There’s about one third into the holy month of Ramadaan, where Muslims across the world are fasting from just before sunrise until sunset.
Cape Town has it’s own traditions when it comes to the pwasa.
One of my favourite sights before boeka time at night is seeing little kids, wearing their doekies and fezzes, walking carefully to neighbours to deliver delicious treats made by their mothers and oumas.
For me, this is a two fold blessing you are making sure that your neighbour has something to eat and, most often than not, you get something equally lekker, if not better, in return.
The tradition of giving, sharing and sacrifice is the essence of Ramadaan, a month filled with many blessings, and all in an effort to draw closer to the Almighty and gain His forgiveness.
These days everyone is on a health vibe, with mense even giving up on traditional favourites like fried samoosas, daltjies and koesiesters.
I love old fashioned koekies, and my family does, too.
A bakkie sop, a daltjie, a bietjie boeber and some Falooda milkshake for the kids is what keep us going.
Fritters are an absolute must, and ain’t nobody make pampoenkoekies like my mother.
In the first week, the leftovers become breakfast, but we always realise a few days into the fast, that porridge, a fruit and a cup of tea is enough to take you through the day.
Ramadaan Kareem to all our Muslim readers.