“V”- What a letter.
No problem with “V” in South Africa, the Afrikaans language is speckled with “V”‘s.
So we will first cover beauty, then fill the tummy, following with a little history, in that order!
Gorgeous little flowers, vygies, that burst into bloom on rockeries and all over the garden after a little rain. They love the bright sunlight and flower in drought time. Often they are the saving grace in hot summer months when the Transvaal gardens are parched and dying.
You always have colour, and so many different colours too! Perennials that flower at different times of the year according to species.
Something for the hungry now!! The old time vetkoek, a meal on the go! This surely stems back to the Voortrekker days, when your cooking happened “as and when”, as these pioneers travelled the length of the country in ox wagons in search of farmlands and freedom. The first South African takeaway! The Vetkoek!
And if you have a sweet tooth that needs attention, the vetkoek is versatile too! Quick meal if you have no bread. How to make…
It is absolutely years since I visited the Voortrekker Monument in Pretoria, built to commemorate the Dutch pioneers, Afrikaaners, who left the Cape province between 1835 and 1854.
It is a unique structure and one of a kind….
….and was recently visited by one of my fellow bloggers, Colline, who has written a wonderful post all about the history and beauty of the structure, the Voortrekker monument. Take a look….
This post is part of Jenny’s Alphbe Thursday– the letter “V”.