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It is grapefruit time again and when my guest told me how much she enjoyed her grapefruit starter (a take on Bircher Muesli served with grapefruit) I remembered how my daughter loved her grapefruit.  ' When I was a little girl my mother would give me half...

I have a few friends who also run B&B's and whenever we get together, you can be sure that within minutes we'll be sharing tips, recipes, a joke or a funny incident. Exactly a year ago my friend Liza encouraged me to write candidly about...

We are situated opposite Van Kervel School- a double medium school that caters for  learners with special educational needs, but also offer normal academic subjects. To quote their school website: 'These learners benefit more from concrete learning programs where they learn by doing.  In most cases...

I think I should offer cooking class exchanges officially on my website! I was delighted when Dani, who lives in London, but is of Greek descent, offered to teach me how to make dolmathes using the new leaves from our vine. Last year I exchanged...

[caption id="attachment_16327" align="alignleft" width="300"] Alex and Desmond[/caption] RECIPE  for  Snoek Spread:  Saute 1 medium sized onion in 30ml butter until soft and transparent . Add about 200 gram flaked and deboned snoek, juice of a small lemon, 125ml creme fresh (or  cottage cheese) salt and pepper...

  [caption id="attachment_16331" align="aligncenter" width="585"] Eckart, the fish whisperer[/caption] [caption id="attachment_16332" align="alignleft" width="150"] Witsand - Desmond showing off his cob ('kabeljou')[/caption] Our son Eckart is a spear-fisherman of note. His dad and brothers are not too shabby as sea-hunters either. When the Benkenstein men bring home  fish we eat...

[caption id="attachment_16341" align="aligncenter" width="768"] OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA[/caption] This December I've had a guest make the booking and then mention as an afterthought that she had a little Yorkie and surely I would not have a problem with that? My reply : " If your little Yorkie...

[gallery size="large" columns="2" ids="16363,16364,16365,16366"] Desmond has been working very hard to show his beautiful garden to the public - thank you to everyone who dropped by on Saturday 3 November '12. Date for next year 9 November 2013. ...