Posts Tagged ‘Bella’

Mmm… this weekend whispers laziness! But Domo knows no rest! Friday evening was lovely – the weather loves us. How did we deduct this, you ask? Well damn, everytime the group left a building to walk somewhere the rain magically stopped to let us pass. The duo went to Java in Stellenbosch with Marty.

Love this place. Love the food. Love the vibe.

And all the waitresses are pretty.

Check out this cosy arty vibe.

Check out this cosy arty vibe.

Domo’s Sundried Tomato, Feta and Basil Pesto Bruschetta (a total favourite!).

Domo’s Sundried Tomato, Feta and Basil Pesto Bruschetta (a total favourite!).

Marty’s Chicken, bacon sweet and sour wrap (also a total favourite!).

Marty’s Chicken, bacon sweet and sour wrap (also a total favourite!).

After that they went dancing in Mystix, but not much since it was near impossible to breathe in there! I mean, hello, who?! closes a club’s front door while everyone is smoking. It looks like they have a smoke machine. Guess what. They Don’t. The Duo’s eyes were still burning the next day!

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At least 2am BP Pie made it all worth it.

Domo went to watch GennaVIVA riding Bella. Isn’t Bella just divinely beautiful?! She is the black horse of whom GennaVIVA is the official rider!

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They ran like the wind!

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There was alot of boring shopping to be done on Saturday, Domo did have time however to check out that Barefoot saddle!

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But once that was out of the way, Domo and GennaVIVA made their way to 3am BP Pie’s 22nd Birthday Party. It was quite chill. The duo was there too early, Domo had a cup of tea to start of the party in lieu of this realisation.

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They were still too early, so they went to buy some snacks! Isn’t this the cutest butterfly cupcake? It didn’t last long.

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GennaVIVA did try to reign in Domo. But he’s just such an animal. It all got just a little out of control for him.

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WAY out of control.

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At least he had a great time with old friends, and making new ones!

Got home pretty late…

Still got up by 9:30 though.

Sunday is GennaVIVA’s kitchen day. No food was cooked by her Sunday. She rather opted for some

Lemon Custard Cheese Cake

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Serves 8

Preperation Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients:

400g Tennis biscuits, crushed

130ml melted butter

2 x 250g cream cheese

4 t custard powder

2 extra large eggs

125ml cream

60ml lemon juice

1t grated lemon peel

10ml vanilla essence

Pinch of salt

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 180C.
  2. Mix biscuits and butter, spread evenly in a 22cm pan.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, mix the rest of the ingredients with a beater till smooth.
  4. Pour the mixture over the base. Sift a little custard powder over the top.
  5. Bake for 35minutes.
  6. Allow to cool before serving with ALOT of sifted icing sugar over the top.
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Raw product

Note:

Don’t have a heart attack when you realise the mixture is not sweet at all. There is method to the madness. It’s the combination of the sweet biscuit base and the sour-ish filling that makes this such an incredible hit.

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Dreary blah Monday at the office. Thank goodness for a mini-lunch break! GennaVIVA drove up to Sybul’s Second-hand Furniture store, and found her first two vintage items! Once the dress has been altered I will post it here, and once the sun comes out she will take pictures of the cute vintage pillbox hat too!

Damn, this week is going to be insufferably boring at work, and busy and lonely at night. Starting to work on that portfolio and getting ready for the 60th Birthday Bash of the Aunt!

The list has been compiled for the food and décor. Now just to find the décor items, and make the food from Wednesday night onwards.

The first Graphics portfolio submission idea has also materialized, so GennaVIVA will be starting on that Tuesday.

There will be WAY too much posting going on here, so keep an eye out!

Barefoot in the Kitchen

The weekend was of the lazy kind – in other words … a little boring. Saturday mornings are always filled with wonder though, since GennaVIVA goes horse riding then. She’s in love with Bella, of whom she is the official rider, since no one else can get her to respond but G. Domo has been reading up furiously on horse keeping and the correct etiquette, in the hope that he and GennaVIVA can buy Bella over somewhere next year.

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Domo has also been looking into ‘Barefoot’ saddle technology. GennaVIVA is considering getting one after seeing a second hand one in the local Horse and Tack shop for a MERE R4500!

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With the lack of available activities, much progress was made with the book Eragon. To lighten to load of boredom, GennaVIVA jumped straight to baking some YUMALICIOUS rusks! Here’s the recipe for one of the best batch of rusks she’s made so far.

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Whole-wheat Rusk’s

500g butter or margarine

270g (375ml) brown sugar (preferably Demerara sugar)

1kg (1785ml) self-raising flour

15ml baking powder

390g (750ml) whole-wheat flour, sifter, husks replaced

80g (500ml) digestive bran

200g (330ml) seedless raisins (preferably sun dried crimson raisins)

100g dried cranberries

500ml buttermilk

2 extra-large eggs

  1. Preheat oven to 180C.
  2. Place butter and sugar in large bowl, microwave on high power for 2 minutes, stirring frequently.
  3. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Add sugar mixture and blend.
  4. Add whole-wheat flour, bran, raisins, and cranberries, mixing well with fingertips.
  5. Beat together buttermilk and eggs, add to flour mixture, and mix well with hands.
  6. Butter baking tin. Roll little balls with the mixture and place snugly beside each other in tin.
  7. Bake till golden brown and baked through. Remove from oven and set aside to cool.
  8. Dry out in a slightly cracked-open oven.

These were super yum and really easy to adapt with pretty much anything!!!

Here’s Domo being his unstoppable-self and jumping right into the eating!

Here’s Domo being his unstoppable-self and jumping right into the eating!

Some rusks being enjoyed with tea.

Some rusks being enjoyed with tea.

So Impatient!

So Impatient!

The Chinese have a saying that holds much truth in Domo and GennaVIVA’s household:

“Rather go for three days without food, than one without tea”

And to top off the ethereal Saturday a scene of extreme glory was recorded right outside Domo’s house! This beautiful blood red, pink, and gold sight was seen. As the rain came down, it created beautiful sheets of pink sleet rain.

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A multitude of DVD’s (a.k.a. cheap entertainment) was “enjoyed” shall we say?

First off was Big Nothing.

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Tense, cruel and hilariously absurd all at once, it may, as its title suggests, not add up to so very much, but it is a deliciously entertaining journey into the night which, at under 90 minutes, never overstays its welcome.

Well, this was a bit random and violent – very much like ‘Burn After Reading’. Although entertaining, it’s not really Domo’s kind of movie.

The Band’s Visit

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Very Original and most enjoyable Comedy. The Band from Alexandrian Police comes to Israel and goes to Beit Tiqva instead of Petah Tiqva by mistake. Beit Hatiqva is a far out town that has one bus a day in the desert. All though the film is very funny there are hints to serious issues. In our fast paced emerging market Society, People are left behind.

In the sort of taste of ‘Lost In Translation’, this was beautiful. Stunning pregnant scenes. A definite add on to Domo’s list of must haves.

All thanks to the Beefy, the duo also watched Terminator 2. Not normally their scene, Domo found the whole time loop concept quite fun. What?! They had to prepare for the new one with awesome Christian Bale in it!!!

Since the sun was out in winter (what?! No! Can’t be!) photo’s were taken of the still existing roses in the garden.

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GennaVIVA has a thing for leaves against the sky. But the history behind that obsession is for another day.

GennaVIVA has a thing for leaves against the sky. But the history behind that obsession is for another day.

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And since the weekend felt just a little fruitless to GennaVIVA since she did nothing much at all, Domo wrote a little cheer up message as surprise. Made GennaVIVA feel all fuzzy inside, and a little more prepared to face the week ahead.