drive home. Picture taken just outside Piketberg on my way to Cape Town.

View over the vinierds just out side Malmesbury towards the Swartland.

View of Table  mountain from Malmesbury.

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Sunday, July 3, 2011

Bay Harbour Market.

Lovely burger I had at the market. Very nice meat cooked to perfection. We also had a glass of  Flagstone Sav. Blanc as a welcome drink. Lovely cider on tap. This is really a market with some lovely food and very interesting different stuff.

View from the market.

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Meal at Franschhoek Kitchen.

Starter of wild mushroom resotto.

Cob linefish of the day.

Cannolis that was made for us by the chef.

Posted by PicasaThe young chef Byorn getting ready to teach a group of woman to make pasta.