Food Revolution Day 2016

Omelette with Mushrooms



The omelette we made is light, crispy and easy to make!  We got our inspiration from a recipe featured in a South African magazine; “Women’s Health” namely; “Goats Cheese (Chevin) and Feta Omelette”. See the Youtube link HERE .


In our version, we omitted the cheese and tried it with mushrooms… Here is the recipe:


2 eggs
2 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons milk
Freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon butter
Finely chopped fresh Italian parsley and a few sprigs of basil
1 finely chopped spring onion


  1. Lightly whisk the eggs, water and milk to combine. Season with freshly ground black pepper and set aside.
  2. Slice 4 medium sized mushrooms, spring onion, parsley and basil. In a small pan, melt 1 teaspoon butter and gently cook the mushrooms. Set one side.
  3. Add the butter to a medium size pan and heat over a medium heat until the butter begins to bubble and foam.
  4. Give the eggs another good whisk until frothy and pour into the pan.
  5. Cook the omelette for one to one and a half minutes.
  6. Season the face of the omelette with salt, then sprinkle mushroom mixture over one half of the omelette.
  7. Using a fork, release the edges of the omelette. Flip over and slide onto a plate. Eat and enjoy!

Happy Food Revolution Day!



One week to go

This year, Food Revolution Day is changing its format somewhat. The challenge set is to make an ordinary omelette. Although this may seem a simple task; there is a twist.. firstly, it is a competition and secondly, there is a prize to be won. Be inspired by your country’s food culture and create an omelette that is unique to your land. Think of spices, flavours, foods and cooking methods only to be found and used in your country. Once you have created your fantastically, healthy dish; take a photo and post it to the competition thread (anytime between 12 May to 3 June 2016) on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook using the hashtag #foodrevolution. We are up for the challenge.. how about you?

For more information, have a look at Jamie’s post here: International Omelette Challenge


Leap Day for Frogs – 2016

On Saturday 27th February, the third National Awareness day for South African frogs was held on the beautiful Tanglewood Farm, Kloof in Kwa-Zulu Natal. See here for more details:  Leap Day for Frogs 2016 and Kloof Conservancy.

As we live in the province of Gauteng, it was, unfortunately, a little far for us to join in the activities! However, we still wanted to remember the frogs, especially, our friends; the African Bullfrogs (affectionately known as Pixies).

a bullfrog next to a busy road

In 2014, we had wanted to organize a community “Bullfrog Walk” in Rynfield, Benoni (a built-up residential area with heavy road traffic). This was to highlight the plight of the bullfrogs migrating between the Sand Pan and the Bullfrog Pan. Many are killed on these roads by speeding cars and trucks. Although, we did not manage to organize the walk; we spread the word to our friends and made cupcakes… when all else fails, we always seem to turn to baking!

This year, we did not have an oven to use to bake something, so we decided to do our next favourite activity; reading. Here is a link to an adaption of Aesop’s Fable: The Bullfrog and the Ox.

Have a great day!


National Popcorn Day – 19 January

Hi, folks, yesterday was National Popcorn Day!

We love popcorn in our family, so we were excited to discover that there was a special day in the year to celebrate it. We made some immediately, with melted butter. Of course, there are many other ways to spice it up a bit. Click here for more ideas.

On Saturday, we went to our local library in Benoni ( part of the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Libraries ) and Gaby picked out a few books to read. I had asked her to pick out books that she would not normally read, as we had been encouraged to in the first week of our English lessons. Amongst the books she picked was this one:


Everywhere You Look (Collections) published by Scott, Foresman and Company (1989) 

The book may be found in your local library or if not, click here: Amazon. There are some great stories in this book by respected authors, such as the one we read today, “The Popcorn Book” by Tomie de Paola. We sat reading the story together, whilst eating hot, freshly made popcorn. The story is about two little boys who ask their Mum if they can make some popcorn. The Mum agrees and tells them the popcorn is in the fridge. They are puzzled as to why their Mum keeps the popcorn in the fridge. They decide to do some research in an encyclopaedia. This leads to a discovery of learning as interesting scientific and historical facts are brought to life in the story. This is definitely a “Hands-on learning” book which we thoroughly enjoyed!

For more information on National Popcorn Day, click the link below: http://www.popcorn.org/Facts-Fun/National-Popcorn-Day

For a funny musical video (Swedish Chef from The Muppets) click this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7UmUX68KtE

Enjoy the popcorn!