Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Travel Tip & South Africa

Have you ever left a cell phone cord at a hotel?  I did once.  I don't know why, but they never seem to have enough places to plug your electronic devises into.  I plugged my phone into an outlet that was hidden by the bed, and walked off and left with just the phone.  Now, I never lose my cords, thanks to this travel tip!

Plug all of your electric cords into a power strip.  Then you can plug the strip with all of your cords, into the only conveniently place outlet in your hotel room.  No hidden cords to be left behind.

We just returned from a trip to Cape Town, South Africa.  I LOVE South Africa!  The food is delicious, the scenery beautiful, the people are friendly, and they speak English!

During our last two trips to South Africa, we stayed with our friends Kevin and Sue.  If you look up the word "Hospitality" in the dictionary, I am sure there will be a picture of Kevin and Sue there. 

Sue, is also an excellent cook!
She whipped up a delicious Cream of Vegetable soup for us.

 And I think everyone had at least seconds of her Bacon and Butternut Squash Quiche

They have two son's. Their youngest son, Andy, loves to surf. 

Lucky for him, their house is just a few steps from the ocean.

Their oldest son, James and his lovely wife Gillian, live in the same charming town as Kevin and Sue do.  We were able to spend time with them everyday.

We were in Cape Town, with Passion Play Ministries International.  I was so happy that we got to spend so much time with our cast and crew of the Passion Play of Cape Town.

We had a fabulous dinner with the local board.  

They served Bobotie and other South African dishes.

Mixed in with all of the meetings, were so many fantastic meals!  The seafood in South Africa is fresh and scrumptious!

One of my favorite meals on this trip was a pasta dish with fresh diced apples and a Kingklip fish fillet.  I have recreated the recipe and plan to make it many more times.

Stop back on Friday, for that yummy pasta recipe 
from South Africa!

Next week I will have my husband's new favorite dessert recipe, Malva Pudding, and pictures of a "Braai".

On my Facebook page, I have posted more photos from my trip. 

A big THANK YOU, to all who made the trip so special for us!  The food, fellowship, and accommodations 
were an incredible blessing! 
We love you all!

Visit my friends blogs!

You will love Bo and his blog,  Bo's Bowl.  Not only does he host great giveaways,  his recipes are incredible!  One visit to his blog and you will see why I faithfully follow it.

Also visit my friend Pam's blog, Pam's Midwest Kitchen Korner,  for more great recipes!  Once you read her blog, she will be your friend too!


  1. It sounds like you had a great trip. The food looks delicious and the scenery pics are gorgeous! What fun!

  2. Great tip about the cords. Sounds like you had an amazing trip.

    1. Thanks, Bo! I am always in a rush when I am getting ready to leave the hotel, so it has really helped having all the cords in one place.

  3. Glad to hear you had a great time! I'm excited about this pasta :)

    1. I think you will really like the pasta recipe, Jordan. You would also love South Africa!

  4. You obviously had a great time and you are pulling on my heart strings with these stories of Cape Town. That is a great tip, I would have never thought of that. Take care Diane

    1. I hope you get to go back to South Africa, Diane! You were so lucky to have gotten the chance to live there!

  5. oh..it makes me more hungry... i hope you can post the recipe of the pasta dish with fresh diced apples and a Kingklip fish fillet... please? hehe

    1. I am glad you are interested in the recipe! I will be posting the pasta recipe on Friday.

    2. yey!! Thanks in advance :) will be waiting.

  6. Thanks for one's marvelous posting! I really enjoyed reading it, you can be a great author.I will be sure to bookmark your blog and will eventually come back from now on. I want to encourage you to continue your great posts, have a nice holiday weekend!
    Also visit my webpage :: surf brands

  7. I was planning a trip from London to Cape Town. I was wondering if you could suggest me any cheap flights to Cape Town from London. Are there any particular airlines that you would like to suggest? I can arrange for any airlines ticket from my travel agents Reliance Travels.

    1. Oscar, I fly whatever airline is the cheapest. Your travel agent will have The best idea of which airline will work best for you. Have fun in South Africa! I love the place!

  8. Do you mind if I quote a few of your articles as long as I provide credit and sources back to your blog?
    My blog is in the very same area of interest as yours and my visitors would definitely benefit from
    a lot of the information you provide here. Please
    let me know if this alright with you. Thanks!
    Also visit my page volcom swimwear

  9. It's a shame you don't haνe а donatе button!
    I'd without a doubt donate to this superb blog! I guess for now i'll settle fоr bookmаrκing anԁ adԁing your RSЅ feеԁ to
    my Google аccount. I looκ fοrωaгԁ tо bгanԁ nеω updateѕ аnd will share this site ωith my Facеbook group.
    Сhat soon!
    My web blog ... read more