Thursday, 15 December 2011

Frikkie Awesome Top 10 Holiday Tips

So now that it is officially HOLIDAY time(for most of us at least), we thought we would share with you some of our holiday tips... Now it is very important that you abide by these, if not, you must prepare to deal with the consequences!!! So here they are: 

1. SUNSCREEN!!!!! Now this is a very important SUMMER holiday tip, not because your mom told you to put it on or because you heard it in some song from the 90's... But simply because nobody wants to look like a RED LOBSTER on holiday!! Come on people, we have an image to to live up to here, and no one looks good bright red!!
2. This is for all the Frikkie Awesome LADIES out there... Its December. Not VAJANUARY!!! Tip numero 2 is... WAX!!! Enough said!!!

3. Seeing as though the ladies got a tip, GUYS, this one is for you... Looking like Chewbaca or a grizzly bear on the beach is a NO GO!! Wax that back hair!!! Its gross, and no one wants to be associated with you when you look as though you have just stepped out of a National Geographic documentary about CAVE MEN!!!

4. TOLL FEES. Now these might seem like a silly hindrance on your way to the coast. BUT. Imagine getting to the toll gate and being R3,50 short?!?! That would just be awkward. BUT not as awkward as having to reverse out of the toll gate and asking the que of 68 cars behind you to do the same... NOT COOL!!!!

5. The holiday for most of us is give or take 3 weeks long... So simply put. DON'T SPEND all your money in the first 3 days!!! You still have New Years eve to save for... And that's a pricey one!! So pace yourself..

6. CHRISTMAS DAY. We all know what happens each and every christmas. LOTS OF FOOD!!! So, Frikkie Awesome recommends pacing yourself during the feasting of Christmas.. This means that you should not PIG yourself out on starters... Wait for the MAIN COURSE to start smashing food in your beak! It will be worth the wait...

7. NEW YEARS EVE. This is without a doubt one of the biggest party nights on the calendar for the year. So this means that you gotta make sure you PACE YOURSELF when it come to the consuming of alcohol! Its rather awkward being that guy or girl and missing out on the new years countdown! Its just not done!!!
8. Beach time is the best time on a summer holiday. But beach time during the heat of the day can get rather uncomfortable. So a top tip from us is to make sure you are wearing some sort of SLOP/SANDAL/SHOE to protect your soft city slicker feet. Trust us. It burns like HELL!!!

9. MUSIC. An important necessity on any holiday trip. Wether you be in a car, a boat or even an airplane. MUSIC is a must have accessory!! Make sure to include some sweet Christmas jams like Fulka's Christmas cd or even Jaco + Z-Dog's Summer Time Hits which you can download for FREE and GRATIS!!! BOOM!!!!

10. DRIVING. Now if you are driving somewhere this holiday. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE take it easy. The beach or wherever you are going is not planning on disappearing  for a while. So take your time and make sure you stop enough times. you can never have to many garage pies!!!

So from all of us at Frikkie Awesome, we wish you an AWESOME festive season!!! Relax, Enjoy and come home safe!! Peace out... BOOM!!!

The last Tings gig... Like EVER!!!

Yep... You read right... Tonight is the final gig that Tings an' Times Hatfield will be hosting. After 16 years of providing the Snor City with a venue to go and watch bands perform on stage, Tings an'Times Hatfield is closing its doors. Today marks a sad day for loyal Tings fans. Yes, their Waterglen branch shall still remain open, but as you all know, there is no live music at that venue. So for one last night, Tings an' Times Hatfield is hosting "The End of an Era" party. There is no entrance fee tonight, which is awesome, because there are a couple of bands playing... These include Dubway, Scicoustic, Haggis and Bong, Son, Silver Planet, If 6 was 9, Zef Leppard and Marek. This is one party that is NOT to be missed!!! Doors open at 6pm... See you all there!! POW!!!

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Have Yourself a Frikkie Awesome Christmas

This past Friday Frikkie Awesome celebrated the end of the year and sommer Christmas at the same time.
We had a spit braai with lots and lots of food and drinks and fun and AWESOMENESS!!!
Below is a few Christmas table ideas and a look of what we were up to!

The Drinks Table:
*It is always a good idea to have a drinks table, in fact, its the BEST idea for your Christmas party. A cold and refreshing punch is always a winner winner chicken dinner!! We had Gin and Dry lemon/Tonic, Water with mint, lemon and ice, white wine, an awesome Sangria and of course.. BEER!! (Recipe for the sangria wiil be coming your way in 2012)

*Make yourself cool SnorStraws by printing and cutting out any Snor shape of your choice and then make a whole in it for the straw. Those bendy straws are ideal for this!!
*If you are having a spit braai, like we did, you should have some snacks for your guests to keep them from eating each other while waiting for the real food!! We smashed some chips and dips in our faces!
*Set the mood by playing some Christmas classics, or click this link and download the Fulka Christmas EP FREE:

The Skaap Spit Braai:
*The guys have always talked about having a spit braai, so this year we decided to test it out. Its pretty easy if you kinda know what you are doing. You can rent a spit for a day from CHG Function Hire, they drop it off at your house and the pick it up again, which is quite sweet!! We spitted half a lamb and are SUPER keen to spit a whole bear next year!!!

The Table:
*Make Christmas tree decorations by using different size and coloured buttons. You just put a wire through the button holes, then make a star shape at the top to hang from the tree. These button decorations can also be used as a gift wrapping decorations. SWEET DEAL!!

Easy Gift Idea:
The Party Vibes:
 Merry Christmas from all of us here at Frikkie Awesome and a Happy New Year to you all!!

Cape Town... Here we COME!!!

Whats a happening capital city!?!?! So... Here's some news for you. 1/3 of Frikkie Awesome has relocated to the Mother City, ie. CAPE TOWN!!! So what does this mean for you... Well simply put... We are taking over SOUTH AFRICA from both sides!!! This means you can look froward to more posts in and around CAPE TOWN from parties to places to see, things to do etc etc... So keep an eye on the blog for TWICE the amount of AWESOME!!!!

So, for our first post concerning the Cape... Check out this Thursday nite VIBE!!!!

Its time again for another of the Converse Block Parties. This time its all going down at The Assembly in Harrington Street! Like we said, this is all happening on Thursday night, the 15th of December!!! BOOM!! Expect to see the likes of Shadow Club, Sibot, 340ml, Felix Laband and many more!! This is definately a party not to be missed!!

See you all there on Thursday nite... Later.

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Easy Cheese Scones

With the holiday season upon us this recipe is perfect for those lazy holiday mornings and its quick and really easy to make!

What you need:  *Makes +- 9 Muffins.
1 cup grated Cheese
1 cup Flour
2 t Baking powder
1 Egg
3/4 cup Milk
1 t Salt

How to make it:
- Preheat the oven to 220'C and grease a muffin pan.
- Mix all the ingredients together in a mixing bowl.
- Spoon the mixture into the muffin pan.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12minutes.

- Remove from the oven and allow to cool for +-10 minutes.
- Serve with butter and preserves or whatever you feel like.
Eat and Enjoy!

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Kamers Vol Geskenke, Irene 2011

*Rooms Full of Gifts, and that is exactly what it was.

Vanaf 29 November tot 3 Desember 2011 het die Kamers Vol Geskenke span al die opwinding van die plaaslike skou na die Open Window School of Visual Communication in Irene gebring, waar hulle die beste van die beste handgemaakte ware vertoon het. Daar was alles te siene van juwele, keramiek, sagte meubilering, eetgerei, dekor-bykomstighede, ontwerper tuin goed en klere, Kamers Vol Geskenke fokus nie in die perfek gemaak of die massa geproduseer nie - dit gaan oor hoë kwaliteit handwerk met die klem op effens onvolmaakte, tydlose en oorspronklik ontwerp.

Hier is n paar fotos wat Frikkie Awesome gaan neem het om die uniekheid en atmosfeer van Kamers Vol geskenke vas te vang.

Photographs by Frikkie Awesome Team Member:  Jemma Blom 

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Thursday, 1 December 2011

Thursday Night Vibes

Whats up Snor City?!?! Pretoria is looking amazing after all this rain we've been having! Don't know what to do this Thursday night...? What better way to experience the city then to get out there and breathe in the Snor Baai beauty!!

Why not kick-off the last month of 2011 with an eventful Thursday night!!Start your Thursday night off with Christmas Shopping under the stars at Alfresco @ Duncan Yard, this event starts at 16:00.


After you have presents for everyone you can think of, head off the Tings an' Times in Hatfield. Tings is closing down the 15th of December, so come join these guys for one last time! The line-up includes Bittereinder, Yesterday's Pupil, Fulka, DJ's Moe & Minx. Fulka will open the evening with a beautiful set at around 21:00 and Bittereinder will screen and launch their brand new music video for "Solidariteit". Check out the Facebook Event Page for all the details! So if you are in the 012 make sure you don't miss this one, it is going to be BEFRIK!!!!
That sounds like a wicked Thursday night to us!!!
Be safe PreSNORia!


Monday, 28 November 2011

Nutella Oats Cookies

Its almost Summer Holiday Time!! and that means its almost time for Christmas! In the next few weeks Frikkie Awesome will be doing a few posts on how to get your holiday on! The first of the posts are these awesome Nutella Oats Cookies! These cookies are easy to make and can be used as a Christmas present for someone special, as 'padkos' for the long road-trip to your Summer Holiday destination or as a sweet snack when your are chilling in the sun.

What you need:
  • 1/2 cup Butter, Softened
  • 1/2 cup White Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Packed Brown Sugar (Demerara)
  • 180g Nutella (1 small bottle)
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla
  • 1 cup Self-raising Flour
  • 1 cup Oats
  • 1 teaspoon Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
How to make the Cookies:

- Pre-heat the oven to 180'C. Line a baking tray or two with baking paper.
- Cream the butter and two sugars together with an electric mixer.
- Add the eggs, vanilla and Nutella and mix well until everything is incorporated.
- Add the flour, oats, bicarbonate of soda and salt and mix well.

- Scoop out dough using a teaspoon, place the dough balls well apart as they do spread quite a bit in the oven.
- Place in the oven and bake for 6-7 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and place on a cooling rack. 
- Let the cookies cool completely before placing them in a container.

Gift Ideas:
What you need:
  • A glass jar with a airtight lid
  • Christmas looking ribbon
  • A few Nutella oats cookies (made the right size to fit into the glass jar)
  • A gift tag
 *Or alternatively you can just tie a ribbon around the cookies add a Christmas gift tag.

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Movember Day 17 - Mo'Stylin at Frikkie Awesome

By now all you Snor wearer's Snors should be coming along might be itchy as hell, your wife/fiance/girlfriend might not want anything to do with you anymore, people might be looking at you funny, laughing at you.....but remember ladies and gentleman, its for a GREAT CAUSE and it keeps some breakfast/lunch/dinner for a snack when you need it most! So guys, wear your Snor proud!

Here is some pics of the Snors here at Frikkie Awesome!
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Check out these blogs for some more SNORsome Movember stuffs!!

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Kieth Quiche

We here at Frikkie Awesome have decided to call this deliciously awesome savory tart "Kieth". Why you ask...? Because we can!! No really...the combination of flavours and textures in this tart is worth calling "Kieth". Try it and you will see!!
Recipe adapted from Very full tart from the book Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi

This quiche serves 4-6 people and can be made as one large quiche in a 22cm loose-bottomed tart tin or in 6 small loose-bottomed tart tins.

What you need:
  • 1 Red Pepper
  • 1 Yellow Pepper
  • 100ml Olive oil
  • 1 medium Brinjil
  • 1 small Sweet Potato
  • a handful of Butternut
  • 2 small Cougettes(baby marrow)
  • 2 medium Onions
  • 300g Shortcrust pastry
  • 1 handful Fresh Thyme
  • 120g Ricotta
  • 120g Feta 
  • 7 Chery Tomatoes
  • 2 Eggs
  • 200ml Cream
  • Salt and Pepper
AAAaahhhh  what a list of ingredients....don't worry, its totally worth it!
How to make it:
- Preheat the oven to 230'C.
- Start with the peppers, cut around the stalk of the pepper and lift it out along with the seeds.
- Place the peppers in a ovenproof dish, drizzle with a little olive oil and place it on the to shelf of the oven.
- Cut the brinjil into 4cm rings, mix with 4 tablespoons olive oil and some salt and pepper.
- Spread them in a large baking tray and place in the oven on the shelf under the peppers.
- After 12 minutes add the sweet potato and butternut, cut into 3cm pieces, and return to the oven for another 12minutes.
- Then add the courgettes to the tray and stir gently.
- Return to the oven and roast for a further 12 minutes.
- Remove the roasted vegetables and the peppers from the oven.
- Reduce the oven temperature to 160'C.
- Cover the peppers with foil and allow to cool completly, then peel and tear them roughly into strips.
 - While the vegetables are roasting in the oven, thinly slice the 2 onions and saute them in a pan with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and some salt. Sauté the onions for 25 minutes, stirring occasionally until they turn brown, soft and sweet.
- Lightly grease either the 22cm loose-bottomed tart tin or the 6 small loosed-bottomed tart tins.

- Roll the shortcrust pastry into a rough circle and line the tin with the pastry.
- You can either prick wholes into the pastry with an fork and bake it at 200'C for 10 minutes or you can put a large baking sheet over the pastry and fill it with baking beans and bake in the oven at 160'C for 30 minutes, which ever works best for you. this step is basically just to get the pastry cooking before you add the mix so you don't end up with a raw crust at the end.
- In a large bowl mix the eggs and the cream, add a little bit of salt and pepper and set aside till needed. 
- Now it is time to put the quiche together! First scatter the onions at the bottom.
- Top with the roasted peppers.
- Then top with the roasted vegetables.
- Next scatter half of the thyme leaves over.
- Crumble both the cheeses over the vegetables.
- Then place the tomatoes halves, cut-side up on top of everything.
- Carefully and slowly pour the cream mix into the tart pan, the top layer of cheese and tomatoes should remain exposed.
- Scatter the remaining thyme over the top.
- Place in the pre-heated 160'C oven for 40-45minutes.
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes before removing from the tin.
- Serve and Enjoy!!!!