Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Ice Iced Coffee


As you have experienced lately, Cape Town is heating up and I think it’s too hot for warm coffee.  Iced coffee is perfect for this weather, but most people think that it’s complicated to make, which is not the case!  It doesn't take long at all; I would say it takes approximately 7 minutes.

Here’s how I make my iced coffee: (for two)

Equipment needed:
Blender
Ice crusher / hammer
Kettle

Ingredients:
2 x (t) Powdered Coffee
2 x (t) Sugar
1 x 500 (ml) of Ice
1 x (t) Vanilla Essence
2 x (T) Chocolate Nesquick
250 (ml) Milk
250 (ml) Ice Water

Method:
Put two teaspoons of powdered coffee and two teaspoons of sugar in a mug, add very little freshly boiled water, just enough to dissolve the coffee and sugar, and stir. Set aside.  Crush two hands full of ice in an ice crusher.  I don’t have an ice crusher, so I just put the ice in a plastic bag and crush it with a tenderising hammer / normal hammer.  Place the ice in the blender.  Add the coffee and sugar mixture.  Add 1 x teaspoon vanilla essence and 2 tablespoons of Chocolate Nesquick.  Add 250 ml milk and 250 ml ice water. Start blending.  When it’s reached a fine consistency, you can place a straw in the mixture and taste.  Add sugar if not sweet enough or add water if too strong.  When you are happy with the taste, pour into a glass, decorate with a sprinkle of Chocolate Nesquick and serve with a straw! Perfect for a hot morning or when you have a hangover!!



Thursday, 13 December 2012

Seeing is Believing

So 154 photos and 5 days later I think I have learnt a few things about this guy in my ceramics class that I met last Thursday.  I told him about my Marco Polo post where a friend and I communicated via photo's taken on your cell phone of what you are currently doing or where you are, sending and receiving these was so much fun!

So on Friday I sent him the first photo and then I received a photo back...and we just kept on going.  It was quite challenging at some times to not reply with: 'WOW that looks good' or 'That's such a cool picture'.  Which is a normal reaction to receiving a photo message.  Today I am seeing him in my ceramic class again and it will be weird to actually speak to him and not send him a photo haha!

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Hout Bay totally floats my boat

If you ever looking for something to do on a Sunday, then I would recommend that you take a drive to Hout Bay.  I recently went through with my dad and it was such a lovely day.  We first went to the Bay Harbour market which is similar to Old Biscuit Mill, but smaller and less busy, which I prefer.  They have a good selection of foods and drinks and it's not too hard to find a place to sit down to enjoy your chow.  I love looking at all the trinkets and fresh farm produce on sale.  I enjoy the sample tasters at all the stalls!!

After that we jumped on a boat to go to Seal Island.  The boat ride was exciting, but not seeing the seals, as they just lie there baking in the sun!  The tour guide on the boat was lank funny which was entertaining.  Perfect to take your kids to do this.  Apparently I've been to Seal Island before while I was still in my mommy's tummy.  It felt kind of familiar though, so I must have some kind of recollection hahaha!

Then we explored the harbour and looked at the old boats that's just been left there by their owners.  This was my favourite part, as there was plenty of objects, landscapes and textures to take photos of.  Here are my best shots from my iPhone camera:


Friday, 7 December 2012

Social Club #5 Peace & Love

With a white t-shirt in the one hand and two bottles of vino in the other, I rung the bell at Jacqui's house in Seapoint.  As always it's so good to see all the ladies and catch up.  Jacqui had the lounge curtains drawn and later on she revealed the DIY area outside where we were going to tie dye our t-shirts that evening.  You could see that she went through a lot of effort: there was a washing line with baby clothes pegged, gloves and a heart with every lady's name on the line, fairy lights and all the other goodies for the tie dye mission.

Washing Line with gloves and our names

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Marco...Polo

My weekend through cell phone pictures - a conversation between a Blackberry and an iPhone.