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Margaret Dixon. Photos: Melkbos.net

Charity Shops close to my Heart

18th October 2017 at 9:27 am 1 comment

Fans of charity shops will know that shopping at a charity shop is a different kettle of fish. I, for one, am a staunch fan of charity shops. I can reel off a list of reasons starting with affordability in a harsh economic climate – but let me start withRead More

Divas vs Dorks raise R20299 for Fur Kids

Divas vs Dorks raise R20299 for Fur Kids

3rd October 2017 at 10:26 am 0 comments

Dressing up quirkily and having loads of fun on Saturday reaped huge benefits. The Dress in Drag event managed to raise R20299 for Fallen Angels Pet Rescue. The money was raised by begging for money at Marine Circle and Eden on the Bay, and selling raffle tickets. The event wasRead More

Style File

Style File

1st October 2017 at 4:05 pm 0 comments

This lovely young lady from Parklands was spotted at Trattoria Maranello in Melkbosstrand yesterday. Youthful beauty combined with a simple black dress and patterns get the thumbs up.

4 Reasons to Love Melkbosstrand

4 Reasons to Love Melkbosstrand

17th August 2017 at 11:11 am 0 comments

Why do Melkies love Melkbosstrand?  Below are some of the reasons in pictures.

Scene from a Farmstall

Scene from a Farmstall

9th August 2017 at 9:49 am 0 comments

Come five o’ clock in the afternoon the Farmyard farmstall on the busy R27 appears deceptively quiet. It’s closed its doors for the day. But outside the butter yellow building life continues. The resident chickens take over. A group of hens cluster on the stoep, and cluck-cluck companionably in Chickenese.Read More

Mellow Yellow

Mellow Yellow

24th July 2017 at 6:29 pm 0 comments

My journey as a foodie started more than half a century ago in an old-fashioned farm kitchen in Albertinia district. The kitchen was a headache for my mother, who presided over it in kitchen goddess style. The reason was this: It had been painted the wrong yellow. It was moreRead More

Angel’s Hair

Angel’s Hair

24th July 2017 at 12:19 pm 0 comments

A Sunday evening call to my father  took an unexpected turn. “I wish I could eat melkkos again,” my father said. “Your grandfather made it. It was delicious.” The longing that colored his voice set me thinking about the foods of yesteryear. And particularly about melkkos, also known as milkfood,Read More

Kitchen Goddess

Kitchen Goddess

24th July 2017 at 11:28 am 0 comments

Our senses get singing around lunchtime on a Saturday in Stanford. The occasion is a meal. A very special meal at Marianas. For the initiated one need not say more. For those who have not yet eaten at the whitewashed Victorian cottage in Du Toit Street, let me say this:Read More

Herinnering: Die Waterbul Poeding het die dag laat Af-Rat

Herinnering: Die Waterbul Poeding het die dag laat Af-Rat

24th July 2017 at 11:08 am 0 comments

Hoe vinnig eet jy? Ekself eet sommer so bo-oor my rekenaar, wat IT-mense malmaak as die krummelreën neerstort tussen die klawers. Maar dit beteken nie dat ek nie van beter weet nie! Ek onthou nog die dae van stadig en ritualisties kou aan lekkernye soos die Waterbul poeding. Vir diegeneRead More

Who’s that Boy Chef?

Who’s that Boy Chef?

8th July 2017 at 9:55 am 0 comments

Look who’s cooking! The winner of the Banks Youth Day Cook-Off 2016 competition is hard at work in the kitchen of the Seafood Lapa in Melkbosstrand. Reagan Muller (14) took time off yesterday to chat to Melkbos.net about his passion (food!) and his hero (not Jamie Oliver!). The young chef’sRead More

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