A while ago, I started talking about giving the gift of time to friends and family instead of giving them 'stuff'. Most of us who are mature need less stuff, we need more time with family and friends, more connecting and talking and laughing and spending time with people who are important to us.
For Lynn's birthday, I took her to Leafy Greens Café in Muldersdrift in Johannesburg for lunch. It's a relaxed country environment on the same premises as Casalinga Restaurant, and it serves seasonal vegetarian and vegan food.
The table groaned under the beautiful fresh food. Meals are charged per plate. We each chose a large plate because we wanted to taste a little bit of everything
The chickpea curry was excellent and the slice of cooked pizza was good (they also offer a raw pizza), otherwise, the food was not to my taste. It's definitely worth a try, especially for people who battle with food allergies. There is also an organic shop onsite.
Lynn had the sorbet / icecream for dessert...the texture was very odd, and the taste was ok. I had the Chocolate Orange Cheesecake which was good
A few weeks later, my friend Cathy took me to lunch at Café Del Sol in the Bryanston Shopping Center...oh my goodness, but it was delicious. Italian food is definitely more appealing to me than vegan food.
I had delicious gnocchi with lamb ragout and Cathy had risotto with chorizo
For dessert, Cathy had the rich chocolate torte and I had nougat cheesecake with edible glitter, a little bit of heaven in my mouth!
The gift of time has definitely become my favourite gift to give and to receive