12 MAY 2013 Today was Mother’s Day in South Africa. Some of my happiest moments were the times spent with my mother in the early morning, sitting and talking about the day ahead while sipping strong coffee and nibbling on bran and buttermilk rusks.
Rusks, a modern version of the sea bisuits which the Dutch sailors, and most probabably all the saiing ships carried in the 1600,s. A twice baked bread or biscuit. This was the staple diet of the seafarers diet,that and the barrels of apples that were carried on board at every port!