Our 2013 in Pictures…………..

January to December 2013……

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Welcome to the New Year

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Amiga inspecting the beanies for The Beanie Project

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Sushi Evenings at Indulgence Cafe

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Adriaan Basson and Anton Harber at Indulgence Cafe

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Easter Egg Collection for the Needy

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Naughty Cupcakes

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Hagen Engler at Indulgence Cafe

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Our New Baby

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Auriol Hays at Indulgence Cafe

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Annica at Indulgence Cafe, a taste of next month

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Gareth Crocker at Indulgence Cafe

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On Radio Today with Michael De Pinna

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20130629_153925Peter Piegl, Sean Newman and Glenn Agliotti

20130622_161842Gogo’s Birthday

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20130727_144133The Twisted Market

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20130802_193133The Bloody Book Week with Margie Orford, Stuart MacBride, Alex Eliseev, Barry Bateman, Mike Nicol, Michele Rowe, Mthuthuzeli Nyoka and Julian Rademeyer

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20130924_122758Heritage Day with James Hendry

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DSC_9685The Burger Menu Launches

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20131016_212818First Annual Horror and Fantasy Festival at Indulgence Cafe

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20131027_104105_1Pieter Dirk Uys, the Return Visit

20130906_174602Lionel Bastos, live at Indulgence Cafe

20131129_215752Open Mic Night at Indulgence Cafe

20131122_200835 Keira and Auriol together again

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20131115_172523Wine and oyster evening with Oneiric Wines

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Author’s Cocktail Evening with a whole bunch of great SA authors

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Hamilton Wende Reading from Arabella, the Moon and the Magic Mongongo Nut

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A slightly Disorganized Carols By Candlelight

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We Look forward to a fabulous and fun filled 2014 with more events, more authors and a whole bunch more Indulgent Fun, share this journey with us in this coming year
Love ‘n Lollipops
Mandi

The Lollipop …………..August 2012

Rhino Mother and Child

Greetings and salutations my fine feathered friends 🙂

I am sitting in my kitchen cum dining room freezing my toes off to bring this newsletter to you nice and early. There is sooooooooooo much happening between now and the first 10 days of August that I want to get this information to you as early as possible so that you don’t miss out on a single thing!
This post is jam packed with events happening at Indulgence in the next two to three weeks and once you read about them you really won’t want to miss out, that much I promise you!
We had to unfortunately cancel our Minerals talk with Justin Glanvill last week but we will be rescheduling it as soon as possible. Maybe towards the end of August.
We at Lollipops Catered the Finale of the etv show Step Up or Step Out on Sunday night, it was a fabulous showy event and Endemol and etv really did themselves proud. The catering was awesome as well 🙂

The winners of Step Up or Step Out Thembisa Revolution


Step Up or Step Out catering for etv

This post is also the full and unabridged version of the monthly newsletter. It is getting too long to send to people at large so at least here I can post everything including pictures and the “fuller” story.
You may also have noticed that I have started putting in the Facebook links to events as well so that you can link directly to the event as posted on FB, if you are on FB that is. I hope that this will make life easier for you and provide you with a more enjoyable reading experience!
I will also be posting the Social Dinner Menus for Thursday nights in this full blog version of the newsletter for all the Thursdays in the month (if I can get my act together) as I feel that I am spamming you by sending the menu via email through every week.

Without much further ado I give you the next few weeks at a glance:
Calendar for the next 4 weeks or so:
July 26 Dinner at Indulgence, Christmas in July themed dinner
Aug 2 Dinner at Indulgence
Aug 3 Bloody Book Week event with Mark Gimenez and Andrew Brown
Aug 5 Bloody Book Week event with Jeffery Deaver and John Connolly
Aug 9 Penis…..Oops, I meant rhino talk
Aug 9 There is no dinner tonight!
Aug 16 Dinner at Indulgence
Aug 23 Dinner at Indulgence
Aug 30 Dinner at Indulgence

Dinner by candlelight at Indulgence

Dinner at Indulgence

Our Thursday night dinners are going really nicely so far. Given that it is winter I am impressed with the number of you who are braving the cold to come out. It is warm and snug on the patio with the Gladwrap embracing the outside walls (I mean this literally, the shop is plastic wrapped) and the three heaters on, all this under the red glow from the lights and the candles on the tables. Very romantic and seriously, the patio is a wonderful place to spend an evening. This past week we had an incredible young jazz band, the Peter Auret Trio come and play for us and it truly was magical.

This Thursday’s menu is Christmas in July themed with:
Phyllo Seafood parcels to start (vegetarian option available as always)
A choice of gammon or stuffed rolled turkey with roast tatties, Brussels sprouts & candied carrots!
For vegetarians we have stuffed red peppers
Christmas malva pudding with brandy custard
Best of all this is only R100 per person. Bring along some crackers and pressie for the people at your table and make it a very festive occasion!
Remember to book your table.
Christmas in July dinner http://www.facebook.com/events/316537485107776/

The Official Bloody Book Week promo image!

AuthorTalks or in this case BLOODY BOOK WEEK events

Indulgence Café is one of the hosts for some of Radio 702’s Jenny Crwys-Williams and Sunday Times, Bloody Book Week events. I gave them two dates, I asked for some really fab authors who hail from overseas and hey presto I was really lucky to be given the choices I requested!
There is a printing error on the events brochure for the first event and it should actually read Mark Gimenez not Trevor Corbett.

Author Mark Gimenez who will be at Indulgence on the 3rd of August at 2pm


Some of the books written by Mark Gimenez


Author Andrew Brown


Andrew Brown’s latest book, Solace

The First Bloody Book Week event:

So on the 3rd of August, a Friday afternoon, awesome way to start the week end early we are hosting Mark Gimenez and Andrew Brown both of whom are incredibly well known writers. 2-4pm, R90 includes sweet and savoury snacks on the tables as well as tea and coffee, books will be available for sale. Leave work early if you can, I will write a letter to the boss for you but whatever you do, don’t miss this once in a lifetime event to meet these incredible authors. For Bookings with payment upfront please email me or call me for details. lollipops@telkomsa.net

Bloody Book Week 1st event http://www.facebook.com/events/340609099354742/


Jeffrey Deaver’ latest book, XO


Author John Connolly


One of John Connelly’s past books, The Whisperers 2

The Second Bloody Book Week event

The second event is brunch at Indulgence on Sunday the 5th of August but before you get to eat you have to subject yourselves to the torturous, horrid, terrible voices and stories of John Connolly and Jeffery Deaver. I have to say that again. John Connolly and Jeffery Deaver! Do I need to say more? Book your place, this event is already filling up. BOOKINGS ONLY. Brunch will be served at the tables when the authors have finished talking and are busy signing books. The cost of the event is R180 and books will be available for sale. Please email me or call me to book, payment upfront please. lollipops@telkomsa.net

Bloody Book Week 2nd event http://www.facebook.com/events/151515324985160/

Rhinos going head to head

Now about those Unicorns….oops, I meant rhinos

South Africa’s very own Unicorn is under attack. Our Rhinos are being poached to the point of extinction for their incredible horns. Help us contribute, in some small way, towards the conservation efforts that are being made by some very heroic organizations and people just like you and me. How can you do this? Come and spend Women’s Day with us. We are hosting an event that is open to everyone, except poachers at 10am on the 9th of August to raise awareness and hopefully to raise some money that we can contribute to the conservation of these incredibly majestic, almost prehistoric looking animals. This is a big event for us, we would like to make some small impact and do some good in any way we can.
We will have Vanessa Bezuidenhout from the Endangered Wildlife Trust as a guest speaker. Hopefully someone from the Lawrence Anthony Foundation will be here as well to chat about his book, The Last Rhino, a wildlife vet and possibly a surprise guest speaker as well. There will be incredible ceramic pots from ceramic artist Anne Rimbault, paintings, drawings and other rhino bits and pieces for sale. A huge chunk of the proceeds of these sales will go to the EWT so please dig deep and bring those credit cards to the party and go shopping! We will bring lunch to your table as well for the princely sum of R80 for two courses! The Lawrence Anthony book will also be on sale on the day.
Bookings pretty please. The event starts at 10am and ends around lunch time and is a public holiday so you can sit and chill with us……………..

Rhino talk http://www.facebook.com/events/295648373866382/

Rhino at Etosha by Paul Brehen

And that my friends is the next few weeks at Indulgence Cafe. Please lend your support to our rhinos, come and enjoy our authors and above all else enjoy everything that you do!

I have tried to keep this as short and sweet as possible but there is just so much happening that you needed to hear all about it. Have an awesome month, stay warm, stay toasty and be wild!

Have a look at our Facebook pages:
http://www.facebook.com/theIndulgenceCafe
http://www.facebook.com/LollipopsCatering
http://www.facebook.com/lollipopscakes

The menus for the rest of the month will follow shortly, watch this space!
Love ‘n Lollipops
Mandi
Indulgence Cafe & Lollipops Catering

Time Marches on…………March 2012

Greetings and Salutations wonderful People of the Indulgence and Lollipops Family!
(wow, that was a mouthful)
Happy March!

Instead of worrying about the Ides of March I think we should be marching with the faeries, eating carrots with the bunnies, hunting Easter eggs with the kids, running with the wolves, dancing to the music and in some cases listening to the voices in our heads. The last one of course not being applicable to axe murderers, psychopaths and bunny boilers because who knows where that could end! (Also if you are a little worried about the Ides of March remember NEVER to turn your back on a friend)
Am really sorry to do this to you but this newsletter is very long, there is so much going on and happening in March so I am putting the calendar at the top of the newsletter for a change in case you don’t have the time or energy to plow your way through the rest…………………

Calendar: March 2012
10th              AuthorTalk with Liezl Thom, Shattered Lives (the Advocate Barbie Story)

17th               Fetish & Kink Market, no under 18’s allowed

21st               Human Rights Day Haven’t got anything planned as yet but I’m open to suggestions
31st               Mandi goes away

6th April     First night Pesach, Good Friday
6th April     Indulgence and Lollipops Catering closed

10th April   Indulgence and Lollipops Catering open

10th  April   Mandi comes back

Want to know more…………………..feel free to read on!

Thank you everyone for the good wishes for Indulgence’s 6th birthday and to those of you who were at our party, you were awesome braving the storm. We had a blast, thank you for spending the afternoon with us, we are going to do this again next year without a doubt! Anyone who wasn’t here well just make sure you are here next year! I can’t say thank you enough to Adrian Ziller and all his musical mates who helped us pass the afternoon away with their laid back tunes and to Pat Sloane for taking such awesome pics which are up on the Indulgence  Cafe and Lollipops Catering pages on Facebook! I have included a few below for you to look at as well.

Jodene Sheer of Jodene.co.za posted in her blog on 25 Feb the following:

http://jodene.co.za/projectme/happy-6th-birthday-indulgence-cafe-project-me-day-785/

                  

              

           

Animals in Distress joined us on the 12th for the AuthorTalk with Charmaine Pauls and David Bullard during which I made a complete tit of myself in front of the entire audience of 75 odd people and went blank when talking about David Bullard. Just couldn’t remember his name for about 40 seconds or so and even with Charmaine saying David, David and David in my left ear I was thinking to myself “what is she on about, who is David?”
I have to say that I had a fabulous giggle about it for the next few minutes and old what’s his name didn’t seem too offended! We also had a VIP visitor in the form of Bruce Sutherland who was our January Author. Put David and Bruce together and you have a recipe for two naughty boys brewing up trouble! As usual I am digressing because I was telling you about Animals in Distress. They collected a wonderful amount of books and assorted other goodies from us, blankets, baskets etc and Amiga handed over her pocket-money collected from her birthday, a very nice tidy sum of R500. So well done everyone, please pat yourselves on the back and thank you to everyone who contributed to our collection, you guys rock!

Charmaine Pauls wrote us a fabulous thank you in her blog http://www.charmainepauls.com/charmainesblog/?p=204

                               

     

  

Onto other stuff now……………what’s happening at Indulgence Café this month:
Coffee talk:
This month we introduce you to Jacaranda from Brazil, You can try this coffee as one of our plungers @ R30 or take home a 250gram paper bag for R75
FAZENDA JACARANDA
Country: Brazil
Region: South of Minas Gerais state, municipality of Machado
Farm: Jacarandá Estate
Farm Size: 90 hectares
Shade grown: 30 % of the farm is shaded coffee
Type: Pulped Natural
Varieties: 30 % Yellow Bourbon, 30 % Mundo Novo, 20 % Yellow Catuai, 10 % Yellow Icatu,10 % others
Certification: Organic
Lot: PBO 900713
Altitude: 1100 – 1200 meters
Packing: Special PP Bags
Harvest year: 2010-2011
Carlos Franco and his family own the Jacarandá Estate, a 200 hectare coffee plantation in the mountains of Minas Gerais in southern Brazil. The old farm, which has been in the Franco family for 6 generations, was founded in 1856. “The coffee produced at the Jacaranda farm supports a community with its own social and cultural identity. The work of planting, cultivating, and processing is an essential part of the development of the community”

AuthorTalk
10th of March we bring you Liezl Thom with her book Shattered Lives about Cezanne Visser aka Advocate Barbie! Given all the hype about a possible early parole that is going on at the moment this one should be very interesting! Do I need to say more?
About the author:
Liezl Thom covered the sex crimes trial of Cezanne Visser and her co-accused, Dirk Prinsloo from day 1 for Eyewitness News. Listeners of Talk Radio 702, 567 Cape Talk, 94.7 Highveld Stereo and 94.5 Kfm were simultaneously repulsed and enthralled by the salacious details revealed in the courtroom – both when Prinsloo and Visser were standing trial together and later, after Prinsloo skipped bail and fled the country, when Visser remained alone in the dock.
By her own admission, Liezl had to sanitize her daily accounts of the trial to make it suitable for her radio audiences. In Shattered Lives, the Story of Advocate Barbie she tells the story in its shocking entirety, with added insights from her co-author and state witness, Laurie Pieters.

Liezl Thom Shattered Lives, The Advocate Barbie Story
Liezl resigned from Eyewitness News in 2010 – but her association with the brand continues to this day. She regularly stands in for Kate Turkington on Sunday nights’ Believe it or Not on 702 and still does the occasional story for EWN on a freelance basis. The rest of her time is divided between her life coaching practice, writing and being a mom to her two boys

Fetish & Kink Flea Market
On St Patrick’s Day, the 17th of March we will hold our first Fetish & Kink Market of the year! Yes, I do know this is not an event that sits comfortably with everyone but it is a very relaxed, very fun experience and you get a glimpse of a chunk of life you know absolutely nothing about. What is life if we are not being exposed to new and different things all the time. Every day we should learn something new even if it is just the name of that really ugly spider crawling up your wall right now. So join us, come browse maybe buy an item or two, make a few new friends, see a few old friends, eat a burger, have a slice of cake and top it all off with a delicious cappuccino. I will see what the story is with scrounging up some green beer to dish out on the day or just bring your own green beer along. Leprechauns are welcome but under 18’s aren’t, sorry about that, so no dressing your kids up as the little guy and trying to sneak them in, I SEE LITTLE PEOPLE!
2-5pm, dress casual, no entry charge just pay for what you buy and bring loads of cash with! Did you know that St Paddy

is the patron saint of kinks…………no? Well neither did he!

Human Rights Day

open to suggestions……………….got any?

Holidays:

The Jewish holiday of Pesach falls at the exact same time as Easter this year. The first night of Pesach being April 6th which is Good Friday. So to all of you dear ones, Happy Pesach and Happy Easter! Seeing as I am covering both bases at the same time in this one post  let me just say that a range of small Easter eggs will be in stock in the next two to three weeks and if any of our Jewish clients would like and food for Pesach I am busy with the price list at the moment. Please feel free to let me know if you would like me to mail the price list to you! Whilst on the subject I wrote a fun blog on some of the more traditional Jewish foods based on a short email that I received.

If you feel like reading it, please have a look at the post prior to this one entitled “Traditional-jewish-food-or-weapons-of-mass-destruction-hahahah”

I am going to be away from the 31st of March to the 10th of April. While I am away please deal directly with the kitchen on 011 782 5063 or email me but allow me time to respond as I am not in the country and have limited access to the internet. Indulgence and Lollipops Catering will be closed from Friday the 6th of April and will re-open on the 10th of April. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause!
If you are traveling be safe, if you are staying home eat copious amounts of Easter eggs, especially the marshmallow ones and if you are indulging in large doses of matzos…………well, need I say more

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Love ‘n Lollipops
Mandi Friedman

“Food, Passion, Life”

The Month of Love & other Delights

Helllooooooooooo Everyone

January is pretty much us and the month of love almost upon us! What do you have planned for Valentine’s Day? Girls do you realize that as this is a leap year you are allowed and encouraged to take the leap and ask your man to marry you? I had two offers of marriage today but I think they were only because they both need someone to cook for them and they thought I owned the Lollipop Lounge! Poor boys, Lollipops Caters to your other needs! This month my baby girl, Indulgence, celebrates her 6th birthday! She should have started grade 1 primary school with all the other kids this year but I decided that she is constantly learning in the school of life and for this beautiful girl a little bit more home schooling is not going to be a bad thing, plus the text books are a whole bunch cheaper and we won’t mention the uniforms!! Come celebrate with us! Come raise your glass and toast my beautiful non-furry girl on the 25th of February from 2pm to 5pm! There will be loads of pink bubbly on ice and cupcakes galore to feast upon and best of all this is we are not charging you one cent to come to our little party! Just pop in and have a glass with us! Email me to say if you are coming so I know how many bottles of bubbly to buy and how many cupcakes to ice!

So what else is happening @ Indulgence this month of love:

AuthorTalk

This month’s AuthorTalk is a gala affair with not one but two authors on February 11th. This is THE month of the year that we hand over all the books that you guys have helped us collect over the past 12 months. Heading up our fabulous double bill is Charmaine Pauls, a South African girl living in Chile who has just published her first book. Charmaine is taking time to make her debut appearance during her fleeting trip to South Africa. She will followed by the never short of controversy, David Bullard who really needs no further introduction as far as I am concerned! For this event we are doing things a little differently so please take note of the following: There will be a two course plated set menu @ R75 per head. There will of course be a choice of red meat, white meat or vegetarian so no one will go hungry followed by a delicious desert as only Indulgence can! Serving lunch from 12h30 BOOKINGS BOOKINGS BOOKINGS only please!

Both authors will have books on sale and of course they will quite happily sign them for you. I will see if I can persuade them to each give us one to hand out in the draw! As far as Animals In Distress is concerned please bring along whatever you can that will help an animal in distress from blankets, food, toys, kennels etc! They are happy to take anything that we can give them that will help our furry friends! Amiga will hand over her pocket money that was raised from her birthday party in Decembe. And then of course this is a brand new year for collecting books so remember as always to bring along your two books, one to swap and one to donate as we begin collecting a whole new year of books for Amiga’s charity of choice!

About our authors:

Charmaine Pauls South African born Charmaine Pauls followed a career in all the facets of her communications degree, including public relations, journalism, advertising, and brand marketing. Her debut novel, Between Yesterday and Tomorrow, was released in August 2011. Her second novel, Between Fire and Ice, will be released by Melange Books in August 2012. She currently resides in Chile with her husband and two children

David Bullard South Africa’s best loved celebrity “racist”. Author of South Africa’s most talked about newspaper column (Out to Lunch), TV presenter, after dinner speaker and exposer of humbuggery. Loathes political correctness and lefties. Now writing for Playboy magazine every month.

Valentine’s Day

“I love you in a place where there’s no space or time

I love you for in my life you are a friend of mine

And when my life is over

Remember when we were together

We were alone and I was singing this song for you

We were alone and I was singing this song for you” 1972 The Carpenters

Unfortunately Valentine’s Day falls during the week this y

ear so the best I can offer you on the actual day is my love! Hahaha, on the other hand of you feel like going out to breakfast we will open at 7.30am so you can bring your girlfriend, wife or secretary for a quickie breakfast on the way to work. Nothing says I love you better than crispy bacon and scrambled eggs! We have a very romantic range of heart shaped cakes, cupcakes, heart-shaped biscuits, chocolate roses and gingerbread men with big hearts if you fancy sending some to the office, the school or your home! Make my life a tad easier and order early so we can avoid disappointing anyone

! (by the way I love flowers, Lindt chocolate, Dune perfume and like most women gold, silver and diamonds work fabulously )

Calendar

Feb 11 AuthorTalk with David Bullard and Charmaine Pauls

Feb 14 Valentine’s Breakfast

Feb 25 Indulgence FREE birthday party

Next month @Indulgence we have the book about advocate B

arbie, the Fetish Flea Market and one or two other things so watch out for your next newsletter! And that is all I have to say for now!

Have a very romantic, very lovely month. Be kind to yourself, love your neighbour not his wife and be safe!

Love ‘n Lollipops

Mandi Friedman Lollipops Catering

“Food, Passion, Life”

Tel: 011 782 5063 Fax: 0866 33 9331 Cell: 082 895 3698

Indulgence Coffee Cafe, 1 Mount Dev, 225 Beyers Naude Drive,

Northcliff ext 5

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Coffee, Kink, Buddha, Cake and Killing Kebble Nov 2011

Very, very hot greetings and salutations today puddings! J

As I sit down to write this newsletter at 9.20am it is already 30 degrees outside in Jozi today and it is getting hotter! Just looked at the weather forecast for the next 5 days and there isn’t a drop of rain lurking nearby but there are some clouds! (however the newspaper says differently – there will be severe thunder storms from tomorrow but who knows who is right) The temperature looks like it will remain in the high 20’s and early 30’s! Whoopi!  So remember to wear sun screen and drink loads and loads of water!

Now that my weather report is over, missed my calling apparently, look out Simon Geer.

The Coffee Pot:

I know it is hot and coffee is so not what you are thinking about right now but I have to tell you about the plungers again! They have taken off fabulously and so for November we are going to introduce you to a fabulous Indian coffee that is both full bodied and medium roasted and delicious!

About the coffee …………………

From mystical India comes a medium roasted medium bodied single origin coffee aptly called Indian Monsoon. Full of flavour this coffee will have your taste buds begging for more whilst the superb aromas will have your mind whisked off to somewhere between the eternal snows of the Himalayas in the north to the cultivated peninsula of the far south. This beautiful coffee is 100% Arabica and because it has been roasted locally it freshness is guaranteed.

Plungers make around 3 cups of coffee and cost just R25. You will also find the coffee in 250gram bags for sale on our shelves at R65 per bag!

Fetish & Kink Flea Market:

Just a quick reminder about the market happening this Saturday, 29 Oct at Indulgence from 2pm to 5pm. This is not for everyone’s taste but it is an eye opener for the uninitiated and those looking for a little something else in life! So if whips and chains are not your thing but you are interested in seeing them pop in and say hi, have a look what is on offer! Have something to eat, make some new friends, browse and have fun! Regret NO under 18’s allowed! And while  you are here try our delicious Iced Coffee Granita!

AuthorTalks:

Again this month we are going to spoil you rotten with two AuthorTalks. The first of which is on November 5th  with Daniel Jardim…………This book is a real treat, a vegetarian cookbook with a difference. Also showcased in the book is work by potter Anthony Shapiro, the pottery teacher that I go to for classes

anyway,

Daniel Jardim &The Cake the Buddha Ate: More Quiet Food

 

 

Daniel Jardim  hails from a family of cooks headed by his mother, well-known Portuguese chef and cookbook writer, Mimi Jardim.  He lived in the UK for 11 years, where he  ran a private practice in Nutrition and Massage Therapy.  After his return to South Africa he manned the kitchen at the Buddhist Retreat Centre in Ixopo sharing the food that he usually served for friends and family.

 

The Cake the Buddha AteMore quiet Food asks us to change our attitude to this seemingly mundane human need and make it into a joyful, flavourful journey, full of delights and surprises.  Food is one of the first casualties of our hectic pace of life – in the way we eat it as well as in the way we prepare it.

There is more to the book than outstanding food.  The book has photographs, showcasing the ecological beauty of the BRC, anecdotes, poems and haikus all of which offer a glimpse of the Centre’s magnificent setting and the range of workshops and retreats conducted there.

The bulk of Daniel’s time is dedicated to teaching and he conducts a number of retreats, workshops and demonstrations in Gauteng and KZN. The focus is on healthy eating according to the seasons and he is fast becoming a well-respected teacher with a flair for interesting, but unpretentious vegetarian cuisine that bursts with colour and vitality.

I am going to make a special vegan dish to accompany this talk so if you fancy eating a different kind of lunch with no animal products or by-products please order our lunch special on the day!

Then author number two on the 19th of November is Mandy Wiener with Killing Kebble! This event is bookings only please.

We were fully booked a week ahead of the Piet Byleveld talk this past week end, I had to turn away at least 20 people and in the end I had quite a few no shows and ended up getting into trouble for having the audacity to voice my opinion. Although my comments were not aimed at any table in particular one table took huge offence and has now deleted me from their Facebook profiles. What a fascinating world we live in today, you no longer have to end friendships you just delete the offending parties off your different profiles and they cease to exist. I think it is quite a fascinating phenomenon actually.  Anyway as usual I digress. What I am trying to say is if you book, please remember to come or you end up disappointing someone else who I had to turn away. Unfortunately I have a tendency to be somewhat unsympathetic  to people who let me down but if you give me a heads up that you cannot make it , that is also much very much appreciated (even if I don’t sound it at the time)

Mandy will start her talk at around 2.15pm please be seated well in advance if you are coming for lunch. There will be absolutely no service during the talk.

 

Mandy Wiener and Killing Kebble:

In September 2005 one of South Africa’s most prominent mining magnates and businessmen, Brett Kebble, was killed on a quiet suburban street in Johannesburg. The top-level investigation into the case that followed was a tipping point for democratic South Africa, exposing the corrupt relationship between the country’s Chief of Police and Interpol President, Jackie Selebi, and suave Mafioso Glenn Agliotti.

A lawless Johannesburg underbelly was revealed – dominated by drug lords, steroid-filled bouncers, an international smuggling syndicate, a shady security unit moonlighting for the police and sinister self-serving sleuths abusing state agencies.

Indemnified by an agreement struck with the state, Kebble’s killers Mikey Schultz, Nigel McGurk and Faizel “Kappie” Smith come clean to Mandy Wiener in exclusive interviews about the events of the night Kebble was shot dead. As Wiener unpacks the chilling events we are given insight into the accounts of the life paths leading the “bungling assassins” to Kebble’s killing. The man accused of orchestrating Kebble’s murder, Glenn Agliotti has provided Wiener with exclusive access to his story, as have a cast of other characters whose versions of the events are as yet untold.

As always please bring along two books per person one to swap and one to donate……………THIS IS THE TICKET PRICE FOR THIS TALK, NO BOOKS NO ENTRYJ

The books are collected and in February we hand over all the collected books to Animals in Distress, a most worthy charity of Amiga’s choice.

Both authors will start at 2pm so please be seated and comfy with orders in well before that time

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We have more frozen strawberries in so strawberry granitas are back after their incredible sell out last Saturday!  The perfect summer drink and guilt free with no fat, no dairy and no added sugar, just a little fructose!

Start swimming, stay cool, drink lots, come visit us soon!

Love ‘n Lollipops

Mandi Friedman

Lollipops Catering

“Food, Passion, Life”

Tel: 011 782 5063  Fax: 0866 33 9331 Cell: 082 895 3698

Indulgence Coffee Cafe, 1 Mount Dev, 225 Beyers Naude Drive, Northcliff ext 5

Greetings and salutations all you fabulous people!
Happy Spring, happy summer, happy life and happy Halloween! It is the SCARY month and this month’s news letter is so jam packed full of interesting goodies it may look at little scary first glance to read through but persevere it will be worth the effort! Hope you are all well and dandy and ready for the beginning of the downhill run to the end of the year!!

Without further ado let me get straight down to business. There are some new and exciting items on the menu in terms of drinks for the summer season as well as new coffees for you to try out!
For our more discerning coffee drinking customers we are introducing coffee in two different varieties, in a plunger @R25 for 3 cups making this fantastic value! Monthly we will change one of the types of coffee bringing you a new taste sensation every month unless you tell us you love the taste so much we shouldn’t change it again for a while! To start with we are bringing you Colombian Espresso and Honduran Organic to try out! Both types of coffee with be available ground on our shelves to purchase as well and are very reasonably priced @ R65 per bag.

Organic Coffee from Honduras in South America
A superb coffee where the beans have been allowed to grow wild and free from any chemicals and pesticides. Very smooth and light with a subtle after taste this is the perfect cup of coffee to enjoy anytime, anywhere. As a cappuccino, Americano or espresso this superb 100% single origin Arabica coffee is extremely fresh and simply awesome.

Colombian Coffee
In true Latin American style comes a beautiful full bodied, full flavour single origin coffee. Very smooth, very distinct with a superb aroma this coffee leaves a medium after taste that has you asking for more. 100% Arabica and extremely fresh this coffee will have your mind whisked off to distant shores where stress is forbidden and siesta’s are the order of the day.

Staying with coffee is our new Iced Coffee Granita (Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee) 100% home made . We freeze the coffee in ice trays and then blend it when you order it giving you delicious brain freeze from REAL coffee, not an instant powder! For the more health conscious is our Strawberry Granita! YUMMY! Made with 100% real strawberries frozen and blended with a little fructose, fresh, crisp, cold and delicious. A definite MUST for summer 2011/12 Granitas are R30 each

So we have a jam packed bunch of things to do this month @Indulgence starting with …………………….

AuthorTalks…………yip two of them and both real corkers!
The first one is on the 15th of October at 2pm with Athele Oosterbroek sister to the slain photographer Ken Oosterbroek. Ken was featured in the Bang, Bang Club (you guys remember we had ? here last year to talk about the book and the movie that has just come out) Please note this is the 3rd Saturday in October. I have moved it because of the Jewish holiday that falls on the 8th. This sounds like an interesting read, especially for those who are spiritually inclined. Please book with me!
It takes honesty, guts and sustained hard work to find and give birth to the authentic you. We make the same mistakes again and again until we don’t. We think
we’ve arrived only to find we’re back where we started. And we may well give up entirely or feel that we’re failing because all the same things keep coming around again and again.
This is an autobiography of the brave and honest kind. Athelé – metaphysician, spiritual teacher and professional numerologist – takes you on a guided tour of some of the events, processes and relationships that formed and expressed her obsessive drive for approval and its resultant co-dependency and self-sabotaging behaviours. She gives an open-hearted recounting of how difficult it can be to become the person you are meant to be, especially when dealing with the dynamics of close and often difficult relationships – in her case, the relationship with her father and the men
in her life. At the core of this book lies Athelé’s burning hope that the reader will evolve through understanding where she went wrong, rather than have to struggle themselves through endless passages to arrive at the same simple, but life-changing truths. Each chapter explores a central esoteric theme – forgiveness, healing, truth, release, understanding, synthesis, courage, transformation
and independence – and suggests practical shortcuts to those spiritual destinations. From the quiet place where soul meets spirit and the ego disappears, Athelé gives you profound insight into what it means to live consciously and how to maintain that state of grace.

Then on 22nd October @2pm we have retired SAPS detective extraordinaire Piet Byleveld with the book written about him by Hanlie Retief. Hanlie is Cape Town based so Piet himself will be here to chat to you about the book and you are welcome to ask him questions………………… This is a bookings only event, no walk ins will be able to squeeze in on the day so please get your booking in early. The usual format will apply here those who haven’t eaten when the speaker starts will have to wait until he is finished to get their food. Books will be available and Piet will be happy to sign them for you!
Random House Struik Press Release
Recently retired, detective Piet Byleveld’s name has become legendary. He is the man who solved some of South Africa’s most famous crime investigations, including the Leigh Matthews kidnapping. He has a 100% success rate with serial murders. In this book, Rapport journalist Hanlie Retief, who had exclusive access to Byleveld’s dossiers, writes about twenty of the most notorious serial-killer cases and many other murders Byleveld solved. She weaves into it the story of Byleveld’s own life. The book includes full-colour photographs from police records throughout.
Author Hanlie Retief is a journalist for Rapport. She is known for her interviews with well-known people.

As always please bring along two books per person one to swap and one to donate……………THIS IS THE TICKET PRICE FOR THIS TALK, NO BOOKS NO ENTRY
The books are collected and in February we hand over all the collected books to Animals in Distress, a most worthy charity of Amiga’s choice.
Both authors will start at 2pm so please be seated and comfy with orders in well before that time!

Fetish Flea Market
On October 29th we bring you our 6th and best Fetish and Kink Flea Market yet! This is the last one for the year and is going to rock your socks off, if that is your thing at least. There will be everything from sexy toys, lingerie, medical supplies, videos and leather gear to peruse and buy, buy, buy and no one will look at you funny! Please pop in and support this fabulous and fun event that only last about 3 hours from 2pm to 5pm. Food will be available as always off the menu. Come hang out in the outside lounge area and have an awesome afternoon amongst old friends and a few newer ones! We regret no under 18year olds are allowed but you can smoke in the lounge

Halloween 31 October 2011
We are not having an event here for Halloween which falls on a Monday but what I will have is an assortment of Halloween edible goodies for the kids trick or treat bags so pop in and pick some edible uglies up…………….and tell people you got them @Indulgence!

Calendar
15th AuthorTalk with Athele Oosterbroek
22nd AuthorTalk with Piet Byleveld
29th Fetish and Kink Flea Market
31st Have a fabulous and scary Halloween

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And that folks is more than enough for one day I say! What say you! Have an awesome October, lots of sun, delicious rain and remember to wear sun block!!
Love you madly!

Love ‘n Lollipops
Mandi Friedman
Lollipops Catering

“Food, Passion, Life”

Tel: 011 782 5063 Fax: 0866 33 9331 Cell: 082 895 3698
Indulgence Coffee Cafe, 1 Mount Dev, 225 Beyers Naude Drive, Northcliff ext 5

Greetings and salutations fabulous People

Happy spring Puddings!

This is feeling like a long newsy, newsy newsletter so please make yourself comfortable before you begin reading.

Thank you for the incredible turnout on Saturday 20th August  for the talk by McIntosh Polela. The talk was fantastic and the audience, well you rocked. Give yourselves a round of applause.

So happy spring, finally the air outside begins to warm up, the sun is coming up earlier,  blossoms are showing up on trees all over the place, birds are building nests and love is in the air. Okay, I am getting a little carried away now so let me get down to business.

September is National Arbor Month and I thought as a really nice gesture we could attempt to raise some money to buy  some indigenous trees to donate to the city to a community project of some sort. My friend Malcolm works for City Parks and can point us in the right direction as well as ensure the trees get purchased and planted in the correct place. I am very keen to do this and hope that you are as well. If anyone has any ideas about how we should go about this please let me know and I can get the ball rolling!! (ASAP)

It is starting to warm up nicely and I still have quite a bit of soup in the freezer so I was wondering if anyone wants to purchase any at half price. The usual price is R40/R45 per liter but for the month of September I will be selling it off at R20 a bucket! I really need to do this so I can clear some space in the freezer for ice-cream! Yip, we are going to be making our own delicious full cream full sugar ice cream for the summer and if there enough time some sorbet as well! So please take some of the soup off my hands, it really is incredibly good value and  you can always  eat it cold in summer (well some of it at least)

Lollipops Catering also got a nice little mention in the online EatIn magazine this past week, so I am quite chuffed about that! The link below will take you there, just look at the article on caterers

http://newsletters.newmediapub.co.za/display.php?M=735496&C=6b3f61e09d1689f9e4e9c069a34c572a&S=4622&L=1094&N=1658

@Indulgence this month:

Secretaries day

Secretaries day falls on the 7th  of  September  so bring your secretary for breakfast to Indulgence, we are open for business from 7.30am. We are not making a huge fancy breakfast so just order off our regular menu. You are welcome to pre-order breakfast as well if it speeds your morning along. Alternatively order her/him a dozen of our incredibly gorgeous  cupcakes and we will deliver them to the office for youJ

AuthorTalks

In September we have two AuthorTalks booked, one for the regular Saturday afternoon on the 10th of September and a second for the Heritage Day holiday on the 24th of September.

I am hoping to bring you a double bill for the 10th, two fabulous authors for the price of two books. Not a bad deal me thinks. As yet the second author remains unconfirmed so let me just give you a little info on our first author for the 10th, Hamilton Wende

Hamilton Wende is a freelance writer and television producer based in Johannesburg.  He is a regular contributor to From Our Own Correspondent on Radio 4 on the BBC.  He has also contributed to the BBC World Service programme Letter.  He is a columnist for The Star in Johannesburg and his articles have appeared in many international and South African newspapers and magazines, including National Geographic Traveler, The Chicago Tribune, GQ, Maclean’s Magazine in Canada, TravelAfrica in the UK, The New Zealand Herald, The Buffalo News in the US, The Sunday Times, Business Day, The Sunday Independent in Johannesburg and many others.

He has been a guest on The Editors on the SABC, and has been a guest lecturer at the Department of Journalism at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, the  English Department at The University of Cape Town and at The University of the Witwatersrand, at the Durban Institute of Technology and at the Cape Town Press Club, and the Muthaiga Club in Nairobi.  He has also appeared on a number of radio and television programmes including MSNBC, SABC TV,  AM Live and on Radio 702.

In television he has worked for a number of international networks including CNN, BBC, NBC, ABC (Australia), SBS (Australia), NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) Al Jazeera English and a number of others.  He has covered fifteen different wars in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.  The countries he has worked in include Iraq, Afghanistan, Israel, Rwanda, Congo, Burundi, Sierra Leone, Angola, Sudan, Eritrea, Kuwait, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan.

Journey Into Darkness, a documentary on the genocide in Rwanda he worked on for the BBC with producer David Harrison and correspondent Fergal Keane won the 1994 Royal Television Society’s International Current Affairs AwardA Life Less Fortunate, a film on children in South African prisons he worked on with Belinda Hawkins of SBS won the 1999 United Nations Association of Australia Media Award.

           He has written six books the one being featured is:

House of War A love story and thriller about searching for the lost diaries of Alexander the Great in the badlands of northern Afghanistan while being hunted by Al Qaeda. published by Penguin in 2009.  It was long-listed for the Sunday Times Fiction Award in 2010.

Doesn’t that just sound fabulous and girls he has that sort of James Bondy look……well that’s my opinion at least! As soon as I have some clarity on the possible second author for the same day I will let you know! Table bookings worked really well for the last AuthorTalk so I would like to continue the trend into the future, please book a table for all future AuthorTalksJ

Then on the 24th of September we are having a second AuthorTalk with author Craig Higginson and his book The Landscape Painter. Below is information about the book and the author.

It is winter in London in 1947. When Arthur Bailey, an elderly painter who lives alone, catches sight of a young woman, Felicity, about to move into the neighbouring bed-sit, he is stirred to recall in haunting detail a long-suppressed narrative. The Landscape Painter is a double tale of obsession, betrayed trust and irrepressible hope, which emerges as Arthur’s story unfolds. As a young, brilliant landscape painter he travelled to South Africa in 1898 in pursuit of his best friend’s sister, the beautiful and mysterious Carwyn Hamilton. Carwyn’s subsequent shocking betrayal led Arthur down a dark path of humiliation and haunted him for the next fifty years. As Arthur delves ever deeper into his most intimate thoughts and desires, the past and present come together in a series of surprising turns and parallels and we meet a range of memorable characters – from the malevolent German governess, Miss Klimt, to Carwyn’s flirtatious and increasingly senile grandmother, Mutti. Finally, Arthur is forced to confront Felicity with the irreducible damage done to him. From the gold-crazed streets of early Johannesburg to the epic battlefields of the Anglo-Boer War, and the austerity of post-Second World War Britain, The Landscape Painter is a spectacular historical novel packed with wit and insight and crafted in Higginson’s lyrical and sinuous but surgical prose.

Craig Higginson is the Literary Manager of the Market Theatre in Johannesburg and teaches creative writing at the University of the Witwatersrand. In February 2010, Craig’s novel Last Summer was released to critical and popular acclaim. He is also well known as a playwright. The Girl in the Yellow Dress has had sold-out seasons at the Grahamstown Arts Festival, the Baxter Theatre in Cape Town and the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh. It is currently on at the Market Theatre. His first play, Dream of the Dog, appeared at the Trafalgar Studios in London’s West End in a sold-out production featuring Janet Suzman.

What an incredible double bill we have lined up for the month of September and I promise to let you know soonest if it is to be a triple bill!

As always please bring along two lekker books, one to swap and one to donate! The cause is a good one I promise. Please note that authors now start at 2.15pm promptly!

All events are posted on Facebook as well

Jewish new year

Then finally for September’s newsletter it is the first night of the Jewish New Year on the night of the 28th. If anyone would like the price list for all the yummy foods we make for this holiday please let me know and I will forward it to  you! Herrings, Tzimmes, kichel etc, etc

Let me take this opportunity to wish all our Jewish clients and friends a very happy New Year, Chag Sameach and well over the fast.

A last little favour to Mandi. Lollipops Catering and Indulgence Café please would you, when you get a gap, go onto our Facebook pages and “LIKE” them, the links are posted below. Pretty please and very pretty thank you.

Indulgence Café http://www.facebook.com/pages/Indulgence-Cafe/136482686444382?ref=ts

Lollipops Catering http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lollipops-Catering/6174591596

Have a fabulous September, a wonderful spring and remember to come and visit us @Indulgence real soon!

Love ‘n Lollipops

Mandi Friedman

Lollipops Catering

“Food, Passion, Life”

Tel: 011 782 5063  Fax: 0866 33 9331 Cell: 082 895 3698

Indulgence Coffee Cafe, 1 Mount Dev, 225 Beyers Naude Drive, Northcliff ext 5