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Ebb Tide

Ebb Tide

It’s the letter “E” today (05-09-2014) on the KZN Hub. My photo is “Ebb Tide” taken at Moyo Pier, uShaka Beach – Durban South Africa.

Ebb Tide – the period between high tide and low tide during which water flows away from the shore. The receding or outgoing tide. The period between high water and the succeeding low water.

Canon 6D, 24-105mm, F9, 20 sec, ISO 100

Boy’s night

Last night Timol left me at home all alone. I had prior knowledge of this so I visited a local store for some supplies before arriving home. I was out of Famous Grouse so had to make do with red wine. Here is what went down.

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Venison potjie

The “basic” recipe is here and my photos are shown below.

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Visit Potjiekosworld and read about our South African culture “When the first Dutch settlers arrived in the Cape, they brought with them their ways of cooking food in heavy cast iron pots, which hung from the kitchen hearth above the fire.

Long before the arrival of the early settlers in the Cape, the Bantu people who were migrating into South Africa, learned the use of the cast iron cooking pot from Arab traders and later the Portuguese colonists.

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These cast iron pots were able to retain heat well and only a few coals were needed to keep the food simmering for hours. They were used to cook tender roasts and stews, allowing steam to circulate inside instead of escaping through the lid.

The ingredients were relatively simple, a fatty piece of meat, a few potatoes and some vegetables were all that was needed to cook a delightful meal.” Read more here.

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My step-by-step mutton curry potjie recipe is here.

Mutton & Vegetable potjie

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I set about cooking a mutton & vegetable potjie this past weekend. The images below, in order of ingredients added, tell their own story.

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This is value-for-money type cooking as the “tougher” type meats are ideal.

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Cooking is slow and sociable as persons present can gather around the pot, which is usually outside, and tell stories / sip on a glass of wine / beer.

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Visit Potjiekosworld and read about our South African culture.

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Here is a taster from them: “When the first Dutch settlers arrived in the Cape, they brought with them their ways of cooking food in heavy cast iron pots, which hung from the kitchen hearth above the fire.

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Long before the arrival of the early settlers in the Cape, the Bantu people who were migrating into South Africa, learned the use of the cast iron cooking pot from Arab traders and later the Portuguese colonists.

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These cast iron pots were able to retain heat well and only a few coals were needed to keep the food simmering for hours.

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They were used to cook tender roasts and stews, allowing steam to circulate inside instead of escaping through the lid.

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The ingredients were relatively simple, a fatty piece of meat, a few potatoes and some vegetables were all that was needed to cook a delightful meal.”

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Read more here.

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The best & biggest beef burger in Durban

This morning, before our motorcycle ride, I said to my friend “I really feel like a big juicy & tasty beef burger”.

We went looking and I can now share a quick bit of valuable information about where to find the best & biggest beef burger in Durban (B&BBB).

I really fell compelled to share as I nearly fell off my chair today (shouting “wow!” a number of times) when the waitress brought the B&BBB (value for money) to our table.

It had colour, it was fresh (meat & other ingredients) and it tasted superb (I didn’t even have to add the usual chilli sauce). My friend and a couple of other patrons were hugely impressed with what they saw. The word “whopper” was used.

After eating the B&BBB, I went home for a lovely 2 hour power-nap; content knowing that breakfast lunch and dinner were now all taken care of in one foul swoop.

Although I only have a number of low quality Blackberry photos to get my point across; I believe they are of sufficient quality for you to be the judge.

I have photos of two major & well-known food outlets (Wimpy & Spur whose online photos look so lovely), as well as a contender from North Durban in Umhlanga: The George.

The George doesn’t seem to have a nice website with photos, but I’m sure the owner will soon let me know if there is one.

Not included in the “best & biggest beef burger in Durban” competition are Mc Donalds, Steers, Beach Bums (a very strong contender, if not 2nd place) and a few other joints.

You be the judge and be sure to let me know your verdict!

Wimpy
Wimpy
The George
The George
The George
The George
The George
The George
Spur
Spur
The George
The George
The George
The George

Delhi India – December 2011

Jama Masjid Mosque
Jama Masjid Mosque
Our arrival
Our arrival
Busy in a side alley
Busy in a side alley
Bicycle taxis
Bicycle taxis
Learning the ropes
Learning the ropes
Prayer inside Jama Masjid
Prayer inside Jama Masjid
Jama Masjid water source
Jama Masjid water source
Relaxing and cool
Relaxing and cool
Wash drink contemplate
Wash, drink, contemplate
Finishing the job while the customer waits
Finishing the job while the customer waits
Squirrel gather scraps in between the benches
Squirrel gather scraps in between the benches
Maybe taking dad out for the day
Taking dad out for the day
Old Delhi gathering
Old Delhi gathering
Mobile phones for all
Mobile phones for all
Old Delhi
Old Delhi times 2
Traffic suspiciously mild
Traffic suspiciously mild
Cast nets on the side
Cast nets on the side and who are you
Men are from Mars!
Men are from Mars!
Ground level
Ground level
A visit to Karim's is a must when in Delhi
A visit to Karim’s is a must when in Delhi
Sikh family
Sikh family feeding their mouths and the squirrels 
http://www.karimhoteldelhi.com
http://www.karimhoteldelhi.com 
Destitute waiting for food
Destitute waiting for food
No fare power-nap
No fare = power-nap
All and sundry use the road
All and sundry use the road
Delhi at night 1
Delhi at night 1
Careful where you eat or you will meet "Delhi Belly"
Careful where you eat or you will meet “Delhi Belly”
Delhi at night 2
Delhi at night 2
The band that patrons started throwing cash notes at
The band that patrons started throwing cash notes at – seriously
The party really got going
The party really got going big time
We only find out later that dancing was banned in this bar
We only found out later that dancing was banned in this bar, but were not sorry for getting it going
Tasty treats at Karim's in Old Delhi
Tasty treats at Karim’s in Old Delhi – fresh and original 
After playing the tunes he needed a stiff Scotch
After playing the tunes he needed a stiff Scotch
Bamboo scaffolding
Bamboo scaffolding
Lord Hanuman
Lord Hanuman
Entrance 1
Entrance 1
Entrance 2
Entrance 2
On the road
On the road
On the road 2
On the road 2
Our party animal friends we met that night
Our party animal friends we met that night
Use your "dipper"
Use your “dipper”
I was a little amused to see that a goat was also catching a ride
I was a little amused to see that a goat was also catching a ride

This post about my visit to Delhi was inspired by another blog “Shankar Market, Old Delhi and the Weekend” – click, visit and see some more lovely photos with great colours.

Also see “Where the guys gives roses” by the same author.