Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Judging, Tasting, Braaing, Advertising

On an unrelated note: Can you believe this was taken with my cellphone?

Sometimes I am at my happiest when I am at my busiest! This is not to be confused with my happiness while on holiday (relaxing and reading in a sunny spot in a foreign place)- that is THE ULTIMATE.
But when we have to do normal life with work during non-holiday times then I love being busy. It makes time fly. It also makes for easy writing and inspiration. BUT it also doesn't allow for much baking or photographing which = no recipe posts!!! Darn and sorry.

This month I am working on and looking forward to:

Judging: Being a food judge, this is a first for me but I am enjoying it thoroughly. Being asked to eat food at the V & A Waterfront in the Masters of the Trade Route Culinary Challenge  in which their restaurants are partaking to be the winner of the signature dish and title.  The fact that I get to eat at some of the restaurants and say what I think is even more fun than I thought it would be.

Advertising: I am so SUPER excited to have my first blog advertiser! I have been hoping for this day for so very long and now that it is here I am even more chuffed than I thought I would be. Please welcome yuppiechef to my side bar. Click the ad  - they have yummy kitchen equipment and I love their website so it was a natural choice to say yes to them. 

Tasting a Legend: I finally got to eat some of the legendary Chef Luke Dale Roberts food at The Potluck Club on Wednesday night all thanks to The Big Green Egg - a ceramic braai of sorts. All the food was cooked on their ceramic braai's and everything tastes so very yummy!  Which was very cool! I hope to own one - one day! To take a look at some of the food that I ate click here. (I chose the vegetarian option)

Farmers Market: My favorite market that I shop at weekly in Tokai every Saturday - The Earth Fair market opens in Noordhoek on a Thursday night (from 4pm onwards). Yay, I am looking forward to seeing how it will be - I am sure it will be the best of all their markets yet!

Instagram: I am loving Instagram and post photos on there most days. I never thought that a cellphone app would be as fun as this! search for me on Instagram @bettybake :) or you can look on your computer using an online website called webstagram or Statigram

I still check on my blog everyday and love reading the comments. So how are you? What are you looking forward to?


  1. Wow B you have so many exciting things going on! It all sounds like fantastic fun... ENJOY

    1. Thanks Kathryn :) I am enjoying it and hoping I have time to still sleep ;)

  2. I am looking forward to (as usual) diner time when my own personal chef, Betty Bake, cooks up something delicious and inspirational. She even makes 'boring' food taste and look great!

    How luck am I!

  3. Hey Betty Well done on all your ' first' achievements. Not being much of a foodie myself, I don't buy into many foodie blogs. But I would not miss your blog. And thinking about it, namely because it is so approachable. Not intimidating at all. Having said that I do watch a few foodie TV shows. Maybe one day when I finally slow down on the interiors, I can turn to food for creative outlet. Go well and enjoy the ride.

  4. thanks Rose :) that is very kind of you to write all this :) I hope one day you do some creative foodie stuff and show it to everyone
    have a stunning day

    Betty Bake

  5. Congratulations! Enjoy the weekend!

  6. Congratulations! Enjoy the weekend!