Monthly Archives: November 2013

Some great cooking tips

.Store spices in a cool, dark place, not above your stove. Humidity, light and heat will cause herbs and spices to lose their flavour. .Always make stock in a large quantity and freeze in plastic bags. That way, when you … Continue reading

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Way to go, Sunette!

To: The Executive Mayor Cllr Kgosientso Ramokgopa. I am aware of the fact that you have been embroiled in lengthy legal battles with various organisations that want to prevent you from changing the name of Pretoria to Tshwane. I find … Continue reading

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Yummy pre-Christmas recipes

Fruit Pavlova 8 egg whites 3ml salt 500ml castor sugar 10ml vanilla essence 10ml white vinegar 30ml cornflour 500g fresh cream 500ml real custard 1 ripe mango, peeled and cut into pieces 1 small bunch green grapes assorted fresh summer … Continue reading

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News from Zimbabwe

By Cathy Buckle Standing on the pavement waiting for a friend outside a shop this week, I noticed a tall barefoot woman holding the hand of a little boy who was maybe three or four years old. Both the woman … Continue reading

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Making pasta

Making Pasta Nothing can compare with home-made pasta. The more you make pasta, the better and better the taste becomes because you can tailor the dough to your tastebuds. It is surprisingly easy to make. You need a rolling pin, … Continue reading

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Some pasta recipes

Chicken Farfalle Salad 3 chicken breast fillets, about 150g each 2 lemon or lime slices 1 Tbsp rice wine or dry sherry 300g farfalle (pasta bows) 150g carrots, cut into matchsticks 1 red pepper, seeded and cut into matchsticks 200g … Continue reading

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Old recipe

BOER’S BIRTHDAY CAKE 1 lb. flour, 1 lb. moist sugar, ½ lb. butter, ¼ lb. candied peel (CITRON) , 2 teaspoons baking powder, 1 teaspoon mixed spice, ½ teaspoon grated ginger, 5 eggs, well beaten, 1 lb. raisins (stoned), 1 … Continue reading

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