Travel theme: Fresh

City Bowl Market on Hope is becoming the place where Cape Town foodies meet. There you can enjoy live music, good company and delicious fresh food from around the world.



                                   Ailsa’s Travel Theme


Milnerton Flea Market

People describe this flea market as Cape Town’s famous landmark for bargain hunters.IMG_1757

It’s a lovely outing and a unique shopping experience with fresh sea breezes and has the spectacular Table Mountain as a backdrop.IMG_1758A vast variety of items in any imaginable form and description are on sale, as well as fresh food  for just about every taste.market1The main attraction for me is the endless variety of used items ranging from domestic tools and utensils to antiques at bargain prices.


My market finds:market

Shortbread and Vintage tea set

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Shortbread is a type of biscuit which is traditionally made from one part white sugar, two parts butter, and three parts flour (by weight). Shortbread is so named because of its crumbly texture (from an old meaning of the word short). The cause of this texture is its high fat content, provided by the butter.


I got my shortbread recipe from my sister, Heleen.



125g butter
55g caster sugar, plus extra to finish
180g plain flour


Heat the oven to 190C
Beat the butter and the sugar together until smooth.

Stir in the flour to get a smooth paste. Turn on to a work surface and gently roll out until the paste is 1 cm.
Cut into rounds or fingers and place onto a baking tray. Sprinkle with caster sugar and chill in the fridge for 20 minutes.

Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes, or until pale golden-brown. Set aside to cool on a wire rack


Market in Cape Town

Living in Cape Town is a new experience ! I’ve only been living here for 2 weeks therefore there is so much to see, so much to do!

This morning we went to a lovely market.  Die Platteland Market at The Palms in Woodstock​. The market offered so many freshly baked goodies, homegrown veggies, lots of cheeses to sample on, olives, dried fruits, nuts, fresh flowers and a lot more! Needless to say that I went home with a lot more than I’ve bargained for!

Fresh mushrooms from Darling Gourmet Mushrooms and cheese from Bon Fromage in Newlands!