My East Rand Blog

Lemon and garlic chicken patties

Lemon and garlic chicken patties

Lemon and garlic chicken patties Ingredients: 60 ml Fresh parsley, chopped 60 ml Mayonnaise 15 ml sunflower oil 1 Onion, finely chopped 2 Cloves crushed garlic 800 g chicken mince 1 sachet Creamy Garlic...

The Burning Shore

The Burning Shore

The Burning Shore The Burning Shore is a novel by Wilbur Smith set during and after World War 1. Smith called the book his  “Road to Damascus”  moment.  This is because it was the...

Ric Rac Orchid Cacti look stunning in pots

Ric rac orchid cacti look stunning in pots

Ric rac orchid cacti look stunning in pots Ric Rac Orchid Cacti look stunning in pots:   Enjoy the crazy zigzag pattern of a ric rac cactus. Common names include fish bone cactus,  rick rack...

Pumpkin or butternut with pasta

Pumpkin or butternut with pasta

Pumpkin or butternut with pasta Ingredients: 1 ½ – 2 cups fresh pumpkin peeled, cleaned and cubed (or 3 packets of frozen butternut squash). 3 cloves garlic, chopped 1 tablespoon fresh thyme or sage...

The Eighth Kingdom

The Eighth Kingdom

The Eighth Kingdom The Eighth Kingdom: How radical Islam will impact the end times. People around the world have  premonitions that current events are setting the stage for end-time events to unfold. Why is there...

Growing black hollyhocks

Growing black hollyhocks

Growing black hollyhocks Growing black hollyhocks:  By growing black hollyhocks,  you  will create quite a bit of drama in your garden. The flower stalks on hollyhocks can reach heights of 9 feet tall!  They can...

Centre For Disabled Needs Your Help

Centre For Disabled Needs Your Help

Centre For Disabled Needs Your Help: A care centre for disabled children burnt down in Tamboville, Brakpan, on the evening of August 12. The Siyabonga Stimulation Centre, at 534 WCRC Drive, is believed to have caught...

Police Give Advice

Police Give Advice

Police Give Advice: The Crystal Park Police are warning the public against an increase in house break-ins cases over the past month. Your home is your castle…or is it? Is your home really safe once you...

Fell To His Death

Fell To His Death

Fell To His Death: A father of five’s attempts to keep his household afloat cost him his life. Mzulisi Koti’s (53) body was lifted to the surface from a hole in a vacant area of land,...

Peanut butter and bran muffins

Peanut butter and bran muffins

Peanut butter and bran muffins Ingredients: 2 ½ cups bran flakes 1 ¼ cups milk 1 cup all purpose flour ½ cup brown sugar 1 tablespoon baking powder ½ teaspoon salt 1 egg 1/3...

In the Bleak Midwinter

In the Bleak Midwinter

In the Bleak Midwinter In the Bleak Midwinter:  Winter 1919,  two months after the Armistice that ended the Great War,  life in London’s East End is slowly returning to normal.  Yet, for 25-year-old Birdie Connor...

Grow pom pom chrysanthemums for summer

Grow pom pom chrysanthemums for summer

Grow pom pom chrysanthemums for summer: Grow pom pom chrysanthemums for summer: There are literally hundreds of types of chrysanthemums. With variations in height,  spread,  colour,  size of flower,  bloom time and  type of...

Benoni Salvation Army Incident

Benoni Salvation Army Incident

Benoni Salvation Army Incident: The incident happened at about 7pm, when the driver of a VW Polo lost control and crashed through the Benoni Salvation army precast wall at its Turvey Street entrance.  Neethling said...

Three bean pasta salad

Three bean pasta salad

Three bean pasta salad Ingredients: 250 g Fusilli noodles 400 g Tin butter beans, rinsed and drained 1 Small red onion, finely sliced 30 ml Dijon mustard 45 ml Fresh coriander, chopped 400 g...

The DA’s Pieter Henning Takes Ward 25

The DA’s Pieter Henning Takes Ward 25

The DA’s Pieter Henning Takes Ward 25: The DA’s Pieter Henning is the new Ward 25 councillor. His ward includes Benoni areas of Benoni Agricultural Holdings, Petit, part of Brentwood Park, part of Mayfield, Zesfontein...

Something For Free

Something For Free

Something For Free: When someone says do you want some thing for free you would normally give them a look and say what is the catch but here there is no catch. The Northmead-based Endeo...

Don't Look Now

Don’t Look Now

Don’t Look Now Don’t Look Now:  Andrea Heller has been married for seven years, but still likes to pretend she’s single. First of all,  she enjoys sitting on her own in bars,  and watching...

New Ward 73 Councillor Aims To Please

New Ward 73 Councillor Aims To Please

New Ward 73 Councillor Aims To Please: Sinethemba Matiwana of the DA is the new Ward 73 councillor. His ward includes Western Extension, Benoni CBD, MacKenzie Park, New Modder, Rynsoord and Kingsway. The DA received 49.53...

Zinnias grow well in containers

Zinnias grow well in containers

Zinnias grow well in containers Zinnias grow well in containers:  First and foremost,  zinnias need warmth to germinate and grow easily. Indoor planting: In climates that are cold,  you can get a head start...

Roasted vegetables with couscous and feta

Roasted vegetables with couscous and feta

Roasted vegetables with couscous and feta Ingredients: Roasted vegetables with couscous and feta: 4 cups assorted, chopped roasting vegetables. Include: butternut, cauliflower, broccoli, baby marrows, carrots etc… 30 ml olive oil 1 sachet roasted...

Stars of Fortune

Stars of Fortune

Stars of Fortune Stars of Fortune:   Sasha Riggs is a reclusive artist,  haunted by dreams and nightmares that she turns into extraordinary paintings. Her visions lead her to the Greek island of Corfu, where...

Exotic looking agapanthus

Exotic looking agapanthus

Exotic looking agapanthus Exotic looking agapanthus:   Agapanthus are great garden flowers.   They have tall stems,  with exotic looking flowers in striking blue, mauve, white and pink. There are two groups of agapanthus.   Evergreen and...

Election Results Thus Far

Election Results Thus Far

Election Results Thus Far: Still no final results for Nelson Mandela Bay, but 98% counted. The DA has claimed the majority of votes in the metro with 46.65% so far, compared to the ANC’s...

Election Results So Far

Election Results So Far

Election Results So Far: South Africans went to the polls on 3 August in what has been described as one of the most important polls in South Africa’s history. The first 2016 municipal election results are in, with...