30 May 2011

29 May 2011

Tretchikoff in autumn

It was autumn on the weekend. Cape Town Gardens almost deserted outside the museum. The lady behind the ticket desk tried to look severe as she let us both in although we had only enough cash for one admission. Inside, lots of appreciative viewers, most seeming to actually admire the amazing assortment of Tretchikoffs.

breakfast at The Annex, Kalk Bay

Omelettes and scrambled eggs are the true test of a good cook. Utterly simple, but demanding full attention and perfect timing. Wonderful or inedible only seconds in either direction. If I had to criticise, I'd say the plate could have been warmer. But the scrambled eggs and salmon were so good that they didn't really have a chance to get cold.

23 May 2011

etching in Photoshop

High pass, then convert to duotone. Is it cheating? Yes. Does it have artistic merit? I haven't decided yet.

Hollandaise, or: The Wages of Sin is Death

Today I went to give blood for my first ever cholesterol test.

21 May 2011

Hesheng Chinese Takeaway, Seapoint

Saturday eve found us getting peckish far from home, feeling broke and a little jaded about anything resembling fine dining. And unusually, also not in the mood for baby calamari, prego rolls and beer from Vasco de Gama. A horrible quandary indeed. Fortunately, food obsession came to the rescue, and I remembered a long ago post about an unusually excellent Chinese spot from The Sourcerer.

Hesheng Chinese Takeaway turned out to be everything I could have hoped for.