The Month That Was…………..

Oneiric Wines for the Wine and Oyster Tasting on the 15th Nov from 5pm

Oneiric Wines for the Wine and Oyster Tasting on the 15th Nov from 5pm

Greetings All
I know I am late getting this news off to you but October was a little on the crazy side and November is fast catching up. Although we don’t have as many events lined up for you this month we still have a few really good evenings planned. Oh my word, October was HUGE. A jam packed month full of really amazing people and events. I should just about have moved my bed in the Indulgence Cafe I spent so much time here
The October events were really wonderful, everything from the Fantasy and Horror Festival to the Pieter Dirk Uys breakfast and all the stuff in between was really entertaining and a whole bunch of fun
I hope that you at least managed to get to one of the events here

15 Minutes of Fame …….

Northcliff Melivlle Times 29 Oct 2013

Northcliff Melivlle Times 29 Oct 2013

The craft Beer Tasting with Jonathan from Three Skulls was interesting, there were some fun characters here which made for a really enjoyable evening with a dash of colour.

Craft beers Galore

Craft beers Galore

Quiz dinner is always a lot of fun and you get to realize quite how much you don’t know about the stuff around you. One of the most fun and interactive evenings of the lot was the First Annual Horror and Fantasy evening. Great, great fun. I have dedicated an entire blog post to it, see the link below.

From left Monique, Joan, Mandi and Dave

From left Monique, Joan, Mandi and Dave

Pieter Dirk Uys is and always will be the consummate performer and without a doubt he has his audience eating out the palm of his hand. He was here for breakfast and to chat about his book, Panorama which came out in July. My copy is still sitting on my desk but I intend getting to it soon now that I have Gareth Crocker’s Finding Jack, out of the way. If you need to read a delightful book, are an animal lover and need a bit of a cry, that is the book to read!

Pieter Dirk Uys Panorama Breakfast 27 Oct 2013

Pieter Dirk Uys
Panorama Breakfast
27 Oct 2013

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Our Lee Marcus event was also superb. What an incredible woman she is. At 92 she was having a smoke and a whiskey at the table whilst signing books. I loved this lady and have asked her to adopt me as a grandchild. She agreed very reluctantly and only after I had lit her cigarette for her! My bad!

Lee Marcus Basha, Baby  October 2013

Lee Marcus
Basha, Baby
October 2013

We rounded off the Halloween Month with a Halloween Dinner evening that was very nicely supported and where the burgers all sported some rather unusual ingredients……………Happy Halloween it was!

Halloween Dinner at Indulgence Cafe

Halloween Dinner at Indulgence Cafe

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The Twisted Market was a great success this time around, the rain held off until the evening which was awesome and we had an event onsite that you wouldn’t normally see in a public forum. Two girls with hooks in their backs pulling against each other. Sorry no pics are available and to see such a thing you really need to pop into the next market which is happening in December.

Other pics from the market tho:

The Twisted Market

The Twisted Market

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A few quick reminders about things that happen here at Indulgence Cafe all the time like:
Free WiFi with Telkom Mobile, 60 minutes free, all it costs you is an sms to get going.
We are open Monday to Friday evenings with our burger menu. Monday’s we offer you a free
beer with your burger and Thursdays are Two for One burger nights! Who needs to cook when we are here to feed you
Our rotisserie chickens are available daily from 4pm at R50 a chicken. These delicious chickens are available in the evenings as well with chips and salad.
We are fully licenced and carry a large range of craft beers, our wine list is interesting and unusual
Pensioner’s lunch is on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, R30 gives you a main meal and dessert. Incredibly good value for money
We are on twitter
@indulgence_cafe, @AmigaFriedman
Every Friday is Tequila Friday, some even have a little live music attached to them. Join us and start the weekend off properly!

Link to the review of the Fantasy and horror evening evening on WordPress: http://wp.me/pVdYg-fB
YouTube link to a snippet of the First Annual Horror and Fantasy http://t.co/VlnLRMwQLa

November Calendar:
13th Quiz dinner
15th Oysters and Wine tasting with Oneiric Wines
20th Would like an AuthorTalk here but waiting for someone to confirm!

December Calendar:
11th Quiz dinner, last one for the year
12th Author’s Cocktail Evening
13th Twisted Christmas Evening Market
23rd Pensioner’s Christmas Lunch
25th and 26th Closed
30th and 31st Closed
1st Closed

Coming up
13th November Quiz Dinner
Quiz night on the 13th which is always a really fun evening. The cost is R120 per head and includes a light dinner. The winning table will have half the cost of their meal as their prize. Book today for a truly superb evening 011 782 5063

15th November
We have wine tasting with Oneiric Wines from Elgin in the Cape. We are offering you oysters with your wine tasting. R50 gets you 6 oysters and you get to taste all the wines. Pop in from 5pm on Friday evening and come sample the good stuff. I have it on very good authority that the Chardonnay is delicious! You are welcome to order and purchase some of the fab wines you taste and if you are hungry order some food off the menu. We will be here till about 9pm

Oneiric Wines

Oneiric Wines

20th November
I am hoping to line up an author for the evening but I haven’t as yet got anyone booked, watch this space
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I have included the December Calendar but I have yet to give you any details about it. Trust me when I say there are one or two very exciting things happening here during the month of December. Jozi may be a little quiet and a little empty but we have things lined up to keep you entertained!

Have an awesome November and we cannot wait to see you soon
Love ‘n Lollipops
Mandi

Bizarre, and that’s just Me!

Indulgence Burger

Indulgence Burger

I LOVE October. Possibly because it is the beginning of summer, maybe because it is my birthday month and very possibly because it is the month in which we find the American holiday of Halloween. Being a person who enjoys most things macabre like skulls, skeletons, vampires and the like means that Halloween is very special to my heart. Being the boss of Indulgence Café means I can take Halloween to an entirely new level. For us it isn’t going to be a one night stand, at Indulgence we are going the whole hog and celebrating Halloween alllllllllll month long. October is an action packed month with events from the 7th of October onwards and with no less than 5 Halloween themed events through the month! There is a little something lined up for everyone from books to beer to markets and with any luck Pieter Dirk Uys will be here as well! (He enjoyed it so much the first time he asked to come back! Who can blame him)

September was a quieter month than her relatives July and August and her big brother October will be. In fact September felt similar to waking up in the morning with sleep still in your eyes and not bouncing out of bed because you’re not entirely sure what the weather is like outside. A bit of a slow starter in other words. It is a good month to clean house and to start shaking off the shackles of winter without taking your eyes off the game because, hell, it can still snow after all. That’s September. And along came October who is taking no prisoners this and going full steam ahead! HELLO OCTOBER!

Lionel, The MAN, Bastos

Lionel, The MAN, Bastos

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The Lionel Bastos Dinner evening was superb with an awesome crowd of people, magical music with dare I say superb food! It is incredibly difficult to take pictures of Lionel because he doesn’t stand or sit still for a second but what a special man he is. Charming. Good looking. Humble. Just generally a really nice guy, the kind you want to take home to mum. And he can make the most beautiful music, the cherry on top!

A really super evening and so fabulous to see some old friends popping in to Indulgence Café and making a whole bunch of new ones! These musical evenings once a month really are a treat and if you haven’t been to one I really do recommend spending the evening with us sometime. Our September quiz evening was huge, huge fun with a couple of very rowdy teams shaking up the place but that is what it is all about and really great fun, definitely another evening worth spending at Indulgence café! See details below for the October quiz, it promises to be a little different. Did you spend Heritage Day with us? The lamb was deeeeeeeelicious and our rotisserie chickens are just superb and dare I take the liberty of saying, they are flying out the door

Heritage Day with James Hendry and a Lamb on the Spit

Heritage Day with James Hendry and a Lamb on the Spit

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One of our delicious Rotisserie Chickens

One of our delicious Rotisserie Chickens

October events:
7th Open nightly, Monday to Friday with a burger menu
11th live music
12th AuthorTalk with Lee Marcus
16th Horror and Fantasy Book festival #HalloweenEvents
20th Art exhibition by Mandi (scary in its own right but not a Halloween Event
23rd Quiz Dinner, horror themed #HalloweenEvents
25th Craft beer tasting by three skulls beer #HalloweenEvents
26th Twisted Market #HalloweenEvents
27th Pieter Dirk Uys breakfast
31st Halloween Themed burger dinner #HalloweenEvents

From the 7th………. Breaking News
I have already mentioned it before but let me give you a little more detail this time around. From Monday October 7th we will be open in the evenings for our fabulous burgers, sorry not for breakfast. Our extensive burger menu with 100% pure beef burgers, Chicken breast fillets and our home made vegetarian burgers will be available 5 nights a week, Monday to Friday to start with. Our burgers are phenomenal (or so people tell me) so I am looking forward to introducing them to you as well, if you have not as yet tried them. There is a wonderful variety with something for everyone, even those of you that don’t eat meat. We are sticking to a simple menu of burgers but we are also including the wonderful rotisserie chickens that we are cooking daily as a menu option. Bring the family down for a full chicken with chips and salad. As always great food and superb value

11th Live Music
We are hosting another music event with http://www.hitmusic on Friday evening going into dinner time. This isn’t our event so please have a look at their website for details and book your tickets though Jack! He is wonderful to deal with and I have no doubt he will look after you well. Always a good evening with them!

One Voice Live Music Event

One Voice Live Music Event

12th AuthorTalk with Lee Marcus
In last month’s newsletter I chatted about the Lee Marcus book and the event happening at Indulgence Café on the 12th of October. Lee Marcus is an incredibly fascinating, not so young individual, now in her 90’s, who wrote a book that I read and absolutely loved and I really cannot wait to sit and chat to her about her life and her book. Please join us, 2pm on the 12th of October. It is a Saturday afternoon. The event is no charge, just pay for what you eat or drink (drink lots please) and hear what she has to say!
This is our monthly AuthorTalk, please remember to bring along two books in good condition, that you would like to read, one to donate and one to swap. Please don’t see this as an opportunity to get rid of all the old junk scrap books that are lurking around under the bed. Other people want to read them and we collect these books for Animals in Distress which is an incredibly worthwhile organization.
For more information on the featured book and author please have a look at http://wp.me/pVdYg-f5 Basha, Baby blog post
The link to the FB event: http://www.facebook.com/events/505281102891910/
http://wp.me/pVdYg-f5 Basha, Baby blog post

Basha, Baby by Lee Marcus

Basha, Baby by Lee Marcus

16th October, Horror and Fantasy Festival #HalloweenEvents
Horror and Fantasy panel discussion with 3 local scary people, join Joan De La Haye, Monique Cheri Snyman and Dave De Burgh as they chat about the genres of Horror and Fantasy. The perfect event for those of you who, like me, enjoy reading about magic, dragons and the macabre. Event starts at 7pm. R100 gets you in the door and we will feed you one of our fabulous burgers for dinner. Fantasy, horror and reading material will be on sale as well! This promises to be a fun and incredibly entertaining evening!
We are asking you to dress up as well and come in costume to make it alllllllllllllll the more enjoyable. Who knows you may get to drink a liter of blood as a prize for the best dressed amongst you!
Read what Monique-Cherie Snyman had to say in her blog …… http://www.facebook.com/l/zAQEZlsFe/charmingincantations.com/blog/2013/09/upcoming-horror-author-event/

The link to the FB event: http://www.facebook.com/events/516646521748020/

Horror and Fantasy Festival

Horror and Fantasy Festival

20th Art exhibition by Mandi, scary in its own right but not a Halloween Event
This is Me putting myself out there and at your mercy! For those of you who don’t already know this, I paint and I sculpt. My paintings vary in subject matter but for the most part my sculptures are studies of human beings. I, in some crazy moment of non drug induced delusion have decided to put myself out there and show this work to you! I hope that you will like it. The opening on Sunday the 20th is at Indulgence Café. There will be wine, there will be snacks, Keira Witherkay will be strumming some jazz in the background. Hope that you will pop in from 11am to 4pm.
The work will then be on display at Indulgence for another week before being delivered to its new owners. Come say hello and have a look, oh, and bring your credit card along hahahahahah

The link to the FB event: http://www.facebook.com/events/579449252118848/

Pillars of Creation

Pillars of Creation

23rd Quiz Dinner, horror themed #HalloweenEvents
The monthly quiz dinner is starting to develop a momentum of its own now and is proving to be a whole bunch of fun. The October quiz dinner has a theme as well for a change. We are doing, strangely enough, Halloween and Horror! I know, I know, I know what you are thinking but I am putting my stamp on this quiz and that’s what the quiz is going to be about from sports to music to literature and entertainment! It is going to be fun and bloody terrifying, joke! Book your table today! Teams of 4 or less to qualify for the prize of 50% off the cost of your food. Be brave and come spend a very fun evening with us

Three Skulls Brew Works

Three Skulls Brew Works

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25th Craft beer tasting by three skulls beer #HalloweenEvents
BEER! BEER! BEER! Even craft beer is being roped into the Halloween theme for events in October with an evening of craft beer tasting with Three Skulls Beer and Jack Black Beer. Two local micro breweries that are doing fabulously well and building great names for themselves! The evening is R220 per head, includes a burger dinner and about 8 different beers from these two crafters to try. Jonathan of Three Skulls will talk you through each beer. The last craft beer event we had with The League of Beers really was huge fun and this one will undoubtedly be as well! Please book tickets for the event with http://www.hitmusic or email me lollipops@telkomsa.net

The Link to the FB event: http://www.facebook.com/events/515092265235077/

26th Twisted Market #HalloweenEvents
Every three months or so we have this very different market at Indulgence Café. It is a somewhat unusual market where one can buy things that are not found at your local Sunday flea market. Things that would make the author of 50 Shades of Grey blush and they are all to be found right here on Saturday 26th of October from 2-5pm. In the late afternoon we will also be having a surprise display between two young ladies so stick around for that ……………….if you dare!
As this is a Halloween themed event we invite you to dress the part so come dressed as a ghoul or a kink and you won’t look out of place amongst people who dress that way most of the time J We regret, no under 18’s are allowed
The link to the FB event: http://www.facebook.com/events/319679911512166/

The Twisted Market

The Twisted Market

27th Pieter Dirk Uys Breakfast
Pieter Dirk Uys was at Indulgence Café a little earlier this year ostensibly to chat about his new book, Panorama which we didn’t end up chatting about in the end as the printing was delayed. Anyway he is coming back for breakfast on the 27th of October which is a Sunday morning. This man is an entertainer extraordinaire and you really need to see him at least once in your life. Please join us for a light breakfast on Sunday the 27th of October, breakfast available from 9am. Pieter will talk from 10am and you can be on your way to lunch at your Mum-In-Law’s just in time
Book today either with me via email or http://www.hitmusic
Tickets are R120 per head and include a light breakfast. Books will be on sale on the day

The link to the FB event: http://www.facebook.com/events/1404504183110561/

Pieter Dirk Uys at Indulgence Cafe

Pieter Dirk Uys at Indulgence Cafe

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31st Halloween Dinner #HalloweenEvents
This is the night that the veil that shields the living from the macabre creatures of the night disappears and they walk amongst us; at Indulgence we call them waiting staff. It is Old Hallows Eve and you are invited to Indulgence’s Halloween Dinner. Dressing up is not optional. Book your table for a great Halloween burger dinner with all the trimmings. This is going t be a very busy night here so if you fancy giving yourself a treat then don’t trickle down to trickle down to Indulgence, run! Pay for what you eat and drink!

The link to the FB: http://www.facebook.com/events/158925560970917/

Thank you for spending this time with me today! I really hope that we will see you at Indulgence for some of our events. As you can see from the pics they are huge fun!
Until next time……..

Love ‘n Lollipops
Mandi Friedman
Lollipops Catering

Images of Indulgence Cafe

Images of Indulgence Cafe

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Sex, Lies and Bloody Good Reads

From one gangster to another........

From one gangster to another……..

Hello, Hello, Hello Puddings!

Officially we are half way through the year, half way through winter and we do live in exciting times. I know that is a Chinese curse but I think it is remarkably true at the moment. The American president has just jetted in and out with his entourage in tow, the country waits with baited breath for daily news on our beloved Madiba, the petrol price goes up and up and UPPPPPPP, sh*t literally is flying around and Glenn Agliotti is quite charming! You really were not expecting that comment were you? (yes, it was a rhetorical question)
June was a really lovely month at Indulgence or my staff probably think so given that I wasn’t here for the first bit but I hit the ground running when I got home and back into the swing of things.
I had the privilege of sitting and chatting to Michael Sears, one half of writing duo Michael Stanley about their new book, Deadly Harvest and Jo-Anne Richards about her new book, The Imagined Child. Both of these authors are great to chat to, knowledgeable, erudite and downright fabulous and so are their books. It was a really lovely evening and we had a very decent turnout which always makes me feel warm and fuzzy on the inside! I have posted a short video to YouTube of Jo-Anne Richards reading an excerpt from her book, The Imagined Child but for some reason my video of Michael Sears never came out so sadly I was unable to post that to YouTube as well. The link to the video : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SccvhG-bn8M

An entertaining evening with Michael Stanley's Michael Sears and Jo-Anne Richards

An entertaining evening with Michael Stanley’s Michael Sears and Jo-Anne Richards

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The second fabulous book event of June was with two delightful young men who have graced our doors before with their first book on Lolly Jackson, Sean Newman and Peter Piegl. Glenn Agliotti himself was here and gangster though he may be, he was still very charming, very affable and very upfront. Chatting to all three of them as fascinating and I really enjoyed the entire experience. The event was well attended and we wish them the best of luck. With special thanks to Jean Fryer of Penguin books for giving us a couple of giveaway books on the day and Marcia from Skoobs who arrived with a few Skoobs vouchers to give away as well. YUM!
There is no doubting that Glenn Agliotti is a great net-worker, as he describes himself to be. He is very likeable and incredibly charismatic. Regardless of the fact whether one feels that the book is an affront to the average workingman in the street, anyone is entitled to either tell their story of have their story told. Glenn in person tells his story well and I can understand completely how people are drawn to him. Looking at pictures of me standing next to him gazing into his eyes you would think that we were a couple in love (but maybe that’s just the effect I have on men hahahahahah)
It was great to meet Sean’s wife and daughter as well as his mum. Always good to meet THE mum to see where the kids come from! And girls sorry to tell you but the delicious Peter Piegl now has a delightful gorgeous girlfriend so he is off the market. Now I am starting to sound like Gwen Gill lol
These wonderful pictures are care of Jonathan Everitt also known to me as Batman

Glenn Agliotti, Peter Piegl and Sean Newman at Indulgence Cafe

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I personally have just read the most delightful book that has yet to see the light of day on South African or other shelves, called Basha, Baby. This book was written by a “little old lady” called Lee Marcus whom I am dying to meet and have a chat with. It is the story of a Jewish family that begins in Denmark and ends in Lover’s Walk in Fordsburg, exactly where the Oriental Plaza stands today and where my daddy was born. It was un-put-down-able which is most unusual for me and I only finished it in the wee hours of the morning! Cover to cover in one day! We definitely need to get Lee into a chair at Indulgence so we can chat with her about this very human story
I promised you the low down on our champagne experience, so this is the link to the blog post. I will write about our food adventure in the next one. The Champagne blog http://wp.me/pVdYg-b5

So what is coming up @ Indulgence Café this month…………..

Margaret's Daughter

Margaret’s Daughter

Margaret’s Daughter, Friday, 5th July
Accomplished acoustic duo Margaret’s Daughter takes to the stage at Indulgence Cafe in Northcliff as part of their fascinating monthly soiree line-up for winter, on Friday 6th July at 7:30pm.
At R165 per person, the evening is a dinner and show package, with partings enjoying a delectable buffet dinner while the acoustic duo sweeps them away with Ami’s timeless songs and unique voice, accompanied by her rhythmic acoustic guitar playing in this intimate setting.
Once upon a time, not so long ago, Margaret had a daughter. She called her Adri-Mari, or Ami for short. Fast forward a couple of years and Ami has established herself as one of South Africa’s top singer-songwriters. Together with multi-instrumentalist and indie producer, Etienne Ghyoot, they are the Margaret’s Daughter duo that fans have come to know and love.

http://www.facebook.com/events/513574615363396/

Over the years, Ami and Etienne have paid their dues by performing literally hundreds of shows. They’ve shared the stage with most of South Africa’s top artists, have played most of South Africa’s major festivals and have even performed internationally (Mexico, England, Spain, Mozambique).
Check out Margaret’s Daughter here:
http://www.margaretsdaughter.com/video1.html

Margaret’s Daughter’s appearance at this event is being facilitated by The CoLab Network in association with Hit Music.
PERFORMANCE INFO
Friday 5th July, 7:30pm.
Buffet Dinner available from 6:30pm (included in the ticket price). Performance starts at 7:30pm.
No under 3’s for patron comfort.
Ticket price : R165 including a buffet dinner and performance
Bookings essential : 011 782 5063 or email: lollipops@telkomsa.net

Quiz Dinner 17th July

Quiz Dinner 17th July

Quiz Dinner, Wednesday, 17th July
Our monthly quiz dinner will be on Wednesday 17th July. Get your team together and join us for a wonderful evening’s entertainment. The winning table will get 50% off the cost of their food. This is a very fun evening with yours truly, me, as your quiz mistress J The cost per head is R120 and includes a delicious light buffet . Please book your table so I know how many I am catering for
011 782 5063 or lollipops@telkomsa.net

http://www.facebook.com/events/355189061250332/

Pictures from the last market

Pictures from the last market

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Twisted Market 20th July
It is time once again for the quarterly Fetish and Kink Market, now known at the Twisted Market! For those who are interested in the slightly different, the slightly unusual, the downright odd this is the place for you to come shopping. Just three little hours from 2-5pm on Saturday 20th July. Come browse, come shop, come visit with a whole bunch of other people. There are books, paddles, carpet beaters, cake, burgers and coffee and some awesome kraft beers to imbibe. If you would like a stall please pop me an email lollipops@telkomsa.net . You may have to dress warm, it is the winter market after all

http://www.facebook.com/events/143666769161002/

The League of Beers

The League of Beers

Kraft Beer Tasting in conjunction with the League of Beers, Wednesday, 31st July
The details of this event are not yet quite finalized however there will be delicious kraft beers to taste under the guidance of Rob Heyns of the League of Beers. Rob is specially coming up from Cape Town, dinner will be included and a talk of some shape or variety given. In essence I am pretty sure this event is mostly of interest to men but ladies please prove me wrong and come join the boys as they work their way through some beers! I will send out a follow up email with the actual event details and the cost etc, so watch your inbox! NO FB event for this quite yet!

Celebrate the 4th of July with us, a themed dinner

Celebrate the 4th of July with us, a themed dinner

Thursday Menu for July

4th July USA Independence Dinner
Pumpkin and cumin soup with home baked bread
Southern fried chicken with mashed potatoes and coleslaw salad
Or
Philly cheese steak sandwich with jalapenos and coleslaw salad
Or
Vegetarian hot dog with American mustard and tomato sauce
Key lime pie

11th July
Sundried tomato soup with croutons
Thai green chicken curry with jasmine rice
Or
Spaghetti and meatballs in brinjal and baby marrow sauce
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Stuffed baked potatoes with butter beans, spinach and feta
Chocolate brownies and cream

18th July
Thick Vegetable soup with home baked rolls
Chicken quarters roasted in honey and lemon with roast potatoes and vegetables
Or
Mince stuffed peppers with mashed potatoes
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Vegetarian stuffed butternuts with mashed potatoes
Individual Chocolate mousse cake

25th July
Thai sweet potato soup
Roast beef, roast potatoes and minted peas
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Shrimp and chicken pasta bake with mushrooms
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Mushroom and nut vegetarian patties
Apple and cinnamon fritters with cream

The Bloody Book Week

The Bloody Book Week

Coming up………..In conjunction with Jenny Crwys-Williams we have the Bloody Book Week starting at the very end of July and going into the first week end in August with some really top South African Authors. We have asked for the two international authors Stuart Mc Bride and Peter James, as well as the cream of the South African crop including Mike Nicol, Julian Rademeyer, Mtutuzeli Nyoka and the 702 reporters Barry Bateman and Alexi Eliseev. Four events and four days of jam packed action! Watch this space for the events updates or check out our FB Page TheIndulgenceCafe or our website http://www.indulgencecafe.co.za

No live music first Friday because of Bloody Book Week but the first Friday in September brings us the one and only Lionel Bastos all the way from Cape Town! Yehaaaaaaaaaaa start spring off with a bounce in your step!

And that my fine feathered ones is all from me this month! Thanks so much for staying tuned to the good ship Lollipop. Stay warm, stay mad and have an absolutely festive time no matter what you do or when!

Love ‘n Lollipops
Mandi

Mad Hatter's Tea Party at Indulgence Cafe

Mad Hatter’s Tea Party at Indulgence Cafe

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The Lollipop November 2012

Greetings, Greetings and More Greetings 🙂

This shop is positively bulging at the seams with new and exciting stock so before you do your Christmas and gift shopping anywhere else pop in here to take a quick squizz around. We have everything from handbags and sweets to ceramics and paintings and of course there is the awesome Amiga T-Shirt available as well. The cost is R195, sizes range from small to 3XL. In our continuing support of Animals in Distress, R10 from the sale of every T-shirt will be donated to them. Hopefully by January/February of 2013 we will be able to hand over huge gobs of money and all the books we have collected at our annual gala event to kick the year off. Amiga will of course have her birthday party in early December and as usual we will collect money and other goodies for Animals in Distress at the same time. Stick with us and help us to support of furry friends in need.
Did you happen to catch the article in the Randburg Sun and the Northcliff Melville Times about the Amiga T-shirt and what she is doing for charity?

This article appeared in the Northcliff Melville Times on Tuesday 23rd of October 2012

If you haven’t as yet organized catering or a venue for your year-end function you are running out of time fast so please get in touch with us as a matter of hurry up if we can be of assistance to you…it is what we do.

We had great times in October with the Racheltjie De Beer book, the Kink Market, which wasn’t as busy as I had hoped it would be but it did clash with the Currie cup final and Jacaranda Pops, and the weatehr wasn’t that fantastic either. However the stalls were fabulous and everyone sold some goodies, so I am happy with the way it went! Our first ComicTalk with Scott from Cosmic Comics, South Africa also went pretty well and we are looking forward to the November one. With a little luck we can turn the comic talks into a fabulous monthly event on our calendar.

The Indulgence Cafe stall at the Kink Market

The Different Strokes stall

The Jack Adams, men’s undies stall! Fascinating items on that table let me tell you!

It is Halloween this week, don’t forget to pop in to Indulgence and pick up a few treats for the kids, we have some really special items!

Halloween Cookies! Get your treats today!

Not someone you want to come face to face with at night but who is hanging out in our Halloween Tree…………..pop in and pay homage!

A little take home Halloween decor for the kids! really funky skeleton straws and tortured skull candles!

I had thought that come November we would be slowing our in-house events down a little but boy was I wrong, we are going full steam ahead into November with all guns blazing and some really exciting events happening. So please read on…………………

Calendar: November 2012
1st Thursday Dinner
8th Thursday Dinner
10th Melinda Ferguson
15th Thursday Dinner
17th ComicTalk
18th Author’s brunch
22nd Thursday Dinner
25th Author’s Brunch with Eric Miyeni
29th Thursday Dinner

Thursday Dinners @ Indulgence Café

still the best value in Jozi with a 3 course meal for just R100. Have YOU booked a table yet?
The menu for the first two weeks in November is as follows:
1 Nov
Gazpacho soup, slightly spicy with trimmings
Pork roast, roast potatoes, apple sauce, pumpkin fritters
Or
Chicken pie, mashed potatoes tender stem broccoli
Or
Mexican vegetarian frittata with sour cream and salsa
Chocolate mousse and strawberry coulis

8 Nov
Sweet corn and pepperdew fritters with tomato salsa and sour cream
Mussels in cream and wine with loads of garlic, rice
Or
Beef stew with dumplings, mashed potatoes
Or
Mixed mushroom and white wine risotto
Individual bar one and black cherry fridge cheesecakes

AuthorTalk
When we began our “book club” journey 6 years ago, Melinda Ferguson was our very first author with her first book, Smacked. I think it was incredibly brave or her to join us for an event that none of us knew was going to be a success or not. Well it was, I think so at least. Now 50 odd authors later on the 10th of October Melinda is coming back with her brand new book, The Kelly Khumalo Story………………… .

The Kelly Khumalo Story by Melinda Ferguson

November 10th Kelly Khumalo’s rags-to-riches and back to rags story

It includes a dark time in the singer’s career when she had to go back home to her mother’s RDP house with her Hummer parked in the small yard as a reminder of her once lavish lifestyle. The story of the recovering drug addict and singer is all too familiar, with elements of the fall and darkness of a broken star. The author, Melinda Ferguson, has only dangled a carrot in front of the reader as Khumalo’s voice lacks conviction in the book.The Kelly Khumalo Story, already available in bookshops, will be launched at the end of the month. It tells the tale of two former drug addicts. Ferguson, a reformed addict and True Love features editor, tells her story alongside Khumalo’s. “I told Melinda a lot of things and she became a part of my life,” said Khumalo, explaining the format. Apart from events including Khumalo’s drug addiction, alleged abusive relationship with ex-lover Molemo “Jub Jub” Maarohanye, who fathered her son Christian, and lying on national television that she was a virgin, what stands out is how Khumalo regressed – from riches to rags, from her classy Bassonia flat to an RDP house – after her addiction had ravaged her fortunes. Khumalo returns home to her mother’s two-roomed house in Spruitview, Ekurhuleni, to add to the already full household. The Hummer parked in the tiny gateless garden all but dwarfs the small two-roomed RDP-style brick home. The house belongs to Kelly’s mother, Ntombi. Meanwhile, Maarohanye and Themba Tshabalala – who are facing four counts of murder, two of attempted murder, reckless or negligent driving and driving under the influence of drugs – are due to hear their fate when the verdict is expected to be handed down in the Protea Magistrate’s Court in Soweto between Wednesday and Friday this week …………..(They have actually been sentenced already …………Mandi’s note!)

This is an AuthorTalk so please remember to bring along your two books, one to donate and one to swap and very soon, just around the corner in January/February, we will be handing over the entire collection of books, food and other goodies to Animals in Distress at the first Author event of the year. Always something to look forward to!
Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/events/453744174667523/

The Very Sexy Wonder Woman Herself

ComicTalk
Seldom do you come across people who are so incredibly passionate on their industry or subject on which they talk and then you meet Scott, with passion for comics personified. He even arrived with a typed up printed ready to blow the house down essay. He fielded questions fabulously and I have to say he knows his “stuff”. Thus I am wholeheartedly recommending this month’s talk, our second talk with Scott from Cosmic Comics is on a superhero and he has elected to talk about the one, the only ……………………Wonder Woman, she is too sexy to film these days I hear!
Join us on Saturday 17th November at 2pm

Author’s Brunch
We never did this last year so we are making up for it this year! Our annual Author’s Brunch will take place on Sunday 25th of November. This is your opportunity to meet and chat with some of the authors who have been here in the past 2 years or so, including but not limited to David Bullard, Bruce Sutherland, Michael Stanley, Fiona Snyckers, Jassy Mackenzie, Joan De La Hay, Athele Oosterbroek, . Our guest author for this event is none other than Eric Miyeni whose new book The Release will be his topic of conversation. Come meet the authors, come and have brunch with us, come and have a very chilled late Sunday morning with us! Eric Miyeni’s book will be on sale on the day and the other authors will have books here as well if you need to pick up any Christmas pressies. David Bullard tells me his book will be R50 and the proceeds go to charity; I like the way he thinks!
We will serve brunch from 10am, the authors will be here from 10 to 12 at least and they are very excited and happy to spend time chatting to you on a one to one basis. The cost per head is R120, vegetarians will be catered for as always!
This is a fabulous chilled and mellow event, perfectly timed for the slowing down year!

Guest Author Eric Miyeni will be talking at the Author’s Brunch on 25 November 2012

THE RELEASE by ERIC MIYENI
What history moves a man to violence?

Well-known non-fiction author and TV personality Eric Miyeni makes his fiction debut with The Release. The novel is a powerful and unflinching exploration of the psychological minefield in which black middle-aged men often live.
The Release tells the story of a fateful day in the life of Jeremy Hlungwani when he inexplicably perpetrates an act of violence. Flashbacks reveal Jeremy’s biography and build a portrait of his alienation. We follow his early years, culminating in the explanation of how Jeremy has come to be in possession of a gun.
Miyeni addresses a theme which is well due in South African fiction: a psychological portrayal of a particular generation of black masculinity. The story concerns a character of the generation born in the late 1950s to early 1960s and who come to taste the first material benefits of democratic South Africa.
The Release is a delicate tale of human breakdown and serves as a reminder that the legacy of the past runs deeper than the materialistic present would have us believe.
Eric Miyeni is an actor, writer and filmmaker. He is best known for his TV role as Darryl Malgas in the series Molo Fish and as Absalom Khumalo in the movie Cry, the Beloved Country. Miyeni’s work as an author comprises four non-fiction titles, including the bestselling The Only Black at a Dinner Party. In 2010 he produced, co-wrote and co-directed the documentary Mining For Change: a story of South African mining. His first feature film, Frozen Time, is due for release in 2012.

The Link to the Facebook event http://www.facebook.com/events/296010360498704/

Coming in December……………
In a classic case of who you know versus what you know I have managed to book one of the launch events for the up and coming book by Debbie Calitz and Ulrike Hill. Why does Debbie Calitz’ name sound familiar you are wondering…………………20 Months in Hell is the Debbie Calitz and Bruno Pelizzari story of their kidnapping by Somali pirates! This gripping and riveting human story is a rocking way to end the year’s AuthorTalks on a high note. Amiga’s 7th birthday party and the Pensioner’s Christmas lunch are also on the December calendar! So lots of things to look forward to in December.

Our kitchen has been really busy over the past month and the pics that follow are a couple of the wonderful things that we have delivered to clients. keep them in mind in case you need a cake or some catering!

One very happy little boy got this pirate ship birthday cake

Pirate themed cupcakes

Dessert buffet style 80kms outside Jozi

Cupcakes to go! A new line available on order

Dinner is served

And that sums up an incredible October, join us for an amazing November, a little longer than I thought it would be but loads of action to read! Hope you have enjoyed reading our Lollipop Monthly join us again next month……………just watch this space!

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Love ‘n Lollipops
Mandi
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Hello All My Sh…

Hello All My Shivering and Cold Friends!

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We were basking in a glorious late summer most of the way through May when suddenly Jack Frost stamped his foot and said enough of this. So winter has finally descended on us. We are lucky in Johannesburg that even though it is blisteringly cold in the mornings and evenings the sun comes out during the day, the skies are blue and we have the luxury of shedding a few layers of clothing. (Just thinking to myself that that’s all fine and dandy whilst I write this letter but guaranteed the day after I send it gray skies will clog the skies are far as the eye can see. Hope not!)

Remember last month I said you weren’t invited for Mother’s Day as I was going to be cooking prawns for my mum at home, well we did eat fabulous prawns, just not at home. Decided after a really busy week at work to take mum to Tsunami at Rosebank and eat there. It was     delicious. I did, just after we sat down, call the manager to ask him if our waitress was fabulous with a smiling face as I really wanted my mum to have a fabulous Tsunami  Mother’s day experience. Lo and behold when our waitress ventured back to the table a few minutes later she was the proud winner of the Miss Radiance and Smiles completion and the service was 100% perfect!

Amiga met the food critic Spiced Weasel a few weeks ago and she asked if I would show everyone the picture of these two famous personalities together. It is a great pic after all and they are both very good looking.

 Given that it is a little on the chilly side and your blankets, woolens, gloves and heaters are on now, why not consider a little soup! Our freezer is starting to fill up with a variety of soups. In stock at the moment are Oxtail, Leek and Potato, Sundried Tomato and Butternut. In buckets of just over 1 liter they are a fabulous steal at R40 for vegetable based soups and R50 for meat based ones! Also in the freezer are a variety of meals for you to stock up on and take home. Just pop in the oven or the microwave and in a handful of minutes you have a meal fit for the Royal family to eat! Reasonably priced as well.

 

How are you doing? Anything fabulous happening in your life that you think you should be shouting from the roof tops and telling the world about? No? What boring lives you lead! Let me invite you into my parlour and make your life just a little bit more exciting this coming June!

What is happening at Indulgence this month?

 The calendar at a glance:

9th AuthorTalk with Sarah Graham

14th Pieter De Villiers& Gavin Rich with Politically Incorrect

23rd Fetish and Kink Flea market

 

In some breaking news, Indulgence will open one evening a week from the beginning of July. To start this experiment off we are going to open Thursday evenings from 18h00 till about 21h00. There will be  simple 3 course menu available, with a choice of 3 starters, 3 mains and three desserts and this menu will change weekly to generate some excitement! There will of course be a choice of a red meat a white meat or fish and a vegetarian dish. We will also suggest to you what wine to drink with each week’s menu, which you are welcome to bring along with you. We are in the process of applying for a liquor license but these things take a longggggggggggggg time.  The cost of the meal is as yet undetermined but will definitely still be less expensive than eating in a fancy restaurant or steak house. The regular menu will not be available at for the moment. We will make the patio toasty warm with the curtains closed, the heaters on, blankets available and car park security! Thursday night cooking will become a thing of the past with our wholesome food available to you in the evenings. What more could you want!

 

 

 

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This month’s AuthorTalk on the 9th of June is a pleasant change. Instead of murder, mayhem, racism, crime and corruption we are having a delightful cookbook for a change! It does look delightful. And of course we are going to be giving one or two away on the day. How can you not want to come and spend the afternoon with us!

Our Author and creator of said gorgeous cookbook is Sarah Graham and the book itself is called “bitten.” …………small b, yes that was not a typo on my part

bitten.

is a fun, funky, relevant recipe book for twenty- and thirty something’s who love life, love food, love their friends, and love to squeeze the last drop from their time and money.

 

It is a collection of simple, down-to-earth and healthy, no-mess-no-fuss recipes that almost anyone can cook. A companion of convenience, the blog-themed writing style ensures that the writer / reader relationship is established right off the bat.

 

bitten. is a quirky cross between a food memoir and a cookbook with un-intimidating recipes.

 

Besides delicious dishes, bitten. features handy hints for the novice and reluctant cook, cooking and baking tips, and kitchen and baking starter kits. Also included is a useful ‘Meals for a Month’ guide that takes the guesswork out of the eternal question ‘What should I cook tonight?’ Each dish in this nifty guide is complemented with a wine suggestion to help round off the perfect meal.

 

Sarah Graham loves food and cooking, and believes anyone can cook delicious food. She attended the Chefs Warehouse and Cookery School and started a food blog in May 2010. With just over 60,000 unique visits since its inception, Sarah has received feedback from the US to Australia. As a popular blogger, she has featured on the Getaway Blog and Food24. Sarah is the marketing manager of African Impact, a successful and award-nominated voluntourism / gap-year travel organisation.

Sarah can also be found on twitter @foodieliveshere

So please come and join us for this fun AuthorTalk. As always bring along your two books, one to swap and one to donate and in February next year we will donate the entire collection to Animals In Distress. Please be seated by 13h30 and the author will begin at 2pm or very close to it! (dress warm we are on the patio!)

SECOND AUTHOR TALK!! Sudden big score for us! We have managed to book the ex Springbok Coach Pieter De Villliers and the writer Gavin Rich to come chat to us about Pieter’s autobiography, Politically Incorrect! Alas the only day I could book this is on Thursday 14th of June at 13h30. So sneak out of work, and come have lunch with us. R85 will get you in the door, includes a meaty lunch (we will have a chicken and vegetarian option as well.) AND we are throwing in a free and gratis beer to top the whole event off! How can you miss out! Please book with me so I know how many to cater for! 011 782 5063

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 Fetish & Kink Flea Market:

On the 23rd of June we will hold out quarterly market that is not for the faint of heart nor for under 18’s! Our Fetish & Kink Market is really growing nicely, we have some fabulous stores stocking some really “fascinating” items as well some of the more regular things like ladies tights! If nothing else you will see things you have never seen before as well as meet a whole bunch of really amazing people with some very interesting stories to tell! You are encouraged to hang around for a while and enjoy coffee and cake with us or order a meal off the menu. There will be a fire burning brightly in the parking lot to keep you warm once the afternoon sets in, the heaters will be on and the market after this one will only be in another 3 months time, so you REALLY don’t want to miss this one!

2-5pm if you are brave enough! I am hoping that the authors of the Lolly Jackson Book will also join us on the day with some copies of their book for sale and also to add a little more colour to our already exciting event!

 

Future News:

Just a quick heads up about events happening over the next few months. A very exciting thing, well for me at least, was an invitation from Jenny Crwys-Williams to take part in the Bloody Book Week Events the runs. I have requested a few really interesting people and a couple of very well known international authors to grace our doors and regale you with their bloody tales!  So that is very, very exciting but only happens at the beginning of August so hold onto your hats for now.  In July we have our annual Christmas in July lunch on about the 29th. I think for once this doesn’t actually clash with the 702 Walk the Talk so traffic won’t be so hectic and the roads easier to navigate to here!  On the 14th of July I am going to attempt a “French “ style meal to tie in with Bastille Day, the day that commemorates the storming of the famous prison, the Bastille in Paris during the French Revolution. This meal in conjunction with an AuthorTalk should make for a really fun event! Justin Glanvill is coming in at the end of July to talk South African rocks and minerals, with a bit on fracking and in August we are having a “RHINO” talk with some fabulous rhino ceramics on sale; proceeds of which with go towards saving the rhino. So great happenings are afoot, don’t miss outJ

 

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Love ‘n Lollipops

Mandi Friedman

Lollipops Catering

 

“Food, Passion, Life”

 

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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

Have you booked your year end function yet? Speak to us at Lollipops Catering about our fabulous catering, let us see what we can do for you!

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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”

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June bugs

Good morning  puddings and pies

Happy June bugs to you!

I am sitting here writing this newsletter with what feels like icicles attached to my hands. I am thinking that writers are very dedicated people to write for hours in winter. That just takes huge dedication when it’s cold and I think even more dedication when the weather is fabulous outside and you are inside writing. However I suppose in summer you can move outside to write with an extension cord. I seriously am not going to be doing that for you today. Let me set the scene for you I am sitting at my desk at home with socks, slippers, track suits pants, t-shirt, sweatshirt and a pashmina wrapped around my neck. Add to the mix a brightly coloured hand knitted throw that my mum made for me keeping my lap warm. My hair is standing on end still and my glasses are perched on the end of my red nose. I think frost bite will be setting in shortly. Adele is singing “Someone like you”  gently in the background.  What I think I am trying to say is that this is going to be a very quickly written newsletter just so that I can go back to the snugness of my bed and cuddle up to Madam Amiga with her warm fur and cold nose. She is so much better than an electric blanket or hot water bottle

Indulgence has donned her winter curtains complete with sinkers to hold them down in the wind. The heaters are out and if I can remember I will take the blankies to work tomorrow for you to keep your laps warm. There is loads of hot chocolate in stock with heaps of marshmallows so no excuse to stay away! Thick soups are on offer daily with chunks of our own home baked bread and hot casseroles will be on the specials menu daily for the duration of the cold weather. ! We will keep you warm and well fed, we promise!

So what is happening @ Indulgence this June for you:

Author talks!! Yes talks for more than one, again we have two to offer you! Two of SA’s top female writers will grace our warm patio this month. The first of which is Fiona Snyckers on Saturday, the 11th of June. And the second is Jo-Anne Richards on the 16th of June public holiday!  I do have to repeat myself here, sorry in advance. Fiona will start at 15h00 on Saturday 11th June. Jo-Anne with start @ 13h30 on Thursday June 16th.  Please as always remember to bring along your two books, one to swap and one to donate. Both of our writers this month are incredibly talented and incredibly deserving of our support so please come along and give them your rapt attention!

Fiona Snyckers:

I asked Fiona for a short bio and she was very obliging

Here is my short bio: “Fiona Snyckers is the author of ‘Trinity Rising’ and ‘Trinity On Air’, published by Jonathan Ball; as well as of the ‘Sisterz’ series of mobile phone novels commissioned by the Shuttleworth Foundation.  She lives in Johannesburg.”

I am attaching pics of both my books because I would like to talk about them as a series.

Jo-Anne Richards:

Jo-Anne was a little more forthcoming with her bio:

Jo-Anne Richards is the author of four novels. Her first was the critically acclaimed bestseller, The Innocence of Roast Chicken,, originally published in London by Headline Review, and rereleased by Rebel-e in 2011.

Innocence was short-listed for the M-Net Book Prize and nominated for the Impac International Dublin Literary Award. It was chosen as a Dillon’s Debut in London, to be showcased as an “outstanding first novel”. When it was first published, it reached number one on the South African bestseller list in the week it appeared and remained there for fifteen weeks.

Her other books are My Brother’s Book, published by Picador Africa in March 2008, Touching the Lighthouse, Headline Review, and Sad at the Edges. Her short stories have been included in six collections.

She teaches creative writing, online and face to face, through www.allaboutwritingcourses.com. She lectures at Wits University in the Honours programme in Journalism & Media Studies.

Also at Indulgence this month is the Fetish Flea Market and kink fair! I know that this is not an event for everyone but it is the only one of its kind in Jozi, it only happens every three  months and there is always something new for you to look at so please pop along and support our stall holders! The market is only open on Saturday afternoon from 2pm to 5pm. Come peruse the stalls, bump into your friends, have some lunch or a slice of one of our very delicious cakes and just hang out. It is good unwholesome funJ Regret no under 18’s allowed. So put June 25th in your diary and come visit.

Our freezer is currently stocked with all manner of delicious goodies. There is a large variety of soups and frozen meals in different sizes. Right now there are lamb shanks slow roasted, soft and delicious and packed in twos for your convenience. There is also pickled fish, chicken livers peri-peri and duck and cherry pie. Yesterday we put chicken and mushroom pasta bakes in as well!. So there is something for everyone in the freezer. Why cook when Indulgence and Lollipops can do it for you!

And that is me done, taking the ice blocks attached to the ends of my legs back to bed. Have an awesome week!

Remember to keep believing in yourself, love yourself because if you don’t……………….well you are missing out!

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