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My Exciting New Website

My Exciting New Website

I’m sure you had thought that Table Memories had disappeared. Well I’m back with my exciting new website which I now love. I started my blog and website Table Memories, two years ago, after closing Bay Tree Cooking School, and boy did that test me. […]

Italian Baked Eggs (Our Favourite Kruger Breakfast)

Italian Baked Eggs (Our Favourite Kruger Breakfast)

Our days start early in the morning as soon as the gates open.  Our car is packed with tea, coffee, rusks and biscuits to last us until breakfast.  We drive with our windows open, filling our lungs with the wonderful fresh air of the bush. […]

Memories of Cape Town

Memories of Cape Town

Have just arrived in Cape Town on a perfect day! I had to drop Steve off in the city for a meeting, so we had breakfast at Tashas at the V&A Waterfront. Strolling across to his meeting, this was the view! While ambling around the shops waiting for him, I came across these beautiful flowers. It took me back some 30 odd years, when I was a young air hostess in my early 20’s. Every time I night stopped in Cape Town, I would head to the flower market in town and buy a few bunches of flowers to take home. The market was full of very interesting characters. I mostly bought from a lady who had a character as colorful as her flowers. She always made me laugh and  I wonder where she is now? I didn’t  have to close my eyes to recall this precious memory…….. I just smelt the flowers…….

Arriving at our apartment later, I opened the door, saw the sea and headed for the patio. There it was, as beautiful as ever. Table mountain, no wonder Capetonian’s always talk about the mountain. So do I now!

 

 

Dinner at Marble Restaurant

Dinner at Marble Restaurant

At last dinner at Marble Restaurant! Going up the elevator in the Keyes Art Mile in Rosebank, gave an elegance to what I expected. As the lift door opened to the restaurant, one was immediately taken with the warm welcome and sophistication. I knew we […]

Birthday Lunch at Casalinga Restaurant

Birthday Lunch at Casalinga Restaurant

Birthday Lunch was celebrated as Saturday was my son Liam’s 30th birthday, and Sunday my husband Steve’s … birthday. We chose to have family lunch at Casalinga yesterday, to celebrate their birthdays. It is one of my favourite Sunday lunch restaurants. The setting is beautiful […]

Handing over the Keys of my Little House that was Bay Tree Cooking School

Handing over the Keys of my Little House that was Bay Tree Cooking School

A week ago I stood in the driveway of my little house that had been the home of the Bay Tree Cooking School.  It was the day I handed over the keys and my special little house to its new owners.  A young couple who had bought it as their first home. I know they are going to make as many wonderful memories as I have! And boy, do I have memories. All these memories created by the wonderful people I met over the 16 years I had the Bay Tree.

We had some wonderful events too at the cooking school. Birthday parties, stork parties, food and wine evenings, team building and friends get-togethers. Lots of themed cooking classes- Easter, curry evenings and then of course, my team who helped me at various times. I could never have done it without any of them.

Vanette, my very first client in 2000.  All through the years, Vanette came to cooking classes. What a privilege to have her at cooking, celebrating her 70th birthday! Our year always ended with Hot and Cold Christmas classes.  My favourite time of the year. I wish I could have posted a picture of you all, as you are all a part of the Bay Tree.

THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR BEING PART OF MY BAY TREE MEMORIES!  I MISS YOU ALL
A Wonderful Winter Soup

A Wonderful Winter Soup

The way to learn a country’s culture is through their food and I always find breakfast to be the most interesting! On my first trip to incredible Morocco, having landed early hours of the morning, my friend Pam and I made our way to our […]

For My Mother On Her Day

For My Mother On Her Day

If my mom was still here I would have a Mothers Day lunch for her with all our family who was her world, and make all her favourite food. Her children and grandchildren gathered around our table, beautifully decorated with her favourite garden roses, old silver […]