Spending my Saturdays at the Slow Market

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Visiting a local market is my new favourite thing to do. Tobi can attest to my spirits lifting when I drink in the atmosphere of strangers connecting over fresh food and handmade goods in a public space. There are a few Stellenbosch markets that you can choose from, but I have fallen in love with the Slow Market.

Located at Oude Libertas on the slopes of Pappegaaiberg, this market is all about local food, wine and design. I love the cozy layout under the old oak trees, with a view of the surrounding mountains. But it’s the atmosphere that keeps me coming back for more. What sets the Slow Market apart is the intimate space and familiarity of the locals which adds to the down-to-earth community vibe. If you like the Bluebird Garage Market in Muizenberg, you would love this market too.

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Fajitas with Chipotle Peanut Butter Sauce 

The first time I had this dish I was in college and a few of us were doing P90X together and also on the P90X diet (sortof). This recipe worked with the things we were supposed
to be eating and Lucas told us not to nock it till we tried it. Well needless to say it was a hit and long after P90X has had its day and said diet was over this recipe has lived on as a favorite!

Its is all about the sauce really, it’s incredible. And with only 3 ingredients, peanut butter, plain yogurt and canned chipolte peppers its easy to make and good for you! You absolutely must try it. Then add the chicken and peppers and onions, oh my!


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Chicken Florentine Pasta

Spring weather is here! Our little garden is growing and I am excited for the tomatoes and basil to start making Chicken Florentine pasta! Literally. For them to make me pasta, with themselves. Grammer. Who needs it. *Ahem* moving on…

This our favorite recipe right now, Neal loves it and it is easy to make. And it has fresh basil, so obviously I’m in. My sister Abby recommended it to me after she made it, found on one of our favorite food blogs, Pioneer Woman. You can find the original recipe here.

One of my favorite things about this recipe is how forgiving it is. You really don’t need to measure after you have made it once or twice and have and idea of how you like the flavors.Read More →