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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...

Staying Awake On The Job

Staying Awake On The Job

Staying Awake On The Job : We all have those days where either the neighbors dogs were barking or you heard the police racing to a scene or maybe its a Monday and you...

Asian style pork

Asian style pork

Asian style pork Ingredients: 15 ml Honey 2 cloves Garlic, minced 15 ml freshly grated Ginger 15 ml dark Soy Sauce 125 ml smooth Peanut Butter 410 g tin chopped and peeled tomatoes 1.5...

Thai peanut tofu skewers

Thai peanut tofu skewers

Thai peanut tofu skewers   Thai peanut tofu skewers: Serves 4 Ingredients: 225g firm tofu (drained weight), cut into 2.5cm cubes 1 tbsp peanut or vegetable oil 5tbsp soy sauce 1 fresh red chilli,...

Spaghetti and meatballs

Spaghetti and meatballs with tomato gravy

    Spaghetti and meatballs with tomato gravy Ingredients: 2 tablespoons olive oil 12 ounces ground beef 6 ounces Parmesan, or about 1 1/2 cups 1 bunch fresh parsley ¼ cup bread crumbs 1...

Best mince with macaroni

Best mince with macaroni

Best mince with macaroni Best mince with macaroni: Bear in mind that the quantity of the herbs and spices is based on the large quantity of mince. It will be best to start off...

A Drop Of Ink

A Drop Of Ink

A Drop Of Ink : Tattoos, some people have tons to say about it others love it. Look around and you are bound to find a person with a bit of ink on them...

Lemon meringue tart

Lemon meringue tart

    Lemon meringue tart Ingredients: 125 grams Butter 6 Eggs 1 cup Lemon juice 380 grams Condensed milk ¾ cup Sugar 200 grams plain sweet Biscuits (crumbed) Method: Preheat oven to 120C (250F)....

Help Me To Remember

Help Me To Remember

Help Me To Remember  : To some of us remembering something can be down right difficult and to others its quite hard for them to forget something be it a command that was given...

Rainbow salad

Rainbow salad

Rainbow salad Ingredients: 1 mealie, peeled 1 bunch English spinach, stalks removed 1 beetroot, grated 1 carrot 1 red pepper, remove seeds and pith, slice finely 1 avocado, sliced Fresh herbs: Mint and chives...

Gift Suggestions For Him Or Her

Gift Suggestions For Him Or Her

Gift Suggestions For Him Or Her : It is very close to that time of the year that we call Christmas, Christmas is a time to disconnect from work, catch up with the family, sleep...

Gluten free chocolate macadamia brownies

Gluten free chocolate macadamia brownies

Gluten free chocolate macadamia brownies Serves 12 Ingredients: 1 1/4 cups almond flour, plus extra for dusting 1 cup brown sugar (or xylitol – found at Pick ‘n Pay or Woolworths) pinch sea salt...

Fish bobotie

Fish bobotie

  Fish bobotie  Ingredients: 425 g can Lucky Star Middlecut 2 slices white Bread (thick) ½ cup Milk A little Oil 1 Onion, finely chopped 2 garlic Cloves, crushed 1 teaspoon Curry Powder 1 Egg,   lightly beaten Salt and...

Staying Fit At Home

Staying Fit At Home

Staying Fit At Home : We all want to stay fit and healthy but not all of us have the time to squeeze in a gym session before or after work with everybody’s working...

Vanilla Mousse with Shortbread

Vanilla mousse with shortbread

  Vanilla mousse with shortbread Vanilla mousse A very quick recipe to conjure up when in need of a dessert on an impulsive visit from friends or family. Ingredients: 1 cup cold evaporated milk...

Flapjacks fast easy tasty

Flapjacks fast easy tasty

Flapjacks fast easy tasty Ingredients: 500ml flour 2 eggs 5 tbsp sugar 1 1/2 tbsp butter, melted 4 tsp baking powder 1/3 tsp salt 250ml milk Method: Beat the eggs and gradually add the...

Living Within Your Means

Living Within Your Means

Living Within Your Means : We all go threw this on a daily basis where we want to live like kings and then fall short mid way threw the month then we find ourselves...

Oscar A Free Man

Oscar A Free Man

  Oscar A Free Man : In an attempt to avoid the media Oscar Pistorius was released late last night where he will now serve the remainder of his sentence under house arrest. Pistorius family...

Oven baked chicken

Oven baked chicken

Oven baked chicken Ingredients: This oven baked chicken recipe serves 6. 6 free range chicken breasts 6 slices best quality ham or prosciutto 200g Emmental cheese Sage leaves (or any other herb you prefer) Breadcrumbs...

Divine dutch marzipan cookies

Divine dutch marzipan cookies

Divine dutch marzipan cookies Makes +/- 35 cookies Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups ground hazelnuts 1 1/2 cups ground almonds 1 cup castor sugar 1 1/2 cups icing sugar 1 egg, beaten 3 tsp lemon...

Crumbed pilchard cakes

Crumbed pilchard cakes

  Crumbed pilchard cakes INGREDIENTS: 1 medium sized onion 1 tin of pilchards 1 chopped chilli (this is optional) 1 egg 6 slices of bread (makes 6 cakes) 250 ml cooking oil Breadcrumbs Rocket...

Beef chow mein

Beef chow mein

  Beef chow mein Ingredients: 1 tablespoon Vegetable oil 1 medium brown Onion, chopped 2 cloves Garlic, crushed 600g Beef mince 1 Carrot peeled, halved, thinly sliced 1 tablespoon Flour plain 1 cup Campbell’s...

Goat's Cheese Quesadillas

Goat’s Cheese Quesadillas

  Goat’s Cheese Quesadillas Ingredients: 4 Wholegrain Tortillas 4 tbsp goat’s cheese,crumbled 1 cup sauteed mushrooms or baby spinach leaves, red pepper flakes or Tabasco, to taste Method: 1 Preheat a grill pan over...

Frittata Recipe ( an Italian omelette)

Frittata Recipe ( an Italian omelette)

    FRITTATA RECIPE Makes 5 to 6 Servings Frittata Recipe Ingredients: 1 Onion , diced 1 Potato, diced 1 Cup Frozen Peas 1 Bell pepper, diced 1 Roasted red pepper, diced 1-2 Leeks, diced...

Image: Mail & Guardian (Sadtu the biggest looser in the ANC alliance)

Sadtu the biggest looser in the ANC alliance

  So who is the biggest looser in the ANC alliance? It must be South African Democratic Teachers Union(Sadtu). Judging from the national general council (NGC), Sadtu tried to avoid their attempts at improving...