18 July 2009

The one with all the closures






The bad news first:
Naked... gone
Seattle Coffee... gone
Rozenhof... GONE!!
Iron Fist... gone?

Some potential good news:
(Braamie and I had burgers there on Monday - good meat and the double-fried fries were unexpected, but they do sell a 'local' beer. When asked for comments, we did mention that the music was way too loud, but the waitress cleverly remarked that it was to drown out the noise from the table with the birthday party (with children). Score?)

Sumo
(Closed on a Saturday afternoon at 15:30)

The Opal Lounge... Manolo's renamed?
(Will never forget how scary that place was. I felt so intimidated by its sheer trendiness.)

Some really, really good news:
The Java Lounge is serving Origin Coffee :-)



12 July 2009

The one with the Amazing Amazi pancakes

Received an email from my dad last Sunday:

Hello Janssoon,
Terwyl jy en die groote Bengel /Pieter-Louis sit en skaak speel tik ek gou die A(mazing) A(mazi) resep in. Onthou die Amazi is 'n geheime ingredient,want dis eintlik 'n v d Merwe suurmelk pannekoek resep wat Mimzy by haar Tant Johanna van oom Fanie Crouse gekry het.Hulle oorkant ons in Van Zylstraat in Universitas gebly voordat ons na Whitesweg 27 getrek het.Hulle dahlias was iets om te sien en oom Fanie had baie voeltjies in groot hokke in hulle agterplaas.Nadat hulle 2 maal getrek het het hulle in Aandrus in Haldonweg gaan bly.

2 koppies meelblom
1 teelepel bakpoeier
1/2 teelepel sout
2 eetlepels suiker
2 koppies suurmelk/amazi
1 teelepel koeksoda
2 geklitste eiers
1 teelepel gesmelte botter
Blus die koeksoda in die melk/amazi,meng met eiers en gesmelte botter
Voeg droe bestandele by en meng goed
Bak met olie of botter in klein bakpannetjie of in n groot pan deur die deeg in die rondte te gooi van die middel af tot teen die rand van die pan
Die pannekoeke is redelik dik en neem n tydjie om gaar te word. Bedien met enige bolaag bv konfyt of stroop met gerasperde kaas,of roomys of maaskaas of oxo of geurige maalvleis of hoender of...of...
Kan vooraf berei word en in yskas/vrieskas gehou word tot verorbering.

So, checking gmail on my cell phone, Deon made the batter and the pancakes :-)

video

Hello Kloof Street


And I am back...

As soon as the rain stops, I will investigate Sumo and that new hamburger restaurant..
Was Jimmy killed by a bad prawn?