Cape Malay Eid

I have been reminiscing about how we spent a typical Cape Malay Eid during my childhood when my parents were alive. Eid has not been the same since my parents passed, and we are slowly making new family traditions for a Cape Malay Eid without them.

It is hard to believe that Ramadhan is nearly at an end and Eid Al Fitr beckons to the faithful, to observe the charity and celebrate the end of the month of fasting with family, neighbours and friends.

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South Beach – Camps Bay


When I received an email that read: ‘On behalf of the team at BBC Good Food Middle East I would like to extend a big congratulations on winning the BBC Good Food Middle East Awards voting prize!’, I initially assumed it was spam that had somehow gotten through.

I went and googled ‘BBC Good Food Middle East Awards voting prize’, and then realized I had actually posted the same thing on my facebook page a few months earlier to encourage readers to vote for their favorite blogger, restaurants and foodie brands in the UAE.

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Local flavour and the tastes of home


I arrived in Cape Town on 8 January 2016 for a two week visit with my family. I looked forward to experiencing the local flavor and tastes of home.

The weather during this time was hot and windy, with big dark clouds every now and then, but not a drop of rain. The country has been in the throes of the worst drought in 20 years, and it shows. Continue reading “Local flavour and the tastes of home”

Eid al Fitr – Cape Town


It has taken me the longest time to write this post and I am finally doing it to the sound of the rain beating down mercilessly on a frigid winter’s night in Cape Town.

When I decided a few months ago to spend the last week of Ramadhan and the week following Eid al Fitr in Cape Town with my family, it seemed like a brilliant idea.

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