Welcome to my blog, these are the ramblings and musings of an (upper) middle aged biker and if you enjoy braais, (barbeques) beers and motorbikes then hopefully you will enjoy what Janet and I do; we do lots of braais, we drink lots of beer and we tour South Africa on our motorbike, which at the moment is a BMW R1200RT. Join us, read about what we do and please leave us your comments.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Holidays, no biking at the moment but lots of food.

We are on holiday with our family; our daughter, son in law and two grandsons who are visiting from the UK so as you can imagine there is not much biking going on. There is however much braaiing, drinking of beer and general jolity (an adaptation of a South African word "jol" meaning party.)
Food, the preparation and the enjoyment thereof plays a major roll in our lives, such as the "potjie" which actually refers to the cast iron pot in which the food is cooked. This one was a lamb stew, traditionally done over live, hot coals many people now use gas for the sheer convenience. This was our lunch on Saturday with friends.
Seafood is big in South Africa, the prawns are imported but the fresh Kob Argyrosomus hololepidotus was caught on the South East coast by a friend of ours and was truly delicious.
We are spoilt for choice with restaurants and wine estates within a 150km radius of our little town so day trips are easy and interesting.
Lamb rib starters with my butternut squash on the side.
For the next two weeks at least there will be much more of this, especially since the weather is improving as we move into Spring,
Chicken thighs and potatoes.
and this is also a foodie blog!


Trobairitz said...

I find a lot of the motorcyclists/moto-bloggers are also foodies. A perfect combination!!

the rider said...

Yes you're right Brandy, it really does seem to make a good combination doesn't it?