Monday, September 9, 2019

SOWETO KOTA FESTIVAL 2019

Soweto, South Africa
Hey guy welcome back to the blog. 
Yesterday I attended the Soweto Annual Kota Festival which was held at the 
Elkah Cricket Field in Rockville. 
The cricket field is a couple of streets away from where i reside,
 so I took my nephews there. 
On arrival we bought our tickets and went on to the field, this is a first local festival I 
have attended in a while and I must say I was happy from the get go. 

They had a variety of different kotaz(not sure what the plural for Kota is) and drinks. 
They also had different stands for people promoting their business's 
(I know that that there is a word about this). 
The field had a nice flow I was really impressed, and also there was a lot of
 parking space and security. 

If I had to add a few things it would be a much bigger eating area 
as the field allowed and the kids area could be much nice because it looked like an after thought. 

Overall it was a great place to spend a Sunday afternoon and will most definitely be
going there next year. 

Have a great day. 

See you soon. 

xx

Zanele

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Food Blogger | Get To Know Me | Cindy Mondi

Soweto, South Africa
Hey guys, the food posts have been really awesome and 
I'm loving the content that my sister has been bringing.

I thought we should do a quick
Get To Know Cindy Tag, I hope you enjoy it. 
  1. Are you a morning or night person? Morning
  2. Are you afraid of the dark? No
  3. Are you an extrovert or introvert? Extrovert
  4. Are you left or right handed? Right
  5. Are you more of a tidy person or a messy one? Tidy
  6. Are you on time or always late? Lol it depends
  7. Can you curl your tongue? No
  8. Can you wiggle your ears? No
  9. Coffee or tea? Tea, always.
  10. Cookies, cake or donuts? Donuts
  11. Did you ever participate in a talent show? Yes
  12. Did you go to prom? No
  13. Do you believe in ghosts? Yes
  14. Do you bite your nails? No
  15. Do you consider yourself a good cook? Yes
  16. Do you enjoy dancing? Yes
  17. Do you enjoy DIY or crafts? DIY
  18. Do you forgive easily? No
  19. Do you have a nickname? Yes
  20. Were you ever a scout or a brownie? Brownie
  21. What city were you born in? Soweto
  22. What did you last eat? Oats
  23. What did you want to be when you were younger? A soldier
  24. What is one item you can’t live without? Lip Balm
  25. What is your shoe size? 8
  26. What movie have you watched repeatedly? Thor
  27. What phone do you have (Apple or Android)? Andriod
A lady of a few words I tell you. 

Hopefully you have enjoyed the tag.

See you soon. 

xx

Zanele

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Spring 2019 | Warm Green Bean Salad

Soweto, South Africa


Hi guys hope all is well,on today's blog post we doing a warm green bean salad.
Spring is finally here and our food will show. 
The first salad we are doing is a warm green bean salad because even though 
it is Spring now the weather is just not yet agreeing with us. 

Recipe:
-Green Beans
-Broccoli
-Baby Potatoes
                                          -Green Pepper                                        
-Red Pepper
-Yellow Pepper
-Romanita Tomatoes
-Onion
-Eggs
-Parsely
-Corriander
-Salt and Black Pepper

Dressing:
-Mustard
-Red Wine Vineger
-Olive Oil

Cooking Instructions
Bring to the boil green beans,broccoli (you can microwave these also),
baby potatoes and eggs (in separate pots because they have a different cooking time) .
When your green beans and broccoli are half done stir fry them lightly 
until they are cooked.

Make your dressing by whisking together,
olive oil,red wine vinegar,mustard and your mixed herbs. 
Combine your green beans, broccoli,baby potatoes,green pepper,
red pepper,yellow pepper,romanita tomatoes,onion,eggs,salt and
pepper to taste and serve.

The sekumndani (enjoy). 

The salad is easy and simple can feed an individual or family
the serving suggestion on the egg will also be up to you, 
my family;y likes their eggs well done but I recommend the yolk to be a bit runny. 

Thanks for coming throuhg. 

Happy Cooking. 

xx

Cindy

Friday, September 6, 2019

This Week | South Africa In Tears

Soweto, South Africa
Hey guys, hope you are safe. 

The following things shook the headlines this week: 

Xenophobic Violence

Murder of UCT student

Kidnapping of child in Vanderbijl

Murder of 4 children in KwaZulu-Natal

I also think other crimes occurred but these made the headlines 
The blog often shares the beauty of life and try to look life in
a more positive aspect but I cannot help 
but not share these sad times because they left a majority
of South Africans in shock and still are. 

Social media this week more than ever was in a frenzy, 
from stories of looting on select shops including those
of foreign nationals, woman sharing their stories of sexual assault and other 
horrible tragedies that I cannot even begin to type out. 
When will enough be enough, I hope the voices on the street and
social have been heard and the government is finally going to 
act on the people's suggestions. 

South Africa needs healing and a major intervention, 
times of change are ahead and hopefully for the better. 

Till wee meet again. 

Zanele  

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