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Easter 2014: Best French Toast and how to pop popcorn

I know, today’s blogpost title is a bit of a mouthful, but so was Easter! πŸ™‚ And not just of chocolatey goodness, though there was lots of that, too. I could have blogged about each day of the long weekend individually but that didn’t happen, so here’s the highlights package…

Good Friday: 18 April 2014 – Best French Toast and how to pop popcorn

We started off the long weekend with breakfast at the Cassia Restaurant at Nitida wine farm on the outskirts of the Durbanville wine route. It was delicious! Smearing the toast with the tart berry compote and a bacon rasher is what made the French Toast so good, and the Hollandaise sauce on the Eggs Florentine was outstanding.

Best French Toast!
Best French Toast!
Eggs Florentine at Nitida
Eggs Florentine at Nitida

When the breakfasty goodness had worn off we went to Trologos, our closest sushi place, where it’s always half-price – and there’s more than enough on the menu to tempt non-fish eaters

ALL the half-price salmon sushi
ALL the half-price salmon sushi
Chocolate banana springroll and pink Peroni (OK, OK - it was a strawberry milkshake)
Chocolate banana springroll and pink Peroni (OK, OK – it was a strawberry milkshake)

And later, Husband taught me the secret to popping popcorn from a packet perfectly – it’s all in how well you follow the picture instructions printed on the packet, who knew?

Bertie agreed the popcorn was perfect
Bertie agreed the popcorn was perfect
See picture 4 of the instructions? Therein lies your popcorn success!
See picture 4 of the instructions? Therein lies your popcorn success!
Following the popping instructions exactly
Following the popping instructions exactly

Easter Saturday: 19 April 2014 – Bassie and the hot cross bun

Saturday was all about enjoying the sunshine, eating hot cross buns, and more sushi…

Bassie looking far more interested in my choc-chip hot cross bun than her selfie with mom
Bassie looking far more interested in my choc-chip hot cross bun than her selfie with mom
Orient restaurant, cartoonified
Orient restaurant, cartoonified
Chicken cashew nut with a beautifully cut carrot
Chicken cashew nut with a beautifully cut carrot
Delicious sweet-and-sour chicken
Delicious sweet-and-sour chicken
More sushi!
More sushi!

Easter Sunday: 20 April 2014 – Tandoori chicken at mom

Only the sweetest gardeners leave you a marshmallow egg
Only the sweetest gardeners leave you a marshmallow egg
Bertie and me post-marshmallow egg tussle. I won, as his face shows - a good thing, as chocolate isn't good for dogs
Bertie and me post-marshmallow egg tussle. I won, as his face shows – a good thing, as chocolate isn’t good for dogs
I'm a cartoon too! Lunch is served
I’m a cartoon too! Lunch is served
Mom's tandoori chicken with pale yellow rice and naan bread. Mmm!
Mom’s tandoori chicken with pale yellow rice and naan bread. Mmm!
Doggies with their granny, in sepia
Doggies with their granny, in sepia
Dad and me in black and white
Dad and me in black and white
Of course what I was trying to capture was much more beautiful than this! Tangerine and pink clouds were swirling
Of course what I was trying to capture was much more beautiful than this! Tangerine and pink clouds were swirling
Doggies waiting for a piece of granny's granadilla yoghurt cake
Doggies waiting for a piece of granny’s granadilla yoghurt cake

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