Opa’s Nudelsalat – German Pasta Salad

For us living abroad always means exploring new and different foods. Even our children are reasonably adventurous when it comes to trying new flavours and more often than not, discover things they like and crave once we leave. These we try to recreate, even if it sometimes means traveling long distances or calling in favours to get the one ingredient that will make a dish more authentic.  Conversely,…

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Dessert indulgence in the desert – Milktart Cheesecake

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Have I told you about the time… … when on a trip to Graaf-Reinet during our first assignment in South Africa, we ate four desserts between the two of us? Really. Graaf-Reinet is a green oasis of a town in the high desert region of the Karoo. The town fathers created a canal system that diverted water from the river past all the houses in town, allowing people…

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Walking Safari Carrot Cake

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Have I told you about the time… … we tracked white rhino on foot? Seeing a mother and her calf with nothing but trees and bushes between them and us was one of our most thrilling experiences in South Africa. The most important lesson learned that day was what to do if you are being chased by a rhino: climb a tree. I anxiously enquired of our guide,…

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