Day 42: Burnt shoulders and burnt spinach!

The Pride march today was pretty awesome, and even though all our friends bailed on us pleading hangovers after last night’s gig, K and I had a great time. I have some crazy sunburn going on thanks to this clever assortment of straps and necklaces:

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But it was a lot of fun and very emotional – as it always is. We meandered around the street market for a bit afterwards, which was tough because I was REALLY craving a boerewors roll. Oh that smell! Boerewors is a spicy sausage that is typically South African, and ‘boerie rolls’ are synonymous with ANY outdoor event in SA. In fact, in the major party areas, there are always people grilling boerie rolls outside clubs and bars at 3am to target the drunken munchers.

My sister, a committed vegetarian since the age of 9 (she’s 27 now) swears that the smell of boerewors on the braai (a South African BBQ) is the only thing that has ever threatened to shatter her resolve. It’s delicious and packed with flavour… but also with bits and pieces that definitely aren’t pure meat! And of course, the roll (bun) and sauces are total no-nos.

A boerewors ('farmer's sausage') roll. A real South African food.

A boerewors (‘farmer’s sausage’) roll. Quintessentially South African!

We stopped at a home decor shop on the way home (we walked, as we live less than a kilometre from the starting point of the march), and spent way too much money on some very cool stuff for our apartment. Shopping when tipsy, two weekends in a row now, has not been ideal for my budget.

Yes, today was a wine day, and as I type this, I’m on about my third glass. My tummy is unhappy right now but I’ve just eaten, and I’m now 90% sure that bananas are causing a lot of trouble for me, but I just can’t stop with them. Ai! What to do?? I’m going to have to cut them out – at least for a while. I really wish I could commit to doing it. I LOVE them. Really I do. The other day a colleague told me that the one thing she’ll never forget about working at our company is me eating bananas.

Spin…oooops

For dinner, I decided to make spinach again so that I could test it for a third day. I kept my eye on it for a while (I was steaming it) but eventually I got distracted which resulted in me burning the pot and ending up with delicious burn-flavoured spinach. It was too late to chuck it out so I drenched it in my garlic and tomato sauce and choked it down without really tasting it. Eeeew, burnt food really is the WORST. Keep an eye on your pots! And of course, maybe the spinach is causing some bloating?

Do not disturb: Yoghurt in process

I’m also in the middle of making my first batch of SCD yoghurt, as I type this! I’ve blended up the nuts and I’m just waiting for it to reach the right temperature so that I can add my cultures and put it in the yoghurt maker. I’ll write a more detailed post about it tomorrow.

We skipped the birthday party tonight (our friend actually told us she didn’t expect us to come through – it’s about an hour’s drive away!), so now we’re on the couch preparing to watch movies and drink more wine! Here are some of my favourite pics from Pride today. Enjoy 🙂

K and I :-)

K and I 🙂

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One of the floats on Somerset Road in Cape Town

Our main opposition party, the Democratic Alliance, showing their support

Our main opposition party, the Democratic Alliance, showing their support

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When owners start looking like their pets…

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This white lesbian couple with their black baby :-)

This white lesbian couple with their black baby 🙂

My pretty girl <3

My pretty girl ❤

This straight couple dressing up their kids and bringing them to the march - melts my heart!

This straight couple dressing up their kids and bringing them to the march – melts my heart!

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Why not!

Why not!

Thanks Cape Town for another great Pride!

Thanks Cape Town for another great Pride!

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2 thoughts on “Day 42: Burnt shoulders and burnt spinach!

  1. Me TOO! It’s in the fridge now for 8 hours (2 down, 6 to go) and then it’ll be ready. When I opened it to check the temp this morning, it smelled SO good. I will def let you know!

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