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How to care for your summer garden.

How to care for your summer garden

How to care for your summer garden Lawn Don’t allow your lawn to become too long and then mow it too short.   In the heat the top leaf growth will protect the grass roots. ...

Low carb stuffed peppers

Low carb stuffed peppers

Low carb stuffed peppers   Serves: 6 Prep time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes Ingredients: 6 red and/ or yellow peppers 250g button mushrooms, sliced oil 1 garlic clove, finely chopped 5ml (1...

Elements of garden design creating height.

Elements of garden design creating height

  Elements of garden design creating height Various elements work together  in garden design,  to turn a good garden into a great one.   Form and structure can provide continuity in the garden or clearly define...

Do you need vitamins

Do you need vitamins

Do you need vitamins Do you need vitamins: Here are some signs that you might need supplements Easily distracted: Do you find it hard to concentrate? You may be lacking in the mineral iron....

Grow a strawberry fountain in pots.

Grow a strawberry fountain in pots

Grow a strawberry fountain in pots Having a strawberry fountain clay pot is an easy way to grow strawberries without the need for a lot of space. It keeps the berries clean and easy to...

For The Love Of Lego

For The Love Of Lego

For The Love Of Lego : As a child you must of had Lego to play with and during the hours you would have probably built cars planes and houses and ships but probably...

Container gardens

Container gardens

Container Gardens Containers have increasingly become an important part of garden design. They add colour where it is most needed. They can be used to screen off an area and provide privacy. They draw...

Gluten free nut biscotti

Gluten free nut biscotti

Gluten free nut biscotti Makes 48 biscotti Prep time: 15 minutes Baking time: 35 – 40 minutes Drying time: 4 – 5 hours Ingredients: 250g Dates 80 ml oil 5ml (1 tsp) bicarbonate of...

Broiled chicken breast with broccoli

Broiled chicken breast with broccoli

    Broiled chicken breast with broccoli Ingredients: 4 skinless boneless Chicken breast halves, about 1 1/4 pounds 12 heads of Broccoli 2 teaspoons Olive Oil 2 tablespoons fresh Lemon juice 2 tablespoons chopped...

Diabetic dish moussaka

Diabetic dish moussaka

Diabetic dish moussaka Diabetic dish moussaka: Serves 6 – 8 Prep time: 20 minutes Standing time: 15 minutes (brinjals) Cooking time: 1 – 1 1/2 hours. Bolognese sauce Ingredients: 1kg brinjals (egg plant), cut...

Coping With A Break Up Or Divorce

Coping With A Break Up Or Divorce

Coping With A Break Up Or Divorce : Divorce or break up is never an easy thing to deal with and whatever the reason for the split—and whether you wanted it or not—the breakup...

Rats More Than Meet The Eye

Rats More Than Meet The Eye

Rats More Than Meet The Eye : When you think of rats your hair on your neck stands up especially if you are a woman. If one of them had to jump out from...

Skillet pork chops and beans

Skillet pork chops and beans

  Skillet pork chops and beans Ingredients: 1/2 pound boneless pork chops, 3/4 inch thick (about 2 chops) 1/3 cup chopped onion 1/3 cup chopped celery 1 can (15.7 ounces) Campbell’s pork and beans...

Gluten free chicken fried rice with mushrooms

Gluten free chicken fried rice with mushrooms

Gluten free chicken fried rice with mushrooms Serves 4 Prep time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 15 minutes. Ingredients: 250g Mixed mushrooms 10ml (2tsp) sesame oil 2 skinless chicken breast fillets, cut into strips 4...

Baked cheesecake topped with berries..

Baked cheesecake topped with berries

Baked cheesecake topped with berries Ingredients: For the base you will need: 125g Butter 150g Dark Chocolate 2 Eggs 200g Castor Sugar 200g Cake Flour 100g self raising Flour For the topping you’ll need:...

Diabetic dish chocolate cheesecake

Diabetic dish chocolate cheesecake

Diabetic dish chocolate cheesecake Makes: 1 cake = 12 slices. Prep time: 25 minutes Cooking time: 2 hours 15 minutes. Ingredients for the crust: 125g (1/2 Cup) Water biscuits or plain provita’s, crushed 30ml...

Two new stalls at Market on Main

Two new stalls at Market on Main

Two new stalls at Market on Main opened up at the exiting urban regeneration, Moboneng Precinct(Place of Light). Organic Veggies Every Sunday, Ntombi offers fresh organic veggies directly from her garden in Benoni! Her...

Roast chicken with broccoli.

Roast chicken with broccoli

    Roast chicken with broccoli Ingredients: 30 ml Olive oil ½ onion, finely diced 2 crushed garlic punnet sliced Button Mushrooms 12 pieces broccoli 30 ml lemon juice 30 ml Fresh parsley, chopped...

Asian style broccoli

Asian style broccoli

Asian style broccoli Ingredients: 230g (1packet) tender-stem broccoli, sliced length ways 1tbsp canola oil 1 clove garlic, crushed pinch chill flakes 2tbsp oyster sauce Method: Cook broccoli in boiling salted water until bright green...

Simple sauteed chicken

Simple sauteed chicken

Simple sauteed chicken Ingredients: 1/4 cup flour salt and pepper, to taste 2 x 115g chicken breasts 3 tsp olive oil Method: Preheat oven to 190ºC. In a bowl, put flour, and salt and...

Bacon and Egg Pie

Bacon and egg pie

  Bacon and egg pie Ingredients: 3 sheets (450g) ready-rolled savoury short crust pastry 250g streaky bacon, cut into 2cm pieces 2 medium potatoes, peeled, cooked and thinly sliced 3 tbsp soft herbs such...

Salmon and spring onion burrito

Salmon and spring onion burrito

Salmon and spring onion burrito Ingredients: 2 eggs 1 egg white 1/2 cup cooked salmon, flaked 1 spring onion, finely chopped, both white and green parts Salt and pepper, to taste Dash of Tabasco...

Classic butter tart

Classic butter tart

                      Classic butter tart Ingredients: Crust: 5 1⁄2 cups all-purpose Flour2 tsp Salt 1 lb tender flake Lard 1 Egg, stirred slightly 1 tablespoon Vinegar 7⁄8 cup cold Water Method: Stir the flour...

Purina epol cat food

Purina epol cat food

Purina epol cat food All your cats need is love and Epol Purina epol cat food: Complete and balanced nutrition Epol is a specially created recipe to provide a delicious fresh, crunchy taste that...

Life Hacks For The Average Joe

Life Hacks For The Average Joe

  Life Hacks For The Average Joe : There is a hard way and an easy way to doing things in life so we took a look and here are a few life hacks...

EFF march for economic change

EFF march for economic change today

Johannesburg Mary Fitzgerald Square– They Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) members started arriving in numbers early this morning to prepare for their march for economic freedom.  Thousands of party members were displaying boards with slogans...

Baby marrow mozzarella bake

Baby marrow mozzarella bake

Baby marrow mozzarella bake  Ingredients: 12 baby Marrows 1 Egg , beaten 30 ml Parmesan Cheese , grated 125 ml seasoned Cake flour Oil for frying 500 g lean Beef Mince 400 ml cold...