Hi Kim, Tried to post this yesterday - but I think the site was having problems! Thanks for the sambal info! I'll be making the curry on Friday. I am working with a lot of young men from India, and they have taught me to enjoy all sorts of food from different parts of India. As for SA.....for a long time, 9 yrs, I lived in Uitenhage in the Eastern Cape, then my husband and I moved to Cape Town. I do miss SA very much - especially my family, but also the beautiful land - beaches, sun, and the fresh beautiful fruit and veg., the bread(!), the fresh fish, meat pies, samoosas, slap chips!! and just generally, the style of cooking and variety of people and color and art. I adored living in Cape Town. I was born in Thompson, Manitoba, Canada, my parents went there from Zambia (from the copper mines to the nickel). Then they moved to the USA when I was 5 and we lived in a lot of different states, (my dad's job took us all over) but always had a base near his company's head office outside of Detroit, Michigan. We travelled back and forth to SA, and I would go to school there or wherever we happened to be living! I am a bit of a mish-mash of a person, with memories that reference everywhere. All the rest of my family (sister, aunties, uncles, cousins) except my mom, who now lives with me, is in South Africa in Cape Town and outside of Johannesburg.
It's so nice that you've joined here. Nice to meet you! Sorry for the long post!!