Monthly Archives: February 2012

Macramé love

A while ago I thrifted an old macramé hanging pot holder from my favourite little charity shop. It’s been sitting in a drawer while I found the right place, time and reason to hang it.

Since I had a few extra plants left over from the terrarium project I decided to buy a few more and plant up a mixed bowl, since I also had the bowl lying around (being thrifty is a trend in these parts here).

So after drilling a hole in the roof, completely missing the beam and having bought too short a cup hook (yes, DIY jobs aren’t always like they are in the movies) I finally hung it and am delighted with the results.

If you want to try your hand at making your own, fellow crafter and all round thing maker, Heather Moore of Skinny Laminx has great tutorial here.

The Table at De Meye

On Sunday the family were invited out to The Table at De Meye, the brainchild of famed food stylist and photographer Russel Wasserfall, his wife, Chef Camilla Comins and her brother Jason Comins.

They are open for lunches Fri-Sun, by appointment only. They are passionate about local, seasonal produce and rotate their menu weekly, which is revealed on-line via their blog and via their e-mail newsletters.

Tables are set up under the old oak trees and guests are served harvest style while each menu items story is recounted. A great way to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon, as an hour soon becomes 3 or 4 before one heads back into the heartlands of suburbia.

Sunday’s menu was as follows:

Starter – cold smoked snoek paté from Gordon’s Bay Fisheries, Camila’s cucumber and beetroot pickles with a selection of cured meats and farm-style brown bread.

Main – deboned and roasted quail served with wholewheat cous cous and a seasonal salad of grapes, cucumbers, figs and seasonal greens.

Dessert – a plum and frangipani tart with créme fraiche.

At the time of writing the costs are R250pp ex drinks, well priced for both the quality and caliber of both ingredients and dishes.

For more info and reservations visit their website here: The Table at De Meye or contact Russel on or 083 252 9588.