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The Butterfly Garden

The Butterfly Garden

The Butterfly Garden The Butterfly Garden:  Sometimes we are lucky enough to get that second chance. In life and in love.  That Second Chance Series are stand-alone stories, of strong women who battle heartache and...

Chocolate cake topped with cherries and liqueur

Chocolate cake topped with cherries and liqueur

Chocolate cake topped with cherries and liqueur Bake this cake for Valentine’s Day Ingredients: 2 tablespoons cocoa powder 100 g butter, softened 100 g caster sugar 1 free-range egg 100 g self-raising flour ½...

The Paleovedic Diet

The Paleovedic Diet

The Paleovedic Diet The Paleovedic Diet:  First of all,  this is a total-body program. It  incorporates cutting edge research which includes the principles of Paleo nutrition and Ayurvedic medicine. In addition,  Dr. Akil Palanisamy,...

Catmint

Catmint

Catmint Catmint:  First of all,  this fast-growing herb,  produces lavender blooms , with green grey leaves. It grows in full sun or partial shade and is very drought tolerant. In addition, this plant is an...

Vegan pizza

Vegan pizza

Vegan pizza: Vegan pizza:  This one is a quick recipe that involves no more than mixing a few basic ingredients and patting the dough into the pan. No need to wait for the dough...

Found

Found

Found Found: Twenty-seven-year-old ICU nurse Natalie Ulster has a desire to see the world. This is just in case she dies as young as her mother had.  She needs to heal, which is compensation for...

Fascinating facts about conifers

Fascinating facts about conifers

Fascinating facts about conifers Fascinating facts about conifers:  Conifers are a group of about 588 species of trees and shrubs. All conifers bear seeds inside cones, which are woody protective structures. There are seven...

Grilled bangers and mash

Grilled bangers and mash

Grilled bangers and mash Ingredients: 250 ml frozen peas 300 ml water 1 country hot pot dry cook-in-sauce 2 cans chopped tomatoes 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 onion, chopped 8 beef sausages 15 ml...

Woman in Blue

Woman in Blue

Woman in Blue Woman in Blue:  Sisters,  separated as children are reunited as adults in this wise, funny novel. This is a novel by the New York Times,  bestselling author of The Diary. Lindsay and...

Lemon pasta with chicken bits

Lemon pasta with chicken bits

Lemon pasta with chicken bits Ingredients: 1 pound dried penne 2 chicken cutlets, cut into small pieces or fingers Salt and freshly ground black pepper 3 cloves garlic, sliced 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes...

The Secret

The Secret

The Secret The Secret:  In 2006, a groundbreaking feature-length film revealed the great mystery of the universe, The Secret. Later that year, Rhonda Byrne followed with a book that became a worldwide bestseller. Fragments...

Plant a pecan nut tree in your garden

Plant a pecan nut tree in your garden

Plant a pecan nut tree in your garden Plant a pecan nut tree in your garden: The pecan-nut tree is a deciduous tree. It can only be transplanted during the winter. Planting: The pecan...

Chunky beef and vegetable stew

Chunky beef and vegetable stew

Chunky beef and vegetable stew Ingredients: 1 onion, chopped 1kg round steak, cut into 1-inch chunks 2 1/2 cups beef stock/broth 2 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks 2 sweet potatoes peeled...

Never Too Late

Never Too Late

Never Too Late:  Never Too Late: Decades ago, a shotgun wedding locked Edith into a life with a husband she is not sure she ever loved. At sixty-five, she feels like a ghost in...

Grow your own grape vines

Grow your own grape vines

Grow your own grape vines Grow your own grape vines: Grape vines need full sun all day, no matter the region you live in. Vines also need a well-drained soil that is free of...

Lemon bars

Lemon bars

Lemon bars: Lemon bars: First of all,  if citrus flavor is what you want, then these melt-in-your-mouth lemon bars are the answer. Therefore,  the two-ingredient glaze packs a bright, lemony punch! In addition,  this...

The Roots of the Olive Tree

The Roots of the Olive Tree

The Roots of the Olive Tree The Roots of the Olive Tree:  Set in northern California, a beautiful and touching debut novel. This is a novel that brings to life,  five generations of women....

Interesting facts about pom pom chrysanthemums

Interesting facts about pom pom chrysanthemums

Interesting facts about pom pom chrysanthemums Interesting facts about pom pom chrysanthemums:  First of all,  growing pom pom chrysanthemums flowers in your garden, can be very beneficial. In addition,  pom pom chrysanthemums are very...

Yoghurt flatbreads

Yoghurt flatbreads

Yoghurt flatbreads Ingredients: 1 cup self raising flour 1 cup finely ground wholemeal flour 3/4 tsp fine salt 1 cup Greek yoghurt 2 Tbs olive oil, plus extra for cooking Method: Yoghurt flatbreads:  Place...

Close On R1-m Damages

Close On R1-m Damages

Close On R1-m Damages: Ekurhuleni Metro has to cough up nearly R1-million in damages after a Boksburg North man was seriously injured when he drove into a brick wall after hitting a pothole. Thomas Lourens van der...

Big Things For Kempton

Big Things For Kempton

Big Things For Kempton: The City of Ekurhuleni has hit the ground running for the year of 2017, as the mayoral service delivery programme continues. In the first 100 days in office, executive mayor, Clr Mzwandile...

Being Elvis A Lonely Life

Being Elvis A Lonely Life

Being Elvis A Lonely Life Being Elvis A Lonely Life: On the surface, Elvis Presley seemed to have it all. Money, gold records, women, incredible fame. Yet underneath was a lonely man, addicted to...

Friday The 13th

Friday The 13th

Friday The 13th: Fiday the 13th, considered by many as one of the unluckiest days of the year, is here again. If you are worried about what’s in store this time, then you’re not alone. Psychologists...

Ekurhuleni Issues

Ekurhuleni Issues

Ekurhuleni Issues: The office of the Executive Mayor in Ekurhuleni notes the social media allegations against MMC for Human Settlements, Lesiba Mpya, plus the Chief of Staff, Reckson Hasani. The allegations are around the alleged usage...

Birch Acres Dog Training Club

Birch Acres Dog Training Club

Birch Acres Dog Training Club: Birch Acres Dog Training Club registration and first day of term, is on Saturday. The club would love to welcome new members and dogs/puppies; and help you build your relationships with your...

Early Morning Accident

Early Morning Accident

Early Morning Accident: One person was killed and 15 others injured when a taxi rear-ended another vehicle on the N1 south at Allandale Road around 6am yesterday morning. After the collision the taxi driver lost control...

Father Gunned Down

Father Gunned Down

Father Gunned Down: A 38-year-old father of three children – two boys and a girl – was brutally gunned down in Rhodesfield in what is believed to have been a hijacking. Tebogo Madisha of Terenure, who...