Monthly Archives: November 2013

Cape Town Festival of Beer 2013 – Giveaway

If you live in Cape Town and are a fan of all things beer you will no doubt know that the fourth annual Cape Town Festival of Beer is taking place at Hamilton’s Rugby Club next weekend. I myself attended the festival for the first time last year and enjoyed meeting brewers from all over the country, tasting many new to me brews and even managed to find a few that appealed to my lager averse palate.


This year there will be over 200 beers to try, as well as guided beer tours and a larger than life beer pong tournament. Apart from all the beer there will also be food stalls, live entertainment and even some wine options for those not to fond of the beer side of things. There will also be a designated kiddies areas with child minders so there is no need to fret if you can’t find a babysitter.

Tickets can be bought via webtickets at R120 (including a beer glass). But for you lucky blog readers, I’ve got two sets of double tickets to giveaway for either the Friday (22 November) or Sunday (24 November) sessions. To enter use the Rafflecopter widget below to leave me a comment telling me which of the beers or other aspect of the show you are most looking forward to. You can also optionally tweet about the giveaway for an extra entry. Entries close at 12:00 next Tuesday (19 November) and I will randomly choose two winners once the giveaway has been closed.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

I Made It Challenge – November 2013

I’ve been invited by Tandy over at Lavender and Lime to host the November 2013 instalment of her I Made It Challenge series. With the last three challenges being nougat, cassoulet and mission impossible (!), I knew I wanted to choose something simple yet still impressive. Something I’ve been wanting to try, but just haven’t gotten around to.

I Made It

After thinking about it for awhile it finally came to me. Paneer! A squeaky fresh cheese that I’ve most often encountered in Indian cuisine. I’ve been wanting to try my hand at making this for the longest time, but being the supreme procrastinator that I am, just hadn’t gotten to it yet.

So my challenge to you it to make your own paneer and use it in a dish of your choice. I will probably be following the instructions over on The Kitchn or wikiHow, but you are welcome to follow whichever recipe/instructions you feel most comfortable with.

I Made It Widget

If you choose to participate in this month’s challenge please take note of the following.

  • Everyone who takes part must link back to this post
  • Everyone who takes part must link back to Tandy’s blog
  • Everyone who takes part must display the I Made It Challenge widget (displayed above)
  • You have until the end of the month (30 November 2013) to publish your post and be included in Tandy’s challenge roundup.

I hope you enjoy taking part in the challenge this month and most importantly that you have fun making your own paneer.