In which the writer recounts the Bastille Day Dinner organised by the Alliance Francaise in East London. Local eatery Sanook served up a French feast.
In which the writer extols Carmelite Water, a tonic prepared by steeping herbs in alcohol. The writer also muses briefly upon Our Lady of Mount Carmel.
In which the writer muses upon a day trip to the 2016 Grahamstown National Arts Festival. Read about sacred encounters in food, memory, and beauty.
In which the writer celebrates a social life. Read about a concert hosted by Alliance Francaise, a summer picnic in winter, and St John the Baptist.
In which the writer reviews Shani Oates’ latest release. Tubal’s Mill is an autobiography of Robert Cochrane’s traditional craft Clan of Tubal Cain.
In which the writer revels in the charms of the May Queen, Beltane, Maypoles, nuts, and AWW’s honey-coated pistachio & rosewater palmiers. With recipe.
In which the writer extols the virtues of a cheap and cheerful tart, made with a favourite South African biscuit, preserved ginger, and custard powder.