Fiona’s Favourites is an “evolving” blog. I write about, as the name suggests, my favourite things: food, wine, cooking, home entertaining, cats, people places and experiences – especially in and around where I live.
The urge (I hesitate to say inspiration) to write is one that I’d suppressed for years, but has been allowed to emerge thanks to the friends and strangers who read this (and more recently, look at, photographs) – and who want more.
For some, the topics are trivial and fluffy, for others, less so. Regardless, I have elected, in this space, to stay away from politics, religion and bad wine… So, Fiona’s Favourites is mostly a happy place, although, from time to time, sadnesses happen: all part of the fabulous fabric of life.
Out of respect for the privacy of friends and family, they are not mentioned by name. They are, in no particular order:
The Cats’ Father – my very longsuffering husband. Sometimes known as The Man-in-the-Skirt and, of course, The Husband
The Cats’ Mother – me, myself, and I. Sometimes called Serenity (!)
Sannie Boervrou – a friend and farmer’s wife of sunny disposition who is responsible for fostering my courgette creations and increasing passion for pickling
The Farmers – Jan Boer and Boer le Roux who share their surplus and/or undersized, slightly damaged produce
Mr Mac – McGregor local, Scot, foodie, theatre, opera and movie buff (and member of the Grammar Police)
Menagerie Mum – long time friend and colleague, currently living in Johannesburg, and who is mum to two teenage boys and an assorted menagerie of cats, dogs and not least, Louise, the chicken.
Mark Maatjie – fellow stall holder and purveyor of vegetables and fruit at the McGregor pop-up market, not to mention, producer of the best chicken curry in the village
Suzie Wine – friend and business associate and owner of McGregor’s wine bar, Grape De-Vine.
More, I am sure, will be added…
There is more about my blogging journey here:
The other stuff
I have been happy pottering in the kitchen and setting pretty tables since I was a little girl. I’m a self-employed professional who is also a homemaker and a cook, a kitchen gardener; not a designer or a chef. I often share memories and experiences associated with what I’ve been cooking, and/or doing.
I live in an alternative technology house, in McGregor in the Western Cape Province of South Africa, with The Husband, three cats, Ginger Melon MP and Tiger Pearl and more recent feline addition, Gandalf the Grey.
© Fiona Cameron-Brown