Why Katy's Barking Gecko ?!

I love to travel, I love to cook and to try new recipes...

After returning from yet another trip to South Africa I browsed one of my Food Magazin subscriptions and

we started to envision how it might be to have a small, a very small restaurant. Somewhere in Australia or

South Africa.
Maybe 4 or 5 tables.
To be in the kitchen wearing t-shirt, shorts and flip-flops cooking for fun and nice people....

Doesn't that sound great ?!
We even came up with a name: Katy's Barking Gecko

Well there is no restaurant (so far....), but heaps of favourite recipes.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Weekend Snapshot No. 2

Well we are travelling to South Africa twice a year.
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is one of the National Parks we are especially fond of.
There are a couple of small Wilderness Camps which are unfenced.
It is not an unusual sight that a Hyena comes patrolling the huts and tents or Lions coming to the waterholes for a drink.
While there, life is simple.
We love to prepare toasted Sandwiches on a braai (the South African BBQ).
Imagine that, sitting outside in the dark by the fire,enjoying a toasted Bacon, Egg and Onion Sandwich. A glass of wine in the other hand and listening to Lions, Jackals and Hyenas in the distance.
Ultimate Luxury!!!

Want to read about our latest Kgalagadi Adventures ?!
Have a look here.

More info about the Park?!
Click here.


  1. Yummy and so easy to prepare :)

  2. Those toasties on the coals look divine!!! Do you add a raw egg to the bread or do you cook them first?

  3. Oh they are, we are already looking forward to prepare them agian ;-)
    We use fried eggs Santi. I then place aluminum foil on the grid, bake the bacon until it is really crispy, cut three large onions in rings and fry them on the foil, using the fat of the bacon, until they are really tender, season them with some freshly ground pepper. This all in combination with the eggs as the Sandwich filling and toasted on the braai is oh so lovely.....
    Oops I started to drool ;-)

  4. Oops, sorry Gwen forgot the like button ;-)
    Just added it now....