Make your own pocket planters for your walls

Make your own fabric wall planter pockets

Spring has sprung \0/!  In some places in name only, Cape Town we are looking at you! But here in Snor City it has been springy since mid-August.  There are some shitty aspects to Pretoria but the weather is definitely not one of them!  So to celebrate spring and fill up some dead space in the courtyard I decided to… Read more →

Double knit wool

Knitting 101

My pretend in-laws recently taught me the art of knitting and I have been, ahem… hooked ever since.  Initially I just wanted to learn how to knit to curb my smoking habit.  If my hands are busy I can’t use them to light up.  However, since then I have become obsessed with knitting.  What blew my mind was the fact… Read more →

Two drawstring bags fit snugly into the pannier

Drawstring bags for pannier packing

It has been a while since my last post, but I am back and have found words again. Yay! \0/!  I sometimes get that thing where I forget how to communicate in proper sentences.  I want to do everything in bullet point lists and that doesn’t make for good reading…  This project has been languishing in the draft section for… Read more →

Spicy Sweet potato and pumpkin soup

Spicy pumpkin and sweet potato soup

Years of hostel living have made me a hater of all things soup.  There is just something about that oniony, vegetable stock smell that immediately brings back a flood of angsty adolescent feelings and memories of cold hallways, even colder study halls and horrible margarine and polony sandwiches.  However since I have been dating a kaaskop with a predilection for soup and… Read more →

Mother's day gifts

maak’it miscellaneous

So inclement weather, lack of time and a bloody fantastic wedding kind of kept me from finishing up the new and improved composting system at 3623 this weekend.  And as I am off to the overseas for a little bit, it will just have to wait until I am home again.  But I was not totally idle the past week… Read more →

Leafmould in the making

Winter is coming!

Although I am not fond of autumn, mostly because it precedes winter, I have come to appreciate it for its own beautiful colours.  Up here in Pretoria it is an absolute pleasure to drive around Brooklyn and Rietondale and see all the liquid amber trees showing off their red-gold sunset coloured leaves.  Rietondale Park is especially perfect for a lazy… Read more →

Spice Chiffon Cake

Spiced Chiffon Cake with White Chocolate Ganache

Even though I am sitting in “Kaapstad” eating awesome “Vis en Chips”, I can still bring you something delicious to bake. I “love” this cake!!!  Yip, three exclamations, that’s how much l “love” this cake. It’s not everyone’s cup of tea but if you like trying new and interesting things then give this one a go.   Read more →