One of my favorite small expat joys I acquired a taste for in South Africa is Malva Pudding. I can always conjure up a tiny bit of the magic of of a fiery African sunset, the awe of watching a dazzle of zebras approach a waterhole, or the heart-stopping shock of hearing the hadeda's first cry in the morning by making this consummate South African dessert.
Remember those credit card ads that ask: “what’s in YOUR wallet?”
I was recently reminded of that line when I saw this picture:
It made me want to ask,
What’s in YOUR suitcase?
Even though most Brits (and also Australians) I know are VERY loyal to their Marmite, ...
A brief explanation about the demographics of South Africa:
Based on the latest census in 2011, roughly 9% of South Africa’s population is white. Within that group, about 61% are Afrikaans speakers, 36% are English speakers, and the remaining 3% speak other languages such as Portuguese.
A good ...
Once again, when October rolled around this year, we found ourselves in new surroundings, meaning we’d have to create yet another guest list for our annual Oktoberfest.
I don’t know exactly when we started this tradition, but I remember where. It was when we lived in Raleigh, North Carolina, and ...
Sorry, but this post can only be written in German (a first on this blog!), as it is about sausages, sweet mustard, and Southern German culture, so my English readers will have to take a (well-deserved) break.
Da wir gerade wieder einmal unser jährliches Oktoberfest hinter uns haben, ist das eine ...
A few days ago, I ate the very first mango of the season.
Come to think of it, it was actually still very much out of season, as I haven’t seen another one for sale since then, and I seem to recall from last year that the South African mango season doesn’t start until closer to December. ...