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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...

Allister Coetzee Stays On As Coach

Allister Coetzee Stays On As Coach

Allister Coetzee Stays On As Coach: In the end SA Rugby will choose the soft option by retaining Springbok coach Allister Coetzee for the immediate future following a review process of his first year in...

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...

Tembisa Hospital No Help At All

Tembisa Hospital No Help At All

Tembisa Hospital No Help At All: A accident victim who waited for hours at the Tembisa Hospital without receiving medical attention is recovering well at another government hospital. Michelle Cornellissen (57) was seriously injured on...

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...

SA Bike Festival

SA Bike Festival

SA Bike Festival: Tickets are on sale now for the hugely successful South Africa Bike Festival, which debuted as the FIRST event in 2016 at the ALL NEW Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit. Back by...

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...