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WIN! JEWELLERY WORTH R36 000!

OVER 60 RECIPES!

ULTIMATE

HOW OUR FAMILY

bounced

back
RETRENCHMENT

FROM

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20 party starters
Waffles & sundaes
Wild ways with boerewors

Par ty,

island s tyle!

BONUS
2 jumbo
crosswords
adult
colouring
QUICK
SUMMER
KNIT

Decor, gifts

olidays

AT LAST!

DRINK UP!
Water infusions
with real
health perks

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS? Top family day trips

IMAGE: DOLLAR PHOTO CLUB

Colouring fun for the holidays its so relaxing! This months patterns will last you
hours. Get the kokis out, and get stuck in! Turn to page 124 for more. With love from

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ON THE COVER

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FIRST PERSON
how our family bounced
back from retrenchment

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ULTIMATE SUMMER RECIPE COLLECTION
20 party starters, waffles & sundaes,
wild ways with boerewors

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KIDS HEALTH

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GARDENING

FEATURES
22

grow your own microgreens

REAL PEOPLE

THIS WEEKEND

five favourite celebs who used


their fame to follow their dreams

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FIRST PERSON
bouncing back from retrenchment

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RELATIONSHIPS
when your friends earn
more than you

LETS TALK FAMILY


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YOUR HEALTH

MAKE OUR COVER KNIT

what to do when
youve overindulged

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PARTY, ISLAND STYLE


decor, gifts & easy makes

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DRINK UP!
water infusions with real health perks

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BONUS
crosswords, colouring for adults

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HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS?
top family day trips
COVER CREDITS
Model: Nicole Flint, Boss Model Management Hair and
make-up: Adelle Jung Styling: Taryn Arnott van Jaarsveld,
Carryl Bristow, Janine Collins and Suzanne Sesink Clee
Pattern: Katia Photographer: Dylan Swart

YOUR HEALTH
water infusions with real
health perks

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HEALTH NOW

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HOLIDAY READS

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OUT AND ABOUT
top family day trips

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MAD ABOUT PETS

FASHION & BEAUTY


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FASHION
island-style looks for the holidays

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BEAUTY
time to detox

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BEAUTY UPDATE

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BEAUTY NEWS

HOME & DECOR


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WELLBEING

LIVE SMART

how to keep calm under pressure

tips to save money on appliances

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PARENTING ON THE RUN

HOME UPDATE

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KIDS WELLBEING

SHOPPING

coping strategies for kids

artisanal finds

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CRAFT UPDATE

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CRAFT

Get in touch

easy makes for a tropical


New Years bash

YF online

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DIY
SuzelleDIY shares her skills

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Smoky mealies
Mealie salsa
Corn soup
Corn fritters
Chicken and mealie cups
Cheesy mealie bake
Chorizo and mealie
omelette
Boerewors kebabs
Boerewors pasta
Boerewors samoosas
Frittata
Basil pesto, halloumi and
roast veg panini
Beef burgers with
beetroot tzatziki
Bunny chow
Thai-style fish burgers
Falafel burgers
Marinated chicken and
pineapple bagels
Quick chowder in
bread bowls
Roast potato salad
Mexican pasta salad
Crunchy chicken and
peanut salad
Tuna salad
Lentil roast cauliflower
salad

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canaps
49 Roasted red pepper dip
49 Meatballs with tomato sauce
49 Kofte-style kebabs
50 Cheesy lemons with
garlic-herb oil
50 Tomato, yoghurt and
guacamole dip
50 Spiced mussels
50 Lime, chilli and coconut
prawns
52 Fried minty halloumi with
tomato salad
52 Grilled asparagus with
sesame dressing
53 Melon and Parma ham
wedges
53 Tempting tempura
60 Mussels, white wine
and parsley
61 Salt-crusted whole white fish
61 Artichokes and asparagus
62 Spicy corn snacks
63 Scotch eggs
65 Roasted pear, bacon and
Camembert open sandwiches
67 Steak sandwiches with
avocado salsa
67 Toasted croque madame
85 Chimichurri

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FOOD NOTES

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Stockists list

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MOMS THE WORD
by Kate Sidley

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DADS WORLD
back-page chuckle
with Gus Silber

DESSERTS & BAKING

WEEKEND FOOD
45 Beetroot gazpacho
45 Avocado terrine with
smoked salmon
46 Ham and mushroom
croquetas
46 Snoek and sweet potato
spring rolls with
granadilla dip
47 Vegetarian pepper terrine
47 Roasted brinjal and
garlic dip
48 Latkes
48 Lemon and chilli
marinated calamari

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Almond cake
Basic waffle recipe
Decadent choc fudge waffles
Gluten-free buttermilk waffles
with nougat sauce
PB&J waffled French toast
Paintball waffles
Cheesecake with white
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EDITORIAL

hether 2015 was a memorable year, or


one youd rather forget, January is always
a month of new beginnings, and this issue
is jam-packed with treats and inspiration
to get 2016 off to the best possible start...
If youre busy entertaining friends and family on holiday
or at home, our food section this month is a real spoil with
62 recipes to satisfy every appetite. (I can personally vouch
for the delicious almond cake on page 17. It ticks all the low-carb boxes and is
diabetic-friendly!)
If youre planning a New Years party, youll find an island-style theme on page
82 thats so easy to recreate at home, your guests will be transported to the tropics!
Youll find all the printables you need on our website, with easy instructions for takehome gifts for your guests. Our homemade lotion bars on page 83 are a hit for dry
skin. Give them, and our other beauty treats on page 36, a try and let us know what
you think!
For knitters, our gorgeous cover top will only take a weekend to make, and if you
fancy a little more crafting, SuzelleDIY has shared some easy projects on page 88.
If theres one resolution you make for 2016, prioritise a little quiet time every
day. To get you off on the right foot, weve shared some adult colouring with
three designs on our inside front cover plus pages 124 and 125, and two jumbo
crosswords (118 and 120). If you havent had much time to read in 2015, break the
drought with our best summer reads on page 110. Relax, and enjoy!

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Thank you for your printable patterns.


I absolutely love them and think you
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future issues! A few years back I found
a few Your Family magazines from the
late 1970s that my mother-in-law had
saved. What drew my attention was
the patterns for dresses, etc inside.
That was around the time I first started
experimenting with sewing. Ive bought
Your Family ever since. Its a pity
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to show you. We moved overseas for
a few years and I had to let go, but we
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January 2016

Michelle Langford, 34, teaches baby stimulation classes and is also


a baker. She lives in the northern suburbs of Joburg with her husband
Sean, 39, and daughter Zo Ann, 3.
THE ONE THING MOTHERHOOD HAS TAUGHT ME is unconditional
love, because nothing is too much to do for our little person. Its so
important to have the support of family, and were having such fun
continuing traditions and doing things with Zo that my mom did with me.
MY FAVOURITE MEAL TO COOK FOR MY FAMILY is lasagne, salad
and garlic bread.
WEEKENDS ARE SPENT entertaining with family and friends, letting Zo
enjoy quality time with her friends and cousins. Some weekends are spent
away from home in the Kruger Park. Having fun and making memories are
whats most important.
THE SWEETEST THINGS MY CHILD SAID TO ME RECENTLY I cant
wait to get to school to see whats in my lunchbox, and, Oh my golly gosh!
MY HOBBIES INCLUDE baking kiddies birthday cakes and Christmas
cakes Christmas is my favourite time of the year.

Our readers sure have been busy...


Im a regular, long-standing reader of Your Family. Instead of my beads lying
forgotten in a box, I found the beaded wall decoration project in your August
2015 issue (Fun, quick makes!) so inspiring that I started threading my beads
straight away. Thank you very much for such a great idea. Rouxleen Brodrick
Recently I was looking for a pattern for teddies, and tucked away among
my old patterns I found this one from a 1977 issue of Your Family. So your
magazine lives on in different ways. I thought it might be interesting for you to
see. The teddies will be off to find new little owners soon in one of the nearby
childrens hospitals. Ella Berry

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EASY DOES IT
Need to learn a new skill, whether its in
the kitchen or the craft room? Browse
our tutorials at Yourfamily.co.za for
everything from apple rose pastries
and crocheting to how to make your
own t-shirt yarn!

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PEAS IN A POD

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Today Peppadew is so much
more than just those delightful
peppers. Its one of South
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synonymous with great flavour,
convenience and trendsetting
glass packaging. Whilst
piquant peppers remain the
flagship, consumers have come
to know and love all the many
other products under the brand
name including Peppadew
pickled jalapenos, Peppadew
pickled onions, Peppadew
pasta sauces, Peppadew
atchars as well as Peppadew
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Appliances like your dishwasher, fridge and
tumble dryer are costly to repair and even
more expensive to replace. Keep them in tiptop shape and you might extend their lifespan!
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January 2016

e use our appliances


every day, but we
dont really give them
much thought until they break.
Avoid expensive call-out fees
for a handyman, and long lead
times for repairs or for parts to
become available by doing some
simple preventative maintenance
yourself. How to do it

tip Before attempting any DIY on


your appliances, ensure that theyre
unplugged or switch off the electric
power to the unit.

YOUR FRIDGE
The best way to maintain your fridge
is to clean it often, both inside and
out. Clean the coils and vents, which
are either located underneath or at
the back of the unit, using a vacuum
cleaner. The condenser coils remove
heat from the fridge so any dust or
dirt makes them work harder in order
for the fridge to maintain an optimum
temperature. The harder the coils have
to work, the more energy the fridge
uses, and youll start to notice the
rising costs on your electricity bill each
month. Remember to clean the inside
of your fridge on a weekly basis. Wash
the rubber door seal warm soapy
water and a cloth will do. Sometimes
this seal needs to be replaced. Its fairly
easy to do and a replacement seal
can be bought directly from the local
agent for your brand of fridge. Find
a tutorial on Youtube.com. Check the
door gaskets are working correctly by
closing the door on a piece of paper. It
should be difficult to pull out. The ideal
temperature is between 0 and 5C.
Be sure to check your fridges
thermostat often. If your model has
a water filter, replace this every six
months. Check the placement of your
fridge ideally it should be in a cool,
shady spot.
tip Always follow (and keep!) the
instruction manual that comes with
each appliance. They come in handy
for troubleshooting problems!

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YOUR FREEZER
Unless its a frost-free model with an
automatic defrost system, youll need to
defrost your freezer every six months.
Build-up will reduce its ability to work
efficiently and can cause the cooling
system to fail. How to do it: Turn off
the thermostat or set the machine to
defrost. Unplug the unit from the wall and
carefully scrape away ice with a blunt
plastic tool. Once its all removed, wipe
down and wash removable items such
as trays and drawers. Allow to dry before
resetting the thermostat, switching the
freezer back on and refilling.
tip Make sure your appliances are
set on a level surface if its uneven
or the appliances are tilted this can
result in leaks and electrical danger.

YOUR DISHWASHER
It goes without saying, ALWAYS
rinse your dishes before placing
them in the dishwasher! However,
youll still need to check and clean
the filter once a week in order to
prevent a build-up of food and
fat that could get trapped there. If
you open your machine and find
a puddle of water sitting at the
bottom of the machine, its a sign
your filter is blocked. Youll need to
pull it out and remove the cause
of the problem. You should also
clean your machine once a week
by running an empty load and
adding a cup full of vinegar to the
inside of your machine. Check the
water inlet valve if its clogged
the dishwasher wont be able to get
the right amount of hot water and
youll need to replace it spares
should be available for purchase
from the local agent for your brand
of machine. The same goes for the
outlet valve. If your dishes arent
coming out clean, remove the
spray arm by unscrewing it from
the top of the machine and cleaning
it. If you find that your machine is
leaking, check the door gaskets.
Found a puddle on the floor under
your machine? Its possibly a hose
thats come loose or is damaged.
Youll need to unscrew the lower
panels of your machine and get
in to check the hoses that way.
Sometimes its a hose connection
that simply needs tightening.

YOUR WASHING MACHINE


The number one rule when it comes to
taking care of your washing machine?
Never overfill the drum as this will place
strain on the motor and, over time, cause
it to break. Check and clean the filter
after each cycle. Plus, once a cycle has
completed and youve removed the
washing, never close the door. This will
allow the trapped moisture to circulate
and help to avoid mould and mildew
developing inside your machine. From
time to time, check the rubber seal
(around the door) to make sure its clean
and intact. If the rubber is damaged, its
fairly easy to replace and can be bought
from the local agent for your brand of

machine. Over time you may also need


to replace the hoses (at the back of your
machine), which become damaged
through normal wear and tear, causing
them to leak or rupture. When pulling the
machine forward to check the hoses, be
sure to check they dont loosen as you
put the machine back, or you could end
up with a big, watery mess! Does your
machine bounce around when on the
spin cycle it could be nothing more than
the machine not being stable. First check
the machines feet and tighten any loose
screws. If the problem persists youll
need to call out a handyman.

YOUR OVEN
Keep your oven clean. Old, caked-on
food can affect the circulation of heat
and interfere with cooking. Not great
when you consider the money and
effort that goes into making a great
meal! Not cooking like it used to? This
could indicate that the door isnt closing
properly. Avoid hanging heavy items
on the oven door as over time this can
lead to the door hinges loosening. Check
the door seal the same way you would
your fridge, using the paper trick (see
above). Its also a good idea to check
the temperature inside your oven (using
a thermometer) is the same as what
youve selected on the outside if theres
a big difference youll need to call out
a handyman to determine the cause of
the problem.

YOUR TUMBLE DRYER


Clean out lint in the machines filter
after each load. Built-up lint can reduce
the heat distribution in your machine,
making it take longer to dry your clothes
this can be costly as itll increase your
electricity bill, plus its a fire hazard.
Check that its level if the machine
hops while working, components
supporting the drum will wear out quickly
and itll also be noisy. Is the machine
working but not drying your clothes?
If the machine has a vent pipe and its
damaged in any way, it can cause air to
get trapped inside the dryer and heat
wont be able to leave the drum. Check
the vent pipe every six months.

tip Washing machine hose needs


replacing but no idea where to start?
Youtube is a great resource for stepby-step video tutorials.

January 2016

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UPDATE

Tips and tricks for


a beautiful home

Shades of blue
Blue whether daytime sky or midnight
ocean is the colour of the season. This
comforting shade speaks of summer
and holidays, and its naturally calming
effect will bring a sense of peace to your
home. Bring the colour into your decor
palette through fabrics, furnishings and
decorative items, and the possibilities
abound.

6BEST

OF THE

Dont tie yourself to one shade. Blue


on blue is versatile and adds depth
and interest to any space. You can
never do too many shades of blue!
Coastal-inspired interior design and
the colours of the ocean bring the
feeling of summer right into your home,
says Elmarie Stegmann from Coricraft.
Aqua shades are clean and refined,

Blue decor is in the spotlight. Add


accent pieces in deep blue hues
and complementary shades such
as turquoise, grey and teal. We
love these picks from Rochester:

Clovis Blue Couch,


R7 995

and bring vitality, clarity and freshness


to any space. Play around with these
shades in kids bedrooms.
Dont shy away from statement
pieces. Solid colours are making
a comeback. Theyre affordable,
add comfort and are versatile, says
Thiart Nortj from Rochester.
Blue has been proven to be the
most productive colour. Dont be
intimidated about bringing it into
a work space it will help your
concentration! Dramatic blues
add a stately, scholarly touch to
a library or study.
Vibrant shades like teal can bring
brightness into dark spaces
evoking the sky even in spaces
with fewer windows.
Go for a powdered blue and white
palette of furnishings and fabrics if you
want to keep a classic feel.
Milky shades of pastel and pale egg
blue are particularly soothing great
for a bedroom.
Choose a deep crisp blue for
a statement piece in your home,
such as your couch. It will add
instant refinement.

TIMELESS Are you suffering through summer in

WISDOM itchy despair as a result of mosquitoes?


If citronella candles, insect repellents and
lotions arent doing their job, put up
a final wall of defence. Planting basil,
catnip, geraniums, lemon balm, lavender,
lemon thyme, peppermint, rosemary and
citronella in windowsill pots and outside doors
will help keep the mozzies at bay.

WATER SHORTAGES GIVING YOU THE BLUES?


Clock Croatia,
R549

Rebecca
scatter
cushion,
R89

Umbrella navy
vase, R449
Blue tetris scatter
cushion, R179

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January 2016

Pepper
grinder large
vase, R399

Were suffering from one of the worst droughts South Africa


has seen in years, and chances are your garden is slowly
surrendering to the dry heat. You can do your part by limiting
your water usage, and harvesting your grey water and
(scarce) rainwater:
Rainwater can be used for cooking and drinking once
purified, and for flushing toilets and watering the garden.
Catch rainwater in buckets or containers beneath gutters.
Build your own rainwater tank, or visit Jojotanks.co.za to
see their affordable options.
Recycled grey water is best for flushing toilets and
watering the garden.
Try one of many simple systems for recycling your
grey water including grey water tanks and DIY water
recycling kits. Visit sustainable.co.za for ideas.
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POPSUGAR.COM AND MSN.COM PRODUCTS AND PRICES WERE CHECKED AT TIME OF GOING TO PRINT SEE PAGE 90

home

at our

TABLE

Margie rounds up
her latest foodie finds

Kiwi fruit

is one of the biggest nutritional


powerhouses that nature has to offer. Its packed full of vitamins, minerals,
fibre and enzymes, and is low in fat and sugar too. As it is a rich source
of vitamin C (one kiwi fruit meets the recommended daily allowance or
RDA of vitamin C), its an essential for good immunity. Eating it regularly
also contributes to good digestive health. The enzymes in the fruit can aid
digestion of protein such as meat, milk and legumes. When using kiwi fruit
in gelatine-based desserts like mousse and jellies, its essential to cook it
first in order to get rid of the enzymes or they will prevent the dessert from
setting. Chop it into fruit salads or stick on fruit skewers, make into a salsa
to serve with fish or simmer into a pure/coulis (with or without added
sugar) to serve with ice cream or on top of cheesecake.

Nutritious
&delicious

ice cream!

Ice cream for breakfast? Its possible!


Miss K Ice Cream Food is free from preservatives
and sucrose, and fortified with concentrated
protein and 18 different vitamins and amino
acids as well as a highly effective probiotic.
Flavours include double chocolate, malty vanilla,
strawberry and berry bubble-gum. And theres
a Banting range too! R600 for 22 x 125ml
portions in a mixed box (different box size options
available). They even deliver to your door. Order
online at Miss-k.co.za

KITCHEN TIP
Store spices in
a cool, dark place
not above your
stove! Humidity,
light and heat
cause herbs and
spices to lose
their flavour.
Learn more
about spices at
Yourfamily.co.za
under recipe
tutorials.

ON THE BOOKSHELF

The Banting Baker


by Catherine Speedie
(Jacana) is the solution
to low carb high fat
treats for the holidays.
Banting is the diet word
on everybodys lips,
and the LCHF option
is turning the food
pyramid upside down
and changing 40 years
of conventional thinking
around food and
nutrition. Recipes like
coconut macaroons,
cheesecake swirl
brownies and Top Deck
bliss bars will show
you that the low carb
highway is not about
deprivation but about
substitution. R250

The South African Fish


and Seafood Cookbook
by Susina Jooste and
Henk Stander (Lapa
Publishers) is a guide
to the responsible
selection and
preparation of delicious
fish and seafood dishes.
Apart from appetising
recipes like fishcakes
with parsnip remoulade
and French fries,
salted snoek fritters,
seafood paella and
prawn, coconut and
lemongrass soup, the
book offers valuable
guidelines about what to
consider when buying
fish or seafood, how to
correctly store or freeze
it, and step-by-steps on
how to gut, fillet, smoke,
cut fish into steaks or
make fish stock. R230

My

bantinge
favourit

CAPE Caf Paradiso (Gardens)

KID-FRIENDLY

eat-

outs
GAUTENG

DURBAN

CAPE

Aroma Caf (Sandton)

Circus Circus Beach


Caf (Snell Parade)

Waterkloof Estate
(Somerset West)

A secure area on the


beach allows children
to play, plus they offer
a jungle gym, sandpit
and a kiddies menu.
031 337 7700

The Circle of Life


Biodynamic Walks
through their vines
with its zoo of working
animals promises
to be fun and
educational. They also
offer tractor rides.
021 858 1292

Children have their


pick of treats from the
kiddies buffet or menu,
with favourites like
toasties and smores.
The venue also has
a secure play area
for children and offers
an organic market
on Saturdays.
011 465 4326

Tres Jolie (Ruimsig)


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An exciting range of childrens projects are


available, such as icing cupcakes, and
making pizzas or chocolate chip cookies.
A childrens menu includes items like fish
fingers, chicken nuggets and ice-cream
cones. 021 423 8653

The restaurant
overlooks a farmyard
where children can
feed the animals, enjoy
a pony or camel ride
and play on the jungle
gym. The kiddies menu
includes favourites like
pizza, chicken strips
and burgers.
011 026 0153

Jingle Jangle Tea


Garden (Moreleta
Park, Pretoria)
There are jumping
castles for kids under
six, trampolines, jungle
gyms, sandpits, swings
and a mini animal farm
that will keep kids busy
for hours. Kiddies
menu available.
012 997 0134

Piggly Wiggly
(Midlands)
Kids will love the large
outside play area with
a jungle gym, swings
and miniature steam
train rides, while the
putt-putt course
and candle-dipping
activities will appeal
to the whole family.
A limited kiddies
menu is available.
033 234 2911

Eikendal Wine Estate


(Stellenbosch)
Offers pizza and wine
pairings for adults. Kids
can enjoy fun grape
juice tastings, complete
with sweets and wildlife
images to colour in, or
clamber over a jungle
gym on the spacious
lawn. 021 855 5033

Yellowwood Caf
(Howick)

Gabrilskloof
(Overberg)

A large garden area,


jungle gym, and
a family of miniature
horses, pigs and other
farm animals will delight
children of all ages.
Theres also a bike
track and an extensive
childrens menu.
033 330 2461

Enjoy the new Lunch


Box experience while
soaking up the farms
idyllic hillside, alfresco
style. Available until
the end of summer,
a picnic-style lunch
in a box is available
for kids too.
028 284 9865

almond cake
Serves 8 Takes 1 hr 10 mins
200g ground almonds
160ml (2/3 cup) desiccated coconut
250ml (1 cup) xylitol
4 eggs
10ml (2t) vanilla essence
200g butter, melted and cooled
60ml ( cup) flaked almonds
double-thick cream, to serve

1
2
3

Preheat oven to 180C. Line a 23cm


springform cake tin with baking paper.
Combine the almonds, coconut and xylitol.
Beat together the eggs, vanilla and butter.
Mix into the almond mixture. Scrape into the
prepared tin. Scatter the flaked almonds on top.
Bake for about 55 minutes or until cooked
when tested with a skewer. Cool in the tin.
Serve warm or cold with double-thick cream.

ENJOY TRYING OUT NEW RECIPES?


Join the Your Family recipe test team to get
a sneak peek into whats coming, then make
the recipe in your own home and share your
thoughts with us. Email margie@caxton.co.za
with test team in the subject line.

January 2016

17

Market
y
a

D
4

Use your spare time this month


to visit your local markets. Look
what we found at ours...
6

1 Assorted beads in various colours and sizes by Baobab, R50-R250, Rosebank


Sunday Market 2 Brass delicious monster ring, R385, Dearrae.co.za 3 Hand-dyed
leather necklace, R210, Whiterabbitdays.com 4 African lady 50cm x 50cm scatter,
R380, Alovesupreme.co.za 5 Framed watercolour painting on handmade paper
by Rae, R250, Rosebank Sunday Market and Gallery Moya 6 Zulu telephone wire
bowl, R100, uBuntu Crafts at Bryanston Organic Market 7 Dcoupaged tray by Bev,
R130, Rosebank Sunday Market

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shopping

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PRODUCTS AND PRICES WERE CHECKED AT TIME OF GOING TO PRINT* SEE PAGE 90

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10

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1 Printed card flowers, R20-R30, Maryse Castel Creations 2 Flamingo tote bag 41cm x 47cm, R450, Aureumdesign.com 3 Felt slippers, R300,
Hey Wena at Bryanston Organic Market 4 River Bend olive oil and olives hamper, R140, select retailers 5 Pomegranate natural glycerine
soap, R45, Greengoodiescompany.co.za 6 Just Peachy organic dried kiwi fruit, R102 for 150g, Freshearth.co.za 7 1701 Nougat Selections,
R70 each, 1701.co.za 8 Amigurumi monkey, R280, Littlepinetree.co.za 9 Beaded pendants, R900 each, Beloved Beadwork Shop 10 Intense
Mango Butter 125ml, R180, Sukisukinaturals.co.za 11 Cat cove, R900, Benji + Moon, Benjiandmoon.co.za 12 Shweshwe taggie blankie, R120,
Banini at Bryanston Organic Market 13 Dragon Fiery Ginger 5% alcohol drink, R25-R30 per 440ml, 4-pack from R100, select liquor outlets
and Yuppiechef.com

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January 2016

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January 2016

21

Im
back
WITH A BANG!
Made famous for being themselves, these beloved
reality stars used their fame to follow their dreams

real people

Anything is possible,
if you give yourself
the opportunity

amini Pather, 32, won MasterChef


South Africa in 2013. She lives
in Newlands, Cape Town.
My first TV gig was as the Friday morning
Knorr cook on Expresso. I was nervous and it
was obvious. I cant look back at those early
clips because they really are simply cringeworthy! But thats when the TV bug bit. As
a child I was a competitive ice skater, so the
limelight was not new to me. But TV really is
an entirely different ball game.
Winning MasterChef South Africa in
2013 changed my life. It showed me that
anything is possible, if you give yourself the
opportunity. I was going to enter the first
season of MasterChef but chickened out.
I finally listened to my gut and it turned my
life around! One of the greatest moments on
MasterChef was winning the first challenge,
which was to make bread. All the other
contestants went straight for the yeast, while
I decided to make flat bread.
It was never really clear cut that Id be
here: I have qualifications in marketing,
copy writing, yoga, scuba and sign
language. Ive worked as a Red Bull promo
girl, as a communications director and as
an events planner. All these experiences
allowed me to meet various people and
experience situations that have allowed
me to broaden my horizons.
Since winning MasterChef Ive started
starring in my own show Girl Eat World. It
was no easy feat getting it off the ground
we had to overcome many rejections, but
now its broadcast on Food Network
in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, India,
South East Asia and the Philippines, and
on SABC 3 and Netflix.
While MasterChef certainly boosted
my cooking career, I think it started long
before that with little things like sitting on my
grandmothers porch while she chewed on
orange peels, or licking the batter spoon
while perched on my moms kitchen counter
as she made cupcakes.
Girl Eat World is about travelling the globe
and experiencing cuisine. It was amazing to
see how different cultures have carried their
food influences with them around the world.
From the beginning, I was motivated to make
a show that would appeal to international
audiences. And we succeeded! I love being
the designer of my destiny.

Some days I just know


Im on the right path

anessa Marawa, 36,


lives in Durban North.
She made her TV debut
when she won South Africas first
Survivor series in 2006.
When I was a kid, I didnt think I could
make it to this exact space, but I did
have an idea of the things I hoped to
achieve. And I was lucky enough to
find my passion in media. I featured in
an advertising campaign when I was
16 and the media bug bit. Im very
shy, and being out there challenged
me to overcome that. Winning
Survivor was an achievement on
several fronts: personal, mental and
physical. Nothing quite prepares you
for the first night on the island
(in Panama), but it allowed me to
achieve a lot of personal victories.
I think knowing when to be quiet
helped me to win. The show taught
me to get up when youre down, and
to trust myself more.
It also helped me to develop
my career in media, and move on
to greater things. Although I was
a model before, the show helped

me become more visible to the


public. I still do a lot of modelling
for magazines and advertising
campaigns. The show opened
doors for me into TV presenting and
MCing and I even had a stint in radio
on Vuma103FM in Durban. I also
became a presenter on a magazine
show called The Power Within, where
I shared stories about brave women.
The exposure allowed me to build
my personal brand it was definitely
the greatest launch pad anyone could
ask for. Since then, Ive also worked
in the wine industry, doing marketing
for a local winery. Plus Im focusing on
speaking at events, and doing public
talks about youth. It gives me the
opportunity to meet people different
people in different circumstances.
I like being able to entertain and
educate, and to be educated and
entertained in return. I try my best to
be kind people respond better to
positivity.
Some days I know Im on the right
path when all the things Ive worked
towards have made things easy.

January 2016

23

Our show made a difference


to the world

ichelle Garforth Venter, 42,


has worked in TV since she
was a teen. She opened
her home to the world when she and
her husband, Riaan, built a 100 per
cent green house on Love & Mortar.
Michelle, Riaan and their five-yearold son, Rainn, have recently moved
from South Africa to Atlanta, USA.
Michelle still jet sets to South Africa
for work.
Ive been in front of and behind
the camera for 24 years now. But
my greatest achievement has been
building South Africas first off-the-grid
house, complete with all sustainableliving ethics of waste management and

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January 2016

water conservation. That house formed


the premise for my reality show with
Riaan, Love & Mortar.
It was South Africas first reality
TV series that actually went into the
stars personal life. We even chose to
document my pregnancy with Rainn!
Riaan and I actually argued quite
a bit on camera it was a very trying
time, having so much of our lives take
place in front of the camera. But we got
through all of it.
My first TV gig was playing the lead
actress in an SABC action TV series
called Sentinel, where my teenage
character Ricky used karate and stuntdriving on motorbikes to get herself out

of tight spots. Ive since worked


on Top Billing and Morning Live
as a presenter, and worked as
a conservation journalist reporting from
around the world. Ive created shows
like DIY with Riaan and African Hot
Rods as executive producer. Its
been amazing.
To produce Love & Mortar, Riaan
and I raised the funds to buy the
airtime from The Home Channel, and
produce the show. We put our total life
savings into building the house. We
worked closely with the Green Building
Councils rules and regulations, and
housing regulations. It was quite
a challenge!
Ive accepted the responsibility that
comes with being a public personality
and being a fine-tuned role model at
all times.
The green home was motivated by
years of working with animals on shows
such as Wild Ltd and Bush Radar Kids,
where I realised the huge stress our
natural world and environment is under
on this generations watch!
Love & Mortar changed my
perspective on green living, and
showed me that its possible for
everyone. After the show I became
the senior writer for the South African
National Energy Development Institute,
an organisation that works directly
with the minister of energy. Our
focus is on promoting the uptake of
renewable energy sources like solar
and wind power.
Everyone still asks me about the
show from petrol attendants to CEOs;
they all want to know how to walk more
lightly on the planet. That tells me our
show made a difference to the world!
My wish for South Africa is that we
know how important our environment
is to our future wellbeing, and that we
choose to grow with sustainable-living
practices as king.

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real people

Ive always had dreams of


becoming something one day

I love what I do now music


is food for the soul

nke Pietrangeli, 33, from Paarl, was the


winner of Idols South Africa in 2003.
Im a girl from the platteland I grew up in
Kimberley. I only started singing in public at school
and church when I was 16. I had no idea it would
become my future. I thought Id probably end up in the
medical field.
Becoming a well-known TV personality was a Wow
experience for me and my family. It was one of the best
moments of my life especially after getting through
awful times like the elimination rounds and forgetting my
words during the auditions for the show. I feel honoured
that I am seen as a beloved icon in South Africa. Ive
since worked on Dis hoe dit is met Steve and Liriekeraai,
was the opening act for Westlife and Boyzone, and won
a SAMA award for best female vocalist.
Winning Idols made me an independent and strong
human being. It gave me experience in working with
people, and showed me how the industry and world
works. Knowledge and experience are powerful.
The show opened a lot of doors for me as an upand-coming artist, but achieving what I have has been
hard work. You need to keep moving forward to get
somewhere in life. I love what I do now music is food
for the soul. I love seeing how much music affects
people, and makes them happy.
In the past few years Ive released three albums and
Im also working on a single for the Missing Childrens
Foundation. Ive just finished recording new singles with
a well-known band called The Reckoning. The songs
feature a few popular artists and musicians. Their style
and love for progressive country rock will get you on
your feet in no time. The singles will be on the radio
soon so listen up!

iphokazi Mdlankomo, 40, was the runner-up


in MasterChef South Africa 2014. She lives in
Newlands, Cape Town.
Ive always had dreams of becoming something one
day. Finally, my wishes came true. Being the runner-up in
MasterChef South Africa was something from my wildest
dreams! I was the first domestic worker to reach that far in
MasterChef and Im now a brand ambassador for Pick n Pay.
How cool is that! My mothers dream was for me to become
a fashion designer, but all I wanted was to be an opera singer.
If only we could have seen where Id be one day.
I work for a family in Cape Town as a domestic worker. In
2014 Liz, my employer, encouraged me to enter MasterChef.
In 2012 I had entered a competition that was on The Home
Channel for the Kia Cook-Off SA, and I was one of the top
27 contestants. So I already felt comfortable in front of the
camera. From the moment I entered MasterChef, I had fun.
I was doing what I love: cooking and in front of the camera
to boot! Thats when I realised being a TV personality is
definitely something Id love to pursue.
The show taught me how to delicately plate food, and how
to work under pressure. And to just be me.
Now I spend a lot of time cooking for dinner and birthday
parties, and Ive appeared in front of the camera for a few
episodes of cooking shows that will be out soon. Ive also been
touring with The Good Food and Wine Show. Getting where
I am has required strength and passion, but theres still a long
road ahead, to get to a point where I can fully support my
family and build a life for us. It may look easy from the outside,
but getting somewhere in life requires immense discipline.
Right now, Im working on a live performance show, Short Chef,
Skinny Chef, with Claire Allen, who was a fellow contestant on
MasterChef South Africa. My cookbook, The Little Black Recipe
Book (published by Metz Press) is on shelf in January.

January 2016

25

strap

few months ago, my husband


Dane and I were on our way
to meet up with friends to
do the Whale Trail. It was a
Tuesday sunny and bright and full
of anticipation. Wed been on the road
for a while when he opened the cubby
hole and passed me a piece of paper.
It was a letter of retrenchment: polite
words expressing a stark reality. He
told me hed received it the previous
day, but hadnt known how to tell
me. My heart ached at the thought
of him carrying this knowledge for
24 lonely hours.
I looked up the word retrench in
The Chambers Dictionary. Its defined
as to shorten, delete, or abridge, and
comes from the French retrenchier,
meaning to cut, from Latin truncare
to lop. How appropriate! My husband
had been excited to join the company
two and a half years previously. Hed
looked forward to a future there. Now
all that had been taken away. Hed
been cut off.
My initial response was one of
calm, arising from great respect
for my husbands abilities. He built
his career with diligence, integrity
and skill. Between 2010 and 2013
he completed an honours degree
and an MBA, achieving both with
distinction while continuing to work
full-time. I was confident he would find
something. My husbands response
was, understandably, very different.
As the main breadwinner in our family,

Unknown
TERRITORY
Carri Kuhn, 43, and her husband Dane are parents to 17- and 19-year-old
boys. When Dane was made redundant, the family faced the scary reality of
an uncertain future a challenge facing many in the current economy
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January 2016

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first person

he felt the weight of responsibility


for maintaining a steady income.
He was filled with uncertainty about
continuing to finance our life. He
worried about the expenses lying in
wait, with our boys nearing the end of
their school career (tertiary education,
for example). My husbands sense of
identity, profoundly tied to the role of
provider, and his confidence in himself,
were shaken, in spite of the fact that
many others at the company were
facing the same struggle. He knew in
his head that this was not personal; it
was not a reflection of his abilities or
skills. But it felt personal.
Other concerns surfaced. We knew
it might be difficult for him to find work
in our home city of Cape Town. The
possibility of relocation was very real.
We knew this could be unsettling to our
boys, and didnt want to disrupt them
at this crucial time. Our older son was
18 at the time, and made it clear he
was not open to leaving.
I was reminded again of our
closeness to that season of life
in which children fly the nest. I
recognised that my sons could leave
home in the near future, but I was
hoping to be in the same city, to have
them close enough to visit. I wanted
to ease the transition. The idea that
they could be here, while we lived
in another part of the country (or in
another country altogether), made me
anxious. I wasnt ready for them to
leave. Although I knew that moment
would come at some point, the
thought that it could come sooner than
expected gave me the opportunity to
reflect on my feelings.
I realised that as a parent I would
always wonder whether I did enough
to prepare my sons for life outside our
home and protection. I thought about
the choices and challenges they may
face, over which I have no control.
Now was the time to make peace with
that. To let go of the need to tie up
all the loose ends. I recognised the
need to acknowledge the impossibility
of sending your children out neatly
packaged and perfectly ready for the
world. As a result of these reflections,
I came to a greater sense of peace
and readiness for the day I finally have
to let go.
I was concerned about relocation

for other reasons too. The thought of


saying goodbye to my beloved Cape
Town brought tears. I didnt want to
leave the connections made over
the years, to lose my communities.
I thought about the time and care it
has taken for me (a profound introvert)
to create the network of relationships in
my life. I reflected on the value of these
friendships. One of my closest friends
emigrated earlier this year and I felt the
loss of her presence deeply. Thinking
about leaving my much-loved horse
behind also overwhelmed me.
The greatest sense of sadness
about going, however, was related to
my parents. As my own children have
approached adulthood, Ive become
increasingly aware of my appreciation

We discovered
a new kind of
tenacity and
strength in our
relationship.
We found that
our connection
tolerated the
stress of differing
perspectives
for my own parents. I wanted so much
to be around them in the time we have
left together. Other family, including
in-laws, came to mind. I knew I would
miss them dearly too.
My husband, on the other hand,
was excited at the thought of putting
down roots elsewhere. He talked
about the value of exposing our
sons to other environments, and of
opportunities to explore and travel.
I was excited about this too. I reflected
on the pleasure I enjoy when exploring
unfamiliar places, my enjoyment of
new experiences, and recognised that
moving to another part of the world
could be a wonderful adventure.
I imagined a fresh environment as
a kind of blank sheet, an invitation to

reach into new territory, both of the


inner landscape of my heart and the
outer world of activity and endeavour.
Part of me wanted to take the leap into
places beyond my known horizons.
I tried to communicate my support
to my husband, to tell him that no
matter what happened I would give
myself to the process. I wanted him to
feel he was not alone, that I would walk
with him wherever this journey took
us. But I also wanted to be honest. It
seemed important that now, more than
ever, we committed to being open with
one another. We were facing a moment
in our lives in which big decisions
had to be made, decisions that could
change the trajectory of our future in
significant ways.
I didnt want either of us to feel we
had compromised and that we were
left feeling resentful, manipulated
or pressurised into choices we later
regretted. Those conversations had
to happen now, and they were not
easy. Communicating honestly and
graciously was complicated. It often
felt like walking a tightrope.
The process left me feeling
drained and frustrated at times, but
it also came with its own rewards.
We discovered a new kind of tenacity
and strength in our relationship. We
found that our connection tolerated
the stress of differing perspectives.
We found ways to tell it like it is while
still conveying respect and love.
Considering that nothing gives my
husband greater joy than seeing us
thrive and grow, he felt torn between
some of the dreams and goals he had
for himself, and the needs and wants
of the three people he loved most.
After more than 70 job applications,
over two months of uncertainty and
much soul searching, my husband
found a job, and it was right here in
Cape Town. This was an unexpected
and very welcome surprise.
I loved seeing him able to use his
gifts and abilities meaningfully. The
relief he felt at being able to continue
providing was evident. The journey
was hard; it wasnt one I would have
chosen for us, but I found myself
feeling thankful for it. It reminded us
again of what we valued most and
strengthened our commitment to those
things, and that has been a gift.

January 2016

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olworths
T-SHIRT, R3 99, Wo
g
WHITE FRINGED
R3 99, Call It Sprin
S,
NT
PA
O
RG
KH AK I CA
, R249, Cotton On
ES
ILL
DR
PA
ES
I
KH AK
orths
LACE , R120, Woolw
GOLD COIN NECK
, Call It Spring
BR ACELET, R169

NAVY AND WHITE STRIPED LINEN TOP,


R599, Truworths
STRAW HAT, R499, Accessorize
COLOURFUL BRACELET, R179, Call It Spring

STYLE
With tassels, toggles, fringes and floral to choose from this season, you can pack stylish
and interchangeable pieces that offer day-to-night glam wherever your holiday takes you

fashion

DRESS, R575, Truworths


TASSEL NECKLACE, R169, Call It Spring
TAN TASSEL SLING BAG, R349, Cotton On
STRAW HAT, R199, Jo Borkett

SLEEVELESS JACKET, R999, Mango


SLEEVELESS TOP, R349, Mango
WHITE PANTS, R499, Mango
BEADED NECKLACE, R399, Mango
LEATHER BELT, R399, Mango
LEATHER BRACELET, R149, Jo Borkett

The
tasselled

FLORAL KIMONO,
R599, Mango

FIGURE FIX
Theres nothing like a kaftan for covering
up the bits you prefer to hide. Wear over
a swimsuit or pair with Capri pants.
A colourful print makes the perfect kaftan.

TRIBAL KIMONO,
R99 9, Accessorize
TRIBAL BIKINI TOP,
R449, Accessorize
LOOSE PANTS, R89 9,
Accessorize
PAN AMA HAT, R24 9,
Cotton On
SILV ER EARRINGS,
R129, Accessorize
SILV ER NECKLACE
R349, Accessorize
SUNGLASSES, R149,
Cotton On

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January 2016

fashion

NAUTICA L TOP, R79. 99, Jet


MAXI SKIRT, R899, Jo Borkett
GLADIATOR SANDALS, R599,
Call It Spring
SILV ER EARRINGS, R179, Acce
ssorize
BRACELET, R299, Accessorize
DENIM RUCKSACK, R299, Cotto
n On

January 2016

31

DENIM SHIRT, R699, Forever New


STRIPED WIDE-LEG PANTS, R899, Forever New
METALLIC AND TANGERINE SANDAL S, R249, Call It
Spring
TURQUOISE CHOKER , R229, Accessorize
TURQUOISE PENDANT NECKLACE, R199, Forever New
BRACELET, R199, Jo Borkett

fashion

The
lightweight

FASHION: SUZANNE SESINK CLEE MODEL: STEFFANI, G3 MODELS HAIR AND MAKE-UP: KRASSI TOMA
PHOTOS: ANDREA CALDWELL AND DYLAN SWART SHOT ON LOCATION AT LAZIC RESIDENCE
PRODUCTS AND PRICES WERE CHECKED AT TIME OF GOING TO PRINT SEE PAGE 90

BLACK AND WHITE


GEOMETRIC PANTS,
R199.95, Edgars

WIDE-LEG FLORAL
PANTS, R129.99, Jet

BLUE PANTS,
R129.99, MRP

STOCKISTS ON PAGE 90

NAVY TA NK TO
P, R5 9.9 9, MRP
PRINTED PA NT
S, R3 99, Truworth
s
GOLD SA NDAL
S, R4 49, Cotton
On
GOLD TASSEL
NECK LACE , R1
29, Call It Sprin
BR ACELET, R3 49
g
, Accessorize
SUNGLASSES,
R149, Cotton On

January 2016

33

TIME FOR A

beauty

DETOX
Save time and money on your
beauty regime, and stay radiant.
Weve got the products and natural
remedies to help you get back to
basics, simplify your routine, and
maximise the benefit

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January 2016

beauty

MAKE WAY FOR THESE ALL-ROUNDERS


Replace the dozens of bottles in your bathroom cabinet
with these 2-in-1s and multi-functioning buys
LEFT TO RIGHT
FROM TOP
Almay Problem
Solution
Firming
Hydrating Mask,
R175
Dr Gobac
Starter Cream
for day and
night, R445
Neutrogena
Visibly Clear
2 In 1, R89.95
Rodial
Dragons Blood
Cleansing
Water, R650
Johnsons
Face Care
2-In-1 Facial
Gel/Mask,
R64.95
Kiehls
Dermatologist
Solutions
Actively
Correcting &
Beautifying
BB Cream with
Vitamin C,
R545
Bioderma
Photoderm
M 50+ Tinted
Protective
Cream, R219.95
Babor
Cleansing CP
Gel & Tonic
2-In-1, R396
Catrice 3in1
Colour Care
Correct Skin
Tone Adapting
Make Up,
R123.95
African Extracts
Rooibos
Purifying 3-In-1
Wash, Scrub
& Mask, R47
Kalahari
Mongongo
Body SPF
20 UVA Sun
Protection
with Kigelia
Africana, R285
Bionike Defense
Elixage Contour
Anti-Ageing
Eye-Lip Balm,
R575
Almay Problem
Solution 2-In-1
Exfoliator and
Polisher, R175

January 2016

35

DIY beauty cupboard

Minty lime
foot soak

Vanilla
lavender
sugar facial scrub

2 cups Epsom salts


cup bicarbonate
of soda
zest of 1 lime
5 drops lime
essential oil
5 drops peppermint
essential oil

2 cups brown sugar


1 cup almond oil
1t vitamin E oil
1t vanilla extract
15 drops lavender
essential oil

Combine the
ingredients in a large
bowl. Stir with a
wooden spoon to mix.
Pour half a cup of the
soak into a bowl of
warm water. Soak for
a few minutes. Store
in the fridge and use
within two weeks. The
soak soothes aches,
and softens, exfoliates
and energises the skin.

Combine the
ingredients in a bowl.
Stir with a wooden
spoon to mix well.
Use the scrub within
a few weeks. This is
a soothing, fragrant
scrub, which mildly
exfoliates the skin,
leaving it soft and
smooth.

Lemongrass
exfoliating
paste

Make-up
remover pads

1 sterilised jar
20 cotton pads
1 cups water
2T tear-free baby
shampoo
t baby oil

1 heaped T
bicarbonate of soda
1t water
1T coconut oil
4 drops lemongrass
essential oil
Combine the
ingredients in a bowl.
Stir with a wooden
spoon to mix well.
Apply to a clean, dry
face and rub in circular
motions. Rinse and
pat dry. Use once
a week to exfoliate and
help keep acne-prone
skin clear.

Combine the
ingredients in a bowl.
Pour quarter of the
mixture into the jar.
Add the cotton pads
a few at a time, and
agitate the jar so
that they soak up the
solution. Add more
cotton pads or solution
as needed. Removes
make-up in a flash!

Honey and apple cider


vinegar hair mask

cup organic raw honey


1 cups apple cider vinegar
Combine the ingredients in a jar.
Shake well to mix. Apply to wet
hair and leave on for 20 minutes.
The mask will leave your hair
conditioned, soft and silky.

Mix ingredients into a paste. Apply to


your lips using your fingertips, and
massage to remove dead skin cells.
Rinse with warm water, and apply lip balm.

Mash the blueberries with a


spoon and mix into the yoghurt.
This antioxidant-rich mask
will soothe sunburn and help
exfoliate damaged skin.

Cucumber
lemon green
tea facial toner

1 organic cucumber,
roughly chopped
(or juiced)
juice of 1 large lemon
1t honey

3T bay rum
1T bergamot essence
2t hair placenta
(available at
Dis-Chem)

cup coconut oil,


at room temperature
1t vitamin E oil
7 drops lavender
essential oil

Peel and juice the


cucumber, or drop it
into a blender and then
pour the cucumber juice
through cheesecloth
to filter the liquid and
remove the pulp. Add
the lemon juice and
honey, mix well, and
pour the mixture into
a jar. Apply to clean dry
skin using cotton pads.
Store in the fridge for
up to a week.

Mix the ingredients


together. Apply to your
scalp after washing
and conditioning, and
massage into your
hair. The mixture will
prevent your hair from
shedding and stimulate
hair growth.

Combine the
ingredients in a bowl,
mixing well. If the
mixture starts to clump,
whip it using your
handheld mixer. Use
as a moisturiser all
over your body for soft,
nourished skin

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2 cups rolled oats


1 cup honey
1 cup coarse sea salt
leaves stripped from 2 sprigs rosemary
5 drops rosemary essential oil

January 2016

20 blueberries
2T organic plain full-cream
yoghurt

2t brown sugar
1t honey
1t almond oil
dash of cinnamon

Rosemary body scrub

36

5Blueberry
repair mask

Honey lips
4sugar
scrub

Bay rum and


bergamot
hair stimulator

10

Combine the ingredients in a


bowl, mixing well with a wooden
spoon. Apply the mixture to your
skin a few minutes before going
into the shower. In the shower,
exfoliate using a circular motion,
and rinse off.

Coconut
lavender
moisturiser

TIP
Cover your drain
with cheesecloth
to prevent the
salt and oats from
clogging it up.

beauty

Skip the
cosmetics
counter
altogether and
use whats lying
around in your
kitchen cupboards to
make your own (delicious!)
beauty remedies. Place in a jar
and theyll make a lovely gift!

5
6
FEATURE AND STYLYING: TARYN ARNOTT VAN JAARSVELD PHOTOS: PETER WHITFIELD
PRODUCTS AND PRICES WERE CHECKED AT TIME OF GOING TO PRINT *SEE PAGE 90

7
9

10

TIP
If you need to stock up
on essential oils,
Dis-Chem has a wide
selection. You can buy
your coconut oil
there too!

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January 2016

37

beauty

UPDATE

Go on

give these trends a try!


Our favourite new trends are so easy and versatile,
theyll SAVE YOU TIME and add style to your life

Try these

DRY SHAMPOO
add a little bit of height.
If youve curled your hair, spray
on dry shampoo to prevent locks
from clumping together.
Spray dry shampoo onto your
fringe from roots to tip to prevent it
from sticking to your forehead.
Add uniform texture to freshly
washed hair by spraying your hair
with dry shampoo from root to tip
before styling as usual.
Choose the right shade so the
powdered spray is not visible in
your hair, and if you spray too
much on simply brush it out.

Batiste Dry Shampoo Dark


and Deep Brown, R69.99
Marc Anthony 2nd Day Clear
Dry Shampoo, R119.95
Girlz Only Dry Shampoo, R39.95

MICELLAR
CLEANSERS
Somewhere between a toner
and a cleanser, micellar water
is a miracle worker. This new
product sneaking into a few
popular ranges completely
removes waterproof make-up,
oil and dirt without damaging
your complexion. The micelles
or molecules in the water are
like little fat bubbles, which
combine with the oils on your
skin to remove make-up with
ease. They absorb fats, leaving
skin clean and free from
impurities. Squirt a few drops
onto a cotton pad, and wipe
your face. You can use micellar
water to remove night cream, or
after a shower before applying
sunscreen or make-up.

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January 2016

Try these

Garnier Pure Active Micellar


Cleansing Water, R79.95
Bioderma Sensibio H20
Solution Micellaire, R189.95

FEATURE: TARYN ARNOTT VAN JAARSVELD PHOTOS: PETER WHITFIELD AND SUPPLIED
PRODUCTS AND PRICES WERE CORRECT AT TIME OF GOING TO PRINT * SEE PAGE 90

Ever noticed how your hair is


impossible to style just after washing,
but tame and manageable when its
time for a wash? Dry shampoo will
give you mileage on styled locks
By applying it to greasy roots, you
can go an extra day or so without
washing your hair.
Overwashing dries out your hair
so try to extend the time between
washes as much as possible.
It can be used to add volume to
your roots: flip your head upside
down, spray your roots, and
agitate and backcomb them to

THICKER BROWS
Its time to stop plucking! An answer to the
prayers of lazy women everywhere big, bold,
bushy eyebrows are on trend. Was Brooke
Shields right all along? Thicker eyebrows make
your face look younger and slimmer. But if
yours are struggling to grow after years of
over-plucking, dont fret! A little highlighting will
get you there.

HOW TO: STYLE BIGGER BROWS


Andrew James, national
make-up artist and
trainer for Lancme,
tells us how to get
thicker-looking brows...
Select a powdery
but smudge-proof
eyebrow pencil.
Your eyebrow should
ideally start directly
above the inner corner
of your eye. It should
end at the point where
an imaginary line drawn
from the corner of the
nose passes the outer
corner of the eye.
The arch should be
at the point where
an imaginary line drawn
from the outer corner of
the nose extends through
the outer corner of the iris
of the eye.

Draw two parallel lines


from the start of the
eyebrow up to the arch.
When the arch is
reached, slope the
two lines down to a point
where the eyebrow ends.
Now fill in the eyebrow
with the pencil.
Finally, use the
opposite end to brush
the eyebrow up towards
the arch, then down from
the arch towards the
end point.
To keep the eyebrow
in place, give a clean,
dry brow brush (or
mascara wand) a spritz
of hairspray and gently
brush it through the
eyebrow, up towards the
arch and down towards
the end point.

4
5

6
7

These beauties will help


you get the look!
Eyelure Brow Pencil, R125.95, for uniformity

RapidLash Eyelash Enhancing Serum, R850, to help them


grow!

Catrice Fixing Brow Wax pencil, R52.95, for staying power

STOCKISTS ON PAGE 90

beauty

NEWS

Gosh Forever
Lip Shine
Spring Fling, R105

Palladio
Matte
Shadow
Duo, R89.95

ROCK
the boat

Bionike Defence
Lip Velvet
Begonia, R95

Wet N Wild Colour


Icon Eye Shadow
Palette Im His
Breezy, R89.95

Essence
Sheer & Shine
Lipstick 13
Like A Princess,
R38.95

Essence Effect
Nail Polish 36
Styled For Red
Carpet!, R38.95

Luxury Lashes Waterproof


Volume Mascara 010,
R84.95

Ice Box Colours


Mermaid Kisses,
R110

Catrice Ultimate Nail Lacquer


82 A Gallon Of Melon, R49.95
Palladio Silk FX
A La Mode
Eye Shadow Palette,
R115

REV
it up!

Catrice Velvet
Matt Smokey
Eyes Pencil
010, R44.95
Catrice
Smokey
Eyes Set
010, R79.95

Gosh Double
Precision
Mascara
Black,
R155

POSH
pink
Megaslicks
Balm Stain
Moisturising
Lip Colour
Pinky Promise,
R53.95
Catrice Shine
Appeal Fluid
Lipstick 030 Meet
You At The Bar-Bie,
R69.95

Catrice Ultimate
Nail Lacquer 55
Get The Blues,
R49.95

Catrice Ultimate Colour


Lip Colour 410
Rocking Like A Pink Star,
R69.95

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January 2016

is beautiful

Palladio Felt-tip
Eyeliner Pen
Jet Black, R89.95

Absolute
Bright
Eyeshadow
Palette 010,
R89.95

Max Factor Crme Puff


Blush 30 Gorgeous
Berries, R129.95
Kalahari
Soothing Lips
Kalahari Sunset,
R80

Azzure
ASSURED
Palladio Baked
Eyeshadow Trio
Pop Idol, R45

HAZE

LOral Color
Riche J Los
Delicate
Rose,
R169.95
LCN Nail
Polish, R170

Lancme
Eyeliner
Artliner, R370

Wet N Wild
Megalast
Salon Nail
Colour,
R56.95

FEATURE AND STYLING: TARYN ARNOTT VAN JAARSVELD PHOTOS: PETER WHITFIELD
PRODUCTS AND PRICES WERE CHECKED AT TIME OF GOING TO PRINT *SEE PAGE 90

Gosh 9 Shades
To Play With In
Vegas, R210

Gosh Volume Lip Shine


Raspberry Galore, R125

CRUSH
LOral
Color Riche
Natashas
Delicate Rose,
R169.95

Cover
GIRL

Essence Eyeshadow
04 Im Blushing, R29.95
Lancme
Rouge In Love
Fall in Rose,
R325
Palladio
Maxxlash
Mascara
Black, R99

Hannon Faces
Purple Gel
Eyepencil, R105
Lancme Hypnse
Volume--Porter,
R420

January 2016

41

competition

WIN!
8

lucky readers will each


win an Engelsrufer and
Herzengel to the value of

R4 800

Engelsrufers Herzengel range is perfect for little


girls, and were offering moms and daughters the
opportunity to win something for each of them

f you believe in guardian angels and


want to connect in a closer way, the
ancient tradition of the Engelsrufer
will help you call your angel. This
precious jewel is fragile like an angel
but possesses strength to help in
different situations.
Open the basket and discover a
handcrafted interchangeable chiming
sound ball. The sound balls are
available in 16 different colours and
each colour has a special meaning.
White signifies brilliant perfection,
innocence and purity; black
dominates light and is mysterious and
elegant; green stands for hope, health,
balance and honesty; and red portrays
strength, fire, passion and love.
Each ball has its own unique

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January 2016

sound and the delicate chime of


the Engelsrufer calls your guardian
angel to your side to protect you
from all danger.
Herzengel is the gorgeous new
childrens jewellery range of lucky
charms that combine protection
and love. Each charm symbolises
something special and meaningful.
For example, the angel wings are a
symbol for doors that should open in
life and the heart is a symbol for love.
Made from sterling silver, and
rhodium-plated, the jewellery comes
with a two-year guarantee. Prices start
from R399.
For your nearest stockist, email
engelsrufer@tregerbrands.co.za. Like
Engelsrufer South Africa on Facebook.

HOW TO WIN
To stand a chance of winning
this prize, SMS the keyword
ENGELJAN, together with
your full name, contact number,
physical address and postal code,
and your ID number to 48412
(each SMS costs R1.50; errors will
be billed. Free SMSs do not apply).
Entries close 31 January 2016.

COMPETITION RULES
The prize is non-transferable and
cannot be converted to cash. The
judges decision is final and no
correspondence will be entered into.
See page 92 for terms and conditions.

Whats

cooking
60

s
ecipeour
r
w
ne d to y
!
to adllection
o
c

USEFUL CONVERSIONS
3ml = t
5ml = 1t
8ml = 1t or T
10ml = 2t
15ml = 1T
45ml = 3T
60ml = 4T ( cup)

80ml = 1/3 cup


125ml = cup
160ml = 2 /3 cup
180ml = cup
250ml = 1 cup
310ml = 1 cups
375ml = 1 cups

t = teaspoon T = tablespoon

Whip up these delicious


waffles for a midday
treat on page 54

Family food

Holiday food

Desserts

New ideas for mealies


and boerewors, and
fridge-friendly
weekday options

Canaps and starters


for New Years Eve,
plus quick and easy fillers
for lunchtime sarmies

Low-sugar fridge tart,


winning ways with
waffles, and
scrumptious sundaes

Delicious food for busy days and easy ideas for entertaining

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January 2016

TOP
20

avocado terrine with smoked salmon


Serves 6 Takes 30 mins + straining + setting
500ml Bulgarian yoghurt
30ml powdered gelatine
60ml water
45ml lukewarm cream
250ml avocado, mashed
squeeze of lemon juice
Tabasco sauce, to taste
8 slices white bread, crusts
removed
80g smoked salmon
small handful sprouts, to serve

Whip up a few of
these old favourites
from our recipe library
for New Years Eve

1 For the terrine, place wet plastic


wrap on the inside of 3 x 250ml
loaf tins or 1 x 1L tin, allowing it
to overlap down the sides. Line
a sieve with muslin cloth, spoon in
the yoghurt and cover. Place in the
fridge to drain for at least 4 hours.
2 Sprinkle the gelatine over the water
and leave to bloom for 5 minutes.
Heat the gelatine in the microwave
on the defrost setting for a few

seconds until melted. Mix through


the cream and season with salt and
white pepper.
Add 2/3 of cream mixture to the
yoghurt and mix through. Carefully
spoon into the prepared tin.
Mix the avocado, lemon juice and
Tabasco together. Season. Mix the
remaining 1/3 cream mixture through
the avocado mixture and spoon on
top of the yoghurt mixture. Cover
and set overnight.
Preheat oven to 180C. Roll the
bread out with a rolling pin until flat,
cut into small triangles and place on
a baking tray. Bake for 10 minutes
or until lightly golden around the
edges. Cool on a wire rack.
When the terrine is set, turn out onto
a serving plate. Curl the smoked
salmon on top and sprinkle with
sprouts. Serve with the Melba toast.

beetroot gazpacho
Serves 4-6 Takes 25 mins
1 cucumber, cubed
500g cherry tomatoes
1 red pepper, seeded and chopped
2 spring onions, sliced
4 medium beetroots, peeled and
roughly chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
60ml olive oil
15ml apple cider vinegar
handful mint
lime wedges, to serve
1 Reserve 125ml of the chopped
cucumber, tomato and red pepper
mixture as garnish for the soup.
Blitz the cucumber, tomatoes, red
pepper, spring onion, beetroot and
garlic until smooth.
2 While processing, add the oil and
vinegar. Season and serve with the
reserved vegetables, mint and lime
on top.

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45

ham and mushroom croquetas


Serves 8 Takes 50 mins + chilling

snoek and sweet potato spring rolls


with granadilla dip
Makes 24 Takes 1 hr 10

30ml butter
60ml cake flour + extra
250ml milk
80ml mature Cheddar, grated
30ml olive oil
1 punnet black mushrooms, chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
100g Serrano or sandwich ham, chopped (optional)
1 egg, beaten
125ml breadcrumbs
250ml vegetable oil
spicy tomato salsa, to serve
1 For the white sauce, melt the butter over medium heat and
add the flour. Stir to form a roux or thick paste. Remove
from heat and slowly add milk, whisking well to get rid
of any lumps. Add the remaining milk and return to heat.
Continue whisking until sauce has thickened. Add the
cheese and season. Pour the sauce into a bowl, cover
with plastic wrap and chill in the fridge for 1 hour.
2 Heat the olive oil on medium-high and saut the
mushrooms until softened. Add the garlic and cook for
1 minute. Season and allow to cool before adding to the
chilled white sauce, along with the ham (if using).
3 Spoon out 15ml of the mixture and roll into a ball before
rolling it into the extra flour. Dip in the egg, and roll in the
breadcrumbs. Place the croquetas in the fridge to firm
up for 10 minutes.
4 Heat the vegetable oil and fry small batches of croquetas
for 2-3 minutes until golden and crisp. Drain on paper
towel. Serve with the spicy tomato salsa.

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January 2016

500g smoked snoek fillets, bones and skin removed


625ml cooked and mashed sweet potato, warm
4 spring onions, thinly sliced
handful coriander, chopped
lemon juice, to taste
24 sheets frozen spring-roll wrappers, thawed
vegetable oil, for deep-frying
FOR THE GRANADILLA DIP
6 granadillas, halved
1 red chilli, finely chopped
2cm ginger, grated
15ml soy sauce
juice of 1 lemon
30ml sweet chilli sauce
1 Flake the snoek and mix with sweet potato, onion,
coriander and lemon juice. Season.
2 Place 1 spring-roll wrapper on a surface with a corner
pointing towards you. Place a heaped tablespoon of
filling onto the corner of the wrapper. Brush edges
lightly with water. Fold corner over the filling, then roll up
firmly, folding the edges in. Press to seal. Place onto
a tray. Repeat with the remaining wrappers and filling.
3 Place enough oil to come 1/3 of the way up the sides of
a large saucepan. Deep-fry the spring rolls in batches
for 3-5 minutes or until golden. Drain on paper towel.
4 For the granadilla dip, combine all the ingredients.
5 Serve the spring rolls with the granadilla dip.

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vegetarian pepper terrine

roasted brinjal & garlic dip

Serves 8-10 Takes 45 mins + chilling

Makes 375ml Takes 40 mins + chilling

6 yellow and/or orange peppers


400g feta, drained
180ml plain yoghurt
2 garlic cloves, crushed
60ml olive or avocado oil
180ml pitted olives, chopped
handful Rosa tomatoes, quartered
small handful oregano, chopped

3 large brinjals, halved lengthways


45ml olive or avocado oil
4 garlic cloves, skin on
lemon juice, to taste
125ml plain yoghurt + extra
60ml mint + extra
mini pita breads, to serve
red onion, chopped

1 Preheat oven to 200C. Line a triangular or


rectangular 1.25L terrine tin or mould with
plastic wrap.
2 Place the peppers on a baking tray and pierce each
one with the tip of a knife. Roast for about 25 minutes
or until the skin is blistered and blackened. Place the
peppers in a plastic bag until cool.
3 Peel the skin from the peppers and discard.
Open the peppers and remove all the pips
and membranes.
4 Blitz the feta, yoghurt, garlic and 30ml of the oil until
smooth. Season. Line the sides of the terrine tin with
the peppers, reserving some for the top.
5 Spoon the feta mixture into the terrine tin, pressing
down well. Lay the remaining peppers on top and
cover with plastic wrap. Place a baking tray or board
on top and weigh down. Chill for 4 hours or overnight.
6 For the salsa, combine the olives, tomatoes, oregano
and remaining 30ml oil. Season.
7 When ready to serve, turn the terrine out onto
a board, discard the plastic and cut into slices
(around 3cm thick). Serve sprinkled with olive salsa.

1 Preheat oven to 200C. Line a baking tray with baking


paper. Place the brinjals and garlic on the tray, drizzle
with 15ml of the oil and season. Roast for about
30 minutes or until the brinjals are soft.
2 Remove from the oven and cool slightly. Scoop out the
brinjal flesh, squeeze out the garlic and mash together.
3 Add the lemon juice, yoghurt and mint. Season.
Refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving with warm pita
breads, onion, extra yoghurt and mint.

YF TEST TEAM COMMENT


Brinjals are a family favourite so this dip
went down a treat. The taste is fresh and
flavoursome. Its an easy recipe and the
dairy can be substituted for a non-dairy
alternative, such as Orley Whip with a
drop of lemon juice for tang, making it
a great appetiser for dairy or meat
meals in our kosher home, says Arlene.

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tip For a sweet variation, serve


with cinnamon and sugar or top
with apple sauce.

latkes
Makes 15-20 Takes 20 mins
4 potatoes, peeled and grated
onion, peeled and grated
2 eggs
30ml cake flour
5ml baking powder
vegetable oil, for frying
smoked salmon, to serve
cream cheese, to serve
chives, to serve
1 Combine the potato and onion.
Squeeze excess moisture from
the mixture.
2 Add the eggs, flour and baking
powder. Season and mix well.
Roll into golf-size balls and
flatten.
3 Heat the oil and fry the latkes
for 3-5 minutes on each side
or until golden. Drain on
paper towel.
4 To serve, top with smoked
salmon, cream cheese
and chives.

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lemon and chilli


marinated calamari

roast beef and


horseradish canaps

Serves 6-8 Takes 40 mins

Serves 8 Takes 30 mins

1kg frozen calamari tubes, thawed


1-3 red chillies, finely chopped
zest and juice of 2 lemons
handful coriander, chopped +
extra
4 garlic cloves, crushed
30ml olive oil
coriander and lemon wedges,
to serve

30cm-long baguette, thinly


sliced
olive or avocado oil, to drizzle
125ml mayonnaise
15ml horseradish
5ml Dijon mustard
200g sliced rare roast beef,
cut into strips
handful cherry tomatoes, halved
baby leaves (like watercress),
to serve

1 Wash the calamari well and dry


using paper towel. Slit the tubes in
half then score using a sharp knife to
create a diamond effect.
2 Combine the calamari, chillies
(to taste), lemon zest and juice,
coriander and garlic. Season. Cover
with plastic wrap and refrigerate for
30 minutes.
3 Heat the oil on high and cook the
calamari in batches for 2-3 minutes
on each side or until just cooked.
4 Serve with coriander and
extra lemon.

1 Preheat oven to 180C. Place


the bread on 2 baking trays and
drizzle with oil. Bake for about
10 minutes or until light golden.
Cool.
2 Mix the mayonnaise, horseradish
and mustard together. Season.
3 Top each bread slice with roast
beef, a dollop of horseradish
mayonnaise and a tomato
half. Garnish with baby leaves
and serve.

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tip This mince mix also makes


delicious burger patties. Simply
add a few chopped capers and
some garlic to stay with the
Mediterranean feel.

roasted red pepper dip

meatballs with tomato sauce

kofte-style kebabs

Makes 250ml Takes 30 mins

Serves 6 Takes 40 mins

Makes 15 Takes 50 mins + chilling

4 red peppers
100g blanched almonds, toasted
1 garlic clove
10ml ground coriander
20ml lemon juice
small bunch flat-leaf parsley,
chopped
small bunch basil, chopped
ciabatta, to serve

60ml olive oil


2 onions, chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
250g beef mince
60ml parsley, chopped
1 egg, beaten
45ml breadcrumbs
3 tomatoes, chopped
3ml dried chilli flakes
crusty bread, to serve

1 large onion, grated


500g lean beef mince
8ml ground cumin
60ml flat-leaf parsley, chopped
15ml olive or avocado oil

1 Preheat oven to 200C. Place the


peppers on a baking tray and pierce
each one with the tip of a knife.
Roast for about 25 minutes or until
the skin is blistered and blackened.
Place the peppers in a plastic bag
and allow to cool. Peel the skin from
the peppers and discard. Open the
peppers and remove all the pips
and membranes.
2 Blitz the roasted peppers, almonds,
garlic, coriander, lemon juice,
parsley and basil until smooth.
Season and serve with ciabatta.

1 Heat 15ml of the oil on medium


and saut the onion and garlic.
2 Combine the onion mixture, mince,
parsley, egg and breadcrumbs.
Season. Mix well and form into
small balls.
3 Heat the remaining 45ml oil and fry
the meatballs until brown all over.
4 Add the tomatoes and chilli and
simmer for about 15 minutes until
the tomato has softened and
formed a thick sauce. Season.
5 Serve the meatballs and spicy
tomato sauce with cubes of
crusty bread.

1 Combine all the ingredients, except


the oil. Season and mix well. Place
the mince mixture in the fridge for
30 minutes. In the meantime, soak
15 wooden skewers in water.
2 Remove the mince mixture from
the fridge, take small handfuls of
the mixture and shape a kebab
on each skewer. Place the kebabs
back in the fridge for 10 minutes.
3 Heat a griddle pan on high and
brush the kebabs with oil. Griddle
in batches for about 8 minutes on
each side or until cooked.

serving suggestion Serve


with tzatziki or minted yoghurt,
crusty bread and a salad.

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cheesy lemons with garlic-herb oil

tomato, yoghurt and guacamole dip

Serves 8 Takes 1 hr

Serves 6-8 Takes 25 mins

4 lemons, halved
125ml each of mozzarella, ricotta, Parmesan and
Cheddar, grated
1 small red chilli, seeded and finely chopped (optional)

FOR THE TOMATO DIP


250g ripe tomatoes
juice of lemon
2 garlic cloves, crushed
5ml sugar

FOR THE GARLIC-HERB OIL


60ml olive oil
250ml mixed fresh herbs (like basil, thyme, rosemary,
parsley or oregano)
1 garlic clove, crushed
8 toasted baguette slices
handful rocket

FOR THE GUACAMOLE


2 avocados, mashed
lemon juice, to taste
15ml olive or avocado oil
small handful coriander, chopped + extra
250ml Bulgarian or plain yoghurt
breadsticks or crackers, to serve

1 Preheat oven to 200C. Run a sharp knife between the


skin and flesh of each lemon and use a spoon to scoop
out the flesh and set aside.
2 Mix the cheeses and chilli together, season and spoon
into the lemon halves. Place on a baking tray and bake
for about 30 minutes or until the cheese has melted.
3 For the garlic-herb oil, blitz together all the ingredients.
Add some of the reserved lemon juice to taste. Season.
4 Drizzle the garlic-herb oil over the cheesy lemons and
serve with bread and rocket.

1 For the tomato dip, blitz together all the


ingredients until smooth. Season. Drain any
excess moisture through a sieve.
2 For the guacamole, combine all the
ingredients. Season.
3 Layer the tomato, guacamole and yoghurt
into shot glasses or little jam jars. Garnish
with extra coriander and serve with
breadsticks or crackers.

lime, chilli and coconut prawns

spiced mussels

Serves 4-6 Takes 30 mins + chilling

Serves 6 Takes 40 mins

zest of 1 lime or lemon


180ml coconut milk
180ml coriander, chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 red chilli, finely chopped
15ml fish sauce
15ml soy sauce
700g king prawns, peeled, cleaned,
tails intact
juice of 1 lime
10-12 lemongrass skewers (optional)
lime wedges, coriander and steamed rice,
to serve

250g diced bacon


3 leeks, thinly sliced
2 celery sticks, thinly sliced
2 carrots, diced
1 red chilli, finely chopped
3 garlic cloves, crushed
2.5kg whole-shell mussels, beards removed
and washed
80ml dry white wine
2 x 410g tins Mexican-style tomatoes
handful coriander, chopped + extra
chunky bread, to serve

1 Combine the lime or lemon zest, coconut milk,


coriander, garlic, chilli, fish sauce, soy sauce,
prawns and lime juice and coat well. Cover with
plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
2 Thread the prawns onto lemongrass skewers.
Heat a griddle pan on medium-high and cook
the prawns, brushing with the reserved coconut
milk mixture, for about 3 minutes on each side
or until pink and lightly charred.
3 Serve the skewers with lime wedges, coriander
and rice.

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1 Dry-fry the bacon in a large saucepan on mediumhigh for about 8 minutes or until crisp.
2 Lower the heat to medium, add the leeks, celery,
carrots, chilli and garlic, and saut. Season.
3 Add the mussels and wine. Close with a lid and
steam for 5-10 minutes or until all the mussels have
opened (discard any that remain closed).
4 Add the tomatoes and coriander. Season.
5 Serve with extra coriander and chunky bread.

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Cheesy lemons with garlic-herb oil

Lime, chilli and coconut prawns

Tomato, yoghurt and guacamole dip

Spiced mussels

tip The lemongrass skewers can


be replaced with wooden skewers
that have been soaked in water.

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fried minty halloumi with tomato salad


Serves 4-6 Takes 25 mins
250g baby tomatoes (use different varieties for
a colourful effect)
1/ onion, finely chopped
3
30ml red wine vinegar
5ml olive oil
handful mint
2 x 150g halloumi
3ml dried mint (optional)
30ml cornflour
canola oil, for frying
1 lemon, cut into wedges
1 Cut the tomatoes in half and add the onion, vinegar
and oil. Season and garnish with mint.
2 Remove the halloumi from the packaging and pat dry.
Combine the dried mint and cornflour, and sprinkle
this over the halloumi on both sides.
3 Heat the oil in a shallow frying pan, and fry the
halloumi for 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden
brown. Drain on kitchen towel.
4 Serve immediately with lemon wedges and the
tomato salad.

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grilled asparagus with sesame dressing


Serves 6-8 Takes 50 mins
16 asparagus spears
16 strips of streaky bacon
FOR THE DRESSING
45ml olive or avocado oil
30ml red wine vinegar
5ml honey
1 clove garlic, chopped
15ml soy sauce
30ml sesame seeds, lightly toasted
1 Soak 8 wooden skewers in water for 15 minutes.
2 Remove the hard woody ends of the asparagus
spears if necessary and wrap a piece of bacon
around each spear. Place 4 wrapped asparagus
spears next to one another and skewer them
crosswise with two skewers.
3 Mix together all the dressing ingredients.
4 Grill the asparagus spears over hot coals or
in a griddle pan for 4-5 minutes on each side,
turning once.
5 Drizzle the dressing over the warm asparagus
and serve.

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FEATURE: VICKIE DE BEER, MARGIE ELS-BURGER, LEILA SAFFARIAN, JUANDI ANDRAG AND ACP SYNDICATION
ASSISTANTS: JANA VAN SITTERT, INEMARI RABIE, ITUMELENG MASONDO AND NOMVUSELELO MNCUBE
PHOTOS: ROELENE PRINSLOO, CHARLES RUSSELL, GRAEME WYLLIE, LEE MALAN, JULIA SAKER AND ACP SYNDICATION

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melon and parma ham wedges

tempting tempura

Serves 8 Takes 10 mins

Serves 4-6 Takes 35 mins

1 large sweet melon (spanspek)


8-10 slices Parma ham
black pepper, to taste
basil, to serve

500ml chilled sparkling water


500ml cornflour
vegetable oil, for deep-frying
250ml green beans
1 small brinjal, thinly sliced
4 baby marrows, sliced
1 red onion, cut into thin wedges
125ml soy sauce
handful fresh coriander, finely chopped
2cm piece ginger, finely grated

Cut the melon into wedges and remove


the skin. Wrap a slice of ham around each
wedge. Season with black pepper and
serve with basil.

variation Substitute Parma ham with


Black Forest or Serrano ham.

1 For the batter, slowly combine the sparkling water with


the cornflour using chopsticks. Do not overmix as the
batter should still be lumpy.
2 Heat the oil on medium-high in a wok or medium-sized
pot. Dip the vegetables into the batter to coat. Fry in
batches, turning occasionally, for 3-4 minutes or until
crisp and golden. Remove from the oil and drain on
paper towel.
3 Combine the soy sauce, coriander and ginger. Serve
immediately with tempura veggies.

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R
!
D
E
V
R
E
S
E
A

Waffles are big news at the moment


and its no wonder! Weve included clever
cheats plus the best waffle recipe, so you
can make these sweet delights no
matter how much time you have

BASIC WAFFLE RECIPE


Makes 6 Takes 1 hr
250ml (1 cup) milk
1 For the waffles, bring the milk to a boil on medium80g butter
high heat. Add the butter and vanilla and stir until
5ml (1t) vanilla essence
melted. Cool.
430ml (12/3 cups) cake flour
2 Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt.
10ml (2t) baking powder
Make a well in the centre. Beat the sugar and egg
3ml (t) salt
yolks until light and creamy. Pour the wet
15ml (1T) sugar
ingredients into the dry ingredients,
3 extra large eggs, separated
beating until smooth. Dont overmix.
sunflower oil, for frying
Beat the egg whites until stiff peaks
form and fold through the batter.
3 Heat a little oil in a waffle pan
on medium-high and spoon
about 100ml of the batter
into the pan. Close the
pan and cook for about
2 minutes on each side
or until browned on
both sides and cooked
through. Repeat with
the remaining batter.

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FOOD WITH

FLAIR

carrot cake

tip To keep waffles hot, preheat oven to


100C and place them directly onto the
oven racks as soon as theyre cooked.
Dont pile them on top of each other or
the steam will make them soggy.

YF TEST TEAM COMMENT


These came out perfectly in our penguinshaped waffle pan. They were delicious,
with their tummies filled with whipped
cream and honey! I increased the sugar
to 45ml for added sweetness, says
Julia Moore from Durbanville, a wife and
mother of three children who loves cooking
and baking for her friends and family.

variations
CARROT CAKE WAFFLES Add 125ml ( cup) finely grated carrot
(liquid squeezed out) and 60ml ( cup) chopped pecan nuts to the
basic waffle recipe. Make cream cheese icing by beating together 230g
tub cream cheese and 250ml (1 cup) icing sugar. Add 125ml ( cup)
crushed pineapple, if you like. Serve with vanilla ice cream.
WAFFLE SMORES Make small waffles or cut large waffles in 4 and
sandwich together with toasted marshmallows. Drizzle melted dark
chocolate over.
GINGERBREAD WAFFLES Add 5ml (1t) ground ginger and 3ml (t)
ground cinnamon to the basic waffle recipe. Serve with vanilla ice
cream and preserved ginger.

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DECADENT CHOC
FUDGE WAFFLES
Makes 8 Takes 1 hr
500g chocolate cake premix
200g fudge, chopped +
extra
200g dark or milk
chocolate chips
360g tin caramel treat
vanilla or chocolate ice
cream, to serve

1 Prepare the chocolate cake


according to the packet
instructions. Mix the fudge
and choc chips through.
2 Heat a waffle pan on
medium-high and spray
with non-stick cooking
spray. Add about 100ml
of the batter. Close the pan
and cook for about
3 minutes on each side
or until golden.
3 Heat the caramel in the
microwave for about
2 minutes or until warm and
runny. Serve the sauce with
the waffles and ice cream.

variation For vanilla


waffles, use vanilla cake
premix and serve with
vanilla ice cream and
golden syrup.

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FLAIR

GLUTEN-FREE BUTTERMILK WAFFLES


WITH NOUGAT SAUCE
Makes 4 Takes 1 hr 10
FOR THE WAFFLES
250ml (1 cup) rice flour
125ml ( cup) potato starch (not
potato flour)
60ml ( cup) tapioca flour
10ml (2t) gluten-free baking powder
5ml (1t) salt
60ml ( cup) sunflower oil
2 eggs
5ml (1t) vanilla essence
375ml (1 cups) buttermilk
5ml (1t) sugar
FOR THE NOUGAT SAUCE
150g nougat, chopped + extra
250ml (1 cup) cream
100g white chocolate, chopped
strawberries, to serve

note Serve
immediately, as
these will harden
on standing.

1 For the waffles, whisk all the


ingredients together until a smooth
batter forms. (If batter is too thick, add
a bit more milk. If its too thin, add
a little rice flour.)
2 Heat a waffle pan on medium-high and
grease with non-stick spray. Add about
100ml of the batter. Close the pan and
cook for about 3 minutes on each side
or until golden.
3 For the sauce, heat the nougat and
cream on medium-high, stirring
occasionally, for about 10 minutes or
until melted. Remove from heat and
stir the chocolate through until melted.
Serve hot or cold with the waffles,
strawberries and extra nougat.

health variations
EGG FREE Replace the eggs with about
125ml ( cup) extra buttermilk. Replace
the nougat (which is made with egg whites)
with 100g extra white chocolate.
SUGAR FREE Replace the sugar with xylitol
or leave it out altogether. Serve with diabeticfriendly ice cream instead of the sauce.

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PB&J WAFFLED FRENCH TOAST


Serves 4 Takes 35 mins
8 slices white bread
soft butter, for spreading
80ml (1/3 cup) peanut butter
80ml (1/3 cup) strawberry jam
FOR THE CUSTARD
4 eggs, beaten
30ml (2T) castor sugar
60ml ( cup) milk
3ml (t) vanilla essence
pinch salt

1 Spread butter on one side of each slice of bread.


Spread the peanut butter and jam on 4 buttered-side
slices and sandwich together with the remaining slices.
2 For the custard, beat all the ingredients together and
pour into a flat dish. Working with one sandwich at
a time, dip them into the egg mixture.
3 Heat a waffle pan on medium-high and grease with
non-stick spray. Add 1 sandwich at a time, close pan and
cook for about 3 minutes on each side or until golden.

SERVING SUGGESTION
Make these extra decadent
by dusting the hot toast
with icing sugar and serving
with thick cream
or mascarpone.

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FLAIR

PAINTBALL WAFFLES
Makes 3 Takes 1 hr
1 batch basic waffle
recipe
food colouring (see tip)
whipped cream
or ice cream, to serve
colourful sweets
(like sour worms,
Jelly Tots and
Smarties), to serve

FEATURE: MARGIE ELS-BURGER ASSISTED BY NOMVUSELELO MNCUBE PHOTOS: DYLAN SWART

1 Prepare the basic


waffle recipe up to
step 2. Divide the
batter between
3-6 bowls (depending
on how many colours
you want). Colour
each with a few drops
of food colouring.
2 Heat a little oil in
a waffle pan on
medium-high and
spoon dollops of
each colour into the
pan. Close the pan
and cook for about
3 minutes (dont
turn) or until cooked
through. Repeat with
the remaining batter.
Serve with whipped
cream or ice cream
and sweets.

Kids w
lov ill
these
e!

See a video on
making these
fun waffles at
Yourfamily.co.za
under food
tutorials.

tip Gel food colouring keeps


its colour best during cooking.

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Summer,
sea and sun
Marlene van der Westhuizen pulls together simple
flavours for a summer lunch with friends

reathless wind, sun-filled


days, balmy evenings.
Friends come home
from the beach with a copper
bucket filled with freshly
plucked mussels and we all
gather around the stone table
underneath the pomegranate
tree. An icy ros is poured and
crusty bread broken.

MENU
Mussels with crusty bread
Salt-crusted whole white fish
Asparagus and artichokes
Cheesecake with white
chocolate sauce and berries

MUSSELS, WHITE WINE


AND PARSLEY
Serves 4 Takes 30 mins
1kg whole mussels, beards
removed
350ml white wine
handful thyme
6 spring onions, chopped
1 chilli, seeded and chopped
handful flat-leaf parsley, chopped
crusty bread, to serve

1 Rinse the mussels and drain.


2 Add wine and thyme to a large
saucepan and bring to a boil.
Add mussels and onions. Cover
with a lid and steam for about
5 minutes, shaking occasionally.
The mussels are cooked when all
the shells have opened. (Discard
any unopened mussels.)
3 Remove pan from heat, sprinkle
mussels with parsley and spoon
into a large serving bowl together
with the pan juices. Enjoy
with bread.

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January 2016

CHEF AT HOME

ARTICHOKES AND ASPARAGUS


Serves 4-6 Takes 15 mins
4 small artichokes
50ml olive oil
50g butter
500g asparagus, washed
handful basil

1 Slice the artichokes lengthways in


thin slivers. Heat oil and butter on
medium-high and quick-fry the
artichokes until they are crisp. Set
aside. Toss the asparagus in the
same butter and oil mixture until
lightly cooked. Season.
2 Serve on a bed of basil.

SALT-CRUSTED WHOLE WHITE FISH


Serves 4 Takes 40 mins

FEATURE: MARLENE VAN DER WESTHUIZEN PHOTOS: RENIER VAN DER WESTHUIZEN

Baking fish in a salt crust ensures that


its utterly succulent and flavourful. This
is deceptively simple but delicious!
olive oil, for brushing
1,5kg white fish, cleaned
white pepper
1 lemon
3 egg whites
1kg salt
1 lime, thinly sliced

1 Preheat oven to 180C. Rub oil into


a baking tray. Place the fish on top of
the tray and season lightly with white
pepper and a little lemon juice.
2 Fold the egg whites into the salt
and, using your hands, pack the salt
thickly over the fish, leaving the head
and tail uncovered. Place the slices
of lime on top of the salt and slide
the fish into the hot oven. Cook for
30 minutes.
3 Remove the fish from the oven. Keep
the crispy lime slices on the side.
Lightly whack the hardened salt with
the back of a spoon to crack it open.
Remove the pieces of salt from the
fish beware of the steam!
4 Gently place the cooked fish onto
a serving platter, redecorate with the
lime slices and serve immediately
with the artichokes and asparagus.

CHEESECAKE WITH WHITE CHOCOLATE AND SUMMER BERRIES


Serves 6-8 Takes 1 hr + cooling
2 x 200g packets Tennis biscuits,
finely crushed
100g butter, melted
3 eggs
1 egg yolk
125g castor sugar
500ml smooth cream cheese
125ml double cream
150g white chocolate, melted
fresh berries, to serve

1 Preheat oven to 160C. Combine the


biscuit crumbs and butter. Line the
base and sides of a 23cm tin with the
mixture, and refrigerate.
2 Whip the eggs and egg yolk with the
sugar until foamy. Spoon the cream
cheese into the mixture and whip
thoroughly. Gently fold in the cream.
3 Pour the mixture into the chilled
crust and bake the cheesecake for
about 40 minutes. When the cake
has risen well and set properly, turn
off the oven and open the oven
door. Allow the cake to rest in the
cooling oven until cold.
4 Spoon the chocolate over the
cheesecake and serve with berries.

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FEATURE: MARGIE ELS-BURGER PHOTO: DYLAN SWART

SHORT

CUTS

The humble

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January 2016

WAYS

WITH...

Boerewors
Easy ideas for a South African favourite

BOEREWORS KEBABS

SCOTCH EGGS

SAMOOSAS

Serves 6 Takes 30 mins

Serves 6 Takes 30 mins

Press the meat from 1kg boerewors out of


the casings. Combine with a small handful
of chopped thyme. Divide the meat into
6 equal balls. Flatten the sausage meatballs
in the palm of your hand and place
a medium boiled egg in the centre. Gently
work the meat around the egg until it is
sealed completely. Fill a shallow bowl with
100g seasoned flour, another bowl with
egg wash (1 egg lightly whisked with
a pinch of salt) and a third bowl with 100g
fresh breadcrumbs. Roll the meatballs in
the flour, then the egg wash, followed by the
breadcrumbs. Deep-fry the scotch eggs in
500ml sunflower oil for 4-5 minutes or until
golden brown. Drain on paper towel.

Heat 15ml olive oil over medium and


saut 1 chopped onion. Press the
meat of 500g boerewors out of the
casings and fry until browned. Add
60ml chutney, 1 chopped chilli and a
handful of chopped coriander. Season.
Use samoosa pastry strips or cut 4
phyllo pastry sheets into 8 x 24cm
strips. Place a teaspoon of filling on
the end of a strip and fold over to form
a triangle. Continue folding over until
all the pastry has been used. Deepfry the samoosas in batches in 500ml
sunflower oil for about 5 minutes or
until golden brown.

Serves 4 Takes 30 mins

FEATURE: VICKIE DE BEER ASSISTANT: JULIA VAN MAARSEVEEN PHOTOS: SALIE VAN HEERDEN

1 pineapple, peeled
and cut into large cubes
500g boerewors,
cut into bite-size pieces
12 lemon leaves
30ml olive oil
FOR THE SALSA
1 mango, diced
1 small cucumber, diced
1 small red onion, diced
15ml lime juice
handful coriander, chopped

1 Thread the pineapple,


boerewors and lemon leaves,
alternating, onto 6 sosatie
sticks. Drizzle with oil.
2 Heat a griddle pan or braai
on medium-high and grill the
sosaties for 3-4 minutes on
each side or until sausages
are cooked through.
3 Combine all the ingredients
for the salsa. Season.
4 Serve the boerewors kebabs
with the mango salsa.

FRITTATA
PASTA

Serves 4 Takes 25 mins

Serves 4 Takes 35 mins


Press the meat of 500g boerewors out of
the casings and pinch into bite-size balls.
Heat 15ml olive oil over medium, add the
meatballs and fry for 5-7 minutes or until
browned on all sides. Add 250g cherry
tomatoes and fry for another 2 minutes.
Add 125ml passata and cook on low heat
for about 15 minutes or until the sauce
has slightly thickened. Add a small
handful of basil leaves. Season.
Serve on cooked spaghetti and
add Parmesan shavings.

Heat 30ml olive oil over medium and


cook 250g sliced boerewors for 8-10
minutes or until cooked. Add 250g
grated baby marrows and fry for a
few minutes. Add 2 handfuls of baby
spinach leaves and stir through. Pour
in 6 eggs, whisked. Season with salt
and nutmeg. Lower the temperature
and allow the eggs to cool slightly.
Add 125g mozzarella cubes and 125g
Cheddar cubes. Bake at 200C for 5-10
minutes or until it puffs up. Remove
from the oven and allow to cool slightly.

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If you cant decide which deliciousrecipe
youd like to try, just make them all!

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FAMILY
FAVOURITES

basil pesto, halloumi and roast veg panini


Serves 4 Takes 50 mins

roasted pear, bacon and camembert


open sandwiches

2 handfuls cubed butternut


olive or avocado oil
2 handfuls cherry tomatoes
4 black mushrooms
4 paninis, sliced open
45ml butter
300g halloumi, sliced
80ml basil pesto
80ml pumpkin seeds
handful basil

Serves 4 Takes 45 mins


FOR THE BALSAMIC REDUCTION
15ml sugar
125ml balsamic vinegar
FOR THE ROASTED PEARS
4 pears, peeled and cored (halved or quartered)
60g butter, melted
honey, to drizzle
250g streaky bacon
4 thick slices ciabatta
olive or avocado oil
125g (1 small) Camembert round, sliced
handful rocket leaves
small handful baby leaves (optional)

1 Preheat oven to 200C. Place the butternut in a deep


roasting tray and drizzle with oil. Season and bake for
15 minutes.
2 Add the tomatoes and mushrooms and roast for 15 minutes.
Add the paninis, drizzle with oil and bake for about
5 minutes or until golden.
3 Meanwhile, melt the butter on medium-high and fry the
halloumi for about 1 minute on each side or until golden.
4 Spread pesto onto each panini and top with the halloumi
and roasted veg. Serve with the pumpkin seeds and basil
scattered over.

1 Preheat oven to 200C. For the balsamic reduction,


heat the sugar and balsamic on medium for about
30 minutes or until thick and syrupy.
2 Meanwhile, for the pears, place in a deep roasting tray
and drizzle with butter and honey. Roast for 10 minutes,
spooning the butter mixture over occasionally.
3 Add the bacon and roast for about 15 minutes or until
bacon is crisp and pears are golden and cooked through.
4 Drizzle oil over the bread. Heat a griddle pan on high
and fry the bread for about 1 minute on each side or
until charred. Top the bread with roasted pears, bacon,
Camembert and rocket. Serve with the balsamic reduction
and baby leaves scattered over.

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tip Place a small piece


of bread in the oil the
oil is warm enough if
the bread turns golden
within 30 seconds.

thai-style fish burgers

bunny chow

Serves 4 Takes 40 mins

Serves 8 Takes 20 mins

500g white fish fillets (like


hake) without skin or bones
30ml store-bought red
curry paste
10ml grated lime or
lemon zest
2 spring onions, chopped
60ml coriander, chopped
30-45ml cake flour
30ml vegetable oil,
for frying
125ml sour cream, to serve
(optional)
30ml sweet chilli sauce
tomato and shredded
lettuce, to serve

300g cooked savoury


mince
5ml turmeric
3ml curry powder
3ml dried crushed chillies
+ extra
8 small white bread rolls

1 Blitz the fish, curry paste


and zest until combined
but still coarse. Season.
2 Add the spring onion,
coriander and flour and
mix well. Shape into four
large patties and place
on a baking tray lined
with baking paper.
Chill for 10 minutes.
3 Heat the oil on medium
and fry the patties for
about 4 minutes on each
side or until golden.
Remove and drain on
kitchen towel.
4 To serve, spread both
sides of four rolls with
sweet chilli sauce, top with
a fish patty, tomato and
shredded lettuce.

tip We used frozen


fish fillets for these
tasty burgers.

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beef burgers with beetroot tzatziki


Serves 6-8 Takes 1 hr 10
FOR THE BURGERS
2 slices of bread, crumbed
125ml Bulgarian yoghurt
5ml mustard powder
1 garlic clove, crushed
70g feta, finely crumbled
zest of 1 lemon
1kg beef mince
handful parsley, chopped
vegetable oil, for frying
FOR THE
BEETROOT TZATZIKI
1 small beetroot,
peeled and grated
125ml Bulgarian yoghurt

5ml cumin seeds


1 garlic clove, crushed
FOR THE
BEETROOT CHIPS
vegetable oil, for deep-frying
4 medium beetroots,
thinly sliced
pinch sea-salt flakes
TO SERVE
8 bread rolls
2 salad tomatoes, sliced
1 red onion, thinly sliced
handful rocket

1 For the burgers, combine the breadcrumbs and yoghurt


and set aside for 10 minutes to soften.
2 In the meantime, combine the mustard, garlic, feta, lemon
zest, mince and parsley. Add the soaked bread, mix well
and season.
3 Divide the mince into 6-8 patties, slightly flattened with
the palm of your hand, and refrigerate for 10-15 minutes.
4 For the tzatziki, combine all the ingredients. Season.
5 For the beetroot chips, fill a small saucepan with vegetable
oil 1/3 of the way up the sides and gently heat. Fry the beetroot
slices in small batches until crisp and drain on kitchen towel.
Sprinkle with salt flakes and set aside.
6 Heat a frying pan and coat the beef patties with oil. Fry until
golden brown and firm.
7 Place the patties on the bread rolls and top with tomatoes,
onion, rocket and a generous dollop of beetroot tzatziki.
Serve with warm beetroot chips.

1 Heat the mince, turmeric,


curry powder and chillies
(if using) and simmer for
about 10 minutes or until
heated through.
2 Cut the tops off the bread
rolls and remove some
of the bread to create
a cavity.
3 Fill the bread pockets
with the mince mixture
and serve at once.

FAMILY
FAVOURITES

steak sandwiches
with avocado salsa

falafel burgers
Serves 4 Takes 30 mins

Serves 4 Takes 40 mins


15ml olive or avocado oil
4 sirloin steaks
(or cut of your choice)
FOR THE SALSA
1 avocado, chopped
100g cherry tomatoes,
chopped
small red onion, chopped
1 red chilli, finely chopped
large handful coriander,
chopped
juice of 1 lime or a lemon
rocket and crusty bread,
to serve
1 Heat a griddle pan on high.
Rub oil over the steaks
and season. Grill for 4-5
minutes on each side,
depending on how you
like your steak cooked.
Remove from the pan and
set aside to rest.
2 For the salsa, combine all
the ingredients. Season.
3 To serve, place rocket on
a slice of crusty bread,
top with steak and a large
spoonful of salsa.

toasted croque madame


Serves 4 Takes 40 mins
FOR THE CHEESE SAUCE
60g butter
60ml cake flour
500ml milk
250ml mature Cheddar,
grated
15ml wholegrain mustard
handful parsley, chopped

FOR THE SANDWICHES


60g soft butter
8 thick slices sourdough
bread
4 thick slices gypsy ham
paprika, to dust (optional)
45ml olive or avocado oil
4 eggs
watercress, to serve

1 For the cheese sauce, melt the butter on medium. Add the
flour and cook for a minute. Slowly add the milk, stirring to
prevent lumps, and cook for 5 minutes. Stir the cheese and
mustard until melted. Mix in the parsley and season.
2 For the sandwiches, spread the butter onto the bread
slices and top 4 slices with half of the sauce. Top each with
a slice of ham and the remaining bread slices to make a
sandwich. Place on a baking tray and spoon the remaining
sauce on top and dust with paprika. Place the sandwiches
under a heated grill for 2-3 minutes, until bubbling and
golden.
3 Heat oil on medium and fry the eggs for 5 minutes or until
cooked to your liking. Season. Serve sandwiches topped
with eggs and watercress.

400g tin chickpeas,


drained and rinsed
1 garlic clove, crushed
3 spring onions, chopped
15ml mixed ground spice
cayenne pepper, to taste
30ml cake flour
handful parsley, chopped
30ml olive or avocado oil
4 wholewheat buns,
sliced open
125ml tzatziki
2 tomatoes, thickly sliced
1 avocado, sliced
1 small red onion,
thinly sliced
1 Blitz the chickpeas,
garlic, onion, spices
and flour until smooth.
Mix the parsley through
and season. Shape into
four patties.
2 Heat the oil in a frying
pan on medium-high,
add the patties and fry for
about 3 minutes on each
side until golden.
3 Spread the insides of
the buns with tzatziki, top
with the patties, tomatoes,
avocado and onion.

tip This salsa can also


be used as a topping for
fish and chicken, or as
a dip.
variation Rump or
minute steak works just
as well for this meal.

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quick chowder in bread bowls

Serves 4 Takes 1 hr

Serves 4 Takes 1 hr

FOR THE
MARINATED CHICKEN
180ml orange juice
squeeze lemon juice
1 red chilli, seeded and
finely chopped (optional)
1 garlic clove, crushed
4 chicken breasts,
butterflied
FOR THE
MARINATED ONIONS
1 red onion, thinly sliced
into rings
60ml white wine vinegar

juice of 1 lemon
5ml castor sugar
FOR THE
SWEET CHILLI MAYO
60ml sweet chilli sauce
60ml mayonnaise
small pineapple, thinly
sliced into rings
4 bagels
250ml bocconcini or
mozzarella, torn
handful baby spinach

1 For the marinated chicken, combine all the ingredients and


marinate for at least 20 minutes.
2 For the marinated onions, combine all the ingredients and
marinate for 20 minutes. Drain, season and set aside.
3 For the sweet chilli mayo, mix the sweet chilli sauce and
mayonnaise together.
4 Heat a griddle pan on high and fry the pineapple for
about 2 minutes or until charred.
5 Drain the chicken and fry on the griddle pan in batches
for about 5 minutes or until charred and cooked on all
sides. Season.
6 Top the bagels with the cheese and cook under a heated
grill for about 3 minutes or until the cheese has melted.
Top with the baby spinach, grilled chicken, dollops of
sweet chilli mayo, pineapple and drained onions.

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day-old sourdough or
ciabatta rolls
olive oil or melted butter,
for greasing
FOR THE CHOWDER
1 onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, crushed

120g butter
30ml cake flour
4 skinless hake fillets
375ml milk
375ml cream
5ml Dijon mustard
handful parsley, chopped

1 For the bread bowls, cut a lid out of the sourdough or


ciabatta rolls. Hollow out using your fingers and reserve
the removed crumbs.
2 Grease the insides of the rolls with olive oil or melted
butter. Place on a baking tray and bake for 5-8 minutes or
until crisp. Remove and set aside on the baking tray.
3 For the quick chowder, fry the onion and garlic in 60g of
the butter. Add the flour to the butter and stir well. Place
the hake fillets on top of the onions and steam, covered,
for 6 minutes.
4 Mix the milk, cream and mustard together. Pour over the
fish, mix, heat through and season. Add parsley.
5 Mix the remaining 60g butter with 250ml of the reserved
breadcrumbs. Ladle the soup into the bread bowls and
scatter buttered crumbs over the top. Bake for 6-8 minutes
or until the soup is warm and the crumbs are golden.
tip Dont throw away dry rolls turn them into
delicious bowls for comforting soups instead.

YF TEST TEAM COMMENT


The marinated chicken and pineapple bagel was delicious the
perfect quick weekend meal. The creamy cheese, fresh spinach
and citrusy chicken topped with sweet caramelised pineapple
was simply yum! It paid off to stick to the recipe, says Jolene
Papadopoulos from Durban.

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Five easy salads and dessert!


to take you through the week

MONDAY

TUESDAY

mexican pasta salad

roast potato salad

Serves 4 Takes 15 mins

Serves 4 Takes 45 mins

250g penne pasta


400g tin whole sweetcorn
kernels, drained
410g tin kidney beans, drained
3 spring onions, sliced
small red onion, finely chopped
400g tin Mexican-flavoured
chopped tomatoes
handful coriander

500g baby potatoes,


halved
30ml olive or avocado oil
125g streaky bacon,
chopped
1 onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed

1
2

Cook the pasta according to


packet instructions, drain and cool.
Combine the pasta, sweetcorn,
beans, spring onions, red onion,
tomatoes and coriander. Season.
Serve warm or cold.

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80ml sour cream


10ml Dijon mustard
5ml red wine vinegar
10ml honey
4 spring onions, sliced
handful parsley, chopped

Preheat oven to 200C. Place potatoes on a roasting


tray and drizzle with 15ml of the oil. Season. Roast for
25 minutes, add the bacon pieces and roast for about
10 minutes or until cooked. Cool.
Heat the remaining oil on medium-high. Fry the onions
and garlic for 5-8 minutes or until slightly caramelised.
Combine the potatoes, bacon and chopped onions.
Whisk together the sour cream, mustard, vinegar
and honey. Toss the dressing through the potato salad.
Sprinkle with spring onions and parsley.

2
3

WEEKDAY

MEALS

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

tuna salad

crunchy chicken and peanut salad

Serves 4 Takes 20 mins

Serves 4 Takes 15 mins

425g tin tuna, drained


1 small cucumber, diced
6 gherkins, chopped
15ml capers, chopped
100g feta, crumbled
1 small red onion,
chopped
15ml olive or avocado oil
15ml lemon juice

1
2
3

FOR THE DRESSING


125ml Greek yoghurt,
60ml sour cream
1 garlic clove, crushed,
handful parsley, chopped
gem lettuce, to serve

Combine the tuna, cucumber, gherkins,


capers, feta and onion. Drizzle the oil and
lemon juice over. Season.
For the dressing, whisk together all the
ingredients. Season.
Serve the tuna salad in gem lettuce cups.
Drizzle with the creamy dressing.

500g leftover cooked chicken, shredded


3 carrots, julienned
1 small red cabbage, sliced
1 small green cabbage, sliced
2 large baby marrows, julienned
handful peanuts, roasted
handful coriander, chopped
FOR THE DRESSING
125ml peanut butter
zest of 1 orange
90ml orange juice
25ml soy sauce
2cm piece ginger, grated
1 garlic clove, crushed

1
2

Combine the chicken, carrots, cabbages,


baby marrows, peanuts and coriander.
Whisk the dressing ingredients together
and drizzle over the chicken salad.

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WEEKDAY

MEALS

DESSERT

roast cauliflower and lentil salad

tropical summer jellies

Serves 4 Takes 40 mins

Serves 4 Takes 30 mins + setting

1 cauliflower, cut into large florets


1 eggplant, sliced
15ml olive or avocado oil
5ml ground cumin
10ml honey
400g tin lentils, drained
4 spring onions, chopped

20ml powdered gelatine


2 x 115g tins granadilla
pulp
250ml orange juice
30ml sugar

FOR THE DRESSING


5ml each of soy sauce, sesame oil and balsamic
vinegar
45ml olive oil

Preheat oven to 200C. Place the cauliflower


and eggplant in a roasting pan. Drizzle with
oil, cumin and honey. Season. Roast for about
30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool.
Combine cauliflower, eggplant, lentils and
onions. Whisk the dressing ingredients together
and season. Toss the dressing through the salad.

2
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1
2

410g tin tropical fruit,


drained
pineapple chips,
mint, cream and fresh
granadilla, to serve

Add 45ml water to the gelatine and set aside. Spray


4 small dariole moulds or tea cups with cooking spray.
Combine the granadilla pulp, orange juice and sugar on
medium heat. Stir to dissolve the sugar. Just before the
mixture starts to boil, remove from heat. Add gelatine to the
mixture and whisk until dissolved.
Pour cm layer of jelly into each mould. Place in the
fridge for about 20 minutes or until set.
Fill the moulds with tropical fruit, leaving cm space at
the top. Fill each mould with the remaining jelly mixture.
Place in the fridge for 1-2 hours or until completely set.
Unmould the jellies by swirling the mould in boiling water
for 1 second. Gently press the sides of the jelly to remove.
Serve with pineapple chips, mint and fresh granadilla.

3
4
5

FEATURE: VICKIE DE BEER PHOTOS: SALIE VAN HEERDEN

FRIDAY

CHILLED
DESSERT
OF THE

MONTH

Every day is

su ndae
Scoop and prepare the sundaes and keep
them in an ice bath until ready to serve

strawberry swirl and meringue sundaes


Serves 6 Takes 2hr 30
FOR THE MERINGUE
2 egg whites
125ml ( cup) castor sugar
few drops red food colouring
FOR THE STRAWBERRY CREAM
250ml (1 cup) strawberries + extra
30ml (2T) castor sugar
250ml (1 cup) cream

1 Preheat oven to 120C. Line a standard baking tray with baking paper.

FEATURE: NOMVUSELELO MNCUBE PHOTO: DYLAN SWART

1L (4 cups) vanilla ice cream,


to serve
cigar wafer cookies, to serve

For the meringue, beat the egg whites until soft peaks form. Slowly add
the sugar, while beating until stiff peaks form.
Swirl the colouring through to create a marbled effect (see tip). Spoon into
a piping bag tted with a star nozzle and pipe dollops onto prepared tray.
Bake for 2 hours until dry.
For the strawberry cream, blitz the strawberries and sugar until a coulis
forms. Whip the cream to soft peaks and fold 1/3of the strawberry pure
through until marbled.
Crush some of the meringues and spoon layers into 6 different-sized jars
with the ice cream, strawberry cream and remaining strawberry coulis.
Serve with extra strawberries, remaining meringue and wafer cookies on top.

YF TEST TEAM COMMENT


This was a hit! I added a bit
of ground cinnamon and was
really pleased with the outcome.
Ill denitely be making it again,
says Charlotte Nci Mavimbela
from Nelspruit, a wife, full-time
working mom of three and parttime student who still makes
time to cook up a storm.

SAVE TIME
Use about 100g
store-bought meringue
instead of making
your own.

tip Dont overstir or the


mixture will become pink
instead of marbled.

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HEALTHY
MAKEOVER

Low-sugar

winner

By reducing the sugar and


carb content of sweet treats
you dont have to worry
about the negative effects
on your blood sugar levels

g
Bantinly
d
frien

fridge tart
Serves 12
Takes 35 mins + setting
FOR THE CRUST
125g butter, melted
2 eggs
40ml xylitol
150ml coconut flour
10ml (2t) baking powder
FOR THE FILLING
250g mixed berries, pured
80g no-sugar strawberryflavoured jelly
250ml (1 cup) boiling water
60ml ( cup) xylitol
2 x 230g tubs low-fat
cream cheese
fresh berries, to serve

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4

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a 24cm diameter cake tin


with baking paper.
For the crust, whisk together the
butter, eggs and xylitol. Sieve
in the coconut flour and baking
powder. Stir to combine. Press
the pastry into the bottom of the
prepared tin. Bake for about
15 minutes or until golden
brown. Cool.
For the filling, combine the berry
pure, jelly and boiling water.
Cream together the xylitol
and cream cheese. Whisk the
cream cheese mixture with
the jelly until smooth.
Pour the strawberry mixture onto
the biscuit base. Place the tart
in the fridge and set overnight.
Serve with fresh berries.

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1 Preheat oven to 175C. Line

Time to relax

food

NOTES
Margie rounds up the
months best foodie buys

HEALTHY HOLIDAY SNACKING


Dried fruit and nuts contain all sorts of nutrients,
making them a healthy snack to reach for
during the holidays. Pick n Pay Raw has a wide
selection of raw nuts, roasted and salted nuts,
and dried fruits.

Tranquini Positively Relaxed is made


from herb extracts, crystalline Alpine
water and natural ingredients. This
makes for a relaxing beverage that is
lightly carbonated with a refreshing
grape taste. The ingredients help to
relieve stress and reduce anxiety without
making you drowsy. Plus, it contains
no preservatives, alcohol or artificial
sweeteners. From R17.99 for 250ml,
select Spars and petrol stations.

Quick
cheats

Keep these premixes in your


pantry to whip up when extra
friends and family pop by the
compliments will fly!
Create delectable coffee shop
favourites at home with Moirs
Baked Dessert Ready Mixes.
Cheesecake or Milk Tart,
R29.99 each.

Sir Fruit (formerly known as


Sir Juice) is celebrating the launch of Sweet C,
its limited edition mandarin juice, with mini-red
superhero capes. The capes are made by
Soweto superheroes from the Diepsloot Worker
Cooperative, which supports children with special
needs. Proceeds go towards Jacobs Well Village
NPC. R13.99 for 500ml.
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Choose from Chocolate Freys Freylini


variants: Creamy Nuts, Hazelnut Crunch,
and Praline and Nuts, R59.99 each. Try
Baci by Perugina, in white, milk and dark
chocolate with hazelnut centres surrounded
by whipped chocolate and chopped
hazelnut filling, coated in smooth chocolate,
from R15 for 2 pieces to R150 for 214g.
Or opt for Mini Chocolate Slabs
with Popping Candy,
R29.95, Woolworths.

COMPILED BY MARGIE ELS-BURGER IMAGES: SUPPLIED


PRODUCTS AND PRICES WERE CHECKED AT TIME OF GOING TO PRINT
*SEE PAGE 90

Golden Cloud Cake Mixes


offer more choice with their
delicious new flavours, each
with three recipe options. Bake
a cake, cupcakes, pudding or
whoopie pies. Theres even
icing that doubles up as sauce
for puddings. Orange & Ginger,
Red Velvet, and Latte,
R25.99 per box.

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creative
space

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CRAFT UPDATE fresh ideas

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KNIT this months cover knit

to fuel your creativity

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can be done in a weekend


CRAFT decorative ideas for
a tropical New Years Eve bash
DIY Suzelle shows us why
shes so popular

craft

UPDATE New ideas for your creative side

SuzelleDIY

interview

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Our favourite DIY doyenne,


Suzelle, has launched SuzelleDIY:
the book (Human & Rousseau).
From crafts and recipes to braaing
and pets, it has a bit of everything
we love about Suzelle. Dont
miss our podcast of the interview
online, plus theres a book extract
on page 88!

How have you


enjoyed Joburg?
Suzelle: I love Joburg so much!
I love the vibe here and the buzz.
And you know what else I love? The
jacarandas. We dont have this in
Cape Town these purple trees. And
purple is my second favourite colour.
Why do you think
crafts are so popular?
Suzelle: I dont know. I think people
want to get back to basics. People
dont want to spend money on fancy
things. People want to make it and
use their own creativity. Maybe
thats why they like the DIY videos
I dont know!
Youve got a new book out;
tell me a little about it.

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Suzelle: Well, Im very excited about


the book. It is basically just a lovely
extension of the SuzelleDIY videos.
Its very bright and colourful and
vibrant; there are lots of nice things to
do and make in the book. Theres lots
of different DIYs, different chapters.
Theres kitchen DIY, household
DIY, recipes, and a DI-braai section
too; Marianne even has her own
section shame.
What was the most
challenging part of getting
the book together?
Suzelle: It took a lot of time to get all
the things together, and to take all
these photos. It was quite hard to do.
And we only had a short time, so it
was quite intensive, but I enjoyed it.
And Marianne did she
enjoy it?
Suzelle: Marianne was a bit of
a pain, at times, but she enjoyed
it, and she actually helped me
a lot, shame. She really helped,
especially with her own section and
the DI-braai section. Shes also very
good at computers, so if you need
something, she helps me with that.

STAR YARN
Light cotton, a beautiful drape, pastel summer
garden colours, and all with a South African touch
thats the beauty of MoYas Lace Plume cotton
range. Most South Africans are enraptured by MoYas
soft, beautifully dyed cotton yarns (their bulky is
so soft you wouldnt believe its a cotton!). Motherdaughter team Martine Ryder (director and bean
counter) and Hester M Bester (director and social
media specialist) started MoYa a few years ago and
they have taken the SA crafting community by storm.
Theres a definite gap in the market as far as thinner,
quality cotton yarns are concerned, they say. We
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affordable, high-quality lace-weight yarns. The
yarn has a high twist, with
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in stunning stitch definition.

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The pattern featured here


is called Spring Cowl by
Samantha Steele and will be
published in the April 2016
issue of Your Family.

for grown-ups colouring in!


Kreatiewe inkleurboek vir grootmense 5
(Human & Rousseau) is out now. Last
month we featured the second edition
and the response from our readers
was excellent. If you havent tried it yet,
start now! Weve included an extract
from the new edition on our back page,
and you can download it from our
website too.

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Crafter
of the
month

We stock a selection of yarn


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Expressions, Elle, Katia, Opal,
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Crafter of the month


This gorgeous quilt was made by Cecile Kotz, 64, a Reach
for a Dream administrator, for her daughter Petro. Petro says,
I collect fabric from every country I visit, as its so lightweight
and versatile. After ticking a number of countries off my bucket
list (Zambia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, India, Laos, Cambodia
and Vietnam are just a few!), the pile of material was becoming
a tad high. So she roped in her mom to make a quilt from the
fabric collection. Cecile says, I loved feeling like I was part of
Petros adventures! Petro wanted a huge quilt and as we had
enough material I went overboard. It was quite a complicated
make, with the variety of materials, but the biggest challenge
was handling the size and sewing all the blocks together. Not
all the fabric was actually quilting material so with some of the
pieces I had to make a double layered block. In the end
I made the whole quilt in five different
sections. Creativity is like therapy
for Cecile. I cant survive without
my sewing machine and interesting
materials. Its like a meditation
session for me!

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Cell: 072 749 6029
Email garyw@
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KNITTING

Su mm e r
breeze

Knit this casual top with 100% cotton ribbon


yarn: light enough over your cozzie and
smart over a strappy camisole too

TO MAKE
(5;5;6;6) balls Katia
Tahiti Beach or Tahiti
6.5mm or 7mm
knitting needles to get
the required tension

abbreviations
c/off cast off
c/on cast on
inc increasing
K knit
P purl
rem remaining
rep repeat
RS right side
st/s stitch/es
WS wrong side

SIZE (8-10;12-14;16-18;20-22)
Finished bust measurement:
(94;104;111;122)cm
Model wears 8-10
TENSION: In pattern st 2: 12
sts and 20 rows = 10x10cm
after blocking

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Pattern st 1:
Row 1: *K1, wrap yarn 3 times around
needle*, rep from * to *, K1.
Row 2: K, drop extra wraps from needle
throughout the row.
Rep these 2 rows for pattern.
Pattern st 2:
Row 1: K
Row 2: P
Rows 3 and 4: K
Rep these 4 rows for pattern.
Pattern st 3:
Row 1: *K1, wrap yarn 4 times around
needle*, rep from * to *, K1.
Row 2: P, drop extra wraps from needle
throughout the row.
Rep these two rows for pattern.
BACK (rep pattern for FRONT)
C/on (56;62;66;72)sts.
K 4 rows (garter st), ending with WS row.
With RS facing, work the 2 rows of patt
st 1, once.
With RS facing, work 5 rows stocking st,
beginning with a P row and ending with
a WS row.
With RS facing, work 2 rows of
patt st 1, once.
With RS facing, work next 12 rows
stocking st (beginning with a *K row,
next row P, repeat from *).
With RS facing, work patt st 2 and rep
these four rows until piece measures
(44;45;46;47)cm.
Work the 2 rows of patt st 3, twice.
Work 3 rows stocking st and cast
off loosely.

FRONT
Work same as back.
SLEEVES (knit 2)
C/on (37;38;40;43)sts.
K 3 rows, P 1 row, K 1 row (= 5 rows).
WS facing, work the 2 rows of patt st 1, twice.
With WS facing, continue with the 4 rows of
patt st 2.
When the piece measures 11cm, increase
1 st at each end on second st from edge st,
on every 4th row 4 times (45,46,48,51 sts).
Beginning with a WS row, work patt st 3
once, increasing 4 sts evenly across the
last row of patt st 3 (49,50,52,55 sts).
When sleeve measures (26,27,28,29)cm,
work 3 rows stocking st. Cast off loosely.
FINISHING (MAKING UP)
Carefully block pieces on WS, using
steam only.
Sew shoulder seams.
Place markers for sleeve opening on both
back and front (20;21;22;23)cm down from
shoulder. Matching centre of sleeve with
shoulder seam, set in sleeves between
markers.
Sew side and sleeve seams. Block all seams
carefully with steam only.

This pattern is adapted


from one that appeared in
Katia No 81. Buy the book
and Katia Tahiti or Tahiti
Beach from Skapie.co.za

MODEL: NICOLE FROM BOSS MODELS PHOTO: DYLAN SWART


PATTERN ADAPTED BY ERNESTA VAN ZYL

YOU WILL NEED

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,
a
bright
h
o
l
Anew year!
These island-style party crafts are just perfect for a
summer New Years bash. Grab the kids and get making!

#YFmakes
Make these crafts and you could win!
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any social media platform to enter.
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FAMILY CRAFTS

BEESWAX AND COCONUT OIL LOTION BARS

MINI PINEAPPLE CHOCS

Keep your skin smooth and moisturised this holiday with our
simple-to-make lotion bars.

YOU WILL NEED


700g block of
beeswax
800ml coconut
oil (scented or
unscented)
essential oil in the
fragrance of your
choice (optional)
grater
double boiler or glass
bowl over a pot
spoon
moulds in the shape
of your choice

YOU WILL NEED


chocolate balls in
golden foil (we used
Ferrero Rocher)
toothpicks
glue
mini pineapples,
printed from
Yourfamily.co.za (see
templates)

TO MAKE
1

5
6

Grate the beeswax into the


container you want to melt it in.
Place the bowl with the grated
beeswax over a pot of boiling
water to melt. This does take
some time so be patient!
Once all the beeswax has
melted add the coconut oil and
mix together while still liquid.
Add 20 to 30 drops of essential
oils, depending on the strength
of fragrance you prefer.
Carefully pour into the moulds.
Set aside to cool overnight.

TO MAKE
1

2
3

Cut out as many mini pineapples


as required.
Glue each one onto a toothpick.
Insert each topper into your
chocolate, then use to decorate
your table or as a place-marker.

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GOLD POM-POM HATS

TO MAKE
1

YOU WILL NEED


ready-made gold
party hats
pineapples, printed
from Yourfamily.co.za
(see templates)
ready-made wool
pom-poms
4 pieces A4
gold paper
spray glue
scissors

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Trace silhouettes of the printed


pineapple onto gold paper, and
cut them out (you can fit two
onto one A4 page).
Spray the pineapple cut-outs
with spray glue, and stick them
onto the party hats.
Spray paint the pom-poms gold,
and leave to dry.
Using your scissors, poke
a small hole into the top of the
pom-poms.
Spray the top point of the hat with
spray glue, and mount the pompoms on the top. Leave to dry.

TROPICAL PARTY CUPCAKES

YOU WILL NEED


ready-made
cupcakes
cocktail umbrellas
and cocktail
pom-poms
cupcake holders

TO MAKE
1
2
3

Place cupcakes into cupcake holders.


Add cocktail decorations.
Display as desired.

FAMILY CRAFTS
CHIMICHURRI SAUCE

t
A grea h
wit
sauce d
grille
meat

Makes about 250ml


Takes 1 hr 20 + chilling

YOU WILL NEED


125ml olive oil
6 garlic cloves,
crushed
80ml white wine
vinegar
1 green chilli,
chopped
handful each of
coriander, oregano
and parsley, chopped

TO MAKE
Blitz together all the
ingredients by pulsing and
scraping down the sides,
as necessary, until a thick
sauce forms. Season. Keep
refrigerated.

PINEAPPLE STRAWS
Add some flair to your straws
with this simple decor idea.

YOU WILL NEED


pineapple template
from Yourfamily.co.za
(see templates)
scissors
sticky tape

TO MAKE
1

2
3

Colour print your pineapple


template.
Cut out each pineapple.
Using sticky tape, attach
to straws.

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DIY SPARKLY
CHAMPAGNE BOTTLES
Bring in the New Year with these
glamorous sparkly champagne bottles.

YOU WILL NEED

PINEAPPLE AND PALM


TREE SWIZZLE STICKS
Take a few minutes to make these
charming Hawaiian decorations!

YOU WILL NEED


palm tree template
(download from
Yourfamily.co.za)
brown corrugated
card
green cardboard
shiny yellow
cardboard
pencil
scissors
sticky tape

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bottle(s) of
champagne or
sparkling wine
adhesive spray glue
craft glitter
latex gloves
old cloth or
newspaper
tape

TO MAKE
FOR THE PALM TREE
1
Cut out the palm tree trunk and leaves
separately. Use these to trace out the
trunk shape on the brown board, and
the leaf shape on the green board.
2
Cut out the pieces. Using glue or sticky
tape, tape the leaves and trunk together.
3
Using sticky tape, attach your stick to
the palm tree.

TO MAKE
1

FOR THE PINEAPPLE


1
Draw a rough oval on the back of your
cardboard, and cut out as many as
desired (using your original oval as
a template).
2
Draw triangular spikes resembling the
top of a pineapple. Cut out as many as
required, using the original as
a template.
3
Stick the pieces together with glue or
sticky tape, and attach the swizzle stick
the same way.

Cover your working area with an


old cloth or newspaper.
Cover the top third of the bottle
with tape to prevent the glue from
sticking to the bottle top.
Wear latex gloves. In a wellventilated area, apply spray
adhesive glue to each bottle
in small sections and sprinkle
with glitter until the bottle is well
covered in all sections.
Shake off excess glitter, then
display! Feel free to put sparkly
bottles on ice. Some glitter will
come off when the ice melts.

FAMILY CRAFTS

PINEAPPLE BUNTING

TO MAKE
1

YOU WILL NEED


2

pineapples, printed
from Yourfamily.co.za
(see templates)
20 pieces A4
gold paper
2.5m twine
scissors
punch

Trace silhouettes of the printed


pineapple onto gold paper, and cut them
out (you can fit two onto one A4 page).
Punch two holes into each pineapple,
one left and one right. Punch towards
the top of the pineapple so that
when they hang, they are heavier
at the bottom.
Thread the twine through both holes of
each pineapple.
Space the pineapples evenly, and hang
the bunting as desired.

TROPICAL TABLE SKIRT

YOU WILL NEED


length of hessian to fit
around your table
decorative band
same length as
hessian
crepe paper
glue gun

TO MAKE
FEATURE: YOUR FAMILY TEAM STYLING: TARYN ARNOTT VAN JAARSVEELD PHOTOS: ANDREA CALDWELL

Cut the crepe paper into lengths


as high as the table.
Glue the strips onto the hessian
one row at the top and another
row halfway down the hessian.
Glue a decorative band over the
top of the strips.

WHERES THE PARTY? SIGN

YOU WILL NEED


a post or door onto
which you will stick
your sign
coloured cardboard
chalk

TO MAKE
1

Cut your coloured card into thick


arrows of different lengths.
Write on the coloured card using
white chalk. Point your guests in
the direction of all the fun.
Using glue, double-sided tape
or Prestick, stick the arrows onto
your post/door.

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CRAFT

Y
I
D
e
l
l
e
z
Su

Our favourite South African


crafter and YouTube star has
just published her first book,
SuzelleDIY: The Book (Human
& Rousseau) and its absolutely
packed with crafts, recipes,
DI-braais and DIYs for your pets,
from both Suzelle and her bestie,
Marianne. Grab this book as itll
make a great Christmas present
for the crafters
in your life, and
there are QR
codes to unique
videos you wont
be able to watch
anywhere else!

Vertical planters are great


for confined spaces, such
as balconies and little
urban gardens. They are
also very water-friendly
and they look so beautiful.

#YFmakes
Make these crafts and
you could win!
Use this hashtag with
your pic on any social
media platform to enter.

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HOW TO MAKE A T-SHIRT SHOPPING BAG


It is great to see so many people reusing fabric grocery bags
at the shops instead of buying more plastic bags (which
make holes in the ozone layer).
I like to be a little bit creative and make my own grocery
bags. Here is an easy way to turn your old T-shirts into
shopping bags and there is no sewing required!
notes
You can jazz up your
bag with decorations,
such as badges,
ribbons and buttons
if you like. Use your
creativity to make
your bag reflect your
personality.

YOU WILL NEED


an old T-shirt
sharp scissors
a bowl
a pencil or laundry
marker pen

TO MAKE

Place the bowl over the


neckline and trace around
it using your pencil or
laundry pen. Cut out
a semi-circular shape.

Turn the T-shirt inside out


and determine how deep
you want the finished bag
to be. At that point, trace
a line across the bottom
of the T-shirt.

YOU WILL NEED


2

three empty plastic drinks bottles


with lids (or use as many as you like,
depending on the space available)
a craft knife
a drill
planting soil and compost
any plants (I am using herbs and
vegetables here)
brackets that fit around your bottles

Cut the sleeves off the


T-shirt (I keep the offcuts and use them as
lappies in the kitchen).

Cut slits up to the line


along the bottom of the
T-shirt. The slits should
be about 3 cm apart.

Rinse out your bottles and cut


a little window into them with
a craft knife.
Cut the bottoms off the bottles.
Drill a hole through the lid of each
bottle to allow drainage.
Turn the bottles upside down and
fill them to about halfway with
a mixture of soil and compost.
Plant your plants so that they
peep out through the little
windows.
Secure the brackets to the wall
and, starting from the bottom,
build a bottle tower by slotting the

Tie the tassels to one


another in a criss-cross
fashion until they are all
done. Then turn your T-shirt
the right way around again
and there you have it, your
shopping bag is ready!

top of each bottle into the


bottom of the next.
When you water the vertical
garden, just water the top
bottle and the water will drip
down to the plants below. And
there you have it your own
vertical garden! Make sure
you place your garden
somewhere where it will get
about six hours of sunlight per
day, and water it regularly. That
way, you will have delicious
fresh salad ingredients at your
fingertips every day!

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WHERE TO

get it

Accessorize 021 447 7718


Banini 072 7382816
Beloved Beadwork 021 408 7600
Bryanston Organic Market 011 706 3671
Call It Spring 011 784 1597
Clicks 0860 254 257
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Edgars 0860 112 442
Forever New 011 685 7000
Green Grass Design Studio 011 447 8570
Jet 0860 113 639
Jo Borkett 011 883 7240
Little Pine Tree 078 023 4508
Mango 011 783 7907
Maryse Castel Creations
maryse.castel@gmail.com
MRP 0800 212 535
Pick n Pay 0800 11 22 88
Rochester 011 447 8261
Rosebank Sunday Market
Hayley@rosebanksundaymarket.co.za
Spar 0860 313 141
The Green Goodies Company
011 791 1339
uBuntu Crafts 082 8528712
Woolworths 0860 100 987
Zando 086 119 2636

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this weekend

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Bounce back from overindulging


Healthy water infusions
Preventing hair loss for chemo
patients, healthy herb, and the
best sleeping positions
When your friends earn more
than you
How to stay cool under pressure
Parenting on the run: Raising
a good reader
Kate Sidley: kids for all seasons
Coping strategies for school kids
Allergies, worms, and keeping
medicines safe
Grow your own microgreens
Books, movies and TV shows
to relax with
Catch up on great new reads
Family day trips away from home
Caring for an ageing cat,
anxious pets, and dog training
Bumper crossword session
Dads world by Gus Silber
Colouring in for the holidays

in the know

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How to

bounce
back
Tis the season to indulge, suntan, eat, relax
and be merry. But treating your body badly
during a holiday will leave you feeling worse
off. Stave off the effects of festive fun and
end your holiday feeling lighter and brighter!

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your health

When youve

overeaten
Dont fret. It happens. You
need to eat over 3 000 calories
extra just to pick up half a
kilogram. One extra helping
of pudding on one occasion
will not change your figure.
If youve overindulged, focus
on returning to your normal
routine and not on the scale.
Dont skip meals the next day to
try and make up for over-eating,

When youve

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stopped
exercising
If the relaxation of the holidays has
you in an exercise rut, dont stress. Set
a fitness and health goal for exercising
not a weight goal. The results will
be much easier to see! Strengthening
your bones, enhancing your muscles,
and being fit enough to climb the
stairs at work could be some of your
motivations. Rope in an exercise
buddy who can motivate you when
youre down.
Start with a small commitment such
as a daily walk. Stick to it and soon
youll be feeling the positive effects
and craving more! Try something
new, such as hiking, interval training,
cycling, boxing, dance classes or
yoga. Dont think of it as exercise, but
rather as a fun activity you can enjoy.
Track your progress in an exercise
diary or with a fitness tracker. Dont
punish yourself if you dont get around
to the gym as youd planned. Make up
for it with a 10-minute walk, or a few
minutes of jumping jacks or skipping.
Ten minutes are better than none.

When youve

underslept
Not enough rest? Your tiredness is
probably wreaking havoc on your
productivity, attention, and mental
capacity. After a long sleepless
night, dont snooze the alarm. If
you sleep in later than usual, youll
mess with your bodys schedule.
Jump straight into the shower and

as that will leave you hungry,


your metabolism sluggish, and
make you prone to eat more.
Dont lie down after the fact as
it can give you heartburn and
other gastro issues. Rather go
for a walk or a light workout.
This will speed up digestion,
even out your blood sugar
and clear glucose out of your
bloodstream. Drink plenty

choose an invigorating shower gel.


Drink water, and eat water-rich foods
such as iceberg lettuce, cucumber,
watermelon and green peppers to
refuel your body. Get plenty of sunlight
and look up at the sky: the colour
blue triggers a photoreceptor in the
eye, which reduces production of the
sleep-inducing hormone melatonin.
Dont drink too much coffee: it will
worsen a headache and up your
cholesterol. One cup is enough to
give your overall cognitive function
a kick. More than that will do more
harm than good. Exercise will get your
blood flowing, which will help you to
concentrate better. A brisk walk or
jog will also boost alertness by
releasing adrenaline.

When youve

overindulged
in alcohol
When it comes to alcohol, prevention
is better than cure! If you know youll
be having a heavy night, drink at
least a few litres of water beforehand:
alcohol dehydrates the body. Drink a
supplement that will ease the ill-effects
on your liver, such as Essentiale
Extreme (R46.95 for 20 at Clicks). It
will help to support liver function and
regenerate liver cell membranes. Sip
your alcoholic drinks slowly, dont
drink on an empty stomach, and dont
have more than one drink per hour
give your body time to metabolise
the alcohol. If youre still nursing a
hangover the morning after the night
before, replace lost electrolytes and

of water to aid digestion and


flush out toxins and excess
salt that can leave you feeling
puffy. Herbal teas with ginger,
peppermint, and fennel have
been shown to ease that bloated
feeling too. Over the coming
week, eat bloat-banishing
foods such as citrus, pineapple
and yoghurt, which prevent
water retention.

hydrate with Rehidrat (R46.95 for six


sachets at Clicks). It will help replenish
lost fluids and treat dehydration
(the cause of your dry mouth). To
ease your nausea and stomach, eat
easily digestible foods like bananas
or crackers. Add a glass of coconut
water: the potassium (also found in
bananas) will help you feel better,
faster. Eat fruit: the fructose will boost
your energy and aid your body in
breaking down and absorbing the
remains of last nights alcohol.
Green tea is packed with antioxidants,
which keep your bodys cells and
organs healthy.

When youve

had too
much sun
Even 15 minutes in the sun can leave
you sunburnt. A severe case of oversunning may even lead to headaches,
nausea, dizziness and fever. Of
course, sunburn is the most obvious
sign that its time to steer clear of the
sun for a while. If youve had too much
sun, take a cool bath, drink plenty of
water and try an anti-inflammatory to
ease the pain. BioNike Defence After
Sun Soothing cream, R99.95, counters
skin dehydration and ageing caused
by the sun. Babor After Sun, R443,
regenerates existing skin damage,
supplies moisture and relieves
redness. If you still need to be outside,
limit your sun exposure between
10am and 3pm, and remember that
water and sand can intensify the suns
damaging rays.

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YOUR
Upwater
intake!
Water is a miracle worker, the answer to a healthier you.
Increase your intake with these delicious infused-water ideas

ater flushes out toxins, hydrates, assists your


metabolism, maintains healthy skin and nails,
reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and
can help you lose weight. To up your daily intake of
water, add a little bit of natural flavour without adding calories.
With these infused water recipes youll find it easier to stop
drinking unhealthy fizzy and sugary drinks. Infused water also
helps you burn fat, reduce muscle fatigue, heal minor ailments
and curb cravings. While an infusion pitcher works well, you
can always just toss these ingredients together in a jug and
pour through a strainer. Here are our favourite combinations...

Cucumber,

raspberry & grape

buster

Cherry
lime

treat

Grapes have cancer-fighting


and cleansing compounds,
while raspberries have antiinflammatory properties.
Pair these with the cleansing
properties of refreshing
cucumber, and you have a
winner. Cut half a cup of grapes
in halves. Place the grapes,
a cup of raspberries, and a cup
of chopped cucumber in a twolitre jug. Top up with half ice
and half cold water, refrigerate
and infuse for two hours.

Cherries and limes both


have a powerful flavour,
and will help fend off
sugar cravings. Take two
cups of fresh cherries,
cut the cherries in half
and remove the pits. Slice
one fresh lime. Add the
cherries and limes to
a two-litre jug. Add water,
mix gently and refrigerate
for one hour.

Rosemary

grapefruit

delight
The interesting flavours of
this water combine to form
a liver detox that will up
your vitamin C intake. Cut
the ends off a grapefruit,
and use a sharp knife to
remove the rind and pith.
Cut the fruit into slices.
Add the grapefruit slices
and one sprig of rosemary
to a one-litre jug, and top
up with ice and water.
Infuse in the fridge for
two hours.

Cherries and limes both have

fend off sugar cravings

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cucumber

refresher
This is probably one of
the easiest and most
refreshing infused waters
you can drink. Its the
drink of choice at spas
worldwide probably
because the cucumber
and lemon help to flush
your system. Cucumber
hydrates while flushing
out toxins and its the
ultimate detox drink. Slice
half a lemon and half a
cucumber. Add the lemon
and cucumber to a twolitre jug, and fill halfway
with ice. Top up with water.
Refrigerate for half an hour
before serving.

Strawberry
naartjie

burst

Try this vitamin C-rich


water for a metabolism
kick. While this also
works as a hot drink, it
refreshes on a warm day.
Add half a cup of sliced
strawberries and the rind
of one naartjie to a pot.
Try to remove all pith
from the naartjie or the
water will taste bitter. Add
three cups of water to the
pith, and bring to a boil.
Remove from heat and
allow the water to cool.
Remove the strawberries,
and add the water to a
one-litre jug. Top up with
cold water to fill the jug.

Pineapple

mint

energiser
This refreshing option
is a pain reliever, too.
Pineapple acts as an
anti-inflammatory that
helps relieve joint pain
and arthritis. Mint offers
support for the digestive
system and helps to ease
stomach ache. Remove
the skin of one small
pineapple and chop up
the flesh. Muddle and
bruise a handful of mint
with a spoon. Add the
fresh ingredients to a
one-litre jug. Fill the jug
halfway with ice, top up
with cold water, refrigerate
and infuse for two hours.

your health

Lemon

Mango

ginger

crush

For another metabolism


booster, try this mango and
ginger-infused treat. Ginger
is a natural pain reliever,
helps reduce morning
sickness, and banishes
heartburn. This recipe
helps to kick-start a detox,
too. Peel and slice a 3cm
chunk of ginger. Peel and
chop one mango. Drop
the ginger and mango
into a two-litre pitcher, and
top up with three cups of
ice. The ice will hold down
the ingredients for better
infusion. Add water to top
up, and refrigerate for three
hours before serving.

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your system and
strawberries are
full of vitamin C

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A new treatment known as scalp


cooling may be able to prevent
chemotherapy patients from losing
their hair. The treatment uses cold
caps tight-fitting, strap-on hats filled
with gel chilled to between -25C and
-40C to constrict the small blood
vessels around hair follicles, allowing
minimal blood to get through. This
reduces the amount of chemotherapy
medicine that reaches the hair follicles.
The caps are worn up to an hour
before chemo, during treatment, and
for a few hours after. But the tools
needed the caps, gel, a freezer to
cool the gel, and protective gear for
handling the extreme cold are not yet
readily available in South Africa. That
didnt stop our reader, Lizelle Knott,
from trying the treatment. Lizelle, a wife
and mom who survived lymphoma
through chemotherapy at the age of
16, was diagnosed with breast cancer
in her 30s and couldnt accept losing
her hair again. She contacted GVI
Oncology (Cancercare.co.za), and
they helped her to source everything
she needed. She used the cold caps
throughout her six chemotherapy
sessions. Thanks to the -32C cold
caps freezing my head, I managed
to save most of my hair, she says.
Doctors are very quick to say they
wont work, but I am walking proof that
they do. Read Lizelles full story at
Baybreastcare.co.za/beating-chemorelated-hair-loss

Superfood
of the month

Move over kale, youre not the only super


green in town! Rocket, aka arugula, is filled
with vital phytochemicals, antioxidants,
vitamins and minerals that can benefit your
health. This low-cal green is high in vitamins
C and K, iron, calcium and fibre. Chewing
the bitter leaves stimulates enzymes that
help aid digestion. This supergreen helps
cleanse acidic waste throughout the body.
Plus its rich in folates, so prevents neural
tube defects in new-borns if eaten by moms
who are trying to conceive. Add a few
leaves to every meal!

FIT
The holidays mean daytime strolls, adventure
and exploring. Theres no
need for your feet to feel
the strain though. FitFlops
have multiple density ultracushioned midsoles theyre
amazingly comfortable shoes
that provide instant relief for
tired feet. Let your toes peep
out its summer! Look out
for the Aztec-inspired range
to add pizzazz to your outfit.
Visit Fitflop.co.za

Lizelle wearing the


cold cap during
chemotherapy
Lizelle at her final
chemotherapy session

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Lizelle with
husband Warren,
and son Grayson, 2

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Can this treatment


help chemo patients
keep their hair?

Lets talk

You spend one-third of your life sleeping: doing it well


is important to your health. But for something so simple,
sleep isnt such an easy thing. Is your sleeping position
having beneficial or negative effects on your health?
ON YOUR BACK
Doctors worldwide are in agreement that back sleepers
have it best. Your head, neck and spine align better when
you sleep on your back. It also prevents acid reflux, and
neck and back pain. The bad news is, it aids snoring!
ON YOUR SIDE
Side-sleeping can reduce reflux, sleep apnoea and
snoring, as well as neck and back pain. Plus, its a better
sleeping position for pregnant women. But it can lead to
saggy breasts (gravity is doing its part!) and wrinkles from
sleeping with your face on your pillow. Sleeping on your
right side can worsen heartburn, and sleeping on your left
can put a strain on the liver, lungs and stomach.

health now

Healthiest sleeping positions

stunning
summer skin
ways to

Healthy skin is never out of fashion. Save your skin


this summer with these tips from Byron Kennedy,
nutrition and sports science expert at USN

Eat well and exercise

Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, wholegrains and lean


proteins. They have wrinkle-fighting antioxidants, and
hydrate your body and skin. Combine with exercise for
clear skin.

Manage stress

Psychological stress leads to higher levels of


cortisol and epinephrine in the blood, which have
a link to early ageing.

ON YOUR STOMACH

According to studies, sleeping on your stomach is the


worst position you can choose. Because there is no
support for your spine, it may lead to overarching. It also
puts pressure on your joints, muscles, neck and back.

Be gentle

TOP

Hot water, strong soaps and shaving lotions can strip


oil from your skin. Use mild, natural cleansers instead
and stick to a lukewarm bath.

Save your skin from the sun

Apart from skin cancer, sun exposure can cause


wrinkles, age spots and other skin problems. Its not too
late to reverse the effects though. The sooner you start
using sunscreen and a hat, the easier it will be for your
skin to start repairing.

Dont smoke

Youve finally launched


back into your new year
body routine, but your
muscles arent showing as
much enthusiasm as you
are. Add Epsom salts to
your bath to help relieve
the muscle pain from an
over-eager workout. It
helps your body to flush
lactic acid build-up in your
muscles and speeds up
the healing process, while
drawing out the toxins in
your body. Add 1-3 cups
of Epsom salts to a
warm bath (not hot!),
and soak for at least
12 minutes.

Smoking makes your skin look older and causes


wrinkles. It narrows the tiny blood vessels in the
outermost layers of your skin while decreasing your
blood flow. It also damages collagen and elastin fibres
that give your skin strength and elasticity. When it comes
to smoking, just dont.

Make the most of the break!


Make it your mission this holiday season to unwind. Your
health depends on it! Stress might just be your biggest health
concern 39 per cent of all illnesses are stress, depression or
anxiety related. Force yourself to relax and youll reduce your
blood pressure and protect your heart health.
Read, meditate or doze on the beach. Keep the summer
sniffles at bay by staying well hydrated, taking vitamins,
choosing the stairs over the lift, and avoiding seconds at
the dessert buffet. Keep up a steady amount of exercise
even if its just a long walk once a day to see the sights.
Happy holidays!

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Lets talk

When
your friends

earn
more
than you do

Is money coming between you and your loved ones? Youre


not alone. Heres how to deal with the mountain in between!

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Youre in a restaurant with friends


and the bill arrives. What happens
next? Does someone grab the bill
and yell, OK, who had the prawns?
Or do you just split it between you?
Angela, 48, a marketing manager,
says this is when salary differences
between friends can really impact.
I earn good money now, but Ive
seen it from both sides, she says.
I remember when I wasnt earning
much and someone would say, Lets
split the bill. I would think, But dont
you know I cant afford it? Youve
deliberately picked the cheapest
items so splitting the bill isnt fair. Yet
people who earn good money often
assume everyone earns the same
as them. They arent out to offend
theyre just being thoughtless.
Several of Angelas friends earn
much less than she does, but
on the flip side, she also has
a wealthier friend who is bankrolled
by her parents. Shes never had to
rent a flat her parents bought her
one when she was 18. She has no
idea what its like out there, yet that
doesnt stop her thinking shes an
expert. People who have a lot of
money can be inconsiderate.
The microcosm of friendship
reflects our general ignorance about
other peoples earnings. Might our
reluctance to talk about money be
part of the problem? Psychologist
Dr Dorothy Rowe, author of Friends
and Enemies, certainly thinks so.

When I asked people about


money, something thats very rare
in my experience happened they
all gave the same reason for not
wanting to talk about it: If other
people know what I earn theyll
either pity me or envy me. Being
pitied is horrible and being envied
is dangerous people want what
youve got.
But a friendship is a relationship
between people who see each other
as equals the rest of the world
might not, but thats how they see it.

...Our
friendship
isnt
influenced
by social
status or
income its
much deeper
than that
Zethu, 32, a copywriter, agrees.
One of my oldest friends is now
a doctor, married to a dentist, she
says. They have much more money
than the rest of our group of old
school friends. But she doesnt flash
it about. She buys her share of drinks
for everyone and expects everyone
else to buy theirs. The important
thing is we all knew each other when
we were still wearing school shoes.
Our friendship isnt influenced by
social status or income its much

deeper than that.


Zethus experience also illustrates
changing pay disparity. Once upon
a time, a copywriter, la Don Draper
in Mad Men, earned much more
than a doctor. Now healthcare
professionals earn a lot more than
advertising executives.
Pay disparity between friends is
one thing, but what happens if your
partner earns much more, or less,
than you? Journalist Karen, 35, has
experienced both. When I met my ex
I was a broke student and he had
a full-time job, so he used to pay for
lots of things, she recalls. I didnt
expect him to, he just did. Then
he lost his job. By this point I was
working and he expected me to help
him out while he didnt even bother
trying to find a job.
Karen says while she didnt mind
him earning less than she did, she
did mind him thinking he didnt
need to contribute because she had
money coming in. I couldnt enjoy
my success because he resented me
having money while simultaneously
exploiting it, she says. I didnt care
about the inequality of our earnings,
I cared about the skewed power
balance it created. Part of the reason
why we broke up was that he kept
complaining I was obsessed with
money. No I was just the only one
earning any!
If money comes between you
and a friend or partner, its best
to give voice to it, says Rowe.
Relationships can only survive if
disparities of income dont matter.
It doesnt work when one or both
of you only value each other, or
yourselves, for what you do and
what you earn. Wouldnt we all like
to think were worth much more
than just money?

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relationships

ifferences in income
between friends and
partners can be
a tough subject to breach,
but that shouldnt stop you
trying, says relationship
counsellor Laura Marcus.

Lets talk

COOL as a

cucumber
11 ways to help you cope under pressure

rowing up, we all knew kids who werent


in the least bit phased by upcoming play
performances, tennis matches or end-ofyear exams. While some of us anticipated an
event like pending doom, they would shrug it off as just
another normal day in their lives, put noses back into
books and continue with their preparations to excel.
Those with BMT (big match temperament) focus, plan
and prepare. Try some of their strategies for yourself...

SEIZE THE DAY

Unpressured people see hurdles as


challenges and opportunities to prove
themselves they even have fun while
doing it. Their positive outlook allows them
to approach the moment with confidence
instead of trepidation.

DAYDREAM

They take time to imagine themselves in


various successful scenarios: scoring a goal,
becoming a singing sensation, curing illnesses,
becoming a millionaire. It might seem silly
but these imaginings serve to create positive
feelings and emotions, like confidence and
enthusiasm, which clearly combat pressure.

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BELIEVE IN SECOND
CHANCES

CELEBRATE
MINI SUCCESSES

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Recognising even the


smallest success fuels
motivation, and this
progress and being process
oriented helps you believe
that obtaining your goal is
possible. Being outcome
oriented can lead to
feeling demotivated and
overwhelmed. Every step is
a step in the right direction.

Unpressured people dont


base their worth on what
they do, but on who they
are. Even if they fail at
something, they believe
they still offer value. As
a result theyre not overly
attached to the outcome of
any event, which would also
intensify pressure. They are
constantly mindful of their
positive attributes, which are
separate from their work. In
other words, their worth is
not performance based.

Rather than imagining


everyone is better than them,
unpressured people realise
that always trying to be first
or beating the competition
heightens pressure. They
also know its unrealistic to
win all the time, so they focus
on developing their own
excellence. While its good to
be aware of your competitors
progress, wearing blinkers
and worrying about only
yourself helps reduce
unnecessary additional stress.

DONT LET IT
GET TO YOU

They regulate their mental


state by keeping calm, so they
dont panic under pressure
not even when an unexpected
glitch occurs. They regularly
practise relaxation techniques,
including deep breathing, yoga
and meditation, which helps
them to keep their heart from
racing and tummy from turning
in scary situations.

DONT GET
DISTRACTED

Rather than freezing up with


anxiety over the outcome
of not doing well, calm
people stay in the moment
so as not to compromise
their memory, attention and
judgement. They remember
that their mission is to do
their best and they dont
allow themselves time to
wonder What if?

BE
TENACIOUS

Most of us seem quite


surprised when things go
wrong, as if we have some
sort of unwritten guarantee
that all things can be expected
to go exactly the way we want
them to! Wheres the logic in
that? Unpressured people
have the ability to respond well
because theyre in the habit of
anticipating possible glitches
that might occur. So, as well
as visualising successes, they
conversely take time to think
about all ramifications and
outcomes good and bad.
Therefore, theyve effectively
solved these issues before
they arise, using mentally
rehearsed scenarios to
practise the execution of
possible solutions, paying
particular attention to the
anticipated consequences
of their response, and how
they will continue to respond.
By doing so they still feel
a degree of control over the
situation, which helps them
keep a calm head and makes
them follow through with the
project to the very end.

Unpressured people frequently remind their


children that they are great kids, and that
they are proud of them independent of
how well they perform in school or other
activities. Their kids feel less pressure, too

10

CONSULT YOUR MEMORY


BANK OF SUCCESSES

They experience less pressure because they know theyve


encountered and excelled in similar circumstances. In the heat
of the moment, theyll often flash back to a specific time they
operated like a champ under pressure. The mental image and
resulting positive feeling it imbues, peaks their self-confidence,
which helps them to relax and stay focused.

11

MARCH TO YOUR OWN BEAT

They navigate life using their innate values and interests


as a compass rather than relying on external assurances
of success. They live up to their own expectations and
follow their own incentives, without trying to please others.
Nowadays, this is a big source of pressure for most of us.

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wellbeing

Perfectionists are especially


inclined to have a do or
die approach, but this
self-limiting mindset often
restricts success. People
who cope well believe that
no matter how important
the exam, meeting, audition
or match is, there will be
other opportunities to prove
themselves. This allows
them to relax, instead of
intensifying pressure by
hanging success on
one event.

AFFIRM
YOUR WORTH

COMPETE AGAINST
YOURSELF

Lets talk

Parenting on the run


Practical ideas and helpful tips to make family life even better

Cutting is a type ofself-injury attempted


by a number of teens. Reasons for
cutting are complex, but it seems to be
an outlet for severe stress and emotions
the teen is incapable of expressing, and
its possibly a form of self-control. Seek
advice from a mental health professional
should you notice scars, cuts or burns
on your teens arms, legs or body.

TOP TIPS
to raise a

good reader

Unconditional love...

no ifs or buts

In The Price of Privilege: How parental pressure and material advantage


are creating a generation of disconnected and unhappy kids, author
Madeline Levine says, Raising children has come to look more and
more like a business endeavour and less and less like an endeavour
of the heart. We are overly concerned with the bottom line, with how
our children do rather than with who our children are The fact that
our persistent and often critical involvement is well intended, that we
believe that our efforts ultimately will help our children to be happy
and to successfully compete in a demanding world, does not lessen
the damage.
One way to monitor our own behaviour is to assess whether we
unconsciously smile or frown to steer our kids towards behaviour we
think will lead to achievement. Is the message they get I love you
or I love you when you tidy up your room, get a merit, or are chosen
for a team? We may think we love them unconditionally, but do they
perceive things differently?

Ensure your child reads aloud to you regularly from

a book of her choice. Ask questions to gauge her


level of understanding of what she has just read.
Monitor the time she spends looking at a screen
for educational or recreational purposes, whether
its a TV, computer, tablet or cellphone.

School can be very boring


for a child who is constantly
exposed to technology
Light from screens in the evening suppresses
melatonin levels, a hormone that helps control
sleep and wake cycles. Rather let your child read
an actual, printed book before bedtime.
Once she is a good reader, use
technology to broaden her
horizons and teach her to
speed-read.
If you want to assess your
childs reading ability, speed and
comprehension, look for scientific
reading assessments conducted by
a qualified specialist.
Edublox has 22 reading and learning clinics
across SA and offers multisensory cognitive
training aimed at developing the foundational skills of
reading, spelling and mathematics. Visit Edublox.co.za

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Smoking, the law


e-cigarettes

&

Recent laws preventing smoking near kids under


the age of 18 to protect them from the harmful
effects of second-hand smoke are long overdue,
but should moms and dads be concerned about
the mushrooming of e-cigarette booths in every
shopping mall? Originally intended to wean
smokers off cigarettes, marketers might have us
and our impressionable teenagers perceiving
e-cigarettes as a cool new trend...
Instead of producing smoke from combustion,
electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, produce
vapour from liquid containing nicotine.
The act of inhaling e-cigarettes is
known as vaping. The odourless,
colourless vapour is allegedly
neither toxic nor harmful as
secondary smoke, making it
supposedly safe to smoke in
closed public spaces. Even
in the US, where research is
very limited, findings illustrate
a need for further testing before
e-cigarettes can be portrayed as
a safe alternative to traditional
smoking for smokers and those
breathing in the air around them.

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in the know

DID YOU KNOW?

moms the word

theTis

season

Prepare yourself for a year of family fun, writes Kate Sidley

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Spring
Potty training a toddler
has much in common
with teaching your
teenager to drive.
Theres only one way
theyre going to get the hang
of it, and thats
by practise.
Explanations,
star charts,
musical potty
thrones they
can only take
you so far. Until
a child has had the
experience of wearing the undies and
going to the potty (or not getting to the
potty, as the case may be), its all just
theory. Thats why the best method is to
wait until spring and let them run around
outdoors, without a nappy.
For some, this is also time for spring
cleaning. I say, wait until the kids move
out. Its only another 18 years or so.
Children are the mechanism by which
stuff enters the home. Once, I lived
a simple life, buying the occasional
book, some light groceries, the odd
item of clothing. Then I had children,
and thus commenced a pitched battle
against things made of plastic, starting
with farm animals and blocks, and
graduating to cellphone accessories
and rugby mouth guards.
Spring is also the time to apply your
mind to a very important matter what
to dress your toddler in for Halloween.
This is significant, particularly for
first-time parents. Personally, I favour

Fake blood,
blackened eyes
and skeletons
can wait until
the kids
have lost all
innocence
at four
or five,
at least

cute over ghoulish for small humans.


A lady bug is nice. A pumpkin. Some
sort of small mammal, a bunny or kitty
perhaps. Fake blood, blackened eyes
and skeletons can wait until the kids
have lost all innocence at four or five,
at least.

Summer
This is the season when we realise
how simple parenting can be. A basin
of water, a couple of kitchen items,
a watermelon, and the afternoon is
pretty much taken care of. Theres
something about dipping a small child
into water that just works.
Summer also means the sun and
mozzies. The two have a lot in common.
You can be an exemplary parent day
in and day out, but one small slip, and
the whole effort is for nought. Miss
a patch and the poor little thing is burnt
to a frazzle/eaten alive. One of my
memorable bad mom moments took

place on a weekend in Mpumalanga.


I popped my darling boy into his travel
cot and plugged in the electric mozzie
discourager. Unfortunately, the plug was
not working, and I woke to find a poor
puffed-up knobbly little thing scratching
furiously. We counted 68 mozzie bites
on the very small surface area that
constitutes a one-year-old.
Late summer also means back to
school (or first time to school). Happy
days! Its fun shopping for school lunch
snacks, and think of all the oodles
of time youll have while children are
occupied for big chunks of the day.
(Youve forgotten about the schoolrelated admin thats about to rain
down on your head!)

Autumn
The lovely thing about autumn is the
arrival of winter baby clothes. Were
fortunate to live in an era blessed with
a range of snuggly fleecy materials, and
onesies with ears. You can also start
cold weather cooking, in particular, tasty
soups in which multiple vegetables lurk
palatably, ready to be eaten by children.

Winter
Its now that you discover one of the little
design flaws in the almost perfect being
that is a small child: their nostrils are not
big enough. A tiny bit of snot the size
of a grain of rice blocks up the whole
system, turning your cheery little baba
into a wheezing, whining misery.
Snuggle the snotty noonoo in the
bunny onesies and remember that
spring is around the corner.

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Lets talk

FOR KIDS
C

oping skills are brain habits, and if they arent learnt


by the time children are 11 or 12, kids are more
likely to struggle with the emotional changes and
challenges that affect their ability to get over stress,
anger and sadness. Feelings originate in the brain, and
being able to cope helps us feel more capable and confident.
A brain that doesnt cope releases stress hormones over
long periods, which interferes with the ability to learn and pay
attention. This goes for not being able to get over emotional
pain, too. Healthy coping skills help kids deal with stress and
the ability to focus on learning new facts and ideas. Plus, it
makes them feel better about their surroundings.

TEACH HIM
ABOUT SETTING
BOUNDARIES

School can sometimes be


a bit like a room full of puppies
as children clamber about
without much impulse control
or respect for others space,
and some kids are more
sensitive to this than others.
While being caring and
considerate of others is
a good thing, your child needs
to know he neednt just accept
the imposing behaviour of
others if anyone makes him
feel uncomfortable its okay
to separate without giving
a reason, and to go and play
with other kids. Be sure to
model this behaviour yourself,
by not getting talked into
things you dont have time
for or that you dont want
to do.

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LISTEN

You will always be your


childs sounding board
and this gives you a golden
opportunity to teach him
how to behave appropriately
when it comes to social
interaction. It also allows
you to establish how he
feels about himself. Talking
it out with a caring ear gives
him an opportunity to get
problems off his chest so he
can move on to other things.

New teacher, new classmates.


Back to school wont be so stressful
when they know how to deal with it

TEACH HIM TO CREATE SPACE


AND TO FOCUS ON HIS BREATHING

THIS TOO
SHALL PASS

Being able to remove yourself from stressful situations


is a helpful habit as they can happen at any time and are often
unexpected. When someone makes him really angry or upset,
tell him that, rather than lashing out in response, its totally
acceptable to take a moment go to the bathroom, his locker or
desk and take a deep breath while thinking about something
that makes him happy.

Let him know that


things do change. Expand his
frame of reference by talking
about previous instances
where the situation changed
for the better. Reminding him
frequently of times he did well
in a test or activity will help him
gain confidence when hes
anxious about the next one.

DONT OVERLOAD
HIM WITH
EXTRA-MURALS

Decide together on activities


he really loves doing:
discuss which ones fill him
up, and which drain him
of energy. Ask whether itll
make a difference in a few
years whether he didnt
volunteer for every afternoon
club and play every sport.

HELP HIM TO ZONE OUT

After school, especially at the start of a new year, help


your child find an activity specific to him that has the
power to calm him down, whether its listening to music,
playing with the dog, swimming, reading or drawing.

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in the know

Coping strategies

Lets talk

HOW TO TREAT

KEEP
MEDICATION
SAFE FROM
KIDS

seasonal rhinitis

DONT keep
medication in your

Whats new, whats cool and whats good to know

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WHAT IS INSULIN RESISTANCE?


Insulin is a hormone made by the pancreas
that helps cells absorb glucose (sugar) from
the blood to use as energy. Your body digests
foods that contain carbohydrates and releases
them as glucose into your blood. Insulin, which
is released when you eat, helps the body
maintain a healthy level of circulating glucose by
allowing glucose from the blood to go into the
cells. This lowers blood sugar, and the cells use
the glucose for energy.
Some people, including children, develop
insulin resistance, which means the pancreas
produces insulin but the cells dont use it as
well as they should, leading to a build-up of
sugar in the blood. If blood glucose levels are
higher than normal but arent high enough to be
considered Type 2 diabetes, youre said to be
prediabetic. Obesity is a contributing factor for
those who are insulin resistant, and they may
go on to develop Type 2 diabetes. A sedentary
lifestyle can also result in prediabetes or Type 2
diabetes, especially if youre also overweight.

Nasal irrigation is particularly useful for treating


rhinitis (hay fever): post-nasal drip, sneezing, nasal
dryness and congestion. It helps by rinsing out
allergens and irritants from the nose. Saline rinses
also clean the nasal lining. Its wise to use nasal
irrigation before medicated sprays to get a better
effect from the medication.
Nasal lavage with warmed saline can be
performed once or even twice daily if symptoms
are bad. Nasal lavage carries few risks when
performed correctly and using saline made with
sterilised water. Saline nasal sprays and irrigation
kits (with saline mixes) can be bought over-thecounter, while making your own solution might
be more cost-effective. Some moms swear by
neti pots as a non-medicated way of alleviating
the annoying symptoms of hay fever obviously
when their kids are old enough and dont mind
this method of flushing out the nasal passages
and sinuses over a basin. At least 200ml of fluid
(salt solution made with distilled or boiled-andcooled water or sterile saline, not tap water) is
recommended for each nostril.
Nasal glucocorticoids (steroids) delivered by a
nasal spray are the first-line medicated treatment
for the symptoms of allergic rhinitis. They have
few side effects and dramatically relieve
symptoms in most cases. Studies have shown
that nasal glucocorticoids are more effective
than oral antihistamines for symptom relief.

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unlocked bathroom
medicine cabinet

bedside table

UNWELCOME GUESTS
kitchen countertops
Deworm the whole family,
including your pets, at least every
ALWAYS keep
six months. Link reminders to
medication locked
deworm with your calendar, such
up in a medical box,
as back to school in January,
out of kids sight
April, July and October. Ask your
family doctor for medication advice. and reach. Be sure

SIGNS YOUR KIDS


MIGHT HAVE WORMS

to store safely after


every dose.

Loss of appetite
Constipation Weight loss
Anaemia Diarrhoea
Abdominal pain Peri-anal
itching Fatigue
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Lets talk

Grow your own

microgreens
Home-grown organic gardening guru Jane Griffiths shows us just how
easy it is to grow microgreens for vibrant salads even in the smallest
spaces! In her latest bestseller, Janes Delicious Urban Gardening (Sunbird),
she offers inspirational and practical gardening advice for city-dwellers

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creating a moist microclimate,


which germinating seeds love,
as well as allowing light in.
(Dont forget to punch some drainage
holes in the bottom, otherwise you will
waterlog the seeds.) Shallow bonsai
containers are also a good choice.
Different seeds will germinate at
different rates, so dont mix varieties
together unless you know they will
grow at the same speed. If you want
mixed microgreens, rather grow each
type of seed in a separate container.

(Larger seeds, such as peas,


mealies and chickpeas, benefit
from being soaked for 24 hours
before sowing.) Add a 4 to 6cm-

When growing microgreens,


start with untreated seed as you
dont want them contaminated with
pesticides and fungicides. Often we
have many more seeds than we can
use in our vegetable gardens and, as
seeds have limited viability, growing
microgreens is a great way to use
these up. All of the following and
more are suitable: alfalfa, amaranth,
Asian greens, beetroot, broccoli,
buckwheat, cabbage, cauliflower,
celery, chickpeas, chives, clover, flax,
kale, lentils, lettuce, mealies, mustard,
onions, peas, quinoa, radish, rocket,
sesame, spinach, sunflowers, Swiss
chard, turnip, watercress and many
herbs. Recycled plastic takeaway

containers are ideal for growing


microgreens, with the lid

deep layer of fertile growing medium


to the container. (If growing in an
outside bed, the soil should be raked
as smooth as possible before sowing.)
Moisten the soil and firm it down
gently. Sprinkle the seeds evenly over
the entire surface. Sow the seed quite
thickly you will be harvesting them
quite small, so they dont need the
same space as an adult plant.
For small seeds, cover them with
a layer of finely sieved compost, and
press down again gently. Larger
seeds dont need this. An alternative
to covering with compost is to cover
the seeds with thin cloth or paper towel
and spray with a mister until completely
damp. This creates a moistureretaining blanket for the seeds and
works well for larger varieties. (Once
the seeds germinate they will start
pushing the paper towel or cloth up
and it needs to be removed.) Covering
the containers with a lid will speed up
germination. Either use the takeaway
plastic lids, or thin clear plastic shower
caps. Place the containers on a warm
light windowsill or shelf.

Often we have many


more seeds than
we can use in our
vegetable gardens
and growing
microgreens is
a great way to
use these up

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day so position them where
you will see them. Check that
they dont get too humid and hot
under the lids, otherwise mould can
form or the heat can even cook the
seeds. A germinating seed must stay
moist and if the growing medium is
allowed to dry out, the seed will die.
Water the seeds every day, and in
hotter climates twice a day. Once
the seeds have all germinated,
remove the lids. Depending on the
microgreen, they can be harvested
within 7 to 14 days by snipping them
off at the surface with scissors. They
do not keep well, so it is best to
harvest them just before eating.

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icrogreens are an
easy-to-grow choice
for city dwellers with
very little space, as they
can be grown on a kitchen counter
or even a windowsill. They are quickgrowing and add a healthy dash of
home-grown taste to a meal. Although
suited to mini spaces, they can just as
easily be grown outdoors in a larger
vegetable garden. Bigger than sprouts
and smaller than baby salad leaves,
microgreens are picked once they have
developed two true leaves. These are
ones that are produced from a stem,
not the seed. This means the plant has
already developed roots and therefore
contains more nutrients and flavour
than a sprout. Unlike sprouts, which
need only water, microgreens are
rooted in a thin layer of fertile growing
medium. Although they require a bit
more care than sprouts, microgreens
provide a much wider range of
textures, shapes and colours.

Lets talk
Must-watch movies, TV shows to catch,
and books to curl up with on the couch
ON THE BIG SCREEN

Mustwatch !
classic

STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS


A continuation of the saga created by George Lucas set
30 years after Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi
(1983). Luke Skywalker aims to restore the Jedi Order
while Leia and Han Solo work with the New Republic
against the remnants of the Galactic Empire and a new
potential threat. Starring Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher.
Action adventure, 18 December

THE LITTLE PRINCE


The much-loved childrens novel written by Antoine de SaintExupry comes to life in the screen adaptation directed
by Kung Fu Panda filmmaker, Mark Osborne. While not a
direct adaptation of the original story, the movie is no doubt
something fans will enjoy. Featuring the voices of Marion
Cotillard, Rachel McAdams and Benicio Del Toro.
Animation, 25 December

ON THE SMALL SCREEN

MASTERCHEF: THE
PROFESSIONALS SERIES 7
Legendary two Michelin-starred
chef, Michel Roux Jnr, and
ingredients expert and MasterChef
veteran, Gregg Wallace, are on
the hunt for a young chef who
has the ambition, drive and talent
to make it to the top table of the
culinary world. Based on the
same premise as the popular
MasterChef series, the difference
is that this version is open only to
qualified chefs, who are barred
from the standard contest. Over
the course of three weeks,
36 chefs are filtered down to
just one winner.
BBC Lifestyle, 13 January,
Wednesdays-Fridays, 8pm

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STRICTLY COME DANCING SERIES 13


Once again hosted by Claudia Winkleman
and Tess Daly, the star-studded line-up
for the new series includes actress Helen
George (Call the Midwife), musician Peter
Andre, EastEnders star Kellie Bright, sprinter
Iwan Thomas and The Wanted singer Jay
McGuiness. South African dancer Otlile
Mabuse will join the professional dancer
line-up, partnering with boxer Anthony
Ogogo. Celebrities partner with professional
ballroom dancers to learn a variety of
dances, and each week, in front of a studio
audience, they go all-out to impress the
judges and viewers. At the end of each
show the least-popular couple hang up their
dancing shoes, until two remain in a danceoff for one of TVs most coveted prizes.
BBC Lifestyle, 10 January,
Sundays, 6pm

HOLIDAY BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP


Join host Bobby Deen for a holiday
cooking extravaganza on Food
Network as the festive period takes
over with an extra-special baking
competition. Eight bakers begin
the championship with their sights
set on the final, but first up is an
intense battle to whip up the perfect
taste-bud tingling cookies for the
judges. One baker is let go after each
challenge as the tasks come in thick
and fast, with an increasing difficulty
to boot. The bakers must reinvent
festive staples like eggnog and Yule
logs before a gingerbread showdown
in the final. Only one baker can take
home the $50 000 prize.
Food Network, from 21 December,
Mondays, 7pm

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GRIPPING READ
Jean Sasson and Princess Al-Saud have
collaborated once again, with Princess:
Secrets to Share (Transworld), which brings
readers up to date on the secret work
undertaken by the princess and those
who help her to rescue women from brutal
physical and psychological abuse. It will
appeal to followers of the series as well as
new audiences who are eager to learn more
about how the Saudi Royal family live, and
the courageous and determined fight for
equal rights for women in the Middle East.

JUST FOR FUN


The Foreign Land of the Very Wealthy
otherwise known as Manhattans Upper
East Side has its own code of behaviour,
and Glenn Wilder-Binghams kingdom is
a beautifully displayed, impeccably edited
fortress of restraint. So when Rosie Kitto,
an eccentric 38-year-old primary school
teacher from England, bounces into their
lives with a secret sorrow and a heart as
big as the city, nobody realises she hasnt read the rule
book. For the Wilder-Bingham family, whose lives begin to
unravel thread by thread, the consequences are explosive.
In true Dawn French style, According to Yes (Penguin) is
a fun, lighthearted read.
NICE TO HAVE
Nominated for an Academy Award, Happy
was the bestselling song of 2014 in the
UK, and topped the charts in more than 75
countries worldwide. Now Pharrell Williams
brings his beloved song to the youngest of
readers in photographs of children across
cultures, celebrating what it means to be
happy. Happy (Penguin) is a picture book full
of memorable, precious childhood moments that will move
readers in the same way they were moved by the song.

Anchen Witthuhn
Anchen Witthuhn, author
of Change Your Childs
Behaviour, understands
the challenges that parents
and educators face and the
effects that lifes dynamics
can have on children.
Change Your Childs
Behaviour sympathetically
examines the reasons
why children may exhibit
challenging behaviours
either at school, in the
home or in their daily
interactions with others.

Many of our readers are in the trenches of


parenthood (toddlers to teenagers). If you could offer
one piece of advice, what would you say?
Always focus on and convey the positive aspects in
your childs behaviour to them. This has such a powerful
impact in so many ways on a young child. Your child will
interpret your positive interaction along the lines of your
approval, acceptance and acknowledgment of them. It
creates a positive spiral in their behaviour. Keep in mind
that our communication is not just verbal; it includes our
facial expressions and gestures too. Importantly in this,
is to nurture and refrain from harsh words and actions.
If you could offer encouragement to parents going
through a stressful situation, what would you say?
Parenting is not always easy, but its the most vital role
in your life and the most fulfilling. Seek the answers and
support that are needed in order to help your child. I see
parents who have applied dynamics from my book and
the absolute relief when they reach the turnaround point
they were looking for. Their children naturally share in the
dynamic change. Happy children happy parents.
Have todays parents lost control of their children?
No, its not a control dynamic. Parents can feel
challenged at times in their parenting approach and
possibly even helpless when they see behaviour in
their children that society may label as difficult. Some
tweaking in a parenting style resolves many of these
behavioural dynamics. My book takes a parent through
a self-help assessment of parent and child behavioural
dynamics. One of the aims is to assist in identifying
aspects that need tweaking. It also
provides solutions to implement so as
to effect the change they would require.
What is your number one rule
regarding technology?
Balance as with anything in life.
Dont overexpose, and keep it age
appropriate. Make time to put it aside
each day and spend time together
without the intrusion of technology.

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COMPILED BY LAUREN FISCHER PHOTOS: SUPPLIED

EMOTIONALLY RIVETING
Every story has two sides. Every relationship
has two perspectives. And sometimes, it
turns out, the key to a great marriage is not
its truths but its secrets. At the core of this
rich, expansive, layered novel, Fates and
Furies by Lauren Groff (RandomHouse)
presents the story of one such marriage
over the course of 24 years. At 22, Lotto
and Mathilde are tall, glamorous, madly in
love, and destined for greatness. A decade
later, their marriage is still the envy of their friends, but with
an electric thrill we understand that things are even more
complicated and remarkable than they seem.

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book guide
Sit back and relax with these lazy
reads perfect for the break!

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Fun on the beach

For the littlies

Childrens classic

Enid Blytons
Holiday Stories
(Hodder) is
a delightful
collection of
tales about the
beach, from
enchanted
ice creams
and huge
sandcastles
to magical seaweed and
adventurous children.

Confident
readers will
love these
stories from
Ellen and her
mirror-twin,
Princess
Mirror-Belle,
in Princess
Mirror-Belle
and the Magic Shoes (Macmillan).
Illustrations by Lydia Monks bring
character to two fun stories about
the mishaps of Ellen and her
reflection.

In The Secret
Garden by
Frances
Hodgson
Burnett (Puffin
Classics) Mary
Lennox moves
from her
home in India
to a gloomy
mansion in England after losing
her parents. Her discovery of a key
that opens a hidden garden door
results in an exciting adventure.

Hilariously refreshing
If you thought
you knew a lot
about zebras,
you havent read
the comical take
on the stripy
animal hero by
Gary Northfield,
Julius Zebra:
Rumble with
the Romans!
(Walker). Julius is a theatrical hero
who scraps for survival in historys
deadliest theatre: The Colosseum!
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Great for bedtime


The Emperor
of Absurdia
by Chris
Riddell
(Macmillan)
is an
adventurous
read that
will give kids
reason to
snuggle up tight after joining the
Emperor on his exciting magical
dream journey.

Nostalgic and
entertaining
With illustrations
from Quentin
Blake, Roald
Dahls classic tale
of Mr Hoppy and
Alfie the tortoise
is an absolute
treat. Esio Trot
(Penguin) is
also packed full
of snippets on
Dahls childhood, life and career.

A local thrill

Quirky and touching

Twist in the tale

Following the
overwhelming
success of The
Lazarus Effect, HJ
Golakai is back
in full form in The
Score (Kwela). After
being banished
to Oudtshoorn,
investigative reporter Vee Johnson
finds herself muddled in a world of
cybercrime and corruption.

When Pietro
accepts a job as
a concierge in
a small palazzo
in Milan, he is
consumed by the
eccentricities of
its inhabitants.
Marco Missirolis
whimsical and
lyrical storytelling is on form in The
Sense of an Elephant (Picador).

Gripping suspense

Sunny advice

Rainfall by
Melissa Delport
(Tracey McDonald)
sees Paige, a
fatherless and
depressed widow,
meet her orphaned
soul mate, Adam.
When she meets
him, their attraction is immediate.
Everything changes when Adam is
caught with another woman, forcing
Paige to cut ties with him until
a stranger reveals his secrets.

The Daughters
Secret by
Eva Holland
(Orion) explores
Rosalinds
teenage
daughters story.
An underage
Stephanie
disappeared with
a man who risked everything to be
with her and it tore her family apart.
Six years later, Rosalind gets a call
that changes their lives all over
again the man is to be released
from prison in 11 days time.

Can you choose


to be happy?
Janice Kaplan
believes so, and
spends a year
consciously
pursuing
happiness and
a good attitude
in The Gratitude
Diaries: How a year looking on
the bright side transformed my life
(Yellow Kite). She changed from
being miserable and grumpy to
sunny and optimistic with just
a little bit of conscious thought.

Long-awaited sequel

Every parents
nightmare

Gregory David
Roberts, author
of the bestselling
Shantaram, is
back at last! The
Mountain Shadow
(Little, Brown) is
the long-awaited
sequel that once
again takes us into
the world of Lin, an Australian fugitive
living in Bombay. Its been two years:
Lins world is run by a different set of
mafia dons, and many of his friends
are no longer around.

In Half the
World Away by
Cath Staincliffe
(Constable), Lori
Maddox heads off
to China for a gap
year and finds work
teaching English.
When entries on
her Lori in the
Orient blog dry up, her estranged
parents are forced to follow in
her footsteps to find out what has
happened to their daughter.

Heart-warming read
In Katie Marshs
debut novel,
My Everything
(Hodder and
Stoughton),
Hannah is ready to
leave her husband
Tom. But before
she can, Tom has
a stroke. Hannah feels trapped but
knows she has to care for him. Can
Hannah fall in love with Tom again?

Romantic drama
Two young
people meet in
Ireland during
the 1990s a
time when Dublin
seems a world of
possibilities. But
as Catherine and
James discover in
Belinda McKeons
Tender (Picador), the possibilities
are not endless for everyone. As
James struggles, and difficult truths
come to light, Catherine must decide
whether, by helping her best friend,
she is not causing him further pain.

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FEATURE: TARYN ARNOTT VAN JAARSVELD, KIM SHAW, SAMANTHA STEELE AND PROMISE XABA
PHOTOS: PETER WHITFIELD

ADULTS

Lets talk

Home for
the holidays?
Grab the kids and make the most of it!

With so much to do in your own backyard,


this years at-home holiday will be the best yet

A quick road trip


CLARENS, FREE STATE
If youre suffering from cabin fever, head
to Clarens for the day. This quaint town
filled with art galleries and places to
relax is bordered by the breathtaking
mountains of Golden Gate. Its just over
three hours from Joburg and Durban,
and four hours from Bloemfontein. Try
a little horse riding or a quick hike while
youre there. Clarenstourism.co.za
DARLING, WEST COAST
Spend a day in Darling and stop in
at Evita se Perron for a dinner and
show with Pieter-Dirk Uys himself.
The restaurant, shop, bar, theatre
and garden at the centre of this little
universe will show you the comedic
side of South Africas colourful history,
and a nostalgic side too. Fans of Evita
Bezuidenhout will want to stay forever.
Evita.co.za
GROOT MARICO, NORTH WEST
Groot Marico is the mystical little town
that sparked much of Herman Charles
Bosmans imaginings. This magical

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place alongside the blue Marico River


is just two hours from Joburg, and
filled with almost-fictional hospitable
characters, mampoer and wildlife. Even
though its great for a road trip, you
might never want to leave. Marico.co.za
MCGREGOR, WESTERN CAPE
Just over an hour from Cape Town,
perched in the Riviersonderend
Mountains, lies magical McGregor.
Find good food and wine, pottery,
bookstores, whitewashed houses,
and markets with preserved goods
and grapa. Visit the Donkey Sanctuary
at feeding time to interact with the
gentle rescues, or try out one of
many hiking routes in the area.
Tourismmcgregor.co.za
CULLINAN, GAUTENG
Visit the living museum of Cullinan
the very spot where its namesake, the
Cullinan Diamond, was discovered.
Peer into Cullinans own big hole,
stroll down Oak Avenue to view
the corrugated houses and bric-

a-brac stores, or sample some of


the best home-brewed beer in the
province at the Cockpit Brewhouse.
Diamondtourscullinan.co.za
MIDLANDS MEANDER,
KWAZULU-NATAL
If youre longing for an artsy escape
with rich mountains and forests,
clear streams and decadent fare,
then Nottingham Road is the answer.
Its an arts and crafters haven. Take
the kids candle dipping, feast like
a king, and explore a trail or two.
Midlandsmeander.co.za
PILANESBERG, NORTH WEST
Wild valleys and grasslands teeming
with game are just a short two-hour
drive from Joburg and Pretoria. Even
a day trip to this beautiful bush area
will leave you satisfied. Spot the Big
Five, go on a guided walking safari,
drive through the reserve or visit a
photographic hide. Gates are open
from 5.30am to 7pm. Adults R65, kids
R20. Pilanesbergnationalpark.org

See the sights


MOSES MABHIDA
STADIUM, DURBAN
Hop on a cable car in this World Cup
stadium to enjoy magnificent 360-degree
views of Durban a view like youve
never seen before. This is a popular
spot for Durbanites and tourists alike.
Mmstadium.com
CITY SIGHTSEEING BUS, JOBURG
AND CAPE TOWN
Even if you think youve seen all these
two cities have to offer, chances are
theres something youve missed. To
sample a little bit of everything and
enjoy the views at leisure, hop on board
a Sightseeing bus. In Cape Town,
choose from routes over Table Mountain
and through the city, or through the
winelands. In Joburg, youll see historical
landmarks and rejuvenated cityscapes.
Hop on and off as you like, and plug in
your headphones to learn a little more
about the city you love. A full-day pass
is R160 for adults and R90 for kids.
Citysightseeing.co.za

Edutainment for all


SCI BONO CENTRE, JOBURG
From mid-December until midJanuary, this hub of maths, science
and technology will host Mythbusters,
an exploratory programme that gives
accurate answers to some of the most
baffling scientific facts. Kids will love it!
R25 for kids under 16, R40 for adults.
Scibono.com
IZIKO PLANETARIUM AND
COMPANYS GARDENS, CAPE TOWN
Lie back as you catch an astronomy
show in the domed planetarium, and
get a taste of what outer space has to
offer. When youre done, take a stroll
and feed the hungry squirrels in the
adjacent Companys Gardens. R40 for
adults and R20 for kids. Iziko.org.za

Thrills and screams


RATANGA JUNCTION, CAPE TOWN
Teens, adults, toddlers and tweens will all
find a thrill at the theme park. Whether its
wild roller coasters, water slides, bumper
carts or tea cups, theres plenty to do at
this long-standing attraction. R181 for
thrill seekers over 1.3m and R95 for the
rest. The park is only open on certain
days check Ratanga.co.za before you
head out.
BUGZ FAMILY PLAYPARK,
KRAAIFONTEIN, WESTERN CAPE
From pedal cars and jumping castles
to swings, tractors, trains and boats,
theres plenty of entertainment for kids at
this large park. Plus, they can pet rabbits,
sheep and goats. R35 for adults and R45
for kids. Bugzplaypark.co.za
ORLANDO TOWERS, SOWETO
These abandoned cooling towers have
been converted into an adventure capital
in Joburg. If youre an adrenaline junkie,
you can scratch the itch with bungee
jumping, a big swing, rock climbing,
and paintball! Orlandotowers.co.za
GOLD REEF CITY, JOBURG
A firm favourite across generations,
Gold Reef City is that age-old Joburg
attraction that everyone should visit at
least once in a lifetime. Expect indulgent
deep-fried foods, jovial queues, harmless
rides and those that thrill, and a definite
holiday vibe. No at-home holiday would
be complete without a trip here. Tickets
from R100 to R175 or try a family
special at R460. Goldreefcity.co.za

Explore
your heritage
APARTHEID MUSEUM, JOBURG
Once youve managed to pry the kids
away from neighbouring Gold Reef City,
take them for an afternoon of learning
about their roots. The museum is alive
with history and offers a tangible means
of exploring the past. R75 for adults and
R60 for kids. Apartheidmuseum.org

MUSEUM AFRICA, JOBURG FREE


This social and cultural hub in
Newtown may be a dream for historylovers, but it also has a little something for
all tastes. Built in what was once the citys
fruit and vegetable market, the museum
houses exhibitions on everything from
political cartoons, geology and Gandhi
to sexuality, photography, apartheid and
migration. Make a day of this one! Entry
is free. Gauteng.net
MAROPENG AND STERKFONTEIN
CAVES, CRADLE OF HUMANKIND
There is no greater time to take the kids
to experience the roots of mankind. At
such an exciting time in history, theyll
probably remember the experience of
humanoid fossils, ancient animals and
magnificent caves for years to come.
Visit Shop.maropeng.co.za for pricing
and tour packages.

Artsie craftsie
ART JAMMING, JOBURG
AND CAPE TOWN
Ready for an afternoon of messy
fun? Visit the Art Jamming spots in
Melrose Arch in Joburg and the
V&A Waterfront in Cape Town. Pop
in and get the kids a canvas, paint
and tools to let their imaginations
run wild for the afternoon. You can
join in or sit back, watch and relax.
Artjamming.co.za

out and about

DITSONG NATIONAL MUSEUM OF


MILITARY HISTORY, JOBURG
A real treat for history buffs and
jarheads. The museum presents a
complete scope of all military conflicts
that South Africa has ever been involved
in, and serves as a memorial for those
who lost their lives while serving South
Africa. An eye opener and a thrill all at
the same time. R30 for adults and R25
for kids and students. Ditsong.org.za

CAPE TOWN SCIENCE CENTRE


With a host of new activities every month,
the kids are bound to be entertained
at this space of discovery. They can
enjoy science games, including the
human gyroscope and an audio-kinetic
sculpture. R45 entrance. Ctsc.org.za

PRETORIA ART MUSEUM,


TSHWANE
Take the kids along to view the
outstanding collections housed in this
gallery. Stop in for lunch at Harrys
Pancakes nearby, and youve made
a day of it. Museum entrance is R5
for kids and R22 for adults.
Tshwane.gov.za
SMELT GLASSBLOWING STUDIO,
NORWOOD, JOBURG
For a one-of-a-kind experience, take
the family to Smelt Glass, where
glass is blown on site. See how glass
creations are made, and even make
your own paperweight (at a fee).
The kids can make their own sandy
creations that the experienced folk
at Smelt will turn into something
magnificent. Pop into the artisanal
stores around the centre, have a bite
to eat, and even find a few antique
gems. Thefactoryongrant.co.za

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Good food
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GOODMAN GALLERY, JOBURG


AND CAPE TOWN
Enjoy a dose of cultural enlightenment
at these creative spaces in Parkwood,
Joburg and Woodstock, Cape Town.
Art lovers will delight in the wares of
international and local artists who have
made it their mission to engage in African
dialogue through innovative mediums.
Goodman-gallery.com

Oh so trendy

FOURWAYS FARMERS MARKET,


JOBURG
Beautiful blooms and evergreen trees
form the backdrop for this gathering
point. Try a prego roll and beer, or sample
the Argentinian fare on offer. The market
is kid- and dog-friendly too. Shop for
artisanal finds, and sip a cocktail while
youre there! Ffmarket.co.za
BAMBANANI, MELVILLE, JOBURG
This child-friendly restaurant is a haven
for moms who need a chance to relax.
The kids can run wild under the watchful
eyes of experienced childminders in
a safe environment. There are wonderful
play areas and loads of activities every
day. A great space where parents can
genuinely relax and enjoy a tasty bite
while the kids have fun. Bambanani.biz
FLORIDA ROAD, DURBAN
Florida Road in Durban is where the
coastal citys elite, hipsters, kids and
fun seekers meet. Pop in at Wakaberry
for a frozen treat, sample any one of the
wholesome foodie spots along the way,
or spend the day window shopping.
MABONENG PRECINCT, JOBURG
Indulge in the revival of the inner city
in the many trendy spots that make up
this Jozi destination. Collect artisanal
creations and sip on a cocktail or
two in between delicious dining.
Mabonengprecinct.com

dassies, and you can pop in for a bite


at the Table Mountain Caf or sip on
cocktails at Summit Lounge. R240 for
adults and R115 for kids for return tickets.
Tablemountain.net

ROSEBANK SUNDAY MARKET,


JOBURG
This eclectic market is packed to the
brim with craft stalls, kids entertainment,
gourmet food and live music. Spend
a long lazy Sunday taking in tasty
delights, bric-a-brac, unusual antiques,
handmade art and creative makes.
Rosebanksundaymarket.co.za

Up close
with animals

The great outdoors


BOTANICAL GARDENS IN
PRETORIA, JOBURG, NELSPRUIT,
BLOEMFONTEIN, CAPE TOWN,
DURBAN, KAROO AND MORE
Put on comfy shoes and pack a picnic
basket to take in one of the nine dense
natural gardens set out in six of South
Africas provinces. These well-established
gardens from manicured areas to
natural landscapes offer interesting
plant life, wildlife, exotic orchids, rock
gardens and lots more. Prices vary but
are all under R60. Sanbi.org
VIRGINIA NATURE RESERVE,
DURBAN
Take a leisurely stroll through the coastal
bush and identify a range of flora and
fauna in this 38ha nature reserve. You
can even take the dogs along! Keep an
eye out for the huge variety of birds too.
Durban.gov.net
HARTIES AERIAL CABLEWAY,
HARTBEESPOORT DAM
Just a short drive from Joburg,
Hartbeespoort Dam offers majestic
views of the surrounding Magaliesberg
mountains and farmlands. The best
views can be had from the Harties Aerial
Cableway the longest mono-cableway
in Africa. Explore the walkway on top of
the mountain and enjoy a drink and a bite
to eat while you gaze on the dam down
below. R195 for adults and R115 for kids.
Hartiescableway.co.za
CAPE TOWN CABLEWAY
The cable car up to Table Mountain
rotates as it moves and gives you the
best views of Cape Towns harbour
and coastline. At the top youll spot

JOHANNESBURG ZOO
AND PRETORIA ZOO
What summer holiday would be complete
without a trip to the zoo? Get up close
and personal with the elephants, interact
with the primates and learn about the
conservation projects. Joburg: R75
adults, R46 kids. Pretoria: R85 adults,
R55 kids. Jhbzoo.org.za and Nzg.ac.za
MONTECASINO BIRD GARDEN,
JOBURG
This magnificent garden is one of
Joburgs best-kept secrets. Colourful
birds, mammals and reptiles abound
along enchanted walkways. Kids will
love the walk through the aviary.
Montecasino.co.za
BUTTERFLY WORLD, KLAPMUTS
Spot butterflies in every colour in this
magical garden setting. Keep an eye out
for duikers, parrots, chameleons and
tortoises too. R33 for kids and R58 for
adults. Butterflyworld.co.za
TWO OCEANS AQUARIUM,
CAPE TOWN
Immerse yourself in the wonders of the
ocean in this underwater nature reserve.
Penguins, sharks, whales, dolphins,
starfish, octopus, kelp forests and touch
pools fun for the whole family! Tickets
from R55 for kids, R85 for teens and
R112 for adults. Aquarium.co.za
WORLD OF BIRDS WILDLIFE
SANCTUARY & MONKEY PARK,
HOUT BAY
Nature lovers will love seeing over 400
different species of animals and birds in
this tropical sanctuary. R45 for kids and
R95 for adults. Worldofbirds.org.za
USHAKA MARINE WORLD, DURBAN
A trip to uShaka always promises new
thrills! Whether its the amusement park or
the aquarium, the littlies and adults will be
equally entertained here. Tickets for rides
from R158. Ushakamarineworld.co.za

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out and about

FEATURE: TARYN ARNOTT VAN JAARSVELD PHOTOS: TARYN ARNOTT VAN JAARSVELD, MCGREGOR PROPERTY
SPECIALISTS, RONEL KRUGER, BUGZ PLAYPARK, SUPPLIED AND DOLLAR PHOTO CLUB PRODUCTS AND PRICES
WERE CHECKED AT TIME OF GOING TO PRINT *SEE PAGE 90

NEIGHBOURGOODS MARKET,
CAPE TOWN AND JOBURG
Get to these trendy attractions in
Woodstock and Braamfontein early
or you might not be able to find a seat!
Source artisanal cheeses and wines,
organic fare, food to suit every diet, sweet
treats, locally produced clothes and
jewellery, records, toys, cocktails and lots
more. Neighbourgoodsmarket.co.za

ROOT44, STELLENBOSCH
F R EE
Delicious fare, live music, stalls
for the kids and wine are the name of
the game at this market. Open over
weekends, entrance is free. Root44.co.za

Lets talk

Life on the animal front

WITH
inflammatory bowel diseases and
DR PLATZHUND chronic dental problems. Despite
I have
investigations, the underlying
a 12cause of severe weight loss can
year-old
remain a mystery. Subtle, chronic
tortoiseshell
weight loss may not be noticed
cat named Cefor and she has
by the owner until the condition
become quite hyperactive and
becomes advanced, but if accurate
vocal. She has also become
regular records are kept at your vet
skinny, although her appetite is
then have her weighed regularly.
good. What should I be looking
Some elderly cats, as with humans
for or expecting at this senior
and dogs, dont have the same
age and with her thin condition?
urges to eat as they once had. This
Any cat over 11 human years
condition is similar to Alzheimers
will experience a decline in
syndrome. Some cats may have
body weight and condition as the
more than one problem at the
ageing process causes gradual
same time and these all have to
muscle and fat loss. Energy levels
be treated. Feed your elderly cat
may remain good though. Pet
a scientifically formulated balanced
cats live longer these days so
senior diet, supplement with
were seeing more of these cases.
medication for arthritis from your vet,
However, there are well-recognised
groom your cat daily as an elderly
causes of weight loss in elderly cats
cat cant groom itself properly, make
that should not be ignored. Ask
sure to trim her nails as they cant
your vet to do the relevant tests to
retract their claws in old age, and
determine whether there are any
if any of the tests mentioned
underlying medical conditions. If
above prove positive, then treat
these prove negative, check for
her accordingly.

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These fun kitty buys are sure to keep
your furry friend happy and busy.
Cat jingle
balls, R24.99,
Crazy store

WAYS TO FEED
WILD BIRDS

1 Hollow out a gem squash, butternut or even empty oranges and


granadilla halves, and use the outer skin as a bowl for seed.
2 Using a stale slice of bread, thread a wire through the top of
the bread (remember to leave enough bread on top so that it
doesnt pull through). Spread peanut butter on both sides of the
bread. Sprinkle each side with birdseed and attach to a tree
branch in your garden.
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Cat treat maze, R300,


Shingavet.co.za

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Dealing with an anxious pet


Does your pet chew or scratch
everything in sight when you leave the
house? Does she howl until you return
or have accidents in the house while
youre away? Dont label your pet as
being badly behaved just yet she
could be suffering from separation
anxiety. The symptoms (when left
alone) include:
Howling, crying or barking
Spraying urine outside the litter box/
messing indoors
Chewing, digging, general
destructive behaviour
Escaping
Pacing and panting

How to help your


pet cope better
Help her to associate being left
alone with having fun. For dogs,
leave an activity ball that dispenses
treats. This will help to keep her busy,
tire her out and give her something
yummy to nibble on. For cats, bring

out toys that have been packed away


so they will seem new and exciting.
Try to ignore your pet for about
15 minutes before and after leaving
the house. This will teach her that
your comings and goings are
nothing to get excited about.
Try gathering your things together
and, instead of leaving, watch TV
for a while instead. Over time
this may help to lower her predeparture anxiety.
Make sure your pet gets enough
stimulation and exercise during
the day.
Avoid punishing your pet when she
does something bad while youre out
of the house this will only intensify
her anxiety.
For indoor pets, play a CD with
white noise while youre out.
If all else fails, ask your vet for
advice. He will be able to offer
suggestions and, if necessary,
prescribe anti-anxiety medication.

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Wordsearch

Sudoku

Find all the words in the letter box. The 12 remaining


letters will spell out something associated with New Year.

EASY

CROSSWORD COMPILED BY DENISE COOK

Solution: Twelve oclock

AULD LANG
SYNE
BALL
BALLOON
BIRTH
BUBBLY
COUNTDOWN
DANCE
DINE
EVENING
FESTIVITIES
GATHER

HAPPY
HOLIDAY
HORN
KISS
LAST
MIDNIGHT
MISTLETOE
NEW YEAR
PARTY
RING
SING
TRADITION

DIFFICULT
DOWN
79. Hindu ascetic
1. Arachnid
80. Church calendar
2. Geometric figure
81. Small child
3. Sudden outpouring
82. False god
4. Scottish emblem
83. Twilight
5. Walked back and forth
84. Flower
6. Resounds
86. Wrong
7. Follow
88. Prima donna
8. All together (2,3,2)
89. Insects
9. Provisional
91. Greek letter
10. Journal
94. Moslem scholars
11. Dilapidated dwellings
96. Clenched hands
12. Italian one hundred
98. Put on ice
13. Rings of colour
100. Pewter component
14. Lively dance
101. Contrite
15. Meddler
102. Beer
16. Heavy food
103. Not alfresco
34. Holm oak
104. Negative vote
SOLUTIONS (DECEMBER)
35. Papal place
105. Soft cheese
EASY
36. Plunder
109. Bacchanalian blast
38. In this place
111. Catlike
39. Attention-getting
112. Traffic light
sound
113. With hands on hips
41. Thick jackets
114. Human herbivore
42. Yuletide drink
116. Separate
43. Black, in verse
118. Blood carrier
45. Inn
120. Turk
46. Block passage
123. Put into words
through
125. Nocturnal mammal
47. Since
128. Flop
49. First-rate
130. Divers gear
52. Conceited
132. Metal refuse
89. Piece of clothing
55. Have nothing to do
134. Orbital point
90. Artists studio
(2,1,5,3)
137. Cleverly intricate
92. Self-absorbed
57. Expressing regret
138. Comforter stuffing
person
58. Diffuse (6,3)
139. Soft leather
60. Wife of Ivan the Terrible 93. Circus performer
140. Female relative
95. Feudal lord
61. Society ingnue
141. Of the moon
97. Mortuary table
64. Characteristically
142. Staircase post
99. Tier
69. Decorate
143. Auctioneers tool
106. At a distance
70. Make into law
144. Ancient (3-3)
107. Legal document
72. Limerick people
145. Remove brooch
108. Greek portico
73. Concerning
146. Open sore
110. Lariat
147. Plumbing connectors 76. Pistol
115. Collected
78. Omega preceder
148. Irish poet
117. Math process
85. Took for granted
149. Gay
119. Leave out
87. Poem parts
150. Snow vehicles

DIFFICULT

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ACROSS
3. Step-shaped
excavation
7. Unassertive
11. Waste material
17. Flourish underneath
signature
18. Fruit of oak
19. Wall recess
20. Strong and healthy
21. The letter h
22. Main artery
23. Heavenly being
24. Preliminary versions
25. Red stain
26. Firm and rigid
27. Sanctioned
28. Musical composition
29. Suspicious
30. Australian marsupial
31. Arrange outcome
dishonestly
32. Ancient Greek song
33. Professional care
of horses
37. Gifted entertainer
40. Made beer
44. Pupil of Hindu teacher
48. Endless space
50. Cultural
51. Musical variety show
53. Very (4,2)
54. Cab
56. Childs card game
58. Solidify (jelly)
59. Babys sleeping place
60. Assist
62. Photo taker
63. Favourite
65. Marketplace
66. Building wing
67. Off-white colour
68. Bare
71. Rope material
74. God of love
75. Spiced beverage
77. Shoe part

121.
122.
124.
125.
126.
127.
129.
130.
131.
132.
133.
135.
136.

Of this world
Spa employee
Ouzo flavouring
Pandemonium
Scottish children
Symbols of
authority
Compulsory force
Actress, Field
Fabulous specimen
(slang)
Twilled fabric
Defile
Oyster gem
Window ledges

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Bonus holiday crossword
Solve the crossword and the circled letters will spell out a kitchen utensil. (The solution to your bonus crossword is on page 90.)

120

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CROSSWORD COMPILED BY DENISE COOK

Solution to Jumbo Crossword No 210

ACROSS
6. Cherry centre
13. Servile
14. Destroy
completely
15. lies the rub
16. Ballet garb
17. Brusque
19. Dirt
21. Mineral deposit
22. Things
23. Extreme
24. Edge
25. College official
27. Legume
29. Pitcher
31. Time period
33. Variety show
35. Moved slowly
38. Fissure
40. Cat coat
41. Rule
42. Strangely
43. Centre of activity
45. Slightly open
47. Strongly
coloured
48. Himalayan myth
49. Noise
50. Formerly
52. Subside
54. Lettuce
56. Family
58. Coat with flour
61. Snoop
63. Possessive
pronoun
65. Ashen
68. Gun or knife
70. Gloomy
71. Magic charm
73. Arctic sight
74. Wife of Jacob
75. Refrain from
76. Meddle
77. Nonprofessional
78. Easy run
79. More than one
80. Cry of discovery
83. Nutty confection
86. Reach
89. Journey
segment
91. Jewel

92.
95.
96.
97.
101.
102.
103.
105.
106.

Vacillate
Carton
Edible tuber
Snare
Dutch cheese
Greedy type
Call for
Come together
Woodwind
instrument
108. Girls name
109. Berate
110. Brake parts
112. Spoil
113. Actress, Katey

115. Corpulent
118. Wear away
120. Garden entrance
122. Ova
125. Blemish
127. Mid-month date
129. Send elsewhere
131. Widespread (3,4)
132. Foundation
134. Set of three
135. Giraffe relative
136. Young owl
(October 2015) Answer: Paganini
137. Fall
The winner of Jumbo crossword 210 is Rhonda Stevens, Despatch
138. Nine-sided
figure
66. Formal talk
26. Put in order
99. Martial art
139. One who hates
67. Flower-arranging 100. Give up formally
28. Nimble
marriage
art
30. Spider, Black
101. Painting support
140. Disapproving
69. Japanese
32. Aboveboard
104. Prank
141. Close
warrior
34. By way of
107. Haunted house
35. A deadly sin
70. Condescend
sound
DOWN
72. Light brown
36. Masonry
109. Smooth
1. Slow-witted
74. Agent
hammers
111. Plant bristles
2. Authentic
37. Extinct bird
81. Arm bone
114. Spray
3. Repeat exactly
82. Sense of self
39. Female sheep
116. Remainder
4. Unrefined
84. Expression of
40. Lost colour
117. Attacked violently
5. Away from the
disgust
44. Located
119. Contempt
bow
85. Surrounded by
46. Vestment
121. Scared
6. Begged
86. Bottomless pit
48. Shrill bark
123. Free
7. Molasses
87. Storm
51. Headland
124. Canonized
8. Wrist adornment
88. Musical symbol
53. Subtle glow
people
9. Salad ingredient
90. Relating to cattle 125. Rodeo horse
55. Swindle
10. Applaud
92. Japanese
57. Distress signal
126. Rectangular
11. Blank first page
wrestling
59. Leftover piece
128. Old Testament
(3,4)
93. Plotted
60. Predicament
book
12. Small apartment
94. Bet
62. Great joy
130. Incursion
18. Fire residue
98. Tine
64. Resentment
133. Razor sharpener
20. Compassion

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dads world by Gus Silber

Yebo,
T

he lanky dude with the


bookish specs rose slowly
from his easy chair in the little
park across the road from
Lebos Backpackers in Orlando West,
Soweto. The red cycling helmet that he
wore like a crown made him look even
lankier, as he stretched out a hand to
introduce himself with a drawl.
The name is Jazz, he said, Jazz
Ngwenya. And then, because we had
journeyed all the way from the other
side of the mine dump, he added:
Ngwenya means crocodile. He smiled,
not like a crocodile, but like a man
whose name is Jazz, and he gestured
at his fleet of mountain bikes and told
us to take our pick.

steered my steed into a u-turn, and


recovered my equilibrium just in time
to attend the briefing with Jazz. He
started by telling us about the most
important part of a bicycle, which
I thought was the helmet, but he
pointed out was the brake. Then he
told us the first of many little-known
facts about Soweto, which was:
Soweto is a place of hills.
The good news, he continued, was
that according to the laws of physics,
what goes up, must come down. And
so we set off, with Jazz leading the
way, Amanda, Rachel, and her friend
Bronwyn behind, and me right at the
back, pedalling furiously and thinking
about the valleys.

He started by telling us about the most important


part of a bicycle, which I thought was the helmet,
but he pointed out was the brake
I picked a bike that looked a little
rickety, until I hopped on board, sped
off around the corner, wobbled through
a pothole, and realised it was a lot
rickety. Or maybe it was just me. You
never forget how to ride a bicycle, but
over time, you forget how to stop.
I scraped my shoes on the tarmac,

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Like the rest of Joburg, Soweto


has very few formal cycle lanes, but
thankfully, tourists on bicycles have
become common enough for them
to be granted a small strip of territory
on the extreme left of the taxi lane, or
pavement, as it is sometimes called.
There was a lot of hooting as the

traffic overtook us, which I took to be


a sign of friendly greeting. I wanted to
wave back, but I was worried about
taking my hands off the brakes, so
I just followed Jazzs advice and called
out Yebo! every now and again.
We stopped on an open piece of
land, and Jazz swept his hand across
the panorama of dry, patchy veld,
and the grass-covered hillocks in the
distance, and in between, the rows
and rows of houses and the icons of
Orlando, the soccer stadium and the
brightly painted cooling towers.
Ola! said Jazz, to people who were
walking and driving by. It was Spanish
for Yebo, a legacy of the jubilant
cosmopolitanism of the World Cup,
although I began to suspect that Jazz
had actually taught it to the Spaniards.
We followed him to Vilakazi Street,
where the air was pumping with the
thump of House music and the buzz
of the crowd, strolling up and down
around Number 8115, the humble
facebrick house that Nelson Mandela
once called home.
Soweto is the heart and soul of
Joburg, and there are few better
ways to see it than from the saddle
of a bicycle, in the slipstream of
a man named Jazz, free-wheeling
on the downhills and taking it nice
and easy, waving to everyone you
meet, on the way back up.

ILLUSTRATION: DOLLAR PHOTO CLUB

In the slipstream of a man


named Jazz, we set off on
a free-wheeling, hard-pedalling
journey through the heart and soul
of Joburg

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Add them to a
summer salad as
a tasty garnish,
bake them into a
fruit cake, serve
them at parties or
slip them into your
childs lunchbox
for a healthy
lunchtime snack.

PNP CASTOR SUGAR


Castor sugar is a pantry
must-have when it comes
to whipping up some
icing sugar for cupcakes
or a fluffy meringue.

The true fruit of summer,


strawberries can be
enjoyed in fruit salads,
in smoothies, with
whipped cream
or just as they are
straight from
the punnet as a
sweet treat.

Boiled, poached or
scrambled as part of a hearty
and healthy breakfast for the
family, eggs are a staple in
any household.

PNP STRAWBERRIES

PNP FREE RANGE EGGS




  
  
 
 
   
 


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125ml honey
55g PnP Castor Sugar
50g PnP Salted Butter
270g PnP Instant Oats
140g PnP Seedless Raisin Mix
80g sunflower seeds
45g desiccated coconut
30ml sesame seeds
5ml PnP Ground Cinnamon

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fruity smoothies

  
1 large PnP Banana
250ml PnP Berries,
like strawberries and
blueberries
185g PnP
Greekstyle Yoghurt
30ml honey
125ml PnP Full Cream Milk
a few ice cubes

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Try these twists

for 3 freshly cut peaches.

for 1 chopped mango, the
pulp of 1 granadilla and
a sprig of fresh mint.

Blitz everything in a food


processor until smooth.
Serve immediately with
fresh berries.

best waffle, pancake


or flapjack batter
 
300g PnP Cake Wheat Flour
30ml (2T) PnP Castor Sugar
10g sachet active dry yeast
pinch of salt
375ml (1 cups) PnP Full
Cream Milk
170g PnP Salted Butter, melted
2 PnP Free Range Eggs
honey, to serve
fresh PnP Berries, to serve

1 Combine the flour, castor


sugar, yeast and salt and mix with
a wooden spoon or hand mixer.
2 Whisk together the milk,
butter and eggs.
3 Add the wet ingredients to the
dry ingredients and mix until
combined. Place in a warm area
until doubled in size.
4 Heat a small knob of butter in a
non-stick pan and scoop spoonfuls
of the batter into the pan. Fry until
golden, turning halfway.
5 Serve with honey and fresh berries.

Delicious variants
Blueberry flapjacks: Add 180ml
( cup) fresh PnP Blueberries to
the batter and fry as above.
Traditional pancakes: Add
60ml ( cup) PnP Full Cream
Milk to the mixture until thinned to
a runny batter. Fry as above and
serve with cinnamon sugar.

INGRID BOOTH, MOMMY READER:


I get my three-year-old to eat fruit by making smoothies.
She loves the taste, because she thinks she is drinking a
milkshake, but she is actually getting a healthy snack in.

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30-day muffins

   
2 PnP Eggs
125ml ( cup) PnP No Name
Cooking Oil
160g (185ml) PnP Brown Sugar
500ml (2 cups) PnP Full
Cream Milk
5ml (1t) vanilla essence
250ml (1 cup) wholewheat flour
375ml (1 cups) PnP Cake
Wheat Flour
500ml (2 cups) digestive bran
pinch of salt
10ml (2t) bicarbonate of soda
250ml (1 cup) dates, chopped
250ml (1 cup) dried fruit
cake mix
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Preheat oven to 180C.


Line a muffin tin with casings.
Whisk together the eggs, oil,
sugar, milk and vanilla essence.
Combine the wholewheat flour,
cake wheat flour, digestive bran,
salt and bicarbonate of soda.
Make a well in the centre of
the dry ingredients. Add the
egg mixture and mix well. Add
the dates and dried fruit and
mix until just combined.
Rest the mixture for at least
30 minutes but preferably
overnight in an airtight
container, for rising purposes.
Spoon the mixture into the prepared
muffin tins. Bake for 20-25 minutes
or until a skewer inserted into the
muffin comes out clean.

Something different
Apple and cinnamon muffins:
Substitute the dried fruit cake mix with
500ml (2 cups) grated PnP Apple,
125ml splintered almonds and add
10ml (2 tsp) PnP Ground Cinnamon.
Banana and pecan muffins:
Substitute the dried fruit cake mix with
250ml (1 cup) mashed PnP Banana and
add 125ml ( cup) chopped pecans.

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