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!
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
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 Ate – More 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
We had a fabulous write up in Artslink.co.za if you feel like reading it just follow the link http://www.artlink.co.za/news_article.htm?contentID=28460
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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!
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