Young Rookie on the Move

Exactly two weeks to the day. That’s how long I’ve been in Fort Lauderdale and it’s been a full and interesting time. On the day of my arrival I happened to meet a new maaitjie – someone my age who is a little bit older than the general I-am-19-and-only-here-for-a-good-time yachtie. Words can not begin to describe the feeling of making friends with someone like-minded in a strange city and country. It’s also ironic at the same time, because I remember the advice of a very wise woman not too long ago (she’ll know who she is!) – stating that when you start traveling you become friends with the most unlikely people you would have ever thought.

some beach time – yeah!

some beach time – yeah!

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First there is Family

Well, for me at least that always rings true. Before I was going to start the Journey, the intention was to spend as much time with my family. It started with 6 weeks spent on the farm in Namibia which I wrote a little a bit about – see one of my earlier posts. The time had come to spend some time with my family on the States side. After New York, I headed towards Douglasville, GA to hook up with my brother AKA The Kudu, his lovely wife and my sister-in-law, Dawn, plus the brand spanking new addition to the family, Claire.

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Blueberry & Avo muffins

I will admit. When I saw this recipe on Pinterest, I was also thinking… avo?! But when you start reading the reason behind it, it makes complete sense. It’s actually a much healthier option than oil or butter.

Ali Ebright is a food blogger and a genius! You can grab this recipe from her site Gimme Some Oven. I’ll definitely be following this site and her Pinterest boards going forward. Given that she obviously does this on a professional basis, I apologize in advance for my picture which does not do justice to the scrumptious deliciousness of the muffins – they are to die for!

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Sampioen, Okkerneut en Tiemie Kaaskoek

Gits, dit het omtrent dink gevat om net met die titel vorendag te kom. Hoekom? Wel, ek plagiaat (klink soveel mooier as steel!) hierdie resep uit een van my skoonsus se kookboeke. Ons het dit oor die naweek gemaak as ’n voorgereg saam met sout beskuitjies en dit was beslis ’n wenner! Plus ek het dit boonop op my Facebook en Instagram profiel gepost en nou wil ’n hele paar mense die resep hê! Om die titel te vertaal het my klaar laat kopkrap, so verskoon as die res soos ’n tipiese direkte vertaling klink!

Ek weet my Afrikaanse maatjies gaan my prys vir my intelligensie, want hoe sal die uitgewers van ’n Amerikaanse tydskrif my nou ooit gevang kry…. mwuhahahahaa! Vir die arme siele wat dit nie verstaan nie, is al wat ek kan sê: Your loss!

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