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The Secrets of Roscarbury Hall

The Secrets of Roscarbury Hall

The Secrets of Roscarbury Hall The Secrets of Roscarbury Hall:   Secrets cannot last forever in this heartfelt debut novel. It is a UK bestseller and contemporary Philomena story. In a crumbling mansion in a...

Growing Cape gooseberries

Growing Cape gooseberries

Growing Cape gooseberries Growing cape gooseberries: First of all, the Cape gooseberry is related to tomatillo, ground cherry and husk tomato. All in the genus Physalis.   Brazil is believed to be where Cape...

Pilchard and spinach bake

Pilchard and spinach bake

Pilchard and spinach bake Ingredients: 400 g can Lucky Star Pilchards in Tomato 1 bunch spinach, washed, trimmed and chopped Oil for frying 1 onion, finely chopped 112 g fat-free chunky cottage cheese Black...

The Good Life

The Good Life

The Good Life The Good Life: Between workouts, charity events, and shopping, Ann Barons keeps her days as full as her walk-in closets.  She shares an immaculate house with her CEO husband, Mike, and...

Tuna egg and cheddar bake

Tuna egg and cheddar bake

Tuna egg and cheddar bake Ingredients: 250 ml cheddar cheese, grated 15 ml fresh parsley, chopped 1 x beef stroganoff dry cook-in-sauce 3 x eggs, beaten 1 x 170g can tuna, drained 30 ml...

The Seduction of Water

The Seduction of Water

The Seduction of Water The Seduction of Water: When Iris returns home to write her mother’s biography and to also search for a missing manuscript, she discovers haunting secrets far beyond what she imagines....

Rose of Sharon makes an excellent hedge

Rose of Sharon makes an excellent hedge

Rose of Sharon makes an excellent hedge Rose of Sharon makes an excellent hedge:  An erect, deciduous shrub, the Rose of Sharon produces colorful, cup-shaped flowers in summer and fall.   Other common names...

Pasta with mushrooms spinach and cheese

Pasta with mushrooms spinach and cheese

Pasta with mushrooms spinach and cheese Ingredients: 150g frozen spinach, defrosted 800ml hot water 1 x box mince mate three cheeses flavour Box includes your pasta 15ml oil 125g button mushrooms 250ml feta cheese...

Mademoiselle Chanel

Mademoiselle Chanel

Mademoiselle Chanel Mademoiselle Chanel:  First of all,  for readers of The Paris Wife comes this vivid novel full of drama, passion, tragedy.   Also a beauty that stunningly imagines the life of iconic fashion designer Coco...

Smoked salmon potato cakes

Smoked salmon potato cakes

Smoked salmon potato cakes Ingredients: 3 x large potatoes, peeled and grated 1 x large onion, grated 45 ml cake flour 1 roasted vegetables veggie bake 2 x eggs 50 g Parmesan cheese, grated...

Lime trees are rewarding

Lime trees are rewarding

Lime trees are rewarding Lime trees are rewarding:  Limes lend a delicious tang and attractive green color to drinks, desserts and a variety of meals.  Grow your own lime trees and you will have...

The Goodbye Storm

The Goodbye Storm

The Goodbye Storm The Goodbye Storm:   Autumn Chase is painfully aware grief is a beast that will not be chased off before it is ready to leave.   When an icy road and...

Lobelia plants look lovely in hanging baskets

Lobelia plants look lovely in hanging baskets

Lobelia plants look lovely in hanging baskets Lobelia plants look lovely in hangings baskets:  The tiny clustered flowers of lobelia look lovely in hanging baskets. These flowers are most commonly blue, although they may...

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...

East Rand Crime News

East Rand Crime News

East Rand Crime News: A man (28) was arrested in Edleen, on Thursday, in possession of suspected stolen CCTV camera equipment. Capt Lesibana Molokomme, spokesman for Norkem Park SAPS, said Sgt Stanley Moropo and Const Patrick...

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...

Drugs Worth R8-m Found

Drugs Worth R8-m Found

Drugs Worth R8-m Found: Drugs worth R8 million had been found by SARS customs officials during two busts within 48 hours at OR Tambo International Airport. Upon further investigation, they uncovered ecstasy in 42 containers, which...

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...