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‘Fancy Finnish Food’ a fabulous Finnish Food Feast in Constantia!


As a food writer, I do strike it lucky once in a while. One of the highlights of this year’s invitations was that from the Finnish Embassy to attend their ‘Fancy Finnish Food’ Dinner held at the home of the Finnish Honorary Consul Philip Palmgren. The aim of the event was to communicate to South Africans what Finnish cuisine and spirits are all about.

My friend Gary Peterson joined me for this exciting event, which was attended by 26 guests seated at one long table.  We knew no one else, but I did know of Chef Dion Vengatass, a former Chef at the Mount Nelson Hotel.  Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 61 of Level 1, 30 November 2021


Tuesday 30 November 2021, Day 61 of Level 1 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a fabulous day, warm at 22C; for having a morning meeting cancelled, which gave me uninterrupted time to do my client work today; for a walk to Woolworths to buy fruit; for meeting Gary Peterson at my house and driving through to Stonehurst Estate at Westlake, to the home of the Honorary Consul of Finland, Phillip Palmgren, to attend an evening of ‘Fancy Finnish Food’, hosted Continue reading →

Mushroom growers support Breast Cancer survivors, with Pick n Pay!


I was alerted to the campaign by the Mushroom Farmers Association of South Africa in support of Breast Cancer Survivors through a media statement, informing that the Association is selling its mushrooms in pink punnets at all Pick n Pay stores around the country during October, R1 of every punnet sold going to #ReachforRecovery.

The media statement informed that mushrooms help prevent cancer in males and females if included in our daily diets.
Shopping at Pick n Pay soon thereafter, I bought two pink mushroom punnets at a reduced rate of R35. The mushrooms never tasted so good, feeling good for doing good for this campaign.

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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 6 of Level 1, 6 October 2021


Wednesday 6 October 2021, Day 6 of Level 1 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a beautiful wind-free day at 26C; for an early morning walk to Bakoven, before the day ran away with me; for the amazing luck of winning another 750 points in the Discovery Gameboard play today, the second week in a row; for a busy day, meeting Janet Pillai at Zest for a Breakfast meeting, for her ‘Jetsetting with Janet’ radio show on Radio Helderberg and Zest becoming a partner for it; for a Zest Communications meeting; for staying at Zest and catching up on other work; for a Continue reading →