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Chocolate and raspberry cheesecake

Chocolate and raspberry cheesecake

Chocolate and raspberry cheesecake Ingredients: 3 Eggs 1 cup sugar 1 1/2 cups cracker crumbs or tennis biscuits 2/3 stick unsalted butter, melted 2 8-oz packs low fat cream cheese 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla...

Fool Me Once

Fool Me Once

Fool Me Once Fool Me Once:  Former special ops pilot Maya, home from the war, sees an unthinkable image captured by her nanny cam while she is at work.  Her two-year-old daughter playing with Maya’s...

AfriForum To Work On Roads

AfriForum To Work On Roads

AfriForum To Work On Roads: AfriForum launched its Month of Self-reliance campaign at Laerskool Edleen this past Monday. The project will see R2-million being spent on municipal road infrastructure, including road repairs and upgrades, in towns...

Would Like To Loose Weight

Would Like To Lose Weight

Would Like To Lose Weight: You know the drill when it comes to losing weight: take in fewer calories, burn more calories. But you also know that most diets and quick weight-loss plans don’t work...

How to grow bat flower plants

How to grow bat flower plants

How to grow bat flower plants How to grow bat flower plants:  The black bat flower,  Tacca chantrieri,  is a species of flowering plant in the yam family Dioscoreaceae.  A great way to have an...

Risotto with lemon and asparagus

Risotto with lemon and asparagus

Risotto with lemon and asparagus Ingredients: Risotto with lemon and asparagus. 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil. 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, organic preferred. 1 each yellow onion, chopped. 2 cups rice (or risotto rice if...

Lakefield Crash

Lakefield Crash

Lakefield Crash: ER24 spokesperson Kelly Burchell said the incident involved a light motor vehicle. She said the female driver was critically injured and was flown to the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital. The male passenger sustained serious...

De Wiekus Road Accident And More

De Wiekus Road Accident And More

De Wiekus Road Accident And More: Four people were injured at the intersection of De Wiekus Road and Soutpansberg Drive in Van Riebecck Park on Friday night. Ona Ndala, spokesman for Gauteng 911, said the accident...

Dark Corners

Dark Corners

Dark Corners Dark Corners:   Carl Martin inherits a house in an increasingly rich and trendy London neighbourhood,  when his father dies. As Carl needs cash, he rents the upstairs room and kitchen to Dermot...

Pineapple lily flower care

Pineapple lily flower care

Pineapple lily flower care Pineapple lily flower care:   Pineapple lilies are miniature floral representations of the pineapple tropical fruit. They are annual plants that are extremely frost tender.  The slightly bizarre plants are only 12...

Struggle With Police Leaves One Dead

Struggle With Police Leaves One Dead

Struggle With Police Leaves One Dead: The incident occurred on September 27, in Etwatwa Extension Seven at around 2.30am. According to Etwatwa Police Station commander Capt Pheello Mothapo, a 29-year-old man came to the police station...

Blueberry butter biscuits

Blueberry butter biscuits

Blueberry butter biscuits Blueberry butter biscuits:   These easy to prepare biscuits make a great breakfast treat. Also eat these biscuits as a stack or use as a desert with custard or ice cream. Make...

Body Found

Body Found

Body Found: Tryna Maritz, acting Crystal Park SAPS communications officer, said police received notification of the incident just before noon from a member of the public. Maritz said two boys were swimming and two more children...

New Cellular Phone Tower

New Cellular Phone Tower

New Cellular Phone Tower: Howard Fox said work on the tower, situated on the corner of Cambridge Street and Sheridan Road, started sometime in July. “When the notices went up for a new cellular mast installation,...

The Devil Wears Prada

The Devil Wears Prada

The Devil Wears Prada The Devil Wears Prada: Andrea Sachs, a recent graduate of Brown University has a degree in English. She moves to New York City with her best friend, Lily, a graduate...

Clematis Dr Ruppel

Clematis Dr Ruppel

Clematis Dr Ruppel Clematis Dr Ruppel:  These are magnificent flowers, which are produced in abundance in early summer. They have a pink blush along the length of each petal.   Clematis Dr Ruppel is a...

Bonaero Park Accident And More

Bonaero Park Accident And More

Bonaero Park Accident And More: A man was killed in a collision between two cars on Atlas and Tempelhof roads in Bonaero Park on Saturday evening. ER24 paramedics and other services arrived on scene to...

Detective Gets Employee Of The Year Award

Detective Gets Employee Of The Year Award

Detective Gets Employee Of The Year Award: Det-Const Phuti Mashabela was acknowledged as the Detective Employee of the Year at the Ekurhuleni Central Cluster Prestige Awards for 2016, that was held on September 9, at...

Bacon and sweet potato quiche

Bacon and sweet potato quiche

Bacon and sweet potato quiche Ingredients 1 piece of refrigerated pie dough for 9″ pie 8 slices of bacon, cut into fine strips 1 large onion, diced 2 medium-sized sweet potato, peeled and sliced...

Bergrivier Road Works Halted

Bergrivier Road Works Halted

Bergrivier Road Works Halted: The first phase of the upgrade to Bergrivier Road, which stretches across Chloorkop and Terenure, was meant to be completed by the end of July, but to date, the road works...

New Born Baby's Body Found

New Born Baby’s Body Found

New Born Baby’s Body Found: A newborn baby’s body has been found, this time in an Ekurhuleni refuse removal truck doing its normal rounds in Aston Manor around 4pm yesterday afternoon. The gruesome discovery was made...

Benoni Bunny Park In Disorder

Benoni Bunny Park In Disorder

Benoni Bunny Park In Disorder: This is the opinion of Benoni horticulturalist Stephen Rehbock, who spoke at a Benoni Horticultural Society meeting that was held on Saturday the 17th of September. Tania Forrest-Smith, of Save the...

EMPD Impounds 80 Mini Buses

EMPD Impounds 80 Mini Buses

EMPD Impounds 80 Mini Buses: The Metro police’s bumper to bumper operation descended upon Tembisa on Tuesday to swoop on vehicles that are unfit to be operated on a public road. Of the 117 vehicles...

The Moon and More

The Moon and More

The Moon and More The Moon and More:  Luke is the perfect boyfriend.  He is handsome, kind and fun. He and Emaline have been together all through high school in Colby, the beach town where...

Benoni SAPS’s Annual Crime Statistics

Benoni SAPS’s Annual Crime Statistics

Benoni SAPS’s Annual Crime Statistics: Col Martin van Nieuwenhuizen, head of Vispol policing at the Benoni Police Station, explained the latest statistics for the Benoni Police Station. The station has seen an increase of 14 cases...

Clivia plants thrive in shade

Clivia plants thrive in shade

Clivia plants thrive in shade Clivia plants thrive in shade:  Species of Clivia are found only in South Africa and Swaziland.  They are typically forest undergrowth plants, adapted to low light, with the exception...

French toast with cinnamon and nutmeg

French toast with cinnamon and nutmeg

French toast with cinnamon and nutmeg French toast with cinnamon and nutmeg:  An all time, breakfast, lunch or supper favourite, for kids and adults from all over.   In addition,  using low fat yogurt instead of...