An amazing getaway, great food and fabulous people – total bliss! {All in our beautiful Mother City}

Where to begin…?
Well, I survived the Two Oceans {just barely!} and it felt GREAT! With legs that wanted to collapse and aching worse than they’ve ever ached, we did it in 2h09m – yay! My dear husband ran the entire race by my side and cheered me on – my hero! {2015 – watch this space…}

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I just have to say this, so awesome, we met Prof Tim Noakes en route and Eben had a chat to him – what an inspiring man and so friendly…and fast!
Right, so 21.1km done and dusted, we had an entire week ahead of us to enjoy with our friends and family down in the Cape.
We had plenty of cheese, delectable pâtés and mmmmmarvelous wines…

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Gorgeous winelands sunsets and gourmet picnics with fabulous friends and family – what could be better?

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A stroll along the promenade to enjoy an ice cream and the magnificent view…

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Back home and feeling totally inspired by our trip, I’m ready to roll! And by roll, I’m not referring to the couple of kilos I put on from all the cheese and wine! 😉
No, I’m feeling inspired by all the beauty in the Cape, innovation and self-motivation. {Happy dance!}
Cheers for now – I’ll be dishing out a few winter comfort recipes soon! X

Ouma’s vetkoek

My gran (or Ouma in Afrikaans) used to make these yummy little vetkoeks (a traditional type of dough dumpling, like a savoury doughnut) when we were younger and visiting her and Oupa (grandpa). She would just whip up a whole batch and us kids would gobble them up before they even made it to the table! She always made them with tinned sweet corn and some with viennas (like hotdog sausages).

We’ve had the most glorious rain today – it lasted for pretty much the entire day – and it just reminded me of my childhood days in the Cape with Ouma & Oupa.

I decided to whip up a batch of these yummy little vetkoeks {why am I always so hungry when the weather is all grey and dreary?!} and they went down a treat! Hubby just loved it and so did little Seb.

For the vetkoek:

1 cup of flour

1 tsp baking powder

1 egg, lightly beaten

a pinch of salt

1/2 a cup of milk

sunflower oil for frying

Sift together the dry ingredients and mix in the egg. Add the milk to form a wet batter.

I used Russian sausage cut into small pieces and half the batter for the sausage vetkoeks. Use a spoon to coat sausage pieces in the batter and drop into a pan of hot oil. Cook until they are golden and slightly puffed.

Use the other half of the batter and mix in half a tin of corn. Drop spoonfuls into the pan with hot oil and cook.

Serve with a chili dipping sauce. {No, I did not make my own dipping sauce, I just used a medium hot one from the store..!}

Enjoy! X

Ouma's vetkoek