Sunday, 17 February 2013

Social Club #6 - Avo a Veggies BFF

Avocados. This is what we had to bring to Social Club.  An incredible fruit and its also called the alligator pear, haha!

Funny avo fact:
In the United Kingdom, the avocado became widely available in the 1960s when it was introduced by Marks and Spencer under the name 'avocado pear'. However, many customers tried to use it as a dessert ingredient like other pears (e.g. with custard), and complained to the store that it was inedible. As a result, Marks and Spencer dropped the word 'pear' and labelled it simply 'avocado'.

Avos, vegetarians BFF:
The avocado is very popular in vegetarian cuisine, as substitute for meats in sandwiches and salads because of its high fat content.

Avos are swcheet:
In the PhilippinesBrazilIndonesiaVietnam, and southern India (especially the coastal Kerala and Karnataka region), avocados are frequently used for milkshakes and occasionally added toice cream and other desserts. In BrazilVietnam, the Philippines[29] and Indonesia, a dessert drink is made with sugar, milk or water, and pureed avocado. Chocolate syrup is sometimes added.

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Through the eyes of a goldfish

For those of you who knows me, know that I went through a stage, when I got my new iPhone, I went mad with taking pictures of everything and uploading it to Instagram.  Also spamming your news feed on Facebook haha!  But believe it or not, now the novelty has worn off after 3 months.  I had friends over for dinner and they were asking me: "Natalie, what's wrong with you, why aren't you taking photos of the food or documenting the night!!"

Anyways, now I have discovered my normal Nikon camera again and the black and white setting.  I have been digging taking random photos and here are a few:

Social Club is spreading like a wild fire

Every time I tell someone I am going to Social Club, they always react with: "Social Club, what is that?" followed by "How can I join?"  I think that humans love getting together and socialising and Social Club is the perfect solution for just that!  For those of you that don't know what social club is, read my earlier post here.

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Canvas Shenanigans

A few weekends back after a friend’s Birthday braai, a few of us still wanted to have couple of drinks, so I suggested we go to my spot.  My place was already covered in newspaper, as I was busy with painting my travel painting and my dining room table.  I had an old canvas with a painting that I didn’t want any more and everybody started painting on it.  There were five of us and everybody ended up with paint on them.  I don’t think it mattered that everyone had a different vision while painting and paintbrushes, fingers and even toes might have been used as a medium. Haha! I’m not really too sure if I will hang this one up in my house, but it was a fun exercise none the less.

Herewith the end result and some other fun pictures we took on the night!